So I have a windows 8 laptop which got infected by a virus and is completely uunable to be operated.
I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 8, and then run an antivirus on the windows partition
But when i tried installing, the installer crashed, and then i discovered it was because I have no space left on my hard drive
Apparently, sda5, which holds Windows 8, has 949.4 GB on it. what the heck!! I only have like 100 mb of free space left.
This is not right because previous to my attempts of installing ubuntu to cure the computre, i had tried everything else. Which included wiping all my files. There shouldn't be that much data on the hard drive. there shouldnt be any data. what is causing this? (the virus??)
TL;DR: For absolutely no reason, sda5 has 949.4 GB on it, causing my hard drive to be 99% full, and there isn't enough space to install ubuntu. Why is this and what do i do?
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