Something is leeching my HDD.

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  1. Man18
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    I should have 102GB after the stuff I deleted (and emptied my recycle bin) but I have 93GB.

    By leeching I mean I had 100GBs after I removed some files and now I have 93. It has been going down for roughly 2.5 hours now. No one is connected in my network and I am not downloading anything. Vista isn't updating and I can't find the source.

    Anyone know what is going on/ what was the dos command to see who was connected again?
     


  2. Richy Freeway

    Richy Freeway GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If you want to quickly prove if it's someone connecting from the net, just unplug your connection.

    You can use this tool

    http://download.sysinternals.com/Files/ProcessMonitor.zip

    to monitor file and process activity, can be useful in tracking down what's causing things like this.

    It'll let you see what files are being accessed and created, and what's doing it.
     
  3. Man18
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    Man18 GBAtemp Maniac

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    ..... Now I have 103gb. roughly 1.2GB more than I should have had.


    Also im a bit paranoid so I dont plan to download anything for a while.
     
  4. Man18
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    Man18 GBAtemp Maniac

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    104gb. It may be deleting my files.
     
  5. Saturnplanet5

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    Is System Restore on? That'll use up some space.
     
  6. Man18
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    Man18 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Its not on. Even more odd it used to say 940mb ram and now it says 1g. curious I must say.
     
  7. OSW

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    when you run some programs they take up virtual ram on ur HDD eh? it happens to me on XP.
     
  8. Man18
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    Man18 GBAtemp Maniac

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    currently 105 gb. what the hell. going to wipe the drive and switch to ubuntu soon...
     
  9. TaMs

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    What kind of hdd is 102gb anyway?
     
  10. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

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    resizable page file
     
  11. Man18
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    Man18 GBAtemp Maniac

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    its a 140gb HDD with a 8gb partit for backup (kinda dumb) the rest is for apps and gen info.



    also it was at 105 now back to 104.
     
  12. krazykirk

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    Try using CCleaner, it's free and deletes crap!

    www.ccleaner.com
     
  13. Rehehelly

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    Run CCleaner to cure paranoia.
    Adaware if you're even more paranoid.
     
  14. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Vista's Resource Management thing wil tell you what is using your HDD (you can access it from the task manager) and Spacemonger can give you a good look at the data on your HDD.
     
  15. SkH

    SkH GBAtemp Maniac

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    Nooooo!! [​IMG]
     
  16. xJonny

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    Eh?
     
  17. Suranwrap

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    I use this on my servers at work, when i need to find hard drive space, and where it all went. And it looks pretty too. Makes your hard drive into like Blocks, bigger the block the bigger the file.
    http://windirstat.info/

    Its really good for finding huge log files.
     
  18. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    I tried that, but have found that Spacemonger is much faster (And looks a lot better)
    http://www.sixty-five.cc/download/
     
  19. xJonny

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    I found spacemonger very useful too.
     
  20. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    What is Spacemonger ?