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post #11 of 22
virus?

Have you scanned your system yet?
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
virus?

Have you scanned your system yet?
Working on it.

This is one of those erratic and unheard-of type of things. It's not even my computer, so who knows what has been going on. My last option will be reformat or some kind of recovery.
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post #13 of 22
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How can I do that? I only see a print report option.
Print the report on a PDF Printer. & Try to clean all temp files using CCleaner.
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post #14 of 22
maybe its your system restore...by default it uses 12% of the drive

i usually set mine to about 1GB on my OS drive
    
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post #15 of 22
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maybe its your system restore...by default it uses 12% of the drive

i usually set mine to about 1GB on my OS drive
You've got a point
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post #16 of 22
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maybe its your system restore...by default it uses 12% of the drive

i usually set mine to about 1GB on my OS drive
It IS system restore or something else. Go disable and reenable it.. it should clear up everything. It resides in the System Volume Information folder, hence why it should matter
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post #17 of 22
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Weird. System Restore has always been about 2% (1.8GB). So that can't be it. however, I will try to disable and re-enable it to see that will happen. BTW, just to let everyone know, page file is set to approx 1GB. So that is also not it.
WTH is going on..My last two steps will be to contact Lenovo or reinstalling XP to see if there is a change.
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post #18 of 22
have you removed temp files cookies and ran a disk cleanup dont know if you have
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post #19 of 22
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have you removed temp files cookies and ran a disk cleanup dont know if you have
Yes I have.
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post #20 of 22
I've got a guess: Cluster size.

Try this: Navigate to the root of the drive and highlight all of the files and folders, and then right click something and click properties. It'll do an inventory of the drive and give you something like this:



Notice the difference between the "Size" and the "Size on Disk." They're incredibly different, by several orders of magnitude, because of a fundamental property of file systems. What happens is that file systems divide a disk up into chunks, NTFS usually does 4kb chunks, or "clusters." Every file that is written to the disk begins at the start of a cluster, and ends either before it fills the cluster (for files smaller than 4k) or in the middle of another cluster (for files larger than 4k). Either way, this imposes a minimum limit on file size, regardless of how much data the file actually contains, because while one file can occupy many clusters, many files cannot occupy one cluster.

The way I created this anomaly was by typing the word "Stuff" into a text document, and copying it about a thousand times. Altogether, it's only 6k of data, but it still consumes over 4 megs on the disk.

So highlight the files and get a count that way, don't just look at Windows' report of the disk, and see if it offers more information. This could be caused by a bunch of little log files, or something of the like.

Furthermore, but you've probably tried it, chkdsk and defrag won't hurt.

Good Luck.
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