Windows Vista forum

General discussion

My Hard Drive space Vanishes!!

by pooyabs / August 31, 2010 1:01 AM PDT

I have an HP with 32 bit Vista, 4 GB Ram and 250GB Hard Drive. everytime I restart the Computer I have 79.2 GB free in my hard drive and after 2-3 hours without copying anything, it becomes full and everything including my Mccafe stopes running.
and when I restart it comes back to 79 GB and the hard drive works vigorously to fill it up again.
is it a virus? something wrong with the hard drive, or some update from windows has made this?
any Help?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: My Hard Drive space Vanishes!!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: My Hard Drive space Vanishes!!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Actually this was noted before when
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2010 2:18 AM PDT

There were overlapping protection software and we have to go find it. I think the combo was Zone Alarm and Mcafee but you didn't note ZA.

Collapse -
I do not have zone alarm
by pooyabs / August 31, 2010 9:18 AM PDT

I do live in canada, and macafee comes with my rogers high speed internet. it might be an update from macafee that causes this problem.
please let me know what should I look for, or what applications to disable, to make it stop.

cheers Pooya

Collapse -
Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2010 3:30 PM PDT

You'll have to list it all. The combinations and what titles people install could have me type in hundreds of software titles and I may still miss it.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?