Disk space is RAPIDLY disappearing XP SP2
Posted on 2007-10-19
My Windows XP (SP2) computer is QIUCKLY losing drive space. I have a 250gb drive that was only about 175gb full as of Monday. However by Wednesday my PC was warning me of low disk space, and when I checked I had less than 5mb available.
On Wednesday I either moved (to external storage) or deleted (yes I cleared my recycle bin too) approx 30gb of files but almost as fast as I removed the stuff, the disk space I was clearing was also disappearing. At the time I left my office on Wednesday evening, I was down to 175mb of free space on Drive C. I turned the PC off when I left and when I restarted it today I had only 4mb of free space.
So, in short I removed 30gb and ended with 4mb of free space? At the moment I am backing up and moving all remaining docs and files as a precaution, but I would prefer NOT to have to do a re0install of XP to fix this issue.
FWIW, the ONLY significant thing I've been doing on this PC for the past week or so involve photo editing with Photoshop, print layout with Quark and a considerable amount of ID3 tag editing in iTunes. Also, I installed a program called Tag & Rename early this week.