HELP!!!!! Major Issues (memory and disk space using up)

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  1. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    I got home from work today and found that my Powermac (Dual 2.0) is having major issues.

    * Hard Drive used space has grown from 40ish gig to 106 gig
    * Home folder has grown to around 89 gig (should be 26 gig or so at most)
    * kernel_task is using 1.07 gig of Virtual Ram
    * Total for system Virtual Ram is 10.48 gig

    Any ideas??? All kinds of wacky stuff happening...and no I don't have the "virus"

    Any help would be wonderful, I am running 10.4.5 on a Powermac G5 Dual 2.0 with 1.5 gig of RAM

    Thanks
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Have you restarted the computer or repaired permissions?


    Bless
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    log file in your users library folder more than likely.

    try using Onyx
     
  4. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes...I rebooted...repaired permissions and then rebooted again.
     
  5. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Will MacJanitor to the same thing as ONYX?
     
  6. tag macrumors 6502a

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    In regards to the used disk space problem, perhaps give WhatSize a shot, it gives disk space totals for all folders and items on your hard disk so it should at least help you narrow down which folder and items are giving you the problem without having to manually search around.
     
  7. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    Do a Find for large files - maybe you may have a log that's spiraling out of control?
    Then use Console to have a look at it to see if it contains any clues..

    [ed] waay too slow typing, again [/]
     
  8. eva01 macrumors 601

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    as long as it clears log files, then yes
     
  9. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OK I ran ONYX and I am back down to 40 gig on the Hard Drive.

    My question is the Virtual Memory still supposed to be so high??

    Thanks for all the suggestions
     
  10. frenetic macrumors regular

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    The other things are abnormal but kernel_task is normal... mine is using 1,06 gig as well. Like some of the previous posters suggested my guess is that some kind of log file is receiving lots of errors.... Check console.log or use the whatsize program.
     
  11. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What is your system total for Virtual Ram??
     
  12. frenetic macrumors regular

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    I guess you mean total vm size... 7.51 gig.
     
  13. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I guess I am all set then....everything appears to be back to normal...not quite sure what caused all this but at least I am upo and running.

    Thanks to all of you
     

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