Can anyone advise please? I recently bought a Pc pre-loaded with WinXP. After 2 months use I note that the hard drive is showing that 23 Gig is being used. I have tried running search-files and folders, including hidden but cannot find anything unusual. My second PC runs WIN98 and the same sort of progs and internet usage but uses less than 3GB. Is this huge use of space normal for XP,and is there some way I can further examine the hard drive?
Open Windows Explorer, right-click on each folder and select Properties. That will tell you the size of all the files in that folder (and it's sub-folders). If you find a folder containing an unusually large size, check the sub-folders within it.
If you don't recognise the 'monster folder', post back with the name of the folder.
I suspect that System Restore is the main culprit.
Thanks for the suggestions. I have run all the system tools plus a cleanup programme to no effect. I looked at all the folders as suggested by jazzypop but did not find anything unusual, but am also suspicious about System restore,although the amount of space set aside for restore only runs to megabytes.