problem with my hard disk memory

India
January 11, 2012 9:53am CST
Mates can you help me with this problem? In my laptop the hard disk memory is decreasing regularly though I have not downloaded anything. At first I thought it may be for the junk files and temporary files.So I cleared all the junk files and temporary files.But it does not match the space size I had lost. So I wiped the disk. But that too is not helping me. Can you suggest what the problem may be?
5 responses
@JRYCHN (35)
• Malaysia
11 Jan 12
I'm assuming you are using windows OS? Maybe it is the system restore, windows will regularly create a system restore point if the feature is turn on this take up quite a lot of space.. this is to ensure if you mistakenly screw up the computer setting then you can restore back to previous setting to certain point where it is created, you can turn it off under accessories/system tool/system restore. Try to run a disk cleanup too.. hope this help! =)
• India
12 Jan 12
I am using windows7. I also cleaned up the disk many times but was not able to regain the lost space. By now I have lost almost 3gb of space. Is it possible that the system restore will take so much of space??
@JRYCHN (35)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 12
yes, the system restore point can take up to few gigabyte.. to free up the space use by system restore you can disabling it reboot than enable again.. this will clean up previous system restore file..
@mutinvrt (23)
14 Jan 12
give me the specs and brand of your laptop and what kind of OS or DISTRO you are using, then we'll have something to discuss
• India
15 Jan 12
Well I have got DELL with i3, 2.47ghz processor windows 7 OS and 320 GB HDD
• United States
11 Jan 12
Have you tried de-fragmenting the disk? You might have files that are overly fragmented and taking up space. Something else to check is to see if your operating system automatically creates a recovery partition on your hard drive for you. That would take away some space on your hard drive but wouldn't be visible to you normally. Finally, it's also possible that your hard drive is starting to become corrupted, so portions of it aren't accessible to your computer. Unfortunately, there's no real way to fix a corrupt hard drive.
• India
11 Jan 12
I have tried defragmenting. but when I analyzed the disk it shows 0% fragmented. And yes my operating system creates recovery automatically. But it is not that part I am talking about as I have calculated after subtracting that much which my recovery takes . Anyway thanks for your reply mate.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
30 Sep 12
Your computer may be infected with a worm virus , it will continue to eat the space from your drive . I once had a similar thing like that happen to my computer , I had to run my computer system over .
• India
5 Feb 12
Just make sure that your hard disk has no unallocated space.If you are running windows7 (start-run-disk management-enter). If you see any unallocated regions then create new partition(s) and format the newly created partitions(ntfs). If you have no unallocated space then try defragging the drives.I hope it will work.:) If still nothing comes out then message me.I will try to help you.;)