I have a friend and he has a hard drive with 4gb of disk space.
Right now all he has free is 200mb.
Neither he nor I can figure out what the heck is taking up space. I went on to the control panel and all I can see he has installed is Windows XP home edition, Outlook Express, Yahoo Messenger, and IE 6.0 and he also has about 25 Windows Service Pack. He gets things that say to download windows service packs.
Now I ran a search for files and there are no big files except for the SWP file.
I am thinking he has viruses and spyware and such. The thing is when I tried to download spybot he didn’t have enough space to download it.
Could these “service packs” he is getting from Microsoft be viruses?
What’s a good way to check on what the hell is taking up so much space?
My advice to him was to wipe the thing clean and reinstall Windows XP and just start over fresh.
Any ideas would be appreciated.