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My hard drive is getting full for no reason, need help!

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  1. karupoiss

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    I need a program that tracks my computer hard drive writing or something. The thing is, my C drive gets full all the time for no reason, I delete the TEMP files and all that stuff with CCleaner but it doesn't free up all the space that should be free. Then I restart and still the disk is full, I restart second time and then I have suddenly 2.7GB free, couple of minutes go by and now I have 3.5GB free without doing anything. I check my running proccesses but nothing is there that looks suspicious. I have no fcking idea where the room is going and it is decreasing out of random.

    So, I'd need a program that could track in real time or log what folder is increasing in size on my hard drive. Does anybody know any solution?
     
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    Hmm, thanks. I have the windirstat but it shows only what folders have taken up the space but not where the space is going in real time/log format.

    My, presumably, hard drive is doing some clicking noises for some time now though and computer freezes a lot past half a year or so..
     
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    You can use DISKdata to see if the space is being taken up by files.

    Code:
    http://www.diskdata.com/DISKdata.html
    To do a better job of cleaning out the junk from the hard drive, use Cleanup!

    Code:
    http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?Itemid=69&id=15&option=Com_content&task=view
    Any time a hard drive is clicking, it is dying. I am astonished that you made 6 months on it.

    The clicking is the read/write heads bouncing across the disk platters and tearing up the surface. As the surface clusters get damaged they are marked bad and no longer used, causing available space to be lost.

    The longer you have the disk spinning and clicking, the more damage you are doing, and the more data you have lost or will lose. Every click is a nail in the coffin of that hard drive.

    Get a new hard drive now and copy what you can from your old one, it's dying.
     
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    Yeah you DEFINITELY need a new hard drive. If you have no backup, get the files you NEED off it now.
     
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    Have you been downloading tons of stuff? Do you have two hard-drives to your computer? Mine was getting full even though it's about 500GB, all I did was empty my recycling bin and delete some of the random torrent files I don't use anymore.

    Try it out, see if it clears up your problem. If it doesn't, you probably put a magnet to close to your computer or something.

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    format your hard drive and reinstall windows
     
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    Who makes the hard drive? Seagate? Western Digital?
     
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    The diskdata is the same as WinDirStat and cleanup like CCleaner? I have used both those. I am not 100% sure if it is the HD but I have no idea what the clicking might be otherwise. Also my computer is freezing A LOT past half a year (total of 5 years old laptop). It never did it before. Though, I haven't noticed that my files are broken or something.

    I have only 1 HD. The thing is, I do NOTHING and the room is disappearing and sometimes reappearing randomly. I have set CCleaner up so that only the programs I know boot with windows.

    That was one of my ideas.

    But would a worm free up the space at random times also?

    Western Digital.

    I have set them not to download before I say "ok". I have updates waiting but the computer hasn't downloaded them by itself.

    BTW: if anybody is interested then my friend sent me a program that can monitore disk changes. It's http://www.diskpulse.com/
     
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    I have no earthly fucking idea. You asked for help, and they are the tools I use. Try them for God's sake.

    The clicking is your hard drive death throes. Remove the hard drive and boot the computer and see if it still clicks. It won't.

    Any hardware guys out there disagree?

    Go into event viewer, under system or hardware, and see if there are disk errors there for multiple read/write errors.
     
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    Save to external HD, reformat, re-install operating system...profit.
     
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