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bec_kfg777

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    My Computer is losing memory!!
    « on: August 08, 2009, 03:03:04 AM »
    I really don't understand this. My computer, has steadily been losing memory over the past couple of weeks.

    I started with 110 GB about a week or so ago, and till round about yesterday, it slowly dwindled till 86 GB, THOUGH NOTHING WAS ADDED TO MY COMPUTER! I did not make any downloads, or convert any movies or music, and if anything, definitely not anything over 1 GB.

    Then today, I checked my memory again, and now it states it only has 31 GB left! This is ridiculous cause' I have like, 230 GB hard drive and now its 31 GB, though I can't for the life of me figure out what is taking up the memory!

    No installations, no downloads, no movies or music or any big files.

    One thing I did do though, was a lot of defragmentation and compression of files and cleanups. Could that have anything to do with it? Aren't this utilities meant to optimise your memory?

    Really hope someone can help, I'm like.. fully stumped and quite frustrated.  ???

    Thanks...

    hot dog

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    Re: My Computer is losing memory!!
    « Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 04:31:18 AM »
    One thing I did do though, was a lot of defragmentation and compression of files

    Perhaps you accidentally decompressed a bunch of stuff, not compressed..  Are you sure you compressed?

    Go into My Computer, click on the C drive, right click on ALL folders that you think you compressed, select properties.  In the general tab, click the advanced button.  Look where it says, "Compress or Encrypt Attributes"  If there is a check in the box, then that means it's compressed, if there is no check in the box, that means it is uncompressed.  If there is no check in the box, go ahead an put a check in the box, click OK, Apply, ect..  And watch it compress again...(to save space)        Do this to all folders you want to compress..


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      Re: My Computer is losing memory!!
      « Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 04:52:33 AM »
      Didn't work - I tried system restore on advice of another person, it has now halved. System restore reported an error. I have now 15 GB on my 230 GB hard drive left.

      WTH.

      I'm sorry I'm just.. dying!!!

      SOMEONE HELP!!!

      hot dog

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      Re: My Computer is losing memory!!
      « Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 04:57:33 AM »
      hmmmmm, strange

      pretty soon you are going to be "The Incredible Shrinking Man"  ;D

      It's a very old movie

      Open a command prompt (START, All Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt) and type:  chkdsk    hit enter, let it run and see what the results turn up, as far as getting back disk space

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      Re: My Computer is losing memory!!
      « Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 11:38:02 AM »

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      Re: My Computer is losing memory!!
      « Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 09:20:45 PM »
      I have a hunch that it's the Shadow Copy.

      Try here.
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