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"Lost" hard disk space

Q: "Lost" hard disk space

Hi

I have recurring problem, which I have noticed on PCs other than my own. The used space on my hard disk drive is approximately 5GB higher than the total of all the files on it. (It's always been around 5GB, every time I've seen it). The only thing I can do is to reformat the disk, and it will be fine for a few months, and then the same amount will "disappear" again. Disk cleanup, ccleaner, etc don't help, and it's not the recycle bin or temporary files.

It happens on my primary (Windows XP) partition, but not on the secondary partition, and last week it happened on my external hard disk after I deleted a large quantity of data.

I only have 60GB in total (30GB on the primary partition) in my laptop, and 40GB on the eternal drive, so its pretty annoying to lose 10GB. If it makes any difference, my external drive is a 2.5" laptop drive, a Hitachi Travelstar, NTFS formatted. Not sure what brand is in the laptop, but it's FAT32. But I've seen this happen on a friend's desktop too (again only on the primary partition).

Any ideas why this happens and if I can do anything about it that doesn't involve reformatting?

drawde

A: "Lost" hard disk space

Tell me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but what size blocks do you have on your drives, because without decent sub-block allocation, you'll often lose parts of blocks for files when they're smaller than the block size. Even with sub-block allocation, you'll still lose a bit because of the overheads, but 5GB seems a little steep for that size of disk.

If I compare my size of files, with size on disk, I'm losing ~1-2% of the disk. That's with the default block size of 4K. But it probably depends on the number of small file you have around the place.

After deleting a large number of files, it's probably worth-while running a disk cleaner to make all the blocks contiguous again, and that should give you back most of your space, but if they are really not getting re-allocated as free space, then I'll have to dig more.

Rich.

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I'm hoping this is a simple fix. I'm trying to fix my elderly uncle's Asus laptop. System Repair pops up and fails. I booted to command prompt and found out it may be hard disk space. 400+ GB Hard drive (only one drive) and there's only 1024kb Free. I'm thinking that could be the issue. Hardware was checked out at the computer store and is fine. But they were going to charge him $200 to fix this failure to boot up issue. I told him to let me try first.

Can I possible "compact" this drive from the command prompt screen?


Note: I have no other Win 7 systems, so can't create a disk, and I have no original disks.
Also, no restore point has ever been set, and there are no partitions on the drive.

A:"Startup repair" failing - hard disk space issue?

Normally, I'd tell you to download a program or two to examine what's using the space or to clean up unnecessary files.

But with only 1024 kb of space, you probably can't install anything.

So--try this:

Start button, search box, type in "disk cleanup" and then poke the disk cleanup listing that shows up.

Let it clean up the drive and report back with how much space you then have.

You'll see an option in disc cleanup where it asks if you want to clean up system files as well. Say yes.

It should calculate how much space it will recover.

Let it run to completion. Might take a few minutes.

Then check your recycle bin to see if it's empty.

Report back with available space.

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I have to harddrives, drive :C/ and drive D :/ drive c has the basic miniums and came with 16 gbs of space which is completely full with windows , then drive d has 136gbs and is 103gb of free space left
ANYTHING i try to download i try to make it go to Drive D but none the less i keep getting the error "not enough disk space"

this is a brand new system, that a friend whos good with computers built for me for my gaming needs, i have a

intel r core tom 2 quad cpu 6600 @ 2.40GHz 4 gb ram 64 bit operating system..

if you can help or need any info please let me know where i can find the info for you on the computer im pretty crappy with computers so i need all the help ican get

A:keep getting "not enough disk space" with 2 hard drives

anyone have any ideas? this is getting really frustrating....

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Here's the story. I bought this new Samsung 840 250GB SSD.
I first did a clean install of windows 7 on it and it worked fine. Windows installed without much problem and everything. Then something didn't look right about the partitions. It looked like because I had all my HDDs connected while installing windows on the SSD the windows created the system reserve on the old HDD rather than the SSD. So I went back and decided to start from scratch with all the HDDs except for the SSD disconnected. I tried reinstalling windows on it but this time it didn't work. I tried formatting the SSD and it just gave me an error saying windows couldn't install on a GPT disk. I went into bios, made sure the PC was booting from the UEFI DVD drive and it still kept giving me the same error.

So I then booted up my old HDD. I tried formatting my SSD and now I can't delete the partition!
This is what my disk set up looks like:


If I click "extend volume" on the "New Volume (G" disk, it says "there is not enough space on the disk(s) to complete this operation".
If I try to create a "new simple volume" on the "unallocated" partition, it says the same...

Have I destroyed my new SSD now?! I just want it to work like a new clean disk...

A:If I try to "extend volume" it gives "not enough space on the disk(s)"

Hiyya Tracing try doing it with Partition Wizard mate Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
Brilliant tool if you can't do anything with the partition them just wipe the disk mate and start over with this SSD Alignment

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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My hard drive not showing in "my computer" or "Disk Management" but is showing under device manager. I got the hard drive from a friend and his dad had put a Password encryption on it. Any Ideas?

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Hi guys. I'm new here. I've tried to read all the discussion about how to fix the unallocated hard drive but I just can't understand it as the cases were pretty much different than I'm facing of.

Here's my problem.
Yesterday my external hard drive seems normal, everything is fine, until there's a blackout and I have to put "sleep" to my laptop. After the power got back, the hard drive suddenly gone and when I check the list of drives under "Disk Management", it showed up as "Disk 1 - Unallocated".

(I've attached screenshots here for your viewing)

My external hard drive is WD My Passport 1TB. It contains a lot of valuable data I cannot afford to lose. I really hope there's a way to fix this, and once I get back all of those precious data I will buy another HD to transfer them ASAP because I cant let this happen to me again.

Your help is so, very much appreciated.
Any questions regarding my problem, let me know. I'll provide all of the details you guys need.

NOTE
1) I've tried TestDisk but on the "Analyse" process, it says "read error"
2) I've changed cable, but the situation remains the same.
3) I've tried Recuva, but it doesnt recognize my external drive.

A:WD EXTERNAL HARD DISK 1TB suddenly "unallocated" and "not initialized"

Hi!

First don't mess up with the WD drive settings.. download partition wizard 7 (its free)..then .. open it ..click wizard(menu) .. select partition recovery wizard.. and it will find the partitions on it i think.. that way you can recover your partition that has been lost.

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Hi

A 3.5" external hard drive connected to my Windows XP machine via USB 2.0 has a "disappearing" and "reappearing" partition problem.

After the external drive is turned on, all four partitions on it will be displayed. Very soon, they will all disappear in Windows Explorer. After a brief moment, they will reappear along with a USB-symbol icon in the taskbar, which brings up a "Hi-speed USB Device Attached to non-Hi-speed Hub" warning suggesting that I use free Hi-speed USB ports (indicated in bold).

My computer's USB ports are all USB 2.0 and I've tried attaching the external drive to different ports on the machine, all with the same result.

Would anyone hazard a guess as to the likely cause of this problem:
(1) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the external enclosure?
(2) Failing power supply to the xeternal enclosure?
(3) Corrupted partition table on the drive?
(4) Failed (or failing) USB controller on the mobo?
(5) Any other cause?

The enclosure also has an eSATA port. When connected via eSATA (or USB 2.0) to another computer, no such problem appears.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Hard disk partitions "disappearing" and "reappearing"

xp will loose drives when its having problems accessing them probably due to the usb 2.0 , a pci adapter would be better for you
 

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Hello,

I have a very strange problem recently which seriously inhibits my workflow, hope I can explain:

Normally, when I want to do something on the taskbar, I will unconsciously move the mouse very far to the bottom (actually, farther than it can really go on the screen) so that I *know* that I *must* be on the taskbar, and then hit some buttons there.

Recently, however, this has stopped working, and I very often simply missed buttons.

Now, I've found the explanation:

The mouse suddenly can get FAR BELOW the taskbar!!! When I'm at the screen's bottom edge and keep moving the mouse down, the mouse cursor actually DOES disappear BELOW the screen and goes further down and down and down... I then need to move it an equal amount up again until it reappears from below.

What the heck is happening here, does anyone know?

I have a dual monitor setup, with different resolutions, if that matters (it shouldn't though...)

Thanks

A:Invisible space below taskbar, mouse gets "lost"

Bump. No solution for this?

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I will try to keep this as brief as possible and yet give you wise and wonderful tech persons all the information you need to help me out. I am intelligent, but NOT a super-user.

I have an e-machines desktop computer. It is old. A Cyrix MII 266 processor with upgraded memory. I have a 10gb Maxtor hard drive which is the issue at hand. I am running Win2000. My home computer (the e-machine desktop) is networked through a router with my printer and my business laptop.

The problem: Win2000 loads and boots. It LOOKS like it's functioning properly. However, it cannot read any of the files on the disk. When I try, it tells me C: is inaccessible. I can't search, explore, etc. The files are "non-existent."

I managed to get Windows to create a backup of it and saved that file to my Laptop. I can only "assume" that it actually backed up ALL the files on the drive so they are safe.

One really ODD thing you should know is that I cannot get into the BIOS. When it boots and usually gives you that second or two to hit [F2] and enter setup ... doesn't do that any more. I sit and hold the F2 key. Nope. I've second-guessed myself and tried the ESC key and the F1 key. I've tried it with and without the CTRL key. Nothing. So I can't even tell the silly thing to boot from the CD instead, load onto my D: backup drive and then kill the C: drive. It's like it's possessed.

Things I've already tried (not necessarily in this order):
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A:Solved: Hard Disk issue similar to "Help! Broken Hard disk" Thread

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Hi everybody, I've made a lot of progress with this external drive, but I seem to be stuck now.

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Unidentified problem with 3TB external drive (USB 3.0 enclosure) that the computer suddenly started treating as RAW. Spent the last two weeks running CHKDSK /r repeatedly. Slowly got through many hundreds of indexing errors. Now I get as far as "verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)," but I seem to have hit a wall here...

CHKDSK won?t go any further because there is "Insufficient disk space to fix the security descriptors data stream."

Microsoft?s advice (Error Message:) is of no help to me. They say to ?delete some unneeded files from the disk and try again,? which doesn?t help me since I can?t get the drive to mount or stay mounted long enough to copy the files onto a different drive.

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The drive behaves differently each times I power up its enclosure, but it is usually one of these things:

Drive doesn't mount.
Drive mounts after a few minutes. I see a generic "Local Disk L:" in Windows Explorer but, when I try to explore its folders, the computer takes about 15 minutes trying to read it (I can see the progress bar moving slowly across the top of the screen), and then says that "The parameter is incorrect." Drive disappears from Windows Explorer.
Drive mounts after a few minutes. I see the full Volume name that I originall... Read more

A:"Insufficient disk space to fix the security descriptors data stream."

Someone? Anyone?

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Big Kudos to anybody who can solve this one! Very little/nothing on Google or microsoft support site.
Here's the problem:

I'm helping a family member who has a new Dell PC with Windows XP Home, Outlook Express 6.
Every time they close Outlook Express, the following Warning pops up:
To free up disk space OE can compact messages. This may take a few minutes. There are 2 options - OK and Cancel.

Here is the rub: We've closed the warning, or we've clicked OK, or we've clicked cancel, we've checked the box that says don't ask me again....these warnings continue to come up next time (EVERY time) Outlook Express is closed.

This is a senior citizen who has, maybe, 20 email messages and no shortage of memory or disk space. I want to prevent this warning from coming up ever again. How do I do it? Is there some default I can change somewhere?
 

A:Solved: "Free Up Disk Space" OE warning ?? Stop the Madness!

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I have a C: drive which I want to increase in size. Under disk management there is 20GB of "Free space" - (right next to the C: partition). But neither disk management or EASUES partition manager will allow the partition to use this space. How to I change "free space" to "unallocated" so that it can be used ?

A:Cannot extend volume (disk management) although "free space" exists

Can you post a snip showing what you have? An image makes it easier for us to help you. For example, you said that there was 20GB of free space next to your C: partition. What you didn't say was whether it was to the left or right of it.

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Hello, my system disk is an Intel X25-M G2 80Gb (74.4Gb) and I recently discovered that there is a rather huge discrepancy in used disk space.

According to disk properties I have used up ~73.7 of the 74.4Gb, but the actual files on the disk are only 51.7Gb if I show all hidden/system files, mark everything and check size and WinDirStat report the EXACT same thing.

I have no pagefile on my system disk, no hibernation file and no system restores (it's actually disabled).

So any ideas whatsoever what this could be? It's starting to become rather annoying to "lose" 25% of my system disk. I've run diagnostics and haven't been able to find anything, I've googled it extensively and found others with similar problems, but the only solutions I've found are pagefile, hibernation file, system restores and of course disk cleaning - all of which I have checked already.

A:Approx. 20Gb of system disk space "missing" - Intel X25-M G2

Hello Zeilon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to help you ID what may be using the SSD's space. Option 1 with WinDirStat is a good starting point.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My wife has a two month old Lenovo ideapad with Windows 7. We are now getting alerts that the D partition is near full. Is this system taking multipul backups of the harddrive C and storing them all? What are my best options to have a safe backup, but not overloading the D partition? I do see in; Computer>System>Device Manager>Disk Drives>D Drive General tab that there are two options at the bottom.
option one, (not checked in my case) "Compress this drive to save disk space".
Option two, (checked) "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties"
Would selecting option one solve my problem? If this system is saving a snapshot of D over and over, it will only be a matter of time when option one will be overcome.
SO, I would think that there has to be a setting that will let partition D delete older backups...right?

Would it be a combination of selecting option one and changing a setting that would enable older backups to be automaticaly removed?

A:Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert

Welcome to the forum
If your D drive is made for backup's only, you can delete all files exept the newest one.
But it's advised to make backup's on an external USB drive and change the frequency of backup's to your files and olso for images to your OS.

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I know it reduces the overall file size of the folder or file in question, but what method does it use to do this?

If you are not familiar with this phrase, it appear if you right-click on a file/folder in windows explorer and select "advanced". When selected the file/folder name will turn blue.

I need to know for some work, I have to compress some work and I could merely show myself using this feature, but explaining how it works would be better.

Thank you

A:[SOLVED] What does "Compress Contents To Save Disk Space" do?

This compression method does not reduce the "size" of a folder, it reduced the "size on disk". am I right in thinking that this compression method does not alter the code of any files, it merely stores the folder in a way which saves space on the disk?

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I got the warning msg that my drive "E" (system restore) was almost full. I did a disk cleanup, and a delete all restore points (including system...). After deleting approx 25 restore points and I've deleted down to 2 currently (new ones) and the only way I could get them to go was with CCleaner, My disk now shows only 4.2 free of the setting of 10.6GB. I cannot find what it taking up over 6GB on my recovery disk. What has it gone for....? I searched the internet several hours but can't find the answer. Any help appreciated...TJ

A:Unable to increase free space on Recovery Disk "E"

System Restore points take up space on C, rather than in E or a recovery partition in my experience. A recovery partition is normally put there by the manufacturer to allow you to restore to factory specifications if needed. I wouldn't ever deliberately put anything else on a recovery partition.

Who made this PC?

Can you post a picture of Windows Disk Management so we can see a visual display of your partitions?

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i heard this is way to much. what should i set it to?> or what else should i do?

thanks alot,

dustin

A:in my internet options, my "amount of disk space to use" is 8591 MB..?

It's down to preference really but you don't really need it to be set more than 200 mb's.

Hope that helps :)

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when i try to run word 2007 i get the following error message:
There is not enough memory or disk space to run word 12

I have 1Gb RAM with 550Mb free and 2Ghz Turion with 7Gb free space on the system partition and 15Gb free space in the other partition

can any tell me why its doing this?

thanks
 

A:OFFICE 2007 - "Not enough Memory or Disk Space to run word 12"..?

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Hello everyone,

I am currently a new registered user and was wondering if this was the correct place to post my problem. I have a issue with my Local Disk (C:/ Drive) and was wondering what was taking up so much space. I have a 1TB hardrive, currently on my Local Disk I have 136GB free of 454 GB. However, when I add up what I can find when opening the drive, it doesn't add up anywhere near the 317GB that it says has been used.

Now, I have currently installed...CCleaner, Eusing Regcleaner, AVG Free 8.0, and TreeSize, all of which I have run various times (still learning about TreeSize).

BEFORE I was getting scared because I had even less memory free (approx. 74.9GB of 454GB). But after running a Disk Cleanup...it knocked it down to it's current state. It still doesn't explain how I have so much memory used.

My only thought now is that there are extra copies of my folders and files. Or most likely this has something to do with Vista's "System Restore". I am not very adept at using this PC. Whatever advice you guys can give...try to dumb it down for me and tell me where to go (e.g. Control Panel>Systems>etc..)

And my System Specs are incomplete because I don't even know where to go to get all that information! So if you need to know something about my PC tell me where I might find it or just look at what I have for my System Spec.

Thank you very much, I'll be checking my post at least once a day so I'll try to respond quick if any of you pros have an idea... Read more

A:Local Disk/System Restore/"eating" up space

Hello Mike, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This tutorial will help you see how much disk space is being used by System Restore and how to adjust the MAX size it can use. With a 1TB drive, it will have a high MAX by default.

System Restore - disk space

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am attempting to transfer all of the files form an NTSF 250 GB external drive to an empty FAT32 250 GB internal drive via USB.

I keep getting an error message that says "Cannot copy (filename): There is not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free disk space, and then try again. To free space on the drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click Disk Cleanup".

This is not true though, as the destination drive has more than enough space for the transfer.
 

A:False error - "not enough disk space" durring transfer

You cannot transfer all the files because many will be in use...

You will ned to make a drive image with a program like Ghost, or you can even use its drive copy feature.

It will be cake to copy an entire drive.
 

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Hi there,

I am facing a problem with the backup program of Windows 8. My computer (Asus with 250SSD) disk is new and I just installed my programs. Now I want to create a System Image using Windows. The image should be around 50go. Everything works fine until I get a message error saying my external disk does not have enough space, which is impossible since it is completely empty (500go).
Did anyone have ever meet that problem and/or have advices to help me? I would like to solve that and not be forced to used another way to backup.

Thank you,

Vari

A:Create system image failed - "not enough space on disk"

Is your second disc formatted NTFS?

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I use microsoft office 2007 My computer is dual core 2.53 Ghz 3 GB memory and I have 91.4 GB free disk space.
I am using Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
I work a lot with word and did not have any problem. Now i have a problem with one particular file that I can not open and I always get the error "There is not enough memory or disk space to complete the operation. " When I try to open the file File size is not so big 652 KB Any ideas what I can do.

Thanks
Ofer
 

A:Solved: "There is not enough memory or disk space to complete the operation."

What type of file? Where did it come from?

If you do not have file endings showing, you should. Be sure that there is not a hidden "exe" or "com" at the end of that file.
 

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When I couldn't delete the student office trial (which came installed with my HP laptop purchase) from "add/remove" due to having deleted first, a different but associated program (can't recall the name), I followed these tedious instructions found on this link - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928218

The problem is...I noticed that instead of freeing up disk space, it took up more. How can I remove this trial completely to free up space?
 

A:Office Trial Removed From "Add/Remove" YET Ate Up Disk Space

ellaphant5 said:


due to having deleted first, a different but associated program (can't recall the nameClick to expand...

This can be a problem.

Also, I would say that fix from MS applies only to when the proper procedure for the uninstall of Office is followed but the end result is not what we expected so basically that didn't wasn't any help.

We need to know what other mystery "associated" program is.
 

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Using XP SP-1, 40GB HDD
A folder named "System Volume Information" has been created in each drive (C:,D:,E:,F: )
and consuming significant disk space day by day. Whether deleting these folders will create any problem. Any other technique to stop increasing the size of these folders ? Please suggest.
Presently consuming more than 3 GB in total.
Sometimes I need system restore to speed up the PC (besides other registry tools ) ..therefore this function is enabled in the system.
 

A:Too much disk space consumed for "System Volume Information"

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Hi there!
First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum.

I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows 10 (build 1607) in order to "repair" my system (there are some quirks I want to get rid off) using a freshly created USB (as per description), but it fails with the message "make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC" (rough translation from german; see attached screenshot) without any further information.

It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install (i.e. with keeping data and apps or without) and then back into the above mentioned error message.


This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed:
I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available.My C: partition (where windows resides on) is 106 GB large and has currently over 58 GB of free space available.The system partition that is supposed to be 350 MB is still 350 MB (I read something about this potentially being reduced to 100 MB by other tools ...).I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool (reinstalled it now after several tries with no success).I have disabled (i.e. fully decrypted) the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks.

My partitions (as seen from "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" and "Disk Manager"):
Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong?
What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error message on what or where is missing... Read more

A:In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

Hi, Mark and welcome to Ten Forums.
Have you tried to mount the ISO in File Explore, instead if using an USB stick?
I just download the current ISO here: Windows 10 ISO , mount it in File Explorer and run the setup.exe.

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Hi - I keep getting the message that a backup failed due to less than 400 MB on the Windows disk. I have about 350 GB available on the disk!

Other backups have worked OK. I have seen a long thread on the Microsoft site with lots of people saying they have the same intermittent problem, but no solution. Anyone know what causes this?

I'm working Home Premium, and backup up to another hard disk on the same machine which also has lots of free space.

Thanks guys

Frances
 

A:Vista backup fails "not enough space on Windows disk"

Just a couple of simple questions, which you may have already covered.
How much space is on the C drive.(where Vista is installed)
On the 'Where do you want to save your backup' page, you are sure it is your second drive and not the 'Recovery' partition.
moper
 

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I know this question has been asked before as I've read about it all over the Internet. In order to get rid of the 'Low Disk Space' message it says to go to the registry and locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer, type a new value, etc. The only problem is I don't have an Explorer key. It ends at Policies.

I've tried everything. I've tried creating the key myself, and I've tried inserting the value into the policies folder. Nothing has worked. Can anyone help?
Thank you
Brad
 

A:Solved: Can't get rid of "Low Disk Space" message on my recovery drive

I guess no one else is having this problem. Do you think this is a problem with HP?
Brad
 

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Hello. I am having trouble with a message in Action Center in Windows 8.1. It is saying "Check Backup Disk Space" and I cannot hide the message. I had Windows 7 File Recovery setup with Windows 8.1, but now after the upgrade, the message is "stuck." Can this be fixed? These two links explain it perfectly:

Windows 8.1 Update - Check backup disk space - Microsoft Community

Windows 8.1, can't remove "Check backup disk space" error in action center - Ars Technica OpenForum

Please help. Thanks.

A:"Check Backup Disk Space" Error Windows 8.1

See picture:

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Is it possible this can do any harm to my computer?

 

A:Quick question about the option "compress drive to save disk space"

I have never knwon it to, it doesn't delete any of your wanted files, only temporary junk!
David
 

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I first notice my notebook begins to have this issue when I tried to update my Windows. It returned me with error code "80070008", which says that my computer might have run out of memory, however, there are 200GB space available
in my C: drive, and I am only using 27~30% of my RAM out of 8GB.
I tried to perform DISM 'ScanHealth' and it returned me "Error: 8 - Not enough storage is available to process this command".
At first, I tried to ignore this issue as I thought it did not cause me any major trouble. But I was wrong. Several USB devices become unresponsive (yellow exclamation icon at Device Manager).
When I tried to manually install drivers, that's when I found out it was this STORAGE insufficiency again that cause me trouble:

"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered error while attempting to install it.  - Not enough storage is available to process this command".
Some of my programs also become incredibly laggy ever since this issue arises, yet I don't know where the problem lies. 
At Event Viewer... I noticed several error messages regarding
"Windows was unable to load the registry. This problem is often caused by insufficient memory or insufficient security rights. - DETAIL: Not enough storage is available to process this command".
I also caught a glimpse of one error that I think stated more clearly:
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I used Creative Lab's Wave Studio for years with a single problem.

I loaded it onto my sister's computor and the first time I tried to save a file, I got an error message saying:

"There is insufficient disk space to save (file name)."

She had several gigs of open space so I just chalked it up to something funky of her PC.

A few weeks later, my HD crashed, so I installed a new one and re-loaded my software. When I fired up my Wave Studio (version 4.02), I got the same message. Now I had roughly 75 GIGS of free space.

I'm not a newcomer to the world of software troubleshooting, but this one has me stumped.

Any help would go a long way to restoring my sanity.

Rich
 

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I had the same trouble. I had never backed up my hard drive before i had kind of run into it so i figure what the hay i'll try it. It told me to back it up on the D drive or disk. (since i didn't have a disk setting there i figured i would back it up on D drive) Well after a few min. it said i didn't have enough space. So i figured Oh well. I didn't need to back it up. Well EVERY TIME I Reboot the computer now it tells me I'm low on disk space on drive D.
Now everyone know D drive doesn't have alot of space it has your system on it. But why now is it checking it all the time. When it tells me to clean it , it shows me where and there isn't anything to clean. THIS IS ANNOYING! HOW DO I MAKE IT STOP?

There is no screen to give a shot of. It's a little icon on the task bar that pops up. Than when you click on it it says delete unused files. When you click on it it gives you the list of files you can delete. BUT there is only two things on it and both are all ready empty. One is recycle bin.

A:[SOLVED] How to stop "low disk space" messages

Hi Rachel3790 and welcome to TSF !

It's better to start your own thread so that we keep one thread for one user. Here's a link to the related thread you first posted into :
http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ve-182725.html

Which program did you use to backup your system drive ?

If this is an HP computer have a look at the link advised by Mon in the other thread :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/g...reg_R1002_USEN

Else, when disk space is running low, Windows may advise you to run the disk cleanup utility which allows you to delete temporary files and empty the recycle bin, among other things. Since this doesn't help it means that your hard drive is simply filled with your own data and the data from the programs you installed on it. The backup you just created is probably also taking some space and if you don't need it you should just delete it.

What you need to do is copy some files on CD's or DVD's, on an external drive or to another computer. You should uninstall the programs you're not using anymore using add/remove programs and you can also delete some old documents of yours in your "my document" folder if you don't need them anymore.

Be careful not to delete any system file or folder. Files that are safe to move away are video and music files. These media files usually take plenty of space and you can free that space if you burn them on CD's or DVD's and delete them from your hard drive.

If you have no idea what's using up space o... Read more

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Doing some maintainence on my computer, i am considering doing this option: "Compress drive to save disk space". There is also a "compress old files" to save space

are these both the same things? (same drive)
can i undo this options? im a big fan of reformatting to undo problems in the event its challenging to undo compress a file.

thanks
 

A:"Compress drive to save disk space"

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There's not enough disk space on drive C where Nero 7.57 is installed; but, there is on drive E. I set Nero's cache folder to E:\NeroTemp and and Windows temp and tmp environment variable to E:\Temp where there is over 100 Gigs of free space and restarted the computer; but, there is no change with Nero's insufficien-disk-space error.

And, yes, I did create those folders for drive E.

What to do?
 

A:Nero aborts with "not enough disk space" error.

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Windows Update trying to install KB2976627, continually receiving error that I do not have enough disk space remaining to install the update. My OS Drive has 75 GB Remaining. Does anybody have any idea what causes this problem and how to remedy it?

A:Windows Update error, "not enough disk space..."

Time to do a Cleanup of your system:
Windows Update Cleanup in Windows 8

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I receive daily a "Low Disk Space" error message which is incorrect and in my estimation fradulent. It goes on to give an alternative to rectify this situation by offering to "Speed up your computer and remove all viruses that are on your computer." Of course all of this is for a price. If you opt in and then change your mind before you totally commit they offer the same package for half price. I refuse to be "sucked in" by this fraudulent company.

I have gone to the internet to try and find out how I may get rid of this enemy. I have used Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsofts Security fix program all to no avail. I am at my 'wits end' trying to rid my computer of this plague. This is the url that the message comes through as. I cannot find out any source that will identify its origin: http://static.salesresourcepartners.com/g/?z=1&ilmernzkvtaztu=002618B38EDC0810&pu=cGlja3VwaG9ja2V5LmNvbQ==&s=iexplore&nm=ilmernzkvtaztu&t=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5waWNrdXBob2NrZXkuY29tL2ZvcnVtL3RvcGljLmFzcD9UT1BJQ19JRD0yODIzNw==&r=1

I need help.

Thanks,

Doug. Bell
 

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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Ok first off I want to say I've searched and searched and searched to no avail in trying to find a solution to this I've come to the conclusion it's software and not hardware based. Let me start from the top.

I've had an older computer (HP Pavilion a408x) out of commission for a while due to a 'sploded psu. I finally get around to ordering one, install it and everything is good. I bring it back to my office and hook it up to the internet and as expected there's updates. So I up date it and after the updates are installed the computer restarts automatically (weird yes) and as it's coming back on it detects errors and runs CHKDSK. So I let it run and it gets to part 2 of 3. At this point in time my partner is really needing to print sometime and all computers print through this computer. So after about 45 minutes CHKDSK is still on part 2 at only 15%. So I'm like "screw it" and manually shut down and restart. It's at this point I get a "primary master hard disk failure" at the boot screen. Letting start up continue I get a "Stop : c000021 unknown hard error \systemroot \system 32 \ntdll.dll" At this point I realize something is delectably wrong.

Found this thread, which didn't help much. At some point the c000021 error stops and I start getting "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter" and I found this thread, which didn't help much either. I have also been searching other sites as well.

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A:Hard Drive not found "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

Anything would be super helpful, even if it's bad news. I just need to know if I can get this remedied or not.

Another thing I noticed is that the HDD activity light on the front of the computer does not blink or show any activity.

Thanks!

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Hi there,
after i re-installed xp on my master drive (250 GB) my secondary HD which i used for keeping any installed apps or games on will only show as 34 gig unused space.. this is around the amount of free space on the drive before the re-install.. however before i re-installed XP on the Master my slave drive was showing as 78gb now its only showing the 34 that was "Free space"???

Have tried checking with Paragon Partition manager 9.0(still only shows as 34.5gb) and also a low level format with no luck.. have checked for other partitions and it cant find any.. any help is appreciated..
 

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In Explorer on Computer, is there a way to change the number of gigabytes or percentage that Windows uses before it changes from the blue bar to red? For instance, I have an array that is 1TB, but it still has over 15GB free on it, but Windows interprets that percentage as the drive being low, so the bar appears red.

To me, I don't want that bar red unless there is say, 5GB remaining, or maybe even 1GB. 15GB still goes a long way, even though it is a small fraction of 1TB.

Ideas?

A:Changing the Disk Space Bar "Low Level"

  
Quote: Originally Posted by muzicman82


In Explorer on Computer, is there a way to change the number of gigabytes or percentage that Windows uses before it changes from the blue bar to red? For instance, I have an array that is 1TB, but it still has over 15GB free on it, but Windows interprets that percentage as the drive being low, so the bar appears red.

To me, I don't want that bar red unless there is say, 5GB remaining, or maybe even 1GB. 15GB still goes a long way, even though it is a small fraction of 1TB.

Ideas?


15Gb out of 1Tb would be considered low to me.

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"Not enough memory to run microsoft excel. Please close other programs and try again"
So this morning I tried to open up excel, and this message comes up. Same happens for word.
Then I try and open it again and it wants to run in safe mode, and then the same problem happens.
Then I open it again and it says "Excel failed to launch in safe mode. Do you want to start Detect and Repair?"
So I run that and it says setup completed successfully. But I try and open it and I get the original "not enough memory" message, and it's just a big loop.

I have enough memory, 3GB and I'm using office 2007 on windows 7.
It's been running fine since this morning.
 

A:"There is not enough memory or disk space to run excel"

How about diskspace that's ' memory' too.
The environment settings voor %TEMP% could be invalid?
 

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I am getting this window popping up every 2 or 3 minutes despite clicking on it and ticking the usual boxes to remove the unwanted files - 3 minutes later back pops the warning

its as if the pc doesnt know I'm actually doing it

I have followed this advice given to someone else on another site

"Insure the temp files in the hidden Local Settings folder are deleted.
Start>My Computer> Local Disk C> Computer user name> Then go to tools (at the top)> Folder Options>View and put a dot in show Hidden Files and Folders Click OK> Open the Local Setting Folder>Temp> Delete all the files you can in the temp folder.
3. Run Disk Clean from the Start>All Programs> Accessories> System Tools>Disk Clean Insure you remove all the compress old files.
4. Get Rid of the Restore points and Lesson the amount of disk space System Restore uses.
Right click on My Computer>Properties>System Restore and put a check in turn off system restore now click on the Settings Button Choose a setting of 1 - 5% click apply and OK
Go back and TURN ON system restore, insure the amount of disk space for system restore did not default to the Max amount."
but it hasn't made any difference whatsoever

could this be a virus? I ran malaware and then 'search and destroy' but that made no difference either

I have an Acer Aspire T1 2OE
 

A:incessant "low disk space" warnings

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Forgive me, but I?m new to the forum and relatively new to [rebuilding] computers (compared to some of you, I?m sure?) I do have a tech background.

Having said that, I had to do a re-install of XP (SP1) on a Dell Optiplex GX620 that I have. While at it, I upgraded the HD to 1.5TB (Seagate Barracuda)

The XP install went well. I did not have a restore disk for the drivers, so I went to Dell?s driver download website and downloaded the correct drivers for my model/service tag.

I put the drivers on a USB flash drive and moved them/loaded them onto the Dell. I installed the drivers in order and most installed fine. A few however, such as the Broadcom 57XX Gigabit Divers, are telling me that I am out of disk space. I get the error and a dialog box says that the volume on the C: drive is -650GB, and I have -655GB Available, with 2328KB Required and Differences of -650GB? I have no-idea what?s going on here, but I can?t seem to install the driver(s).

I did Disk Clean-up, defrag, chk disk, Ccleaner? blah, blah, blah? I am only using 1% of the available drive capacity.

Any ideas?

A:New O/S and driver install "Out of Disk Space"???

BUMP... Does anyone know whats going on with this? It's a simple re-install and driver install problem; not a virus or anything weird.

Someone has on this forum has HAD to have seen this before.

Please help.

Thanks.

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I am trying to copy a 9gig video file to my Seagate external USB 2 drive for back-up.
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A:Solved: "not enough free disk space"

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I'm getting the Low Disk Space message in Windows XP. Well, DUH...I knew that I was running out of room, so I bought an external hard drive with more space than I'll ever fill. Like an idiot...when I got the external.....I just went to folders...sometimes programs and used "send to" the now G: drive. Yes, I know, that was STUPID! Many of the same files are duplicated, etc so that they were copied and sent....not actually MOVED. Some of my programs don't even work correctly anymore.

I know that I can do a system restore....but I'm almost afraid that it might crash my pc. What is the easiest way to fix this problem and put everything else, except my bare essentials, on the bigger drive?

Thanks!
 

A:The dreaded "Low Disk Space" message

bumping this hoping to get some help
 

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I frequently get a notice that the disk space on my D drive is low and asking me if I want to clear up some space by using the cleaning utility that came with Windows XP Home Edition. This disk is my secondary drive and I know the space is low. Is there a way that I can get rid of this annoying notice that appears on my screen every so often? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Notice of "Low Disk Space"

Hi referee07,

The "clean up unnecessary files" is safe to use. You can also add
choices in the list of what's to be deleted. You can also safely
remove all temporary files... Search for "*.tmp" (without quotes)
and delete those.

Also the trash bin standard setting is 10% of your drive. I would
adjust that downward to 2 % on all drives.

And, of course, you can delete some things that you really don't
need, or put them on a CD if you have a burner. Hope that helps.
 

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Hello people, I have an external 500 gigs drive with over 100 gigs free and a partition on a RAID 0 with 500 gigs free. I was trying to copy a folder with 25 gigs of data from my external hard drive to my 500 gigs partition, until at about copying 2.5 gigs, Windows shows up a warning saying that there is not enough disk space and that the file (was 500 Kb...) could not be copied. I skipped it and kept doing the same thing for every subsequent file... whats my computer's problem? I have WIndows Vista Home.
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: "There is not enough disk space" warning

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I'm getting a lot of "Check Disk for Errors" and "this hard drive needs to be formatted before it can be used" error messages when plugging my external usb hard drives into my home pc which uses windows 7. I don't get any of these messages when I plug the same hard drives in at any of a number of pcs at work which use windows xp. Any ideas on why this is happening only with windows 7? I'm also getting a lot of disconnects and reconnects on these devices but again only on windows 7.

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give...

DR

A:"Check Disk for Errors" & "hard drive needs to be formatted" errors

Welcome

I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html

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On one system I am getting this error message once every day or two. The hard drive has over 300GB available. The verbatim error message shows nothing in Google.

It reads:
"The space on the hard drive is running low. Currently only xMB is free. Please free space by deleting unused files."

Now it shows 71MB free. Any thoughts?

A:Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

so do you have 300 gb? or only 71 mb? because if its 71 mb, u have got some major cleaning to do. I doubt that though, some viruses clutter the hard drive. If you have plenty of room, and your still getting the message then you can follow these instructions to remove the annoying message.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista - Vista Forums

1. open regedit
2. go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
3. Right click explorer and then select new then DWORD (32 bit value)
4. name it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks
5. right click it and press modify
6. change its value to 1 in hexadecimal form then press ok
7. log out and back in and message should be gone.

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I mapped a few network drives to different shared folders on my EX485 with the inital 750GB drive installed. Since then, I have installed an additional 2x1TB. However, in Windows 7 it is showing 1.18TB free of 678GB, so it recognizes the correct free space, but is still showing the old HDD total. I've removed the mappings and readded and rebooted both my PC and WHS with no luck. Any suggestions? Thank You!

A:Incorrect "free of" Hard Drive Total Space

My network drive mappings never show the correct free space either. I just ignore it.

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I have been running a Dual-Boot Setup of XP Pro and WIN 7 successfully
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Recently I have almost exclusively been booting into WIN 7.
In this D.B. Setup The booted OS appers as Primary Partition on the C:
drive with the non-active OS as "Unallocated Space " on the D: drive.
This all happens on the No.1 Hard Drive.
No2 Hard Drive has been partitioned into several Partitions , the
First one as a Primary Partition with the remaining Partitions as
Logical drives.
Today , when I booted into WIN 7 , there was no sign of the second
hard drive and its Partitions even although both drives ( Serial
Drives) were recognised in the initial part of the Bios screen during
this bootup.
When I looked in Disk Management , I saw that the first Partition on
the second hard drive appeared normally as a Primary Partition but
that all remaing space on this drive was shown as "Unallocated Space"
I then re-booted into the XP OS .
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A:Hard Drive Suddenly appearing as "Unallocated Space"

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk mgmt drive map and listings, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us what is on each partition, have both HD's attached.

Do you wish to continue with XP or remove it?

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I am using a 120GB portable hard drive for back ups and additional file storage. When defragging this drive, you are able to see how much space is actually "reserved for system files". Since this is not a bootable drive with no operating system on it, is there a way to recover this space that is reserved for system files? On this drive it amounts to about 10GB of space. If possible, how is this done?
 

A:Portable Hard Drive "reserved system space"

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There I was, sitting in a cold dark room, nothing but me and that hunk of metal I call Dolores, doing her Win 7 Pro computing thing.

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So I reverted to an image back in time to when there was 23.6 GB left. And she starts the same "diet" process, losing open space daily. Rebooting changes nothing.

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A:"The Case of the Disappearing Hard Drive Space"

Download TreeSize to see what's taking up the space.

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Hi,

I recently bought an Asus 1215n netbook from Amazon with a 250gb hard drive. However, when I check the actual capacity I only see 1 partition with 100gb and another partition with 117gb.

I know you "lose" 7gb per each 100gb, but that means I should at least have 232,5 usable gigabytes (approximately). I checked other posts in the forums and thanks to them I found out that one partition in my computer is using 2gb for system protection.

But still, where are the other 13,5 gigabytes???

Thanks everyone

A:Missing Hard Drive Space (besides the "standard 7%")

  
Quote: Originally Posted by reckonn


Hi,

I recently bought an Asus 1215n netbook from Amazon with a 250gb hard drive. However, when I check the actual capacity I only see 1 partition with 100gb and another partition with 117gb.

I know you "lose" 7gb per each 100gb, but that means I should at least have 232,5 usable gigabytes (approximately). I checked other posts in the forums and thanks to them I found out that one partition in my computer is using 2gb for system protection.

But still, where are the other 13,5 gigabytes???

Thanks everyone



Sorry to say but that 7% is an average. I have seen as high as 20% and as low as 3%.

It gets worse the bigger the HD as well.

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Hello,

I have a T60 laptop with a 55 Gig hard drive and only 350Mb of free space. I ran WinDirStat and it shows an "unknown" file taking up 30 Gig of space. I am not sure what it is or what to do about it.

I cannot find it (the "unknown") in Windows Explorer (I "un-hid" the hidden folders, etc.).

Has anyone run into a situation like this before?

Any advice?

Thanks,
M

A:"unknown" taking up space on hard drive

Did you personally setup this machine. i.e install Windows etc? 30 gigs sounds like an Operating system i.e linux. Windows cannot see a Linux/Bsd/Beos etc partition.
If you get hold of a Linux Live Cd it usually has Gpart(Like Partition Magic) on it . Gpart will tell you what is there. It can also reformat it to any type of media you want.

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Hello,

I am having speed/space issues with my Dell Inspiron 4000 laptop. I'm running Windows XP. The last week or so it has been taking an inordinate amount of time to bring up new windows, change tabs in Firefox, etc., even bringing up the Start Menu takes time and makes a lot of noise. I've also noticed that there is very little space left on my hard drive. I have continued to move photos to a USB key and delete old files, but the space keeps filling up, and I don't know what's causing it. I also had one incident this week where I typed a web address into Firefox (I don't remember exactly which site--something very regular like Facebook or Gmail) and it brought up a completely different site with questionable content (no, it was not a pop-up, and the page I wanted didn't load in a new tab or anything). I am putting a HijackThis log below.

Thank you much for your help!
RainyDayInParis

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:46:50 AM, on 5/8/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17023)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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Hi everyone,

I've been having this prblem for several months but recently it has been getting worse. I'm working on an Dell Optiplex gx280 windows xp professional sp2. Here is the problem, while I'm working on my computer (doesn't matter what I'm doing) I will get an error msg "low disk space" flash on my screen, then my monitor will shut off, but the power light on the computer stays on (sometimes flashing). I'd have to power it off and turn it back on and it would log in normally. This morning it happened 3 times, please help. Thank you in advance.

-jdaries-
 

A:"low disk space" error

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One of my users was working in Corel Word Perfect 9.0 and experience an "out of disk space" error when she tried to save her work (just a small document). She was working over our TCP/IP network using Win2000 terminal server and saving to a Linux file server. I was at the server so I was able to save the file with a different name but I can't figure why she would get that error as there is plenty of space on the Linux server. Has anyone ever seen this before? Thanks
 

A:"out of disk space" error

Just a wild guess but is there possibly a setting somewhere that may limit the amount of storage space a user can use, on a user by user basis? If so, you may just need to increase the setting for that user.
 

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I keep getting "Low disk space" messages about one of my partitions.

First of all, what is the point of this message? I can see why it would be useful for the system drive, but for all other drives why would anyone worry about filling up a drive?

More importantly, how can I disable this message from persistently popping up every day?

A:What are "Low disk space" messages for?

Hello Marty,

It's basically just a warning to let you know that the disk/partition is extremely low on free space. This is to warn you to either clear space or get a bigger storage device soon since you could lose data, possibly everything, on the hard drive if you run out of space on it.

The tutorial below can help show you how to disable the "Low disk space" message. Low Disk Space Warning in Vista
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a Compaq Presario with Windows XP Home Edition. I keep receiving the above message. How do I get rid of it? Yes, I know it means I don't have enough disk space on my D Drive, but how do I fix it? It won't defragment because it needs more space (I have only 45 mgs.) My D Drive is solely for Restore so I cannot delete files from there. Can I enlarge the D Drive?

Thanks, gb
 

A:"Low Disk Space D Drive"

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This question relates to the hard-drive "Space used" as reported by Vista - hope its the right forum.

I have a fairly new laptop with a 320G HD with Vista on it. If I view properties on C:, it reports "Used space" as 76GB. This seems to be an absurdly large number, as I don't have much stuff on it yet. And weirdly, if I select all items in C: and view properties, they amount to about 35GB. (I enabled viewing of hidden and system files too, so don't think anything is missing). Still, a difference of about 40GB seems odd.

Is this normal in Vista? Does anyone have an idea what could be taking up so much space?

A:Vista hard drive "used space" - odd

Run Disk Clean Up Tool
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-6161767.html

Try turning off System Restore and then turning it back on.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

Turn it off on the C: drive by unchecking the box next to C:, then Click Apply.
Then recheck the box and Click Apply

Run the Vista SP1 Cleanup Tool
http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-v...clean-up-tool/

If this fixed it now to correct the problem:
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/decreas...em_restore.htm

The 64-bit version of Windows Vista can take up anywhere from 12GB to 20GB.

Hope this helps.

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I got a Gateway Pc...
I am supposed to have 400 gb of space but currently there is only an available space of 372 gb?
I have no other Os installed.
The 372 gb is not free space, but available space...
I tried everything... defragging..deleting the whole partition and reinstalling the OS... e.t.c...
 

A:Hard drive space "missing"

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My drive, according to properties under C:\, is using 45.5 GB of its available 100. When I go in to C, and select all (hidden files are shown), properties, it counts it up to 30 gigs size on disk.

So.. Where's those 15 gigs?

I wasn't sure where to put this so I plopped it in Vista, as it's what I'm running.

My system is a rather new (last month) box, pretty clean overall.
 

A:"Missing" hard drive space

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Hi Everyone,

i am using CRichEditCtrl::GetLine() function to read the text from a dialog.
If my text contains any space character then it is throwing improper argument error and the application getting closed in vista only.....
What is the actual problem ????? why it is happening with vista only...?

Please suggest

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Dear Experts,

I have created windows image on Drive F: but delete it after some time manually due to some space prob.
But while backup shows about 40 GB only few GB space got free after deletion. When i try to again take the the backup using windows 7 backup & restore option, its still shows 35 Gb of System Image in drive F: when i brows the Manage Disc Space option but i cant find it on the same drive. (Plz see attached pic)
Plz help me to locate this and delete the same.

Thanks

A:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I don't know what is my problem because is not the first time that usb external hard drive is working fine until get damage and said " it need to be formatted " and lost all the INFO because I have to format again the disk to be usefull. Also it is not the same hard disk.

A:Why USB external hard disk show now " The disk need to be formatted"

Hi Elnene,

I am actually having the same issue regarding a spare external drive and Windows 7. The drive works perfectly on XP and Wii but the second I plug it into my laptop (windows 7) **YOU NEED TO FORMAT......** This is not an option! I have searched the internet far and wide - there are a few fixes that have worked for some but unfortunately not me. I also noticed that NONE / NO ONE / NOT ONE Windows 7 'Help sites' that have Windows 7 'gurus' have bothered to EVER answer this rather common problem. There are threads older than 4 years that have never been answered and I see your thread is already 4 weeks old... Sad really.

I CAN'T BELIEVE MicroSoft can't help regarding this issue???????????????????

In this time I hope you have come right!!!
Kind regards
Eldin Mc

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Please can somebody help with this minor but annoying matter. When turning on my business computer one morning, the space bar and return/enter buttons are visable when i type emails, but when i send them, they are not. I know its a setting, but can anyone tell me what setting and how to turn it off?

Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] "Space bar" and "return/enter" are visual on emails! Help

You need to tell us what email client you use as these days not everyone uses the built-in one.

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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o.k...so heres my problem....im curently defragmenting my HD...i have two partitions...my C: drive and my D:drive.....i have my OS installed in my C: drive and alot of other things.....

So when i first started defragmenting my C:drive....i had 34.0 GB of free space..and i left to go eat taco bell..XD..and when i came back...it was around 70% done but the free space was down to ONLY 2 GB.....

so iv looked evrywhere and foun lots of people had this problem..didnt quite find a solution though....and BTW...im stil defragmenting *** im writing this...but i might just end it becouse it started going really slow.....im assuing becouse i have no free space left on that partition....

Another important thing is that im NOT using the disk defragmentor that comes with the OS....

im using one called "Piriform Defraggler"....and before that i used the default one that came with the os...and it said that it was 0% defragmented..but when i analyzed it with the other program..it said it was like 64% fragmented......

So if theres ny more info u guys need ...just let me know...and i dont know if my HD space will come back after i close the program..but idk..il let u guys know..becouse i might just close it out now..becouse i dont think it will finish any time soon....

so plz help me out with this problem.....and thanx in advance.......
 

A:Solved: Lost Hard Disk Space After Disk Defragment

KK..im sry guys....i was just doing sum "reasearch"..and found out how to fix it....it turns out i had to resize the maximun ammount or shadow copy space..or sumthing like that....i had to do it in the cmd prompt...so ya...

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
 

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Hello all,

I lost 7GB+ of my hard disk space due to some unknown reasons. I was trying to move a large .exe file(1.78GB) to a folder, and my computer didn't seem responsing, so I repeated the "cut" & "paste for a couple times. Then my pc just froze, so I had to cut the power. After it restarted, I noticed that I lost 7GB+ of hard disk space. My guess is that WinXp held a large space to make copies of the .exe files, but the power was off before it put the copies into the specified locations. And WinXp wasn't able to release the space after restarting. Does anyone know if I can get back my hard disk space? or I need to reinstall windows? Any helps will be appreciated. Many thanks!!

A:Lost Hard Disk Space (7GB+)

How does your Recycle Bin look?

Do a chkdsk /f

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Hello all,

I lost 7GB+ of my hard disk space due to some un-known reasons. I was trying to move a large .exe file(1.78GB) to a folder, and my computer didn't seem responsing, so I repeat the "cut" & "paste for a couple times. Then my pc just froze, so I had to cut the power. After my pc restarted, I just lost 7GB+ of space. My guess is that WinXp held a large space to make copies of the .exe files, but the power was off before it put the copies into the specified folder. And WinXp couldn't release the space even after restarting. Do you know anyway that I can get back my hard disk space? or I need to reinstall windows? Any helps will be appreciated. Many thanks!!
 

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i bought a samsung 1000 gb hdd. model:HD103SJ (1000GB/7200rpm/32M) it was my primary hdd. when i bought it, had 938GB total space... i formatted n pertitioned it couple times... last time when i broke all pertition then it showed total 931. something... so total more than 7 gigs r completely vanished.... i tried to find that space but as i said, completely vanished..... so pertitioned it again with 931 gigs...... now how can i regain that 7 gigs????? plzzz help guys..........

A:hard disk lost space

harddrive becomes smaler and smaler over time.
when you format a HD or check it for errors.. bad sectors are marked as unusable and are not used by filesystems.
those bad sectors can't be repaired, they are vanished indeed.

but however 7 GB is alot.
how old is your HD?

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I have a virus that eats up all of my available disk space. I have deleted most of my programs, and after the deletions are done, the space I made available fills right back up again. I ran (online) Norton/Symantec, trend micro house call, and AVG. I had to do it online since I need more disk space to run a resident virus program. The only way I can stop the monster from filling up any space made avalable is to delete a program and come up in safe mode. As soon as I reboot to full windows , the space I made availabe fills up. It seems to leave at least 170 to 200 Meg available. The PC is a Dell laptop with a 10 gig drive. And at this point, few programs!

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Can anyone suggest a remedy, please?
I recently ran a full PC recovery from my back up DVD-ROM disks. This was about the fifth time I've had to do it, due to infections, etc.
I have 3 recovery disks, but it only ran disc 1, and never asked me to put in the other two...
When I rebooted, I soon realized that I only had 1 or 2 GB of free space.
The C: drive is around 80GB in size and obviously should not be this full.
I suspect it may have to do with the partitioning, or something I did in my previous 4 system restores...
By the way, the last time my HP crashed (about 2 months ago), I got fed up with Windows and tried to install Linux, but I was never able to figure out the code or process necessary for Linux to run my wireless driver, and couldn't connect to the internet, so I reluctantly just re-installed Windows from the disc.
Can anyone help, please?

A:help with "Low Disk space"

Why not scan your hard disk with a disk space utility like showsize(showsize.com)? See what you come up with. You will be able to see the largest folders on the folder sizes report and the largest file on the Only files report (if you sort on Size column).

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I downloaded the game in Winrar format on the desktop and when I tried to extract it to specific folder,I have this error message:-

There is not enough space on disk
Write error: only NTFS file system supports files larger than 4 GB

On my local C: drive I have more than 15 GB available.What do i do now?
Help is very much appreciated.
 

A:"not enough space on disk"???

Your hard disk is FAT32 format? The problem is that the file is larger then 4 gigs, so a FAT32 HD can't handle it, what u need to do is reformat ur computer so its NTSF. Except that means you will lose everything on your drive I think
 

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hi. i'm new here. nice to meet all of you!
just like a lot of folks i'm sure, i've come here because there are some weird things running on my pc that shouldnt be in there.
please help!!!!!!

heres the hijack log
(thanks in advance. i don't know much about this computer virus stuff.)
~eric

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:06:40 AM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\VERIZO~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\HELPSU~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Verizon Online\ConnMgr\cmisrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Components\Encoder\Wmencagt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
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A:"windows no disk" and "winsilly" "win956temp"

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A:SATA Laptop Hard Drive "Disk Read Error"

This thread can be closed as #1 the issues has been resolved and #2 it doesn't look like anyone will be repying anyways.

Now, in the case that someone does stumble onto this thread here is an update....
Turns out the hard drive was physically damaged (or so I'm told). Since there was sensitive data on the drive I was being extra cautious and after removing the drive and connecting to another pc and seeing the drive but not the partitions or data I didn't even try FixMBR or anythinhg else becuase I didn't want to take the chance of further damage. I took the drive to a data recovery specialst who was able (for a small fee ofcourse) to recover the data. Since the laptop is still under warranty I took it into the store I bought it and told them the sit. Tehy gave me a new hard drive on the spot and I have now restored it back to normal. Thank You all and goodnight.
 

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Hey all, I just created this account after doing some lurking on here.
I have a problem with a desktop of mine, its and Amd Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor 3800+

I know that there are other threads on this problem but they only seem to have solutions for computers that have floppy drives and mine does not.

I'm not very tech savvy at all either so any bit of help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

A:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer"

Sounds like a stupid answer,

Have you checked all cables .. I.e SATA and Power are plugged into your HDD? (or IDE and Power)

Poyol

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I just began getting this error yesterday. What is the likelihood that another issue besides a failing hard drive is causing error? Secondly, I've already purchased a new hard drive as a precaution. What is the fastest/easiest way to backup/clone this drive?

A:"Windows detected a hard disk problem" error message

Hello,

Please open an elevated command prompt.
When you have the command promt open please enter the following command:
sfc /scannow and press enter.
After the scan is 100% and the scan did repair files please restart your computer.

Please re-open an elevated command prompt and enter the following command:
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

The cbs.log file will be posted on the Desktop as the current user, named sfcdetails.txt. Please attach this file in your next post.

Note: You can also copy/paste the commands to make it easier.

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I just bought a new DVD Burner but figured it wasnt TOO tough to install...I am less than skilled at this stuff but the guy at Best Buy basically said it wasnt hard and it could be done no problem...

So i opened a relatively older (about 4-5 years ) tower, unscrewed the cd drive i wanted to take out and then slid the new dvd burner in its place, plugged in the necessary wires and i thought i was in business...

turns out for whatever reason i couldnt see the drive when i went to "my computer" so i thought that maybe i plugged in the wrong wire...i un plugged one, plugged in another that was hanging down and then my computer just shut off...

now i am getting message thats telling me "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer."

am i dealing strictly with a problem where i have the wrong things plugged in? or did i fry my hard drive?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated
 

A:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer..." ???

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Yet from the same partition i'm able to boot into a "dual boot type install" of LUbuntu which im using just fine right now
On my other hard drive with a windows 10 install. check disk reports NO errors

Trying to boot from the windows 7 install dual boot begins booting but almost instantly kicks to an old style loading bar then goes to startup repair
and it fails with the problem being "bad hard drive"

but somehow it LUbuntu has no problem booting when i select to boot from it instead of windows 7
all of my data MUST be intact because otherwise i wouldn't be able to boot at all. and i can see all the files on my drive just fine

When I tried to boot in safe mode. it stopped after a few system files were loaded then went to startup repair. I dont remember the file it stopped at.

I have no idea how to solve this??
Is there some way to do a full repair of windows 7? not just the silly startup repair?

This is a very urgent frustrating and serious problem

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i get the message "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer" when i try to install windows xp on a dell dimension 5150c with a 160G WD SATA drive. the bios detects it fine and the diagnostics indicate that it's okay and norton ghost is able to access it. this post:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18329.html

indicates that i should try setting my sata operation to "combination". i have no such setting in my bios. i have only ahci and ata for this setting. i've tried both with identical results. do i need scsi drivers to install windows? thanks for any help.
 

A:Get "setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer"

This is one of the most common problems we see here on TechSpot!
What you need to do is press F6 for third-party scsi or raid controller just as the Windows install is starting. You then need to insert your SATA driver disk.
If you do not have one then you will need to go to the Dell website and download the correct one for your PC and put it on to a floppy disk.
This should get all working.
 

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Help Please

Im in big trouble. I was going to format my hard drive of my PC when i discovered that my system did not recognize it. This is really weird because i was using it a year now and it was working fine. The message i get is this "Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system".
 

A:"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your system".

You need to have a floppy with the proper driver then press F6 at the beginning of the Windows install process. With the proper drivers, Windows will find your hard drive (probabyl a SATA one) & will allow you to use it as a boot drive.

ps. please use the search function as this topic has been discussed quite a few times.
 

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Hi,

Recently, an error message "Windows detected a hard disk problem" always pop ups in my monitor.

I have done "Error Checking" also " Defragmentation"...but that error message doesn't disappear.

What should I do?

Thanks a Lot.

A:Error message " Widows detected a hard disk problem"

That is not a most welcome message.

I would immediately backup the most important personal data and run the DOS version of Manufacturer's Diagnostic Utility. If it passes without any event reported, fine. But if it finds bad sectors and even if it repairs it, be wary. Not to be taken aback by any catastrophic failure that may occur unannounced, always backup all your personal data and also image your system regularly.

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Ok guys.. I screwed up big time... I was about to create a bootable flash drive with a utility called HPflash and right the moment I pressed the start button I realized that the selected drive wasnt my flash drive.. but my external hard disk with 400 Gigs of Data! I dont know about you guys.. but I had tons of pictures and videos.. (my wedding video too!) And I am going nuts now.. can anyone please give me some hope and tell me I can recover all my files? Do I need to use one of the un-delete software out there? When I click on the hard disk it states that it needs to be formatted.. so apparently it hasnt.. so what happened to it? Can I undo what I did very quickly? thanks!
 

A:Solved: Recover external hard disk that "needs to be formatted"

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Hey all, I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and I'm loving it, EXCEPT for this one problem I'm having.

Immediately after I upgraded, my external hard drive (WD Ext HDD 1021 3TB) was missing from "My Computer." I never had any problems with this HDD before I upgraded, and the file-system is NTFS.

The external drive is visible in Disk Management, however there is no letter assigned. Right clicking on the drive's partitions in Disk Management shows every option grayed out except for "Delete Volume."

Upon seeing this, I attempted to use diskpart to assign a new letter, however in diskpart the partition type is listed as "unknown" and when I attempt to assign a letter, diskpart says "there is no volume specified." Listing volumes in diskpart only seems to list the volumes on my internal drive, not the external one.

After reading some articles on similar problems, I tried using the program "MiniTool Partition Wizard" to assign a new drive letter, and it seemed to work! The drive showed up in "My Computer" with the correct name and letter, with all my data intact. In Disk Management, all the drive options were still grayed out, but because I could access my drive, I figured the problem was solved.

However, after a short amount of time, the drive became inaccessible. In "My Computer" the drive's name changed from "cmluepke 3tb external (F:)" to "Local Disk (F:)." Clickin... Read more

A:External Hard Drive inaccessible, becomes "Local Disk"

I had this exact same problem with a 16GB Toshiba thumb-drive a few days ago.
I'd been having heat-related shutdowns, and believe this to be what caused the issue in the first place.
Deleting the volume, then re-creating it allowed me to format and assign a drive-letter.
But yes, I did lose the (non-critical - a recorded TV show) data.
I'm not aware of any other 'fixes'.
Wenda.

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Hey guys, I need one of you hardware geeks to help me here. I finally bought the Maxtor DiamondMax10 hard drive. Its SATA 300 Gig with a 16 Meg Cache and NCQ. I already have a SATA WD Raptor as my main drive and trying to install this one has a data drive. I have an Asus PW5D2 Premium Board.

When I boot up, it takes a long time (about a minute) to do anything than I eventually get a "Hard disc error" and I have to hit F1 to continue. The BIOS recognizes the drive, but Windows does not. I've swapped out the cable and tried a different controller, same result. While I have like 10 hard drives laying around, they are all PATA--no SATAs to try.

I think the drive is damaged. I downloaded Maxtor's PowerMax, but its worthless--goes through some tests and the inital ones pass and later ones fail, but its the same thing on the other drive (the Raptor) and that one works fine. Tells me eventually to contact Maxtor Tech Support on both drives!

Any ideas?
 

A:Getting "Hard Disk Error" on second SATA data drive

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hello

i have bought a new computer recently and today i got this error message (i think the error is quite famous i will provide a photo if needed) and i have been trying to fix with no luck here is the situation so far.

1) i got the error after updating (it poped up after restarting the computer) the driver for my nvidia graphics card (not sure if this is important) .

2) i've searched around and i couldn't tell if this is a legitimate error or just maleware .

3) i ran check disk and no bad sectors were found .

4) i ran malwarebytes and it didn't find anything.

5) i ran superantispyware and it found and cleaned some threats .

6) i ran seaTools and the drive passed the fix all function .

i have done a complete back up just in case.

how do i fix this problem ?

please inform me if any information is needed and i will provide it ASAP.

i apologize for the long post.

Thank You

A:i need help with fixing "windows has detected a hard disk problem".

If you have made a backup image of your drive - you have done the best thing, just in case.

Are you still getting the message?

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Hi, when i boot up my other computer it is a black screen and says "Primary hard disk Drive 0 cannot be found, strike F1 to continue or F2 to enter setup utility." When i strike F1 it says something like "boot up failed press F1 to try again" what do i do? When i press F2 it takes me to a screen and Undery Hard disk drive 0 it says unkown and under hard disk drive 1 it says off.

PS. My computer also makes alot of beeping sounds all of a sudden. Plz help me What is going on? Thankyou
 

A:Problem booting computer "hard disk drive" help plz

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Okay, I'm on Vista. I just got a new external hard drive, and was trying to move some movie folders to it. Trying to move a whole directory of similar files, most of them moved without any problem. However, some files would be unable to move. I get a message that says "Cannot read from the source file or disk" and have to skip the file to continue.

After the move of the whole folder was complete, I would try to do it again to the individual files that were left behind - the move would seem to begin, and it would tell me that the file was being moved, but at a certain point it would stop, and give me the same error message again. I would have to cancel the move.

There is nothing obviously wrong with the files. They seem to play with no obvious problems (I haven't watched any all the way through, but skipping around seems to work). I was also able to delete one of them without any problems, as well as to move them to other folders on my hard drive. I just can't seem to move or copy them to the external hard drive. I ran a check disk which did not seem to solve the problem.

Any help would be appreciated, Thanks.

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I have 2 Sata drives installed on a Windows 7 32bit machine. Both were formatted during a clean install of Windows 7 unlimited. The primary hd is a 300gb WD and the other is a 500gb Seagate "IDE\DiskST3500418AS_CC34" is the hardware id on the second drive.

I can see both in device manager but it says both are fully updated.

P.S. I haven't found any driver from seagate online, which i think might help.

A:hard drive not displaying "my computer and disk manager"

I have resolved the problem.

I simply went to Downloads | Seagate and downloaded the DiskWizard application. Using Seagate's application, I was able to partition, allocate, and synchronize the D drive in few common sense steps.

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