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my computer tells me it has 1% free space but it can't be full

Post by disneypal on 25th March 2011, 12:31 am

Help! My computer sent me a notice or warning that I only had 1% free space left on my hard drive. I removed everything I possibly could and have used disc cleanup multiple times. I can't defragment because it needs 15% to run. I use this computer for home use, games, i-tunes, and several files in word but it just can't be full. I have a much older computer at work that has 10 years worth of Quick Books and it isn't even half full. I went to spybot and they had me click on some registry check and they found 3,380 errors and cleaned only 100 and then said I needed to buy a program to clean the rest. I use avg free and it isn't detecting a virus. I don't mind buying a program but I want to make sure I am not getting scammed. I am 61 and not all that computer savy. Can anyone advise me?

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Re: my computer tells me it has 1% free space but it can't be full

Post by Sneakyone on 25th March 2011, 3:05 am

Hi,

Please download [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to your Desktop. (If you already have it downloaded, then just follow the instructions below).
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in

    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\*.exe /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
    %systemroot%\system32\*.sys
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.dll
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.ini
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.exe
    %SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
    %PROGRAMFILES%\*.
    %appdata%\*.*
    netsvcs
    msconfig
    safebootminimal
    safebootnetwork
    activex
    drivers32
    /md5start
    eventlog.dll
    scecli.dll
    netlogon.dll
    cngaudit.dll
    sceclt.dll
    ntelogon.dll
    logevent.dll
    iaStor.sys
    nvstor.sys
    atapi.sys
    IdeChnDr.sys
    viasraid.sys
    AGP440.sys
    vaxscsi.sys
    nvatabus.sys
    viamraid.sys
    nvata.sys
    nvgts.sys
    iastorv.sys
    ViPrt.sys
    eNetHook.dll
    ahcix86.sys
    KR10N.sys
    disk.sys
    nvstor32.sys
    ahcix86s.sys
    nvrd32.sys
    symmpi.sys
    adp3132.sys
    mv61xx.sys
    usbstor.sys
    /md5stop
    CREATERESTOREPOINT
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs


  • Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.

    • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) and paste (Edit->Paste) the contents of these files, one at a time


Note: in the event that OTL fails to run, please use alternate download links to try again:

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Re: my computer tells me it has 1% free space but it can't be full

Post by disneypal on 26th March 2011, 8:54 am

Thank you for helping me! I copied and pasted your list to otl and I did get 2 notepads and I did the edit, select all, edit copy and then edit paste...but now what do i do? I'm sorry I'm so dense.

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Re: my computer tells me it has 1% free space but it can't be full

Post by Sneakyone on 27th March 2011, 4:03 am

Hi,

You can either split it into multiple posts or you can use [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] if you wish.


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