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    Hello,

    I need some help badly. Less than a year ago I purchased a Dell Lap Top with Windows Vista and a 500GB hard drive. As of this morning I have only 38 gigs left! I checked all of my personal, system and program files and the only take up a very small portion of the hard drive and the biggest files are my photos (I am a photographer) but they only take up 78gigs of space. I have done a disk chk, disk cleanup, defrag, checked for viruses, etc. The computer came up clear for problems and viruses. I read on another forum of a person last year who had the same experience and said he figured out it was a Dell RA program. He disabled it and deleted the User and he got back 400+ gB of space. I have not clue how to do this.

    My question is has anyone had a the same experience and how did they resolve it?

    Thank Much,
    Cate

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    It sounds as though you need to turn off Volume Shadow Copy service. See here for a how-to guide...

    Disable and Turn Off System Restore (Shadow Copy) in Windows Vista My Digital Life

    There's also a link on that page to a guide that'll limit the amount of disk space allocated to the Shadow Copy service...

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...with-vssadmin/