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Q: Free Space in Disk Management

Today I reinstalled windows 7 from MSDN.

But I have free space of 48 gb

What can I do. I try to shrink c: and thaen add this but I could not, onl the - i take from c:

A: Free Space in Disk Management

Quote: Originally Posted by DigDeep


Today I reinstalled windows 7 from MSDN.

But I have free space of 48 gb

What can I do. I try to shrink c: and thaen add this but I could not, onl the - i take from c:


We could really use a bigger screenshot. you can use the snipping tool built into windows. Just type snipping tool in search

Ken

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I kinda seriously need help here guys

I have 800mb free in my C drive...

i deleted my D and have 20 gb free space, but i cant delete it to make it an unallocated space (the delete partition option is greyed out) ..

im sorry if this is the wrong forum to post this on.....ive been working on this for 5 hours and im pissed right now..lol

A:Can't Delete Free Space in Disk Management

Hello Akash666, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have you right clicked that Free Space to see if you get a "Delete" option in the drop-down, though if it's part of an Extended partition (more than one Logical) you may not be able to create it as unallocated space; post a snip for us to have a look at.




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Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Hello to everyone who might see this.

I had a problem when I decided to remove Ubuntu from a dual-boot system. When I removed GRUB and deleted the blank named partitions that were in Disk Management, the equivalent space of those two was shown as 'Free Space'. I proceeded to delete it, but the option was greyed out. I read in another thread that making a new volume out of this free space and then deleting that may resolve the issue, but it just won't happen.

What I did was make a Simple Volume from the free space and then deleting it. This made it go back to free space, but still the 'Delete Volume' option was greyed out.

Also, I tried slow formatting the Simple Volume and then deleting it to see if it helped, but that too isn't any help.

Another thing is that when I decided to shrink a different volume to add that space on to another partition I had, even that free space is undeletable.

I am not at all used to work with hard drives and partitions, so can some one please steer me in the right direction?

By the way, I attached a snap of my Disk Management window along with this message. The 10.86 GB free space is the one made after deleting the Ubuntu volumes, and the 23.93 GB one was created after I shrunk a separate volume, and as I typed before, both of these are undeletable.

I'll appreciate any help you can give. Thank you!

A:Unable to Delete 'Free Space' in Disk Management

Use this program:

Free Partition Manager for Window PC | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition

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Here's my issue. I had three partitions, but I turned one of them into "free space" to be merged into my "C" disk.

So in the picture, it would be the 129.84 GB plus the 14.33 GB partitions. The 4.89 GB is for Ubuntu.

However, when I go right click on the free space and select "delete partition", it gives me the error:

There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation.

What does it mean?? Please help.

A:Please help with disk management - can't delete 14GB free space

You can't merge the right 14GB back to C with the 4GB in the middle.
C can't be split in two partitions.

You can put the 14 and 4 together.

If Ubuntu isn't installed yet you can remerge everything then split off a partition for Ubuntu by itself on the right end.

Mike

1- Partition or Volume - Delete

2- Partition or Volume - Extend
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

This would be simplest I think.
You can also shrink the 14GB to 5GB. This will put the 5 on the right and make the middle 14GB.
Partition or Volume - Shrink

Then add the middle back to "C".
Extend the C to include the 14GB.
Partition or Volume - Extend

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This just popped up today and the only thing I can think that I had done since not seeing it was activated AHCI. As can be seen in the attached snip there is a very small partition to the left of the "SSD Common" logical partition. It is bounded by the same green box as the "SSD Common" partition. Hovering over it provides details of it being Free Space 1Mb in size. Right clicking on it provides a menu with everything greyed out except for HELP which simply opens the Disk Management user guide. Should add that both the "SSD General" & "SSD Trade" are W7 bootable partitions with AHCI activated.

Any insight is appreciated.

*edit* -- Oops, meant to place this under Performance & Maintenance.
*edit #2* -- there is also no reference to this 1Mb free space anywhere else on the disk management console (additional info since I failed in posting the full snip. ).

A:Disk Management displays unknown/unmanageable 1Mb free space

You could play around with it an extend partition F to the left with Partition Wizard. But why bother. It is such a small sliver.

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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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My NTFS non-system partition is now almost well defragmented. However this applies only to small and medium sized files.

There are still approx 40 big files (> 1 GB) which cannot be defragmented because there is no free single (!) space slot where they fit in.

So I need a way to shift all occupied clusters to get free contigous space on my hard disk.
Currently about 150 GB is be free on my partition but divided into thousand of individual chunks.

I tried now half a dozend of defragmenters.
Sad but true: NO (!) one was able to perform this easy operation.

Can someone recommend me a real defragmenter which is able to perform such a "shift" operation?

Thank you
Peter

A:How to shift all free space on hard disk to get contigous free space?

I'm not sure exactly what you have and exactly what you are trying to do.

I personally use Windows 7 built in defrag and have found nothing better.

Windows 7 will put things like Windows 7 wants and needs things put.
The Windows 7 defrag or 3rd party defrag programs doesn't care where you want things put or what order you want them.

As far as I know you will have no control over such things.
You are obviously using a 3rd party defrag tool because you are watching the little colored squares and noticing what looks like free spaces between things. Why things are defragged in the fashion they are I really don't know.
What I do know is Windows 7 defrag put things in the order that Windows 7 wants them and that is what counts.

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I've had my Acer Aspire 5310 laptop for a few months now with Windows Vista. I have an 80GB hard drive, partitioned into two drives as default.

Until now I've never noticed that the numbers didn't add up. I know when you buy and 80GB hard drive, it should actually show up as less due to bits and bytes and what not (80GB=74GB roughly) but I found something fishy in Disk Management. There is a drive showing up with no letter assigned to it which is nearly 10GB in size and after doing the math it accounts for the 10GB i lack after adding my two 32GB hard drives together.

So I have 2 x 32GB drives plus this weird drive which is 10.

I have attached the screenshot of disk management.

If anyone knows what is going on here I would very much appreciate it!

Cheers, Darren (newbie)

A:Problem with Vista Disk Management/Being robbed of hard disk space!

has this just recently appeared? This is a longshot, but if you have Kaspersky lap installed then that could be the problem. It autologs roughly 10 gigs of data without your permission, it is easy to get rid of, but annoying none the less.
However this doesn't seem to likely as what seems to have happened here is that you have accidently split one of your hard drives into two. Either that or a program like deamon tools has created a virtual drive. Do you use either deamon tools or alcohol 120?

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I've a full system backup and 139 GBs of free disk space, but Disk Management won't allow me to create a new partition to restore the image because I don't have any unallocated disk space. Is my backup image useless?
 

A:No unallocated disk space in Disk Management and can't create new partition.

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Hello everyone, just wondered if anyone knows anything on this?

When I list my disk partitions in diskpart it shows I have around 3mb Unallocated space but when I view my disks in compmgr it shows I have no unallocated space. Enclosed a couple of screenshots.

Haven't noticed any problems with pc or files.

Is it anything to be concerned about?

A:Diskpart showing different free space to Computer Management.

They both report 596GB. Absolutely nothing to worry about.

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i wanted to copy a cd image (4.18GB ISO format) from partition F: (NTFS 9GB free) to partition D: (FAT32 12GB free space) and windows gives me that crap there is not enough space and i should do a disk clean up..ok i made a disk clean up to partition D: and there was 3GB of system restore files!!! maybe coz i deleted 6GB earlier anyway i deleted the system restore files and i turned it off so i have now 15GB free space on partition D: and yet it tells me there is not enough space..

i tried a trick i thought i can use winrar to archive the ISO image and select the destination folder on the partition i wanna move it to..but at like 80% winrar popped up a message that only NTFS partions can have files with file size more than 4GB..i hope theres nothing wrong with my windows or my hard disk..and i wanna know if theres a way to move that ISO image..thanx in advance.
 

A:Solved: 15GB free space and it tells me not enough disk space??!!!!!

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Am I the only one to notice and complain over this in W8.1.

This morning a new Adobe Flash update has appeared, KB3079777. The update is sized at 17.9mb. Nothing is running on the PC, its idle and with no disk activity. Free space is 55.4GB. I apply the update and free space immediately falls to 54.9gb. This behaviour is consistent with every such patch applied. Now over time, that space will return which suggests that something else is going on here. But what ?

A:Free disk space & space used by a single Flash Update.

Looks like it is just me then. Today brought a 4.6Mb W8.1>W10 computability update. My free space changed from 55.2Gb to 54.7Gb.

Sounds about right. Ho hum....

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A friend who has used MSN.com email for awhile, noticed that his disk space was disappearing lately. Traced the problem to Local Settings/application Data/Microsoft/Msn/DB.
In this folder 3.75GB is taken up in the root directory (by a database?), and 3.2GB additional is taken up in a MAIL sub-directory. Yet his IN/Sent/etc. folders are relatively empty.
1) Could this be a problem with old attachments not deleted?
2) How does one manage the disk space used by MSN?
3) Is there some sort of "compact my mail folders" option somewhere?

System is running XP.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Jim S
 

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i just go a 3tb drive and it shows the right size in my startup screens and everything but when i get in windows to partition it is only 746GB i have tried switching it from MBR over to GPT and from basic to dynamic but still no change any 1 have any ideas

A:i cant get disk management show right disk space

It needs to by GPT to see all 3 TB.

How did you do this switching back and forth from MBR to GPT??

Stay away from dynamic disks at all costs. Just say no if they are ever offered.

What is this disk's purpose? Data only? OS? Data and OS?

Do you want just a single partition on it?

What motherboard make, model, and BIOS do you have?

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Setting up a new box, Vista sadly to say. Installed MS Office XP Pro and get the following error when closing MS Word ONLY. Excel saves without any errors.

The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or save the document on another disk. Try one of the following:
*Close any unneeded documents, programs, and windows.
*Save the document on another disk.

I've moved the file location and same error. I cleaned up the drive including removing all restore point except the last one.

Now this thing has a 250 gig drive but it is also used for security in a mini mart with 8 cameras. There are about 145 Gigs of video from the security cameras on this box. At this time I am just setting it up, no cameras are connected, and the security program hasn't been set up yet. I just moved the files from the old drive to this one. BTW the old drive crashed.

I've tried the detect and repair in MS Word and no help. I have uninstalled MS Office and reinstalled and no help and even went into Properties and set the user up on quota with no limits and still no help.

So now I am at a loss and have no idea what to try next. Really don't want to delete the security files because it took 6 hours to transfer them to this computer and unless all else fails this isn't a option I want to use.

Now on the old box, which had XP Pro this, was not a problem so on Vista it should not be either but then Vista is a MS Software so this is understandable. Actually, the old box had a 15... Read more

A:disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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Hi

We just placed a new Dell Dimension. It has a 40 Gig hard drive.

User keeps getting this message:

DISK FREE SPACE HAS DROPPED BELOW THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD. FREE UP SPACE ON YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE BY:

1. BACKING UP YOUR DATA TO A TAPE BACKUP, ZIP OR NETWORK DRIVE
2. DELETE UNUSED FILES

IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH FILES ARE SAFE TO MOVE OR DELETE, CONTACT YOUR HELP DESK OR CONSULT YOUR SOFTWARE MANUALS.

This machine has over 30 gigs of free space. It's impossible that there is a disk space issue.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Some sort of mis-communication or setting?

Thanks
 

A:Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?
 

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HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics

A:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1


HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics




We could use a screenshot of your disk management console

Ken

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How do I merge the 18 gb system drive, that has no drive letter, with my c: Drive.

See screen shot:

A:Runnig out of disk space...7% of free space left.

You can not merge it. Right click on it and try to shrink it to about 350MB.

Another solution: Um. 55GB (yes, GB) System Reserved Partition?! Solved

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i need the best free / premium softwares to to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

please....

A:need Free Tools to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

Here's a couple:[email protected] KillDiskNot sure about KillDisk, but Eraser has the option to be run in the Shell Menu, so you can right-click and select Erase, instead of Delete.

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I am running Vista Ultimate on a new PC that has a 500 GB on the hard drive.
It came with two partitions, i.e., C:/ for OS (455 GB) and D/: for Recovery (10 GB). Like an idiot I thought I could see if I couldn't create set aside 35 gigs for other files, namely, creating a backup file with Acronis of C:/. I went into Control Panel/Disk Maintenance and foolishly played around with the various commands on each drive as a dry run. I right clicked on the D:/ Partition and hit the shrink volume command and thought I got out without doing any harm. What happened was I now have 6.51 GB on D:/ partition and 3.49 GB unallocated space. The amount of GB on C:/ remained 455. I have what I hope is a simple question. Is there any way to return the unallocated space to the D:/ partition using Disk Management? If not, how would I do this? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Unallocated Space in Disk Management

I believe that you should be able to merge those two partitions.
 

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Hello,
I have installed Win7 Ultimate (x86) on my 350GB SATA HDD.(2 partitions NTFS) and one old IDE HDD is used as slave (two partitions NTFS) (both disks MBR) (OLD HDD has WinXP Pro installed)

Win 7 disk management shows 8mb and 9mb space as unallocated at the end of partitions (on both HDD).
but the same disks wont show such unallocated disk space when checked through Win XP disk management

what is the reason ? what actually is the real case ? some space unallocated or not ?

regards

A:Unallocated Space in Disk Management

Post screenshot please so I can see it

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I recently cleaned my computer with CCleaner and then shortly after, I got this message saying ' You are running very low on disk space on C:. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here.'
I'm confused. What I just did was supposed to HELP increase disk space, not to decrease it.
Any help is appreciated!
Thanks
 

A:just wiped free disk space, says HDD low on disk space?

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I've tried ERASER, but find it cumbersome to setup and use.

Is there a better free one out there, please?
 

A:What is the best Free program for wiping free disk space, please?

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Hi All

I am try to create a new volume from a free space disk which was earlier have ubuntu installed in it.

I delete the partition and then right click on it and select "New Simple Volume".
I select drive "G" and select format as NTFS.
When I click on finish, it give me error "Not enough disk space to perform this operation".

I am attaching the screen shot.

Can some one help me in this regard?

Thanks
Bargi

A:Not Able to Format free disk using Disk Management

Thanks Jim.

So what's the sol.?
How can I create a new non-primary partition?

I want to use this partition. please guide.

Thanks
Bargi

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hi sorry to bother you i recently installed win7 ultimate x64 and wondering why there is a non labelled partition with over 100 gig ,the thing is i had a mate fit this hd in for me and said he had to dos format it or something im not sure what he did as im not a techy person i know he said he deleted 2 partitions and left 2 on.Is there a chance i could delete the uknown one to allocate for more space pls .

A:disk management, how do i allocate more drive space

better screenshot of management

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Hello. I have an ext4 type partition on my hard drive. I also have 5GB of unallocated space. How can I add the unallocated space to the ext4 partition? I would rather not format the partition, since I have data on it, and windows can't read ext4, so I can't back it up. Any help is appreciated.

A:Disk management ext4 partition add space

How about booting from a live Linux from a USB drive or CD and do it from there ?

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I dual boot Windows 7 with Ubuntu. I have allocated 10GB as a partition to hold Ubuntu and any of the relatively small amounts of data I would store there, Ubuntu had the ability to look at and open the files on Windows anyway-- but Windows cannot read the Linux partition format.

When I originally partitioned the drive, I noticed that I hadn't really done it efficiently, because 109GB of data became "unallocated", after being part of the Windows C drive. I ignored this back then, because I couldn't fix it with Disk Management. Now I would like to get the partitions in order, but I have no idea what to do without risking making my computer unbootable (its happened before).

My partitions are split as follows:
12.7GB to pqservice, Acer's backup files are stored here, to allow factory resetting.
100MB to System Reserve.
157GB to C Drive
10GB to Ubuntu
And, because the maximum number of partitions is 4, 109GB unallocated.

Windows Disk Management, of course, won't let me extend C drive by 109GB because the unallocated space is not next to it. I cannot create a new partition, because the maximum is 4, and I cannot merge any of them either.
So how am I supposed to extend C Drive by 109GB through Disk Management, or any 3rd party program, for that matter?

A:Disk Management- Merging unallocated space

A screenshot of your Disk Management would be nice:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi everyone,

I need some help desperately with my Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD. Until yesterday, I had been using it for less than a year on a desktop PC to run a Windows 7 Professional x64 installation.

After it suddenly stopped working, it can no longer boot into Windows ("BOOTMGR is missing" is shown at startup), and it cannot be recognised in BIOS either.

I removed it and connected it as an external drive to a couple of other computers (a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and a desktop running Windows 8 x64). Even though it showed up as a generic USB device in Device Manager and in the taskbar notification area, it did not appear as a drive in Explorer.

Disk Management showed the following screenshot, where it is listed as Disk 1, which is Unknown and Not Initialized. More importantly, because this seems to be less common than other similarly issues I've looked at here, the disk space doesn't even show.

I've since tried a few tools recommended in previous threads here, with no success:
PhotoRec - did not detect the drive at all
Partition Wizard (free edition) - the drive shows up as 0MB, so there are no partitions to work with
Power Data Recovery (free) - this actually crashes when I select either Lost Partition Recover or Damaged Partition Recovery

I really need to retrieve some data off the disk, and I'm hoping that's not impossible at this point. The fact that the SSD can still power on and (somewhat) show up as an external device is... Read more

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I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


toolman59

A:Disk Management will not create a partition in unallocated space

  
Quote: Originally Posted by toolman59


I cannot create partitions on any of my HDDs in Win 7, I can shrink or extend volumes. I have used Diskpart to clean Disk 0 after using Ubuntu to move all the files to an other disk
When I boot into Ubuntu 13.04 I can create NTFS partitions in unallocated space using Gparted and am able to populate them.
However this only shows in Win 7 as per the red arrow in the attached image and Diskpart cannot see any volume on the disk.
The above problems appeared after I deleted WIN 8 preview and lost a dual boot Win 7 on Disk 3.
I am quite willing to believe that I am doing something wrong at the moment, how do I get out of this problem?
I have a Win 7 rescue disk and an image of C:


toolman59


For working with partitions I use MiniTool Partition Wizard, which is free and can be downloaded from;

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.

HTH

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I recently bought this Acer Aspire 8935G, and have been deleting the general bloatware / doing general maintenance before I start work on it.

I discovered that Acer now uses EISA partitions on the HD rather than sending backup CDs, so I originally left these 2 partitions be as they were only taking up 15GB of the total 460 odd. I then shrank the main partition (C) so i could have another partition for documents (D), which went all to plan having done this before many times.

However upon reboot - the new partition (D) had disappeared and been converted to another EISA partition in the Disk Management windows. I discovered that this was due to the original 15GB EISA partition that was already on the machine.

As I have a recovery disk, I figured that I didn't need the 15GB EISA partition, and as it didn't contain any system file I deleted through DISKPART - no problems.

Rebooted the system, and went into Disk Management to find that there isn't any unallocated space as expected, only the original drive (C) which has 250GB (there should be 200GB of unallocated space showing?).

The DISKPART command prompt shows some strange data also ... (see link below)

I've attached some screenshots of the Disk Management and DISKPART command prompt to see if you make any sense of this. Many thanks in advance for any help + apologies for the long message!
 

A:Solved: 200GB Missing HDD Space in Disk Management

I have managed to sort it out, no worries. I used a 3rd party partitioning software ('easeus') - the unallocated space for some reason was displayed here, so the additional 200GB could be created into a new partition - which evidently showed up in the Disk Management. Hope this helps
 

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There is pretty much space on C drive, but it does not allow me to shrink. Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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I am using Win7 Ultimate 32-bit & I have a 2 3Ware Escalade 9500S-8 SATA controllers with four 1.8 TB drives. The 1st partition is 2 TB and is the boot partition. After that I can see the rest of my space as 5.2 TB and labeled as Unallocated Space. When I right click on it everything is ghosted out except properties. I tried splitting the 2 TB partition in half to see if I could expand the new 1 TB partition to use any of the unallocated space but could not. I have tried every partition tool I could download but none will work with the 5.2 TB partition. Any suggestions as to how I can access this space. I am trying to use it as a FTP server.

Thanks in advance,
Chris.

A:Disk Management disc tools - can't format uneducated space RAID5

You will need to go to Disk Management and reinitialize the disk as as GPT disk, then create new partitions on it.

I'm assuming that currently it's formatted as an MBR disk - the MBR partitioning scheme however can only address total disk space up to 2TB. Beyond that, it's incapable of "reaching" the rest.

Here's more information about GPT for your perusal: Windows and GPT FAQ

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THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED.


I used windows 7 disk management tool to make a new partition.
It didn't work and I kept receiving an invalid parameters error.
I restarted my computer to find that my hard drive was partitioned.
I extended the drive back and rebooted.
Now in windows explorer I am at a loss of about 200 gb of space.
The space is apparently missing.
I will attach two pictures.
One of the Windows explorer and the other of a tool I used called partition wizard.

and here is partition wizard

Partition clearly shows that I have all the space I originally had, but windows explorer doesnt.
How can I fix this?
Thank you for everyone's time in advance.
All help and info will be greatly appreciated.

A:Missing Hard Drive Space After Using Windows 7 Disk Management Tool

Hello xlad mate have a look see in DISKPART at the drive there - take the SD out first to stop it being listed.

In PW right click on the C: and > Explore see what there is listed too.

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I upgrade my laptop hard drive to 1tb hitachi travelstar and restoring the image with macrium reflect went well and prompted to reboot. After rebooting, it showed the hp logo then a black screen with an underscore on the top left, no hard drive activity. Windows boot manager said "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible: status "0xc000000f". I used the windows system repair cd and it said that it will repair the following: "windows boot manager". The following startup will be deleted "windows setup", path "system.sav\2ndCap\boot.wim", windows device: partition=cprimary) 447134 mb. Everything was okay after the repair, but after a long 5 hour night of updating programs, windows updates...etc, I looked in disk management and there is 465gb unallocated space at the end and 200mb free space in the beginning with the c: drive (main partition) after the 200mb space followed by the recovery partition. I can't extend the c: drive at all, it's greyed out. I don't know what to do now, please I don't know much about these things, so go easy, thanks! On top of that, when reinstalling the hard drive, one of the screws from the enclosure fell down the sink drain.

A:Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space problem

I assume you were upgrading your hard drive?
that can happen when the your image has less hard drive space than the current

if you cannot extend your partition, you can simply create new volume, or using a partition software to try to extend.

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I upgrade my laptop hard drive to 1tb hitachi travelstar and restoring the image with macrium reflect went well and prompted to reboot. After rebooting, it showed the hp logo then a black screen with an underscore on the top left, no hard drive activity. Windows boot manager said "the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible: status "0xc000000f". I used the windows system repair cd and it said that it will repair the following: "windows boot manager". The following startup will be deleted "windows setup", path "system.sav\2ndCap\boot.wim", windows device: partition=cprimary) 447134 mb. Everything was okay after the repair, but after a long 5 hour night of updating programs, windows updates...etc, I looked in disk management and there is 465gb unallocated space at the end and 200mb free space in the beginning with the c: drive (main partition) after the 200mb space followed by the recovery partition. I can't extend the c: drive at all, it's greyed out. I don't know what to do now, please I don't know much about these things, so go easy, thanks! On top of that, when reinstalling the hard drive, one of the screws from the enclosure fell down the sink drain.

A:Upgraded laptop hard drive, disk management unallocated space order problem

Hi first can you confirm which operating system this is as you list xp and have posted a thread in win vista and 7,I think you might need to redo your install

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I am trying to install the Sims Double deluxe for my son on his computer and am getting the following error

"Sorry, there's not enough disk space free on . 209715200 bytes are required and only -1 bytes are free."

I get the same error when trying to uninstall a different game he has on there. Its got a 40 gig HD and 225MB ram with only about 4GB used so far. The machine seems to be running perfectly other than this problem I am having.
Any help is most appreciated, and thanks.
 

A:not enough disk space free on .

maybe you installed it to the wrong drive letter
 

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Hi,
I need to free up ome space due to low disk space.
I was advised to delete browser cache and temp folder?

Where can I find them to delete them?

Thanks,

Eunjeong
 

A:Disk space free-up

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I ran out of free space on one of my partitions. Capacity of that partition is 54GB. I selected everything on that partition (including hidden files and folders) and size is 34 GB. I should have 20GB free, no?? All i have is 4 GB. but when i right-click > Properties, it shows me that i have 50 GB of used space. So one of 'em is laying or what? pls help me i want to install PES2010 and it requires 8-9GB of free space.
 

A:Low free disk space

You could try WinDirStat to see what is taking up space visually.
 

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Hey guys,

I have a really confusing problem here.. im not too clued up on PC's, but im not too stupid either. Anyways, I have a file.. 4.3gb in size (3 files actually..) on my PC. I want to copy it over to my brothers laptop and when it gets to about 91% it stops and says "Cannot continue: Not enough free disk space".

Thing is, theres 26gb free on the drive... any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!
Skinty

(Btw, I also posted this in Networking.. dunno which one to post in Sorry if I wasn't supposed to.)
 

A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

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Every alternate boot, the reported free space on one of my two drives (Total 40 GB) reduces & increases by about 400 MB. I've turned System restore off, run 'Wipe Free Sp[ace" with BC Wipe & still this variation persists. What could it be? I have Zone Alarm Security Suite & Webroot Spy Sweeper & Win Patrol Plus installed. Also run Ad-Aware SE Personal & Spybot S & D regularly - so i have good protection. Someone please share your experience & suggest a solution. Thanks.

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Hello and help
I am attempting to install some new software and am getting the notice that I do not have enough disk space required for the installation. My C drive shows 31G available 597 MB required for this software 1340 MB.
Can someone tell me how to free up disk space? Do I need to delete word documents? Thanks in advance.
 

A:How to free up disk space

Run Disk Cleanup (Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Check the boxes for items you want to cleanup. Also click the More Otions tab and remove old System Restore points and applications you don't use.

If you use Internet Explorer open Tools > Internet Options, and on the General tab clear History and Delete Cookies (caution: this will delete website logon passwords too, so make sure you know them).

If you have installed several Microsoft updates and don't plan to uninstall them, you can safely delete all C:\Windows\$NtUninstallKBxxxxxx$ folders.

Delete all files and folders within C:\Temp, C:\Windows\Temp, C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Temp (some may refuse to delete).

Disable Hibernation and delete C:\hiberfil.sys.
 

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My Sony VAIO RZ40 has drives C and D. Drive C is so full that Defragger will not work.

I have deleted Microsoft Word from drive C (planning to reinstall on drive D) but Properties in drive C does not show any reduction in space used.

In addition to Defragger not working, when I choose Disk Cleanup it runs for hours and never does its job.

What have I done wrong?
 

A:Free disk space

How did you delete Microsoft Word?

You should have used Add/Remove from the Control Panel.

Delete you Internet files, which should free up a lot of disk space.
 

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Hey guys,

I have a really confusing problem here.. im not too clued up on PC's, but im not too stupid either. Anyways, I have a file.. 4.3gb in size (3 files actually..) on my PC. I want to copy it over to my brothers laptop and when it gets to about 91% it stops and says "Cannot continue: Not enough free disk space".

Thing is, theres 26gb free on the drive... any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!
Skinty
 

A:Not Enough Free Disk Space?

duplicate thread please use other thread.
http://forums.techguy.org/t362277.html
 

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Having recently bought a new laptop, I quickly filled up the 320GB hard drive with games, music, videos etc. I decided to delete some of the games that I hardly play and I have on an external hard drive anyway.However no matter how much I delete, the free disk space barely changes. I have deleted at least 50GB worth of data so far and have 326MB of free space. I just deleted a 1.4GB folder and there was absolutely no change in the free disk space. Does anyone know what might be going on? I am running a virus scan at the moment and disk cleanup barely did anything either. Thanks in advance for the help.

Edit: I have restarted my computer a few times since deleting the first few items and it hasn't changed upon restart.
Also, I can delete files and folders on my external hard drive from this laptop and it shows that the free space has increased as it should.

A:Disk space will not free up

I right clicked all of the folders on C drive and added up their total sizes. It came to roughly 149GB which is well below the maximum capacity of 320GB (including hidden files and folders).

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Hi all, I will be cloning my main OS to a smaller size SSD so I'm forced to free up space.
1) I see a folder called "System Volume Information" , size 105GB, with a bunch of files dating back to Septembrer 2015. Are all these files necessary?
2) I see a "hiberfil.sys" in the root C, size 25.5GB, but I never use hibernation (I think I have it disabled). Can I shrink this file size somehow?
3) I see inside the C:\Windows\LiveKernelReports a Winsock*.dmp file size 3.46GB, is it necessary?
Any other tips? Thanks

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after installing windows 7 on my dell laptop i seem to have virtually no disk space at all..so i cant view pictures properly it always say free up disk space nor can i update my antivirus properly. it has become a big problem. so i am thinking of buying an external hard drive of 1 TB. my only problem is my can i move the contents of operating system in that external hard drive as well? will it still work properly??
please help!

 

A:no free space on disk

i) you dont say how big the hard drive is, or how much used/free space there is on it
ii) is this the only drive/partition in the machine
iii) is this an install / upgrade over the top of a previous version of Windows

can i move the contents of operating system in that external hard drive as well? will it still work properly??Click to expand...

No you cant move the OS to the ext drive and no it wouldnt work properly
 

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Having recently bought a new laptop, I quickly filled up the 320GB hard drive with games, music, videos etc. I decided to delete some of the games that I hardly play and I have on an external hard drive anyway.However no matter how much I delete, the free disk space barely changes. I have deleted at least 50GB worth of data so far and have 326MB of free space. I just deleted a 1.4GB folder and there was absolutely no change in the free disk space. I have restarted my computer a few times since deleting the first few items and it hasn't changed upon restart. Also, I can delete files and folders on my external hard drive from this laptop and it shows that the free space has increased as it should. Does anyone know what might be going on? I am running a virus scan at the moment and disk cleanup barely did anything either. Thanks in advance for the help.
Edit: I right clicked all of the folders on C drive and added up their total sizes. It came to roughly 149GB which is well below the maximum capacity of 320GB (including hidden files and folders).

System Specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 307 MB; G: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 32660 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-1722, Ver 1.000, BSS-0123456789
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A:Disk space will not free up

It looks like I have a program called back on track which was saving 143GB of backup data or something... in the process of uninstalling it
 

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My drive E is full. I tried to install a program [Microsoft LifeCam] and they said free up hard disk space. My computer is Acer Aspire. 320 hard drive. 2 GB memory. I assume I should clean Drive E. How do I do that? Drive C & D have a lot of open space. Any advice would be appreciated,Thank You
 

A:Free Up Disk Space

Open MY COMPUTER so you can see the list of drive icons.

What are the letters and names of the list of drives?

Right-click each drive icon and then click Properties. What's listed for the size and the amount of free space?

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Newer computers come with the hard drive in 2 partitions. The C partition is the main partition and contains the operating system and programs. The D partition is much smaller and is the recovery partition that contains the files for doing a system recovery back to original factory specs.

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hi

im new to disk space 4 free

c;\ shows 501 gb and the pie shows 502 gb

yet the list only counts upto 105 gb including othes

so where the 400 gb?

capacity shows 581 gb
used 497 gb
free 83 gb

i need to have more space for a movie but cant locate the missing files

A:disk space 4 free

Post a screenshot of your Disk management.Click on start-type "disk management" in the search box and click on "create or format hard disks partition".The tutorial for uploading screenshot is below
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Use snipping tool from start-"snipping tool" in search box for capturing your disk management screenshot.

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*The computer I am referring to is a Microsoft Windows XP, Version 5.1.2600 (it's a desktop)

Okay, so one day while I was on the desktop computer, I received a little bubble in the system tray saying that I'm running out of space on local disk (C:). My local space (C:) has a total capacity of 228GB. So I deleted all kinds of documents, programs and songs that I didn't need (like over a hundred of em). Then I would empty the recycle bin, thinking that everything would be okay...so right after deleting those files I would probably receive 1GB of free space back...but then next thing I know it's back down to 0 bytes of free space, which means I did all of that deleting for nothing. I thought that once you deleted something from the recycle bin that it was permanently gone, at least that's how it worked with some of the other computers in the house. So what happened to those files that I deleted? Why is my hard drive constantly full no matter how many files I try to delete? Please help because alot of people depend on using this computer for school but they can't save anything anymore. THANKS!!!!!

A:Can't free up any space on Local Disk (C:)

Can you post a screenshot from Disk Management?You can use a tool to see what takes up so much space on your hard drive/partition. One such tool is TreeSize Pro Trial - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/.You are correct in thinking that files deleted which go into the Recycle Bin...are gone once the Recycle Bin has been emptied. But...there are various programs and functions which also may use up hard drive space.There is also the possibility that some malware item is at work on your system...that's why an analysis of what is taking up space is important.Louis

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Anyone having problems with running the admin tool "Free Up Disk Space ?"
When cleaning system files, does not fully complete on my system and and seems to put strain on HDD (laptop fan high rpm). When I cancel the procedure, it will not start again until after restart of computer.

A:Free Up Disk Space Problem ?

Hi again torre,

Does it get stuck during the Windows Update Cleanup phase?

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My pc storage is about full. I checked what was using the most space and it was desktop. How do I clear my c drive. I'm a novice so please make your answers as simple as possible

A:how do i free up disk space on drive C

"My pc storage is about full"Could you let us have the figures please? If all else fails double click "This PC" then go to the C drive (which is almost certainly your main drive), right click it and give us the sizes showing. I'm just wondering if the almost full is just from some data drive. The more you can tell us the better because we obviously can't see what is in front of you.It seems odd for the desktop to be the place where most stuff is. If that's right it should be right in front of you so you should be able to decide if there is anything you wish to remove or move onto some other form of storage.Also go to "Control Panel > Programs and Features" to see if there are any programs you don't require any more. Don't delete anything unless you know what it is.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello - I run Windows XP Professional and while trying to burn cd's I got an alert message telling me I only had 4% free disk space. I removed MSN which took up 111MB and nothing. I tried again and removed my Canon Zoombrowser ex which was 966MB and it still did not affect the percentage of free disk space on my C drive. I don't even have enough disk space to defrag. My computer is 10 GB with 244 meg ram. I have also deleted countless items in my document folder - such things as saved media player videos I received in email attachments and many word documents - all this resulting in no change in my free disk space. I rebooted after removing programs, this also had no effect. I don't know what to try next. Can someone help me? Thank You.
 

A:only 4% free disk space left

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I have installed SP2, my windows folder is now 2,5 GB.

Which folders can I delete or move to CD to free up more disk space ?

ServicePackFiles = 509 MB

SoftwareDistribution = 598 MB

are some of the biggest
 

A:SP2 how to free up disk space after install.

http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7265

EasyCleaner http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons - I do not recommend using the Duplicates files button as many dupes are there on purpose.
 

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At least once a week I get this message: "To free up disk space, OE can compact messages". I just click "OK". I have 132 GB available so why do I get a message like this?

I get a lot of email from the forum plus my personal email. That's about it.
 

A:Free disk space message

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So this is what i first thought to be the same old problem with windows device manager telling me the disk has 60gb free, and windows telling me its full... or so I thought. Lets start at the begging of this story... First I had been running dc++ and downloading stuff to my external hd, and one day, i notice it telling me that there is no space left on the disc. I check device manager, and it says that i have something like 5 gb left. So, I think its probably just a bunch of fragmented files sapping the remainder of the space. But, I was too lazy to defrag it at the time, since the drive is 200gb and over usb interface and was probably gonna take all night had i actually tried. So i change the download folder to my local hd, and run things that way for a while.

So, in about a week, I discover that my local hd has also been filled... time to take out the cyber-trash as it were (yes, device manager still said i had space left, but it was only like 5%, so i didn't think there was a problem). However, upon opening up about another 15% of my internal hd, i discovered that windows still told me my drive was full.

So I lurked around the intarweb and found the whole defrag then disk check method. Did that on my internal - worked fine. Did the same thing to my external, nada. I have 60 gb free, according to device manager, and can't upload an 8gb file onto it. I can, however, upload a 5.5 gb folder, but cannot upload a 6 gb file. I tried to put the file in a folder to check if... Read more

A:[SOLVED] There is not enough free disk space... again

Wait... can this be due to the fact that my external drive is using fat32?

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Hello!Long time browser, first time poster.I have come across a problem I cannot fix.I have a WD Raptor 300 (WD3000GLFS) drive, I was using as my boot drive, that reports it is full when I double click it in Computer.Actual message: D:\ is not accessible There is not enough space on the disk.Knowing it isnt full, I ran CHKDSK which reported I had 58gigs free.After a little browsing I came across http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837325. However, when I enter: fsutil usn deletejournal /D D:into the command prompt (CMD opened in administration mode) it reports: Error There is not enough space on the disk.For years I had 2 drives, one for booting (this one) and one for backup. I ended up putting the backup drive in another PC with the intention of buying a SSD drive for a new primary, but had not done so. 2 weeks of living on the edge and it bites me pretty hard. There are lots of pictures/person projects on there I need to recoverEDIT: I ran Western Digitals DLGDIAG on the drive and now its giving me a different error when I try to access it: D: is not accessible the parameter is not correct

A:58gigs free, but "There is not enough space on the disk"

Inability to run the appropriate diagnostic...what procedures are you following?

http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/library/other/2779-701022.pdf

Are you using the most current version of the diagnostic?

Louis

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I'm using WinXP SP2.

My 160G hard disk has four partitions:
C: 26G
D: 35G
E: 80G
F: 14G

My E: drive says it has 32G, free space. This is after I methodically deleted all unnecessary files. I know that the drive does not have approx. 50G of files on it!

I wish to reclaim at least 20G, hopefully 30G of space, that it says is not available.

I just performed a few virus/trojan scans and the drive is clean.
I also removed a bunch of restore points that were set for this drive.
I also just turned off restore points for this drive, which had been set to 12% of drive size.
When I checked the space available, this resulted in no new reclaimed space!

Does anyone here have tips on how I can reclaim at least 20-30G of disk space that I know does not contain files?

What steps do I need to perform to achieve this?

TIA

P.S. my other 3 drives do not have this problem (all of their taken space is legit).

A:[SOLVED] Free up disk space

Hi,

I would recommend that you have a look at Auslogic disk-defrag. It is a free program that you can download and defrag your computer with. It works the same way that the windows defrager does but just faster. That is where I would start at.

Cheers!

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Look at the pic.

It says that TOTAL SIZE = 39 GB
And Free Space = 5 GB
Which means that the size of all files on C is 34 GB

But when I select all files including Hidden files, and Right Click> Properties, its size of all files is only 27 GB.

I did clear recycle bin and disk defragmenter C, but still the same. So why is that?
 

A:Hard disk Free Space

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Hi,

I have a vaio T, with windows 7 ..

500 GB disk space, and the idiot who made the partition gave 25 GB to the C disk, that contains windows ..

Long story short, winsxs kept eating up the space, till I have absolutely nothing left now, and I can't even work, I can't see thumbnails, I can't open up images ..

I'm in online marketing, so I need this for my work ...

So now I freed up like 200 mb by deleting the download folder from the ServiceDistribution folder ..

But there is 900 mb taken by service pack 1 update thingy, and 2 GB+ taken by windows updates ...

I disabled windows updates, I just want to free those 3 GB so I can work with this computer for another year, till macbook air with retina comes up so I don't have to deal with this crap again ...


Now, when I use the disk cleanup, those files appear etc (3 GB to be freed), I click OK, it says do you want to delet these files, I click OK .. it runs the load bar for 30 seconds and so, and it closes, like it worked ..

But when I check the disk space, it just didn't work, sometimes it ends up eating like another 50 mb instead ...

I did scan disk couple times, defragmented ... nothing is working ..

Is there any method I can delete these files manually somehow ?

I'm really fruustrated and have work that needs to be done.

Really appreciate any answer.
Thanks

A:Free Up Disk Space After nothing worked

You say you have only 25 GB devoted to C.

I assume your hard drive is larger than that and that you have some other partitions.

Why can't you steal space from those other partitions and add it to C?

A screen shot of Windows Disk Management might help.

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So lately my computer has been suffering from having very little space on the C: drive. It's usually always hovering around less than 1GB of free space. It's a 60GB SSD with Windows, Nvidia drivers, Kaspersky (antivirus), and other core programs installed on it. Does anyone have any advice on how to free up plenty of space on it?

A:How to free up plenty of disk space?

Hello Hankster,

If you like, here are some items that you could use below to free up some space on the hard drive.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

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I normally have roughly 40 - 60 gb of free space on drive c. I noticed it says 14 gb now. I ran jdisk report, that reports 93.9 gb used, windows reports 131 gb used, a big difference. 93 is the "normal" range for c drive. is windows reporting the wrong free space? what can I do to correct this? see attached screenshot.
 

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A:free disk space issue

Hi Sylveon Fetish Is it possible for you to use WinDirStat instead to see how much space is taken on your drive and where is that space being taken? Will be much more efficient than jDisk Report. Also, if you can add a screenshot of the whole WinDirStat window once it's done calculating, it would help.

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I am trying to transfer a 4GB file to my external hard drive, which is said to have (under My Computer) 46.3GB free. It keeps giving me a "Cannot copy file... not enough free disk space. Delete one or more files to free up space then try again"... error.

I've rebooted, and I am sure there is more than 4GB free on the hard drive. Any ideas? Is there some max size for a file that you can transfer to a hard drive? I've never heard of that.. but I guess anything is possible.

Thanks for reading!
 

A:Solved: Not Enough Free Disk Space - but there is!

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I'm not seeing any update pending on Windows Update so I've downloaded the update assistant tool from MS to force it. It worked fine on two of my desktop PC's but it complains about having not enough disk space on my 32GB Dell Venue Pro. It currently has ~4GB but it says I need a whopping 16GB! That seems a bit too much. Anyone know of a good workaround for this? If I wait for the scheduled WU update, will it still require much less disk space?

A:Need 16GB of free disk space for the AU?

Originally Posted by TK2011 I'm not seeing any update pending on Windows Update so I've downloaded the update assistant tool from MS to force it. It worked fine on two of my desktop PC's but it complains about having not enough disk space on my 32GB Dell Venue Pro. It currently has ~4GB but it says I need a whopping 16GB! That seems a bit too much. Anyone know of a good workaround for this? If I wait for the scheduled WU update, will it still require much less disk space? it needs the space for downloading the file, unpacking it and installing it. During installation, old windows files are also stored (this took 10GB on my surface). So yes, that space is needed.
Do disk cleanup and remove files if possible

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Every time i click to install Half Life 2 (old game i know but havnt played it in a while and its amazing xP) a Steam popup comes up and say 'There is not enough free disk space to run steam.'

Ive looked at the folder and its 2.20gb with 0 bytes free. How can i free up space on the CD? I already have Steam because i have TF2. Thanks.
 

A:'There is not enough free disk space to run Steam' Help?

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Hi forum! Thanks for your help!
I am having this free disk space problem that I'd like to understand. The message appeared quite some time ago. I had my thunderbird profile in the C disk, as well as some data. So, I moved it and deleted other stuff, and got myself bright beautiful blank space on the C, around 7gbs.-
Thing is it was a month ago or so, and now, the problem appears again. So, I am asking for a kind of solution, but in first place, I'd like to kwon what's going on.-
I have downloaded quite a few things, but they are in another partition. I always wipe off the temporal files, as well as internet temporary files. If I install programs, they are in another partitio too, but is not the case, for I have not installed almost anything(I know that even if we put the 'program' in a partition, some data goes in C nevertheless).-
I am aware of the existance of those progs that will show the ammount of data and its location and stuff. I have read mostly how to get rid of useless things, but I'd like to know what happens, and if I can prevent it from occuring.-
I have seen so far, with one of those that show the data, that the same archive can be located in both folders. That happened with the thunderbird profile files, which 1 gb would be 2 gb of disk allocation.-

Thanks again, and be well!

A:Free system disk space going out by itself

Hey!
Update:
I didn't do a thing, and I have now 3,5 GB of free space, out of nowhere. Any ideas?

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Well my drive says i have 300 gigs free in my main C: drive and i keep getting low disk space warnings and it is not allowing me to download things. I have tried scandisk, defrag, and ccleaner. After running a ccleaner i actually lost space somehow. Please help thanks!

A:Low Disk space 300 gigs free

Hello and welcome.. I moved this from Win7 to the Am I Infected forum as you appear to be.Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Reboot into Safe Mode with NetworkingHow to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode>>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXp... Read more

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My new computer is working fine and everything but i installed Photoshop and crysis and some other games and obviously Office Xp professional now i look on the free space and it says i have only have 50 gb left now this really confused me because i have a 500 GB hard drive in my computer is this normal ?

A:Free space on my Hard disk

Hello...
Go to Disk Management:

START > RUN... > type DISKMGMT.MSC and hit Enter

How is your HDD partitioned?
How big is Local Disk C: ????
And do you have any other volumes or partitions active???

Keep us posted...

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Each time I open outlook 2007, I receive the following message "To free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages. This may take upto a few minutes".

I do not use outlook express.

Can someone advise why this is happening and how I can stop this message from appearing when outlook starts.

Thank you
 

A:To free up disk space - Outlook 2007

Can you post a screen shot showing the message and enough of the Outlook screen to see that it is in deed Outlook that is open?

Do not get angry with me here, but I know of several people who thought that they were running Outlook, when in fact that it was Outlook Express. This message should NOT appear at all when using Outlook.
 

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Hi, i would really appreciate help here. I am continually losing my hard drive free space. I have to hard drives (C,D) and the problem only appears to be happening with the main one drive C. What happens is, no matter how much space i free up, it always seems to wind down to 0 bytes. The actual size of this hard drive stays the same, but the free space gets taken up. I don't know WHAT to do and I have ran hijack this, here is my log...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:09:22, on 07/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\LAUNCH~1\LManager.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\admtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\CA... Read more

A:Losing hard disk free space

It appears you are being helped here:
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index.php?showtopic=109383
 

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Cannot explain losing so much, instead of gaining. My restore point in SR remains just one and there is less than 4 MB of deletable files in Disk Cleanup(as usual). What happened?

A:free space 2 GB loss after disk defrag

Could be a potential shadow copy. What defragmentation program did you use?

Also defragmenting a HDD will not gain any free space itself but rather just moving files so it can be read more quickly by the HDD needle head.

Josh

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I'm running Windows 7 with a 218GB hard disk. At one point I noticed that the hard disk space was significantly less than it should be. I deleted a few files and emptied the recycle bin, but the free filespace only decreased. After restarting, the filespace had gone down to less than a gigabyte. It was constantly fluctuating but would be consistently under a gigabyte. It also caused my computer to act very slow.

Per some suggestions that I found online, I downloaded i.Disk to see what was taking up all this space, and it showed up that I have 176GB used (which is much more accurate). But on Explorer, it still says I have only a few gigabytes left. So obviously something is wrong. I'm running a virus scan at the moment, but in the meantime does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Hard Disk Free Space Acting Up

Check your system restore settings sounds like your shadow copies are multiplying and eating up you disk space.

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I have had this problem for a while, and finally after a while of not being able to figure out what's happening, decided to ask for some help.

I don't know how, when, but quite often, if not always, Windows (XP SP2) shows incorrect numbers for free disk space.

For example,
for disk C: it shows
Used Space: 17GB
Free Space: 76MB
Disk capacity: 20GB

As you can see, 3GB are missing.

What's strange, is the following. Anytime I see this, I make a copy of a file big enough that makes the size of the free space much lower (say 15MB). When I do that, instead somehow the missing space "gets found".

Why is this happening?
What's causing it?
and
How can I get rid of it?

Thanks
 

A:Windows misreporting free disk space.

have you tried to use disk defragmenter?
 

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Hi,

Recently I have been noticing my free hard disk space disappearing. It was around 80GB, and now it is nearer 70. During this time I have actually been uninstalling programs and removing files, so the disk usage should be noticable less, not more. When I check the sizes of the folders in the root of the drive (c:\), they add up to about 26GB. However the disk usage under the properties for the whole drive are 40GB. Can someone help me to find where this free space is going?

I am on Vista Home Premium 32bit.

Thanks,
Alex

A:Losing Free Hard Disk Space

It is most likely System Restore points and shadow copies, which is the way the OS is suppose to work.

In addition download this free software to see what is on the hard drive.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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System Diagnostics Report
Diagnostic Results

Warnings

Informational

Symptom: D: has less than 15% free disk space
Cause: A logical disk has a low amount of free disk space.
Details: D: has 601 MB free disk space. There is 8% free. Low disk space may cause poor performance and low virtual memory errors
Resolution: 1. Verify disk space is low by viewing the drive using "Computer" from the Start menu.
2. Back up non-critical files and then remove them from the drive.
3. Perform a disk cleanup.
Related: Free up disk space

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Severity: Information
Warning: The average disk queue length is 1.020. The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks
Related: Disk Diagnosis

Basic System Checks

Tests Result Description
OS Checks Passed Checks for attributes of the operating system
Test Groups Tests Failed Description
OS Version Check 1 0 Passed
Disk Checks Failed Checks for disk status
Test Groups Tests Failed Description
SMART Predict Failure Check 1 0 Passed
Logical Disk Dirty Bit Check 1 0 Passed
Free Disk Space Available C: 1 0 Drive C: has 77% free disk space [175691 MB]
Free Disk Space Available D: 1 1 Drive D: has 8% free disk space [601 MB]

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A:Solved: D Drive has less than 15% free disk space

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Dear Friends,

I installed Windows 8 Pro on a GPT partition. I have 234GB of SSD with 87% free space according to Disk Management. I am trying to create a 4GB primary partition for Intel Rapid Start but the Disk Part shows i have no space available in that drive and would not let me create the partition. Why would that be?

Thanks,

A:List Disk Shows No Free Space Available.

Sounds like you need to shrink a partition
Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Help Forums
than make a new partition
Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi,
I'm new to Windows 7, I need some help with a disk space issue.

I installed Ultimate on partition of 30gb. Based on my experience with Windows XP I thought it would be enough. Now I think it is too small.

Anyway free space seemed allright after initial installation but now after few months it is pretty full. I can't figure out what happened to the space. Because when I clean up some directories I notice that Windows 7 quickly starts to consume the free space.

What I'm trying to find out is what is taking up space. I don't know how.

I have unhidden all files/folders on the disk. When I select all files/folders and then access the properties I can see that the folders and files are taking op 13 GB.

So it seems there is other 'hidden-hidden data' on the disk than files/folders and that 'data' is taking up the remaining 17GB!

Any ideas on what it using this space and why? I'm not using system restore btw.

Is there a tool/utility you can recommend that can help manage disk space on Windows 7? I tried installing WinDirStat but that doesn't seem to work on Windows 7. I couldn't install it.

As a side note: too bad that Windows 7 didn't improve on utilities for managing disk space. It seems I cannot be done without third party tools?

Thanks in advance,
Onno

A:Help! (Free) disk space required to run Windows 7?

Hi Onno. Welcome to Seven Forums!

Perhaps you have the windows.old folder which is created when you clean install Win7 over XP or Vista. It resides in the root (C?) drive of the OS, stuffed with the entire prior OS including all your files.

We help people remove dual boots, rearrange their partitions, copy partitions and HD's, etc. every day here.

If you would like more specific advice please post back a screen snip of your full Disk Management map, using the snipping tool in Start Menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box. Tell us what you would like to accomplish, and we'll give you the steps.

We've had good results using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to do almost any reconfiguration of HD. It has a great graphical interface with slider buttons to move partitions.

But there are very specific steps to be followed since if the boot critical files are moved, they need to be recovered using the Win7 DVD repair console which is also fully automated.

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I currently have 32GB space free on my hard disk, but the last time I checked I think I had around 30GB or 29GB free. I don't know where I got this free space from. Maybe it's my imagination and I've only used about 5GB for quite a while
I deleted the contents of the regcleaner folder a couple of days ago, because I was told to do so in a hijackthis thread, but it wouldn't hold so much I wouldnt think. I hope I didn't delete anything important. I also was told to "turn off System Restore on all drives" and then turn it on again, so maybe this created space?
I tried to defrag the pc unsuccessfully yesterday, so I don't know if this gave me extra space even though it didnt work-though it doesnt do this anyway, I'm not sure. (I did defrag it properly today). To be honest, I don't know, but I cant ever remember only having used 5GB, instead of 7 or 8GB like I used to have.

A:I seem to have much more free space on my hard disk than I had previously

When you turned off System restore you cleared all previous restores and freed up the space they held.

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When using outlook exp 6.0, I receive this message. I got a solution from one of the other threads. The solution was to zero the count, in the registry, which worked. However, after several days, the same message returns "To free up disk space OE can compact messages". If I go into the registry and set the value to zero, it's fine for a few days, but still returns. Any idea how to make this setting permanent, or is there another solution for this problem? Please help!!!
 

A:Free Up Disk Space" OE warning

I wouldn't recommend trying. OE needs to compact the messages, for despite the name, it is really deleting messages that you have deleted. I would suggest you read this page, but make note of this line near the bottom of the page: "Do not change the registry just to avoid compaction."
 

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My computer won't boot into Windows 98se during start-up, so I've been trying to reinstall. Midway through installation I get a message saying I need to free up disk space. Is there a way to do this? Please let me know what other info you might need. Thanks!
 

A:Help! Need to free up disk space, but can't load Windows

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Hi, I have a problem. When I go to look at my hard drive in my computer, it tells me I have 0 bytes of free space left, this is obviously wrong but I don't know what is causing my computer to say it. There are a few other strange things going on as well, can anyone help me?
 

A:PC telling me I've got no free Hard Disk space

We would be more than happy to help you but with vague info like you have given us,nobody can help.Could give us your System info as well as more specific info about any error messages you may be getting.Also what are the "few other strange things going on as well"
 

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I have 2 disks at near 120G capacity - I am very frazzled! (J:\ is my usb disk) I've removed programs and shifted folders but hasnt dented my free space. I hope there's info here that'll help. Thank you in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:00:30 PM, on 4/9/2006
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\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\caissdt.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware\PPActiveDetection.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust Anti-Spam\QSP-4.0.380.0\QOELoader.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
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A:Must remove programs to free up disk space

This is not a malware issue and shouldn't have been posted here. If you don't get anything related to spyware or viruses, post this in the Windows forum instead. I see nothing wrong here except for some minor entries:

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust...ch/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust.../www.yahoo.com
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcxMonitor] ALCXMNTR.EXE

For the space problem, go here and download that program. See if you can find out what's taking up a bunch of the space in your hard drive.

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Last night, the available free space on my computer's hard disk was 8.11GB. Today, it's at 7.77GB. I did not install anything or download anything, either last night or today. The free space has been dropping down like this for days. What could be the cause of it?

A:The hard disk free space keeps dropping

Hello bd74,

If you like, the tutorial below may be able to help you determine what is using up you hard drive space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

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this is on a windows 2000 server machine.
2 Scsi drives.
The 2nd scsi drive is a 13 gig drive, and when i go into it and select all and properties to see the total amount of the files size, i get a total of 2.5 gigs. Now i have the option to show all hidden and even system files, so everything should be showing. When i look at teh free space left, it says theres only 1.5 gigs left. I'm losing 9 gigs somehow and i don't know where? The other drive is reading the free disk space fine, but this one has me worried.
I've ran scandisk, defrag, 2 anti-virus programs and still nothing.
Has anyone delt with any of this??

Thx

LoS
 

A:[Solved] Free Disk Space is out of wack.

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My Factory Image D has only 1.52 GB free space, of 12.9 GB. I have an HP Pavilion with Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

What can I do, when I go to D I get the Warning message:
"This area of your hard drive
(or partition) contains files used
for your PC Recovery.

Do not delete or alter these files.

Any change to this partition could
prevent any recovery later."

I wil appreciate any help.
marita1

**I also want to wholeheartedly thank the posting that helped me last Saturday when I couldn't login, the step by step instructions/information were GREAT!

A:Logical disk D low amount free space

I am afraid that I do not fully understand your question. That D partition should not be touched. If you have a problem with your computer, there are keys (usually f keys) that you push during boot up, to restore to factory specs. It should be used only in dire circumstances.

I began by saying I did not quite understand. If you care to elaborate further, maybe I can give further assistance.

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Does someone knows about any good techniques or links to sites about information hiding (and retrieving) in the disk free space?

thanks a lot

p.s. any information about the disk free space would be great
 

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Hi. Since yesterday, My laptop suddenly started lagging a lot. I opened Task Manager and saw that the Disk Usage was at 100%! The only things causing it to rise are the essential Windows Programs. This causes so much lag though, that if I try to run more than 1 application at a time, nothing starts responding and it forces Me to Force Shutdown manually by holding the power button. I tried a new Browser (went from Firefox to Chrome) and still the same problem. I decided I want to upgrade to Windows 10, since I'm qualified to have it free, but whenever I try to install it, the "Checking for Updates" loading bar never finishes and if I try to close it or anything else, it'll freeze up all over again. Please help!

What should I do? I had to go into Safe Mode to be able to make an account here and type this up. I've already uninstalled some stuff, even though I barely have anything occupying a lot of space to begin with. I certainly didn't download anything malicious, as the day before it started lagging, it worked absolutely fine and haven't downloaded anything from then on.

Thank You!

A:Disk Usage 100% despite great free space.

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

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In my second hard disk D:\ i have files whose size is 75GB in total.
But the hard disk shows the used space to be 135GB.
6OGB are missing,WHY?

(I have the show all files option enable,i run the...disk cleanup,full scan disk check with enable the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors)
But the results are the same.

A:Hard disk wrong free space

Either there's another partition or your motherboard isn't seeing the whole drive.

I thought I'd seen the last of LBA and 130Gb visibility issues, but perhaps you have one such chipset which hasn't been updated...

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Hello, I'm a first-time poster and nearly computer illiterate-- but I'm learning.

I am using a Windows XP Pro on a Dell Inspiron 5100. My laptop is running pretty slow--especially on start-up, but more importantly, I have very little free disk space. I keep getting a little pop-up telling me I have X amount (under 200MB) of free disk space. So, I run disk clean-up, which helps a little. I finally decided it's time to try to run the disk defragmenter (it's been a long time since I have), but I need to free up 15% of my hard drive to run it.

I've deleted all the programs I'm comfortable deleting, I've deleted temporary files, lowered the percentage of space used for system restore, lowered the percentage of space used for temporary files, and I still only have 1% of free space. I've try to do some research, but everyone just says to run the defrag tool to free up space, no one says what to do if you can't run the tool.

Somewhere on this site, I found some free defrag downloads, but they haven't worked. For instance, DefragNT. I waited for 40 minutes while it analyzed disk C, and when it finished, it mysteriously closed. I waited another 40 minutes while it analyzed again, and then it froze after I tried to start defragmenting. I tried two different things from "Uniblue"; one was called "Registry Booster", and I can't remember the other one. They just "analyzed" also.

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A:Unable to free enough disk space for defrag

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hi
i have a problem with my laptop.70 gig of my hard space is missed . i know that it is in c:/user/sadra/appdata/local but
when i check each subfolder or subfile in "local" i cant find such a huge space like that.
i have read many posts about it but in fact all solutions were useless .
i appreciate any suggestion.

A:hard disk free space lost

Please post a snip of your maximised disk management window
start>type diskmgmt.msc>enter
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Have you turned on show hidden files and folders
Control Panel>folder options>view>tick show hidden files and folders
May just be that the file in question is hidden so you cant see it

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