Hard Drive stays full no mather what i delete

Just as the subject says, my hard drive stays full. Even if I delete huge amounts of gigabites the free space never grows. The trashcan is empty so the data is totaly gone.
What could be the problem?
It is a MAXTOR 120 GB DiamondMax +9 SATA 8MB

ABIT NF7-Srev 2.0
XP1700+ @ 2195 (190x11,5)
NANYA PC2700 333 @ 380
ASUS V7700 GF 2 GTS
MAXTOR 120 GB DiamondMax +9 SATA 8MB
WD Caviar 40GB
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  1. i dunno
    fresh install?
    check errors
    defragment

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  2. Sounds fishy to me.
    If the HD is too full, sometimes the bin does not want to delete the files or something.
    ???


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  3. is it constintly filling back up or just automatically full when you delete?
  4. Do a trojan and virus scan,
    or
    If running NTFS check if disk quota's is enabled.

    Does the system inform you or warn of low disk space or is it just that you are concerned when you see the pie chart is full?
  5. The HD does not get more empty when i delete files. It is immidately filled up, the file is gone but the space it took does net get cleared.

    How do I check Disk Quota?

    ABIT NF7-Srev 2.0
    XP1700+ @ 2195 (190x11,5)
    NANYA PC2700 333 @ 380
    ATI Radeon 9800 PRO
    MAXTOR 120 GB DiamondMax +9 SATA 8MB
    Antec TC500
    Tt DragonOrb 3
    3 Casefans<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jodel on 10/03/04 03:26 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  6. Open 'My Computer', right-click the drive you want to check and click on <b>Quota</b> tab.
    What is the percentage of your System Restore's settings (by default, it's 12% of your HD's capacity)? Eventhough, it sometimes can fill up your HD so fast and over the default setup if you're not paying attention.

    :smile: Good or Bad have no meaning at all, depends on what your point of view is.
  7. definatly a virus or somthing start scanning and or formatting
  8. Could just be windows reporting your space incorrectly. Try doing a scan disk and see what it says.

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  9. Right click on the trash can. Is there an option for "Empty Norton Protected files"?

    If you have Norton Internet Security installed it might be protecting the trash can from deletion without that second step beyond just emptying the trash.

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  10. That's it!
    Norton was using a huge amount of free space for its protected files.
    Thanks! Problem solved!

    ABIT NF7-Srev 2.0
    XP1700+ @ 2195 (190x11,5)
    NANYA PC2700 333 @ 380
    ATI Radeon 9800 PRO
    MAXTOR 120 GB DiamondMax +9 SATA 8MB
    Antec TC500
    Tt DragonOrb 3
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  11. No problem

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