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Mr Larrington

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Droid Rot
« on: December 01, 2015, 03:06:28 pm »
I think the SSD in the Great Hall Babbage-Engine has it.  Something is eating free space at an altogether unreasonable rate; restarting it frees up most of what's been et but the overall trend is downwards in spite of ruthless pruning of Stuffs I No Longer Use.  The usual scans for nasties have failed to turn up anything.

The thought of nuking from orbit exists, of course, but is not something any sane person wants to do if they can avoid it.  Any ideas?  It's running Win 8.1.
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Re: Droid Rot
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 03:10:09 pm »
I thought that SSD's either suffered total failure or were fine.

TreeSize http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/ is very useful for finding what is chewing disk space.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Droid Rot
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2015, 03:33:14 pm »
Turning off hibernation (powercfg.exe -h off from an administrator command prompt) has liberated about 16 GB which I hope will improve matters but I'm going to keep a beady eye on it anyway.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime