My C drive has just lost about 200mb of data since booted. I have not downloaded anything. Please help.
Things I have tried
-Clearing temporary files
-Ran Malwarebytes and Kapersky both came up clean
-Disk error check came up with no errors
-Another user on the forum suggested it was the page file. If so how come it only started doing this on Monday and I have had my computer up and running since August? If this is the problem can someone please guide me through the page file resizing.
-I rarely download anything on my c drive and if i do i transfer it to my 1tb storage drive.
-Also my Ram usage and processor usage is normal
Windows 7 64 Bit Professional
120gb Forcer Series SSD
1TB Seagate HD
There are a number of Windows files that will fill up a lot of space, and they can be done away with. Turn off system restore and delete the old restore files. Disable hibernation, which creates a large file. Also with that much ram if you don't run a number of VMs, move your paging file to the HDD and set it to a static size, with upper and lower size limit of 8192Mb.
So you think its just an os issue not a virus. Ill try deleting 3 of the 4 restore points just to be safe. Then I will turn off system restore and see if it keeps goind down. Hibernation was disable by default when i installed windows 7.
Absolutely, Windows 7 is a space hog -- those files just keep growing in an effort to consume the whole drive.
The other thing that you can do is delete all the restore points but leave restore on for now, then install a program and see how much space that new restore point takes. It is a lot.
Restore is really not that important since you can easily do a repair install, which will repair Windows but leave all your data and programs intact. When you really have an issue restore is not much use anyway. Nonetheless, always do good backup (which does not include anything on an external drive since they have so many issues on their own) as you never know when things will go totally bad with a virus or something.
No! Don't restore, that is what is eating up space. Every time you install programs or do significant updates Windows creates a new restore point -- eating up more valuable space. I have it off on all my machines with SSDs.
If you are not comfortable doing that for some reason, just delete all restore points and then create a single new point and cut the amount of space allowed for restore points down from the baseline of 5-10% of your drive.
I would really not worry about a few hundred megs of space, that could just be a lot of cached Internet files, worry about the gigs of space taken up by useless stuff as explained in the ssd optimization guide.