1. First disable and enable System Restore.
2. Then do a chkdsk c: /f (or from the properties of the C-drive: chkdsk with error correction) to see if you've got any errors in the filesystem that need be fixed.
3. Then download free TREESIZE and see what folders and subfolders take all that space.
I recently built a new computer using some old parts including a 250gb hard drive, when installing winxp I reformatted with no partitions, loaded xp and office etc, avg and one accounting program but thats all, no games or anything else and under the properties of the c drive it says ive used up 118gb of space? any thoughts on the where's, why's etc as i havent put on anywhere near enough to fill half of the hard drive!
the next part is how do i get the space back, preferbaly without having to reinstall everything, again, or is it possible that something has taken up loads of space if so how can i find it and get rid.
any assistance on this would be very much appreciated. THANKS.