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Hard Drive full

  1. #1


    mama04boys Guest

    Hard Drive full

    My hard drive mysteriously became full. I had not downloaded anything new. I
    am running chk disk & recovery orphaned files has been scrolling for well
    over an hour. I have been told that I should not interrupt this scan because
    I could do more damage. Does this sound right to be on the orphaned files for
    this length of time? Can I leave it running & go to bed? Any suggestions will
    be greatly appreciated!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Richard G. Harper Guest

    Re: Hard Drive full

    Leave it alone unless you want to risk damage to the contents of your hard
    drive. That's still a possibility but if you shut the OC down in the middle
    of the disk checking process it's a distinct likelihood.

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    "mama04boys" <mama04boys@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CEEE5A39-4A81-4C3F-8188-FF81C8E86EC8@xxxxxx

    > My hard drive mysteriously became full. I had not downloaded anything new.
    > I
    > am running chk disk & recovery orphaned files has been scrolling for well
    > over an hour. I have been told that I should not interrupt this scan
    > because
    > I could do more damage. Does this sound right to be on the orphaned files
    > for
    > this length of time? Can I leave it running & go to bed? Any suggestions
    > will
    > be greatly appreciated!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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