Originally Posted by Paul R Smith
How much spare space do you have on the drive your OS is on?
It sounds as if you have some background process running - the OS sets up some tasks e.g. Defragging - see Computer-Task Scheduler-Microsoft-Windows and look for scheduled tasks etc or click on Display all running tasks
Have you checked TASK MANAGER to see what is running - Don't forget to hit the box at the bottom of the Processes tab that says "Show processes from all users".
I have about 460 gig spare as it's a new hd and that's all ive got installed on it. I've ran task manager and hardly anything is running just a couple of processes, the cpu usage is at about 2% and memory used is usually between 17 and 19%.
I reinstalled the os and setup my internet using the disk that came with router from sky, and installed firefox and winrar and it is still doing the same thing, it also does it when running safe mode with networking. The only things i can think that are the matter is the hd is damaged or the update the disk does is causing the problem, im gonna run ibm disk fitness as see if that throws up any problems first then set internet up manually.
But i am open to other ideas.