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hard drive filling up by itself

I just bought a a6750f hp with 750 gigs hard drive 8 gigs memory,quad processor runs great but it slowly filling up with stuff 2-3 gigs a day, I think it is getting it online, hp techs took control and just deleted temp files,That didn't solve the problem.. I restored to factory settings and now 3 weeks later there is 120 gigs used up.. I don't have anything exept a printer on this computer where is all that stuff coming from?  Please HELP........
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Re: hard drive filling up by itself

Probably System Restore, which in Vista is set to use a very high % of hdd space.Most power users limit this manually.

 

 

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Re: hard drive filling up by itself

To check this as the culprit, right click your C:, choose Properties, then the "Disk Cleanup' button.After it scans (takes a minute or so), choose "More Options" tab. Under 'System Restore & Shadow Copies' click the "Clean up" button. 'OK' out and after a few minutes you should have most of your hdd space back.

You can of course just use this procedure every few weeks rather than the above tweaks if preferred.

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Re: hard drive filling up by itself

You can also go into the system restore properties and adjust the number of restore points it creates and how often.
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samschilling wrote:
You can also go into the system restore properties and adjust the number of restore points it creates and how often.

I have never found a way to do that other than editing the Registry.Care to share your procedure?


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Re: hard drive filling up by itself

I have a Hp pavilion dv2000 like a few of you as well and has not been turning on properly of late. After talking to a tech at a local computer store, this is a common problem for these computer. Apparently the power supply was placed to close to other important items so constant usage not only overheats the items but often frys them. He says the most common thing to fry is the wireless card, and once it is damaged you have about 3 weeks before a very fancy paper weight. He mentioned that hp recognizes this as their defect and has given an extended warrenty on certain products. i have not found any proof of what he says yet so all of his words are simply hear-say to this point. however before i left he showed me how to reset my computer to get it to turn on even if messing up. unplug the computer and take out the battery. then hold down the power button for 30 second. then (without putting the battery back in) reconnect the power cord and turn it on. this is not a perminent fix but has worked to turn the computer on for last few days for me. once on feel free to put the battery back in and use as see fit.
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glaw_07 wrote:
I have a Hp pavilion dv2000 like a few of you as well and has not been turning on properly of late. After talking to a tech at a local computer store, this is a common problem for these computer. Apparently the power supply was placed to close to other important items so constant usage not only overheats the items but often frys them. He says the most common thing to fry is the wireless card, and once it is damaged you have about 3 weeks before a very fancy paper weight. He mentioned that hp recognizes this as their defect and has given an extended warrenty on certain products. i have not found any proof of what he says yet so all of his words are simply hear-say to this point. however before i left he showed me how to reset my computer to get it to turn on even if messing up. unplug the computer and take out the battery. then hold down the power button for 30 second. then (without putting the battery back in) reconnect the power cord and turn it on. this is not a perminent fix but has worked to turn the computer on for last few days for me. once on feel free to put the battery back in and use as see fit.

 

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