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ok so i just turned off my computer as usual and lately i have had about 15-20 gb of free space left on my HD. when i just turned it on i checked and it said i have about 60gb free... i haven't deleted or uninstalled anything? i did a brief check of my music and videos and they all seem to be there. what happened????
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post #2 of 8
sounds like your computer had an error detecting free space before. unless you got a trojan or other virus that disintegrated half your stuff.

i owuldnt worry about it, most likely the new reading (60g) is more accurate, i bet the computer just had a mishap reading free drive space before..... no worries
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it could have cleared the prefetch data
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Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
it could have cleared the prefetch data
thats true.... idk, theres probably amillion reasons why it might have happened, but unless you are seeing major differences in your system's performance i dont see any reason to worry. some programs may clear a cahce of saved data on a system restart, but i doubt any of those caches would carry 40-45g of data....

mysterious....kinda confusing.....but if its not having a direct effect on performance i dont see any reason to fret over it
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post #5 of 8
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are you sure all is good? it was reading around 20gb for about a month if not longer
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Originally Posted by laluckaryves View Post
are you sure all is good? it was reading around 20gb for about a month if not longer
if nothing seems to be missing, i think you will be fine. have you ran virus/spyware/malware/adware checks lately? a friend of mine once removed 50g of spam and adware from his comp, you might wanna try and run a virus check to make sure theres no worms eating away your data from right under your nose
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alright thanks guys, im running a virus check just to make sure
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post #8 of 8
ok. apart from just a simple sensory error, i think a virus would be the only thing that would cause that drastic of a change. if you dont find any virus, i would just not worry about it. after all, what can hurt about having a lil more HD space???? lol

hopefull you dont find anything worng later though :thumb" im sure it will be fine.
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