Windows 10: Free space slowly going down?

Discus and support Free space slowly going down? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi. So my free system storage is slowly going down by 1 gig every 2 ish minutes. I have ran multiple full scans with Malwarebytes, a windows offline... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Daniel_190, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. Free space slowly going down?


    Hi.

    So my free system storage is slowly going down by 1 gig every 2 ish minutes.

    I have ran multiple full scans with Malwarebytes, a windows offline scan, and a rootkit detection tool.

    nothing, nothing, and nothing.

    I reset my pc, same problem.

    I had a blue screen of death before I reset - actually.

    what's more is I can't access the bios anymore.

    is this normal?

    if not would I be forced to format my drive?

    and if so what tool would I use because I can't open the bios anymore.


    Help would be greatly appreciated


    Edit: actually I can get into my bios if I restart sometimes

    :)
     
    Daniel_190, Mar 24, 2021
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  2. BlackOwl Win User

    Windows running slowly in specific situations

    Over the last few days (since maybe Thursday but definitely Friday) my Win10 machine has been running slowly in certain situations. The programs iTunes, GSAK, and Unreal Tournament 2004 run slowly in general, much slower than my new hardware has been able to output since I bought it less than two months ago. Other programs are substantially slower than normal to load, but act quite fine once they've been loaded (Sid Meier's Civilization V and Overwatch are two notable exmaples - they take up to six times longer to load than they did this time last week). The change was sudden but not noticeable straightaway.

    One further change I've noticed is that whenever I go to shut down or reboot the computer, it tells me it's "Getting Windows ready" despite there being no updates to my knowledge. It tends to hang on that screen for some time before it actually shuts down or reboots - I'm not sure how long it takes as I often lose patience and go and do something else, but it's more than expected.

    Steps I've already tried:
    • rebooting
    • antivirus scan
    • uninstalling programs I've installed within the last week
    • rolling back Windows updates (which I've found to be basically impossible)
    • cleaning up the fullest hard drive (I've more than doubled the free space on it)
    • updating my video card drivers
    • defragging all three hard drives

    Any ideas?
     
    BlackOwl, Mar 24, 2021
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  3. Not enough space even though there is space

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    We will surely assist you with the issue. Refer the below steps.

    Step 1:

    I suggest you to change the file system to NTFS while formatting and then try copying the files and check.



    Step 2:

      • Take the backup of the data, if you have any important data in it?
      • Let’s format the drive and check.
      • Go to this PC.
      • Right click on the external USB device.
      • Select Format.

    Note: Formatting will delete all the data in the device, taking a backup of the data is recommended before performing a format.

    Keep us posted for further assistance, we will be glad to help.
     
    Akheel Ahmed, Mar 24, 2021
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    You Win User

    Free space slowly going down?

    Thinking about Going back to Win8.1


    If want to disable IE, still can. However, can't uninstall it like were able to in XP/98/whatever.
    Here's how, although I find it useful in case Chrome or Firefox stops working and have to re-download it. *Wink
    1. Search for turn windows features on or off and click it in the search results.
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    2. When the app opens, uncheck Internet Explorer 11.

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    5. Restart for the changes to finish.
     
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