C drive free space getting reduced :( Tags: Free Space Windows XP Last response: June 22, 2007 2:06 PM in Windows XP Share compbug June 20, 2007 4:48:16 PM Hello Friends, my C drive is showing some strange behavior these days. The free space in the C drive is getting reduced. C drive is allocated 10GB. the total space used by all the Files and folders installed in C drive is 5.2GB. but it says 9.2GB through Properties. and the worst thing is the free space is getting reduced each day. I have turned OFF system restore on all drives.. but still what is the reason for this peculiar behavior? if this continues I could not even BOOT the system because of NO SPACE in C drive thanks friends More about : drive free space reduced sturm June 20, 2007 5:48:52 PM You more than likely have a virus. I had one on my dads computer that duplicated a 37kb file over and over and over. Finally got them all deleted and the main file removed. Freed up a couple of gig. Check this site for a program that will show you your disk usage. You might be able to see whats using all the space. frenchsquared June 20, 2007 8:08:23 PM Virus Avast 4 home, its free and I like it. PCworld rated it as excellent. has a nice screensaver feature Related resources Hard Disk Space Reduced - Forum Hard drive 's free space reduces automatically - Forum Unexplained loss of space on SSD C : drive /Windows 8 - Forum disk ( C ) no free space - Forum I have free spaces in c and e drives but im getting the message not enough memor - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer edklite June 20, 2007 8:52:17 PM free anti virus makers themselves tell you they offer no security or ganrantee with them download and installNod32 Free 30 Day Trial then make its settings like this: nod settings then download and install spysweeper make its settings like this: SS settings now do a scan first with nod then after nod is done with SS. lets see what you got Anonymous June 20, 2007 11:51:58 PM You could try WinDirStat. Grumpy compbug June 21, 2007 2:29:04 PM hello dudes, yeah even I too suspect Virus for this peculiar behavior. but I have an Update Zone Labs security suit. that says no Virus or spy wares found. I am confused now...... don'tt you guys trust Zone Labs security Suit? thanks edklite June 21, 2007 6:58:29 PM boss you came here asking us so we told you. not only do I not trust your za (BTW is it freeware) but also if a system is suspected of being infected the last thing you do is trust the apps including security on that PC now how about you take 20 minutes and do the scans I recommended so you can help yourself you always have to make sure, if you take it step by step and do it right then you can go forward much faster step one, make sure the PC is clean don't guess it is Zoron June 22, 2007 4:28:50 AM ZL's firewall can be freeware (there is a paid version) but I believe you must purchase the Security Suite. My ISP provides it for free upon request. (They email you a key code which you must use or the trial version expires). compbug June 22, 2007 2:06:11 PM yeah Dude, I have Licensed version of Zone Labs Security Suit...... anyway I ran that and I found out that Lots of files with .CHK extensions were kept on accumulating and those were created during scanning... and I deleted most of the files and now I have 3GB free space in C drive... and I guess there wont be any such serious problems from now on. and thanks for the information you guys provided on windirsts.. that helped me thanks guys... I get back if I get any problems Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources The c drive is running out of space the single hard disk in the computer is form Forum Windows is showing me wrong disk space in C drive or what ? Forum Crucial m4 space is getting lower and lower Forum Free space disappearing in c drive Forum 65 C + too hot for Hard Drive ? How can I reduce hard drive heat? Forum Move disk space from C drive to D drive Forum Can I transfer unalocated space to my C drive ? Forum Not enough storage space in C Drive Forum Disappearing Hard Drive Space Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum boot takes over 10 minutes! and slave drive gone! Forum Won't boot from other drive Forum DELL desktop wont see DVD-ROM drive no matter what! Forum XP won't boot without disk in drive Forum WinXP Pro can't use external drive when burning CD/DVDs Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !