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There are programs that let you look at what folders & files are taking up the used space on your hard drive. Yet, somehow, the program referenced everything still within the program even though the external harddrive was not connected. What causes this? Hard-drive space doing the disappearing and reappearing act! this content

Dismiss Notice To make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums. One that I sometimes use is "Treesize" from JAM software. You might skip a potential step by simply buying a new HD first and installing an operating system on it to start. If you right click and go to properties on the taskbar before it disappears and uncheck the automatically hide option, then that should solve it. why not try these out

I am having two distinct but probably related problems with my Vista restore points: 1) One restore point often replaces another i.e. I'd like to dream that I'd be some PC Guru but I'm afraid that once I settle into the dream, the alarm will sound to wake me. So he had his regular stuff plus an ever-increasing set of backup files filling up the hard drive. When I found that out all I did was boot off a floppy disk that was created on another computer, and copy command.com over, which without Norton I would never have

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. After the backup was complete the USB drive was back to normal. All of the freespace returned. I've run all my AVG Adaware and spybot and nothing found...also made sure to try it without my ultramon and windowsblinds running....any ideas?

let's figure this one out please. Back to top #8 DonJayok DonJayok Advanced Member Anti-Spyware Brigade 999 posts Location:Scotland Posted 05 July 2008 - 04:05 AM Ok, we are not beat yet! The only thing i can do now is keep the quick launch bar open so i can see the start button, otherwise i can't see what progs i have open. Along with system information (which allows you to recover your system to an earlier point in time), your base and then changed data is also saved in the system recovery points

Press Alt-Ctrl-Del. It will probably be set to maximum. Padma, Sep 7, 2004 #5 Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator Joined: Feb 10, 2002 Messages: 24,160 Location: Baltimore Hit CTRL-ESC to see if the taskbar comes up. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

  1. Tutorials System Restore error (create restore point), event ID: 8193While struggling with Applicationn hung problems I have discovered that the following error has frequently been reported (some 400 times) on my...
  2. You can manually clean up the System Restore space by turning System Restore off and on again but it you try this do make sure you take a new Restore point
  3. Vista creates large--make that very large--system recovery points at least once a day.
  4. I have experienced this exact thing, but only in the form of a subscription p2p software entity called Bearshare.
  5. Thanks so much for your very helpful suggestion.Lorilou Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - See Post 61 by bdenson768 / October 10, 2009 5:09 AM PDT In reply to:
  6. Tutorial on command prompt usage if needed> http://www.bleepingc...tutorial76.html Type the following command at a command prompt %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and then press ENTER.
  7. This time I reflected on the last update and was starting to make a connection.The subscription music downloads that were obtained by this program (Bearshare) were saved to an external harddrive.

Check where your backups are being written to. The first norton's product I used was Norton System works then after that I upgraded to Norton 360 which is all in one software It works good it does not use weird huh? Hard-drive space doing the disappearing and reappearing act!

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - nortom av by MOEGAMAT / October 21, 2009 3:00 AM PDT In reply to: Totally agree... news Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads Useful Searches Recent Posts More... been working alot on this and it seems that it is Virtumonde that is causing the problem but nothing has been able to remove it. I am Asian.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - malware or drive replacement by MOEGAMAT / October 5, 2009 3:35 AM PDT In reply to: Either malware or HD problem for sure, Vista performance & maintenance Disappearing System Restore PointI have scanned all of the MS Vista news groups and have still the following problem. Now its wait and see if it magically fills up again. have a peek at these guys Taskbar Repair Tool Plus!

so I generally only see ONE restore point on the wizard to which I can restore my PC to as opposed to a list of restore points. The time now is 23:04. . TechNet Products IT Resources Downloads Training Support Products Windows Windows Server System Center Microsoft Edge   Office Office 365 Hard-drive space doing the disappearing...

Hard-drive space doing the disappearing and reappearing act!

While frustrating, it wasn't a huge problem for me until today as the drive has now become unrecognisable even after a reboot. Stay logged in CivFanatics Forums Home Forums > COLOSSEUM > Computer Talk > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Account Upgrades Downloads Downloads Quick Links Search Resources Most It's like the whole bar disappears when no toolbars are active (quick launch, language bar). Smile.

Before it arrived,one day I checked to see what was left on my C drive and wowit was back down where it should be at about 180 used. General Discussion System Restore Task - Change Automatic Restore Point ScheduleHow to Change the Automatic System Restore Point Settings in Vista Task Scheduler By default System Restore is scheduled to create Then format and re-install Vista. check my blog Forum New Posts FAQ Calendar Forum Actions Mark Forums Read Quick Links Today's Posts Tutorials Advanced Search Forum Vista Newsgroup Archive Vista Newsgroups Vista General Disappearing System Restore Point Disappearing System