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  • 15. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    G. Ewald Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    Haven't tried safe mode yet, have some work to do. I'm getting warning messages about a full hard drive, but a quick check of the Finder shows no issue.

  • 16. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    G. Ewald Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    Not finding much on QuickLook. I had Perian 1.2.3, but I've disabled it. Still getting warnings about full drive, but now the Finder is showing the correct available space.

  • 17. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    G. Ewald Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    OK, got into SafeMode. System seems to be running fine. Will see if I get the disk full warnings.

  • 18. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    G. Ewald Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    No disk full warnings in SafeMode. This is going to be a pain to figure out I fear.

  • 19. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,405 points)

    Reboot as usual (not in safe mode) if you haven't already done so. Launch the Terminal application, copy or drag -- do not type -- the line of text below into the window, and press return:

     

    kextstat -kl | awk ' !/apple/ { print $6 } '

     

    Post the lines of output (if any) that appear below what you just entered (the text, please, not a screenshot.)

     

    Next, do the same thing with this line:

     

    sudo launchctl list | sed 1d | awk ' !/0x|apple|com\.vix|edu\.|org\./ { print $3 } '

     

    That's one line, not two. You'll be prompted for your login password, which won't be displayed when you type it. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up. You don't need to post the warning.

     

    Next, this command:

     

    launchctl list | sed 1d | awk ' !/0x|apple|edu\.|org\./ { print $3 } '

     

    Again, one line. Finally, one more:

     

    ls -1 /Library/{InputManagers,StartupItems}

     

    Remember, this is all drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste, whichever you prefer -- no typing, except your password.

     

    You can then quit Terminal.

  • 20. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    G. Ewald Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    Compuer was running great in SafeMode. Though I couldn't get Aperture to work. Fingers crossed for regular mode. When I restarted the computer hung on a blue screen with the spinning gear progress icon. Forced restart.

     

    Here is the text from Terminal:

     

     

    kextstat -kl | awk ' !/apple/ { print $6 } '

    com.parallels.kext.prl_hypervisor

    com.jft.driver.PdaNetDrv

    com.parallels.kext.prl_hid_hook

    com.parallels.kext.prl_usb_connect

    com.parallels.kext.prl_netbridge

    com.parallels.kext.prl_vnic

     

     

     

    sudo launchctl list | sed 1d | awk ' !/0x|apple|com\.vix|edu\.|org\./ { print $3 } '

     

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss

    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your

    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

     

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

     

    Password:

    com.parallels.vm.prl_naptd

    com.jft.PdaNetMac

    com.parallels.desktop.launchdaemon

    com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper

    com.micromat.TechToolProDaemon

    com.adobe.SwitchBoard

     

     

    launchctl list | sed 1d | awk ' !/0x|apple|edu\.|org\./ { print $3 } '

    com.parallels.vm.prl_pcproxy

    com.parallels.desktop.client.launch

    com.micromat.TechToolProAgent

    com.hp.help.tocgenerator

    com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager

    com.adobe.AAM.Scheduler-1.0

     

     

    ls -1 /Library/{InputManagers,StartupItems}

    ls: /Library/InputManagers: No such file or directory

    /Library/StartupItems:

    HP Trap Monitor

  • 21. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,405 points)

    I suggest you start by uninstalling the useless TechTool crapware and the PdaNet product. They should both have come with uninstallers. Check that Parallels is up to date, and update it if necessary. If that doesn't solve your problem, you may have to uninstall Parallels.

  • 22. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    G. Ewald Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    I also found that Kaspersky AV had a data file 100GB+ in size. I uninstalled that. While the computer seemed to hang on restart from SafeMode so far I have gotten no disk full warnings. Of course I now have 200GB+ of free space. 

     

    PDANet I need to use my phone as a modem. TechTool is pretty worthless. Even the full software doesn't really do much.

  • 23. Re: My harddrive is mysteriously filling up
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,405 points)

    Even if the problem is solved, you should still uninstall TechTool.

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