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Hard Drive Growing too Fast- BootVis NOT installed

Even though I removed BootVis from MS. my harddrive is growing too fast.  Typically I have on a 1 TB C drive 860 GB free.  Yesterday I went to do a Perfect Disk 11 defrag and on the analysis I noticed that I had only about 350 GB free so I rebooted and it returned back to 860 GB free.  On the Analysis of  PD11 it showed for most of that space  "Recently Modified".  

I really want to stop this but do not know how as I never in many years saw this happen.  Regarding viruses,,,  VIPRE, Trend, BitDefender showed nothing. My TreeSize Free software I am not sure how to interpret ..

OS Win XP Pro SP3  AMD 940 CPU  4 GB Ram of which 3.25 is used.. WD Drives
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TiberiuGalCommented:
Hi,
Are you downloading from torrents or p2p to that drive? It sometimes happens.
The HDD may have bad sectors, it's also a symptom.
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4ubestAuthor Commented:
Actually I looked at the TreeSize tool again and noticed PowerTools lite was making a backup so I uninstalled it and rebooted so I  will see what happens now.   I ran the WD Diagnostics on the drive and it passed.
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edbedbCommented:
If you want to see what is eating your HD space, get WinDirStat. Once you find out what's filling the hard drive it will be easier to figure how to stop it.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/windirstat/
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2CsCommented:
Downloaded TreeSize Professional trial (https://www.jam-software.de/treesize/TreeSizeProfessional-Demo.exe).

Run TreeSize when your drive is showing more data then you expect and change to the Pie Chart view. You can then see in my screenshot I am able to tell where most of the data is located by drilling down on the folders as they are listed in cronological order of size.

Locate the folder that is populating this data and post its full path back here.

Al
TreeSize.jpg
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4ubestAuthor Commented:
I simply cannot stop the trace log that is being generated that is causing my HD to grow more than 100 GB in a few days...   How can this problem be solved ?
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4ubestAuthor Commented:
This trace log is a result of the program BootVis...
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edbedbCommented:
I can't tell you if that is normal behavior for BootVis but I would do away with it.
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edbedbCommented:
Use Autoruns to check for remnants of BootVis and remove them.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

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4ubestAuthor Commented:
I have no idea how to use this sysinternals as I do not see bootvis
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edbedbCommented:
Start autoruns and allow it to finish scanning. Click File>Find then enter bootvis. If it finds anything uncheck it to temporarily disable it. There may be several entries so continue to search for more after unchecking.
Restart the computer to test.
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4ubestAuthor Commented:
I see the bootvis in my startup menu but it is an icon to install again.  Yet with this  sysinternals tool  NOTHING shows up when searching for bootvis.
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edbedbCommented:
If you mean bootvis is in the startup folder in the program list, you have to delete that.
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4ubestAuthor Commented:
I still have no solution to this problem and I cannot think of how taking it out of the program list will help if it is not being started up with the system yet nevertheless I have done that.    
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edbedbCommented:
Get Process Explorer. See if you can find it with that. You can get Process Explorer here.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx 
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4ubestAuthor Commented:
Nothing that I saw showed up but of course I do not know what to look for.   Frankly I am getting frustrated with this as when I reboot the computer the hard drive is back to normal free size.
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