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Hard Drive says only 7.68Gb left, Should have about 85GB??

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Hi there,

I noticed that my hard drive was running a bit row on resources. It actually went down to 268MB from 120GB. Last time i looked at my drive when it was stabe it said i had about 86GB left. I then looked at it again and i found that i had 54GB, then looked about 15 mins later and only 35GB then i kept refreshing and i noticed that every 5 seconds or so it would drop 0.1GB. I have run NAV and no viruses found. Any ideas, and mainly solutions to fix this????

                                      THanks very MUch for any help

                                                         Joe
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by:Callandor
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What OS are you running?  If it's WinXP or Win2K, you can bring up task manager and look at all processes to see what is running, and if you don't recognize them, you can try shutting them down.  Something that is writing to disk will be using some cpu, so you can sort by that.
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by:dajoebomb
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Yeah done that, my CPU is at 5% now, so not really much writing going on. So How do i get My hard drive space back??
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You need to view it with a disk sorting utility like Treesize and see where the biggest files are, then delete them.
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by:magus123
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if you cant not see it the big files with that app ,

yes a program that bypasses the os system and reads in raw mode

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1341.html


also note i would run scandisk , and defrag and see if you get any errors.
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Osrted, it turns out that i had a 91GB file!!!!! It was Cldma.log something to do with Power DVD. But god knows how it got there?????

Thanks for your help!!!
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Glad I could help.  Maybe you had turned on a PowerDVD feature by mistake?
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by:Callandor
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Here it is: http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/cs/support/faq.jsp?ID=1233

(a) Start -> Programs -> Cyberlink Power DVD -> System Diagnosis -> Diagnostic.
This will generate a file named "Cldma.log" file
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