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Hard disk,help please(now)

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    Hard disk,help please(now)

    Lovely people,hello.i am having this problem with my hard disk,and its really getting me mad.i have a 250gb hard disk on my system(DELL VOSTRO 1510 LAPTOP).on this very day i put on my laptop and i noticed it had no more free space on it (34gb free).it even wiped off all my documents when i tried scanning it(hard disk).
    Now i bought another one (hard disk)250gb,thinking that was all,until yesterday night when i tried working on my system i noticed the same thing had happened with the new hard disk(about 2months old).
    I am an I.T technician,and this is making me fell i don't know what i' m doing.please help me someone,solve this issue.[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ADMINI%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG]

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    Re: Hard disk,help please(now)

    Welcome
    If you are losing free space
    First run a full and updated anti virus scan
    Second download and run a full updated malwarebytes.
    Read this document
    How to Fix Shrinking Disk Space in Vista My Digital Life
    Most space problems are due to a failing HD
    Shadow image copies
    or virus/malware

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    Re: Hard disk,help please(now)

    I have AVAST 5.0 installed on my system which i run regularly to scan for infections,i also have TuneUp Utilities 2011 installed and running,to help check for disk errors and stuff like that.
    I even had to change my operating system from windows vista to wndows7.and besides its a new hard disk(2months old) we are talking about here.(remember the same thing is happening to two different hard disks bot 250gb each).pls help,my head is getting hot.

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    Re: Hard disk,help please(now)

    First read the article about space usage. If the HD is ok, I think that it is probably shadow copies.
    I would run malwarebytes, too.
    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...ucing-anomaly/
    Most of this tutorial applies to Vista as well
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ver.html?ltr=H

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Hard disk,help please(now)

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