Full C: drive? URGENT

Hi

I have a Windows 2003 SP1 server. The C drive is 25 GB in size.  Apparently only about 200 kb is left as free space, however the cumalative size of all the files/folders/subfolders in the C drive (including pagefile.sys) is only 10Gb. I have set the displays to show hidden files, and OS files etc.

Does anyone have any idea what is taking up so much space?

Urgent so max points!
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kam_ukAsked:
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Lee W, MVPConnect With a Mentor Technology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
As I always say, if you want detailed information, DON'T use TreeSize, use DIRUSE - that is MORE EFFECTIVE, if less pretty, in determining what's using your space.

The quick answer:
Check Volume Shadow Copy settings
BACKUP your system NOW.
Reboot
Run a chkdsk c: /f


Then review my page on C: drive sizes and cleaning them up:
http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/bootdrivesize.asp
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Use treesize to find out where all the space has gone http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml
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dhoffman_98Commented:
Did you try emptying the recycle bin?
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kam_ukAuthor Commented:
Thanks all..

Yep, emptied the recycle bin.

Could you confirm how to verify the Volume Shadow Copy settings?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Read my link - I discuss changing the settings - If you have it enabled on C: you'll need to disable it then change the location of the copies then reenable it.
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ChiefITCommented:
Are you using WSUS? If so, where are the updates stored?
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