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Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert

Q: Action Center "Check backup disk space" alert

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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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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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


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.

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This began after dumbly going to some non-commercial website. NAV auto-protect did initially detect an infection, but indicated it could not quarantine or delete.

Now when launching IE6, it attempts to redirect to a fake virus software website. When I choose the "not recommended" link, IE crashes shortly afterward. Also, I get a fake "Security Center Alert" popup every few minutes. I stupidly clicked on the link to update the security center.

With System Restore deactivated, I have run (all updated, full scans in safe mode) NAV, Ad-aware, Spybot, SpySweeper, Avira and CCleaner. (Then I found this website and learned I should have waited to do this.) Spybot found a couple of registry entries, but that was the only detection made by any of the programs, other than NAV's initial auto-protect message. File gmer.txt is attached.


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Mike at 13:22:43.09 on Sat 12/06/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1399 [GMT -6:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:IE crash after "Insecure Internet activity", "Security Center Alert" popup

Before any work can be done on this machine, there is something that requires your immediate intervention.

This machine is messed up pretty badly because you have several anti-virus programs on your machine. That's not a good idea!!

Alike firewalls, anti-virus programs have conflicts co-existing with each other & produces undesirable results. Please uninstall ALL leaving only one of them.

ALL the antivirus programs must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstallPost a fresh logs when you have completed the above task.

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I'm running Windows XP SP 3. I have fake "Security Center Alert" popups and "Security Center" popups. A program called "Malware Defense" has also seemed to installed itself onto my computer. And I've just noticed porn icons appearing on my desktop. It's also disabled my Avira software.

GMER doesn't seem to run. I've clicked on it a couple of times but it doesn't seem to do anything. The DDS logs are attached/follows.

Thanks in advance!

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by zili at 23:28:31.96 on Wed 01/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.61.1033.18.1022.493 [GMT 11:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WI... Read more

A:"Security Center Alert" popups, "Malware Defense" self install

Let's try this version of gmer.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file.
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan.

Click the image to enlarge it

In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are unchecked Sections
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and attach it in reply.

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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I use third party software to update and do other system functions so I don't need the Action Center icon nex to the clock, how do I get rid of it?

A:Remove the "action center" icon from the taskbar area near the clock?

The notification area is located on the right side of the taskbar by default, and it contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e‑mail, updates, and network connectivity. When you install a new program, you can sometimes add an icon for that program to the notification area.

You can expand the notification area to view hidden icons

New computers often come with icons already in the notification area, and some programs automatically add an icon to the notification area during installation. You can change which icons and notifications appear in the notification area, and for certain special icons (called system icons), you can choose whether they show up at all.

You can change the order of the icons in the notification area, and the order of hidden icons, by dragging them to the position you want.

To remove or hide an icon from the notification area
Click the icon in the notification area and then drag it toward the desktop.

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Greetings All,

I have two questions and hope experts on the Forum are able to help resolving them.

1) Is there a way to add "Project" (to a second screen) to the Action Center Quick Actions at the bottom of the notification panel. Accidentally, I had deleted this and now not able to add it since it is not listed as one of the Quick Actions options under the Notification & Actions in System Setting.

2) All text sizing customizations (Title Bars, Menus, Messages Boxes, Palette Titles, Toolbars, Icons) as well as Clear Type adjustments are completely lost and reset to default after every "Restart" of the system. This does not occur for "Shut Down" or "Sleep."

Thank you in advance for your valued assistance.



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Dear All,

I have the "Action Center" flag icon always appear in the Windows 7 taskbar, even when there are "No current issues detected".

When I first installed Windows 7 it would only appear if there WERE issues detected, otherwise it would not display at all.

Now I don't know what happened, but it's just THERE constantly.

I know I can choose "Only Show Notifications" in the settings for it, but it's still actually there, only hidden.

The way it was before is that if no issues were detected it would not appear AT ALL.

Anyone know what's causing this/and more importantly how to fix this problem?

Thanks in advance!


A:How to REMOVE Action Center icon when "No Issues Detected" ???

right click on any empty space on the taskbar
select properties
In the Notification area section of the properties window, click Customize...
Change the behavior of the Action Center icon to "Only Show Notifications"

That should do the trick

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I'm trying to install ATA 1.6 on a freshly patched Win 2012 R2 box (all patches offered by Windows Update installed). I'm running the installation from an elevated command prompt as Administrator. The setup fails at 99,9% completion before rollback is done.

In the MSIPackage-logfile I find the following ahead of "return value 3":
Calling custom action Microsoft.Tri.Center.Deployment.Package.Actions!Microsoft.Tri.Center.Deployment.Package.Actions.CustomActions.InstallFinalize
InstallFinalize started
FirewallActions AddRule succeeded [name=Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics Center executableFileName=Microsoft.Tri.Center.exe]
DataCollectorSetActions Uninstall succeeded
DataCollectorSetActions Install succeeded
DatabaseActions Install succeeded
CreateDatabase succeeded
centerCertificate created or retreived
managementCertificate created or retreived
ConfigureCenter succeeded
StartService succeeded [serviceName=ATACenter]
ConfigureManagement succeeded
ChangeIisStatus to Stop succeeded
Exception thrown by custom action:
System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Microsoft.Tri.Center.Deployment.Package.Actions.WebActions.<>c__DisplayClass1_0.<StopConflictingWebsites>b__1(Binding __)
at System.Linq.Enumerable.Any(IEnumerable`1 source, Func`2 predicate)
at Microsoft.Tri.Center.De... Read more

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It is so incredibly annoying. When it pops up (i.e. to remind me to backup my system), I can't clear the box. It stays on top of everything until a reboot. Even an end-task on explorer.exe won't get rid of it.

It's happened now on two different PC's running x64 ultimate - so I assume this is a known bug?

A:"Open Action Center" dialog box won't clear

What does this do?

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It's my understanding that Defender scans according to Microsoft's maintenance schedule. But I get a notice in the Action Center that "Windows Defender needs to scan." My last scan occurred 4-5 days ago when I noticed the alert.

Is it possible that since my computer is powered down at bed time that the scheduled scan is skipped (and not started next morning when I power it up?

How often is Defender scheduled to scan?

Thanks for your help!

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Hi all, Every few days I keep getting this message in the Notification area of my Desktop :-"Insert Removable Media (Important)Windows backup needs a CD\DVD or USB drive to continue"I insert a CD, Windows backs everything up, and the message disappears.Three days later same things happens again. I have a whole pile of CDs with Windows backup on it.Question: How can I stop this message from reappearing and annoying me ?I already have a System Restore point etc. do I really need the Backup CDs ?Thanks.

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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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One lapse of judgement and I'm out of action for the weekend...
Anyway, I've run Avast and removed a number of viruses it found, but I still have these annoying popups, etc.

reLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:49: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\Program Files\VIA\RAID\raid_tool.exe
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A:Time changed to 24h and reads "VIRUS ALERT!" also various "Security Alert" popups

Apologies for the double-post. I could not see an edit function.
I've cleaned out a couple of nasties with Adaware, although i've not seen much change - still getting the same "VIRUS ALERT!" and popups. Still, I thought it best to update the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:37: VIRUS ALERT!, on 12/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE... Read more

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I have been exploring how to make a backup so that if my computer dies I will have some record (I assume that is what it means) to put on a replacement computer to make it similar to the one I am using now

I use Firefox so tried their FEBE extension ....
FEBE Firefox Extension
but that didn't seem what I wanted

I then tried Registry Backup as I already have their Windows Repair Pro which I was advised to install in case I ever have problems in the future with something going wrong but have not had to use (yet?) ....
Registry Backup
but didn't understand how I could get that on to a new computer.

So, I uninstalled both of those and have been trying to make a backup onto a memory stick but am running into problems that I will do my best to explain clearly.

I have tried two new 4GB memory sticks and followed the advice in Control Panel, Backup and Restore.

The Start, Computer screen confirms that Drive I (the memory stick) has 3.85GB free before I start.

All starts well but after a while I get the following message "The disk that your backups are being saved on doesn't have enough free space" and also says that I only have 1.39MB free of the 3.8GB.

So I found a video and tried to follow the instructions carefully ....
and did so until 2.40 in. The previous steps I followed were fine but I simply could not find the Windows Backup file.

I followed the instructions to delete that backup and tried again. I... Read more

A:"Not enough space left to complete backup" on 4GB empty memory stick?

Best to make a full copy (image) of your hard drive, to recover. The Windows backup only backs up certain files. You are still left to reinstall most everything (including Windows). The Marcrium Reflect (a UK company), free version, will do nicely. But, you need something more than a disc or flash drive. A USB connected hard drive would probably be best.
Macrium Software

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Win 7 backup facility works fine but after the backups have been made I use the "Manage space" tool via Win 7's "Backup and Restore" facility even though I'm using the very same Win 7 user and password I used to setup and run the backups. My user and password has "Administration" authority.

Now the backups are located on a Western Digital NAS. I can view all of the Win 7 backups there via this laptop via Windows Explorer. These backups are located on a "Public" folder on the WD NAS device on my LAN.

I've searched the web for clue/solutions. I even created another Win 7 user and password with "Administration" authority and used it to create backups in a different folder on this NAS device's "Public" folder. Same thing, no access via "Manage space" because "The backup location is not accessible." but I can view the backup files.

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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...


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


I would do the ck disk. If you still get the notices, I would be concerned about HD failure. Take the HD diagnosis.

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Last night I was copying 2.75tb from drive A to B, I let it run all night came back in the morning and it was froze up 99% of the way through the copy. So I scanned B, rebooted and tried to copy the remaining 55gb but I got the error "there is not enough space on B" I have 800gb available on B, and although I had 2.75tb of files selected (from A) my intent was to opt to "skip" all the existing files on B which would have left me with about 16 times as much space as I needed to complete the operation.

Windows is assuming that all the files I am copying are new unique files (2.75tb of them) and I won't be "skipping" 99% of those files I have selected for the operation & because I only have 800gb free I won't have enough space.

Any suggestions how I can get around this problem?

Robert Christ

A:Copy (backup) from drive a to b "there is not enough space"

Well I kinda solved it, Because I had 800gb free on the target drive I systematically selected small sections of the 2.75tb source drive for copying that were smaller than the 800gb free on the target drive.

I like the feature warning you that the selected files are larger than the target device but apparently Microsoft engineers never considered the problem I came up against that although the files I had selected were larger than the available space on the target device many of them would have been canceled out by the existing identical files already on it.
Robert Christ

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I always get a message to "Check backup settings" when I open the Backup and Restore page, stating "Windows cannot find the disk or network location where your backups are being saved."
If I click "Options" I get a message "Check your backup" that says the backup location has a corrupted file system. I run Check Disk and everything is OK. But the above sequence of events still occurs every time I open Backup and Restore.
My backups are set up to be saved on a Samsung hard drive weekly, and I can find them on the drive.
How can I stop this occurring?

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When I go to the Winows XP Media Center I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3.".

When I first set up Media Player about 8 months ago I got this error message and doing a search I was able to find a fix. Then I had a problem about a month ago and reformatted my hard drive and did the same thing and found a fix.

Well, just had to reformat again and now I can't remember where I found the fix. Can someone help me?

Thanks! Oh - and BTW can someone tell me how I can find where the programs that I recored are stored.


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


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.


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

Someone? Anyone?

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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,

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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'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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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,


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

Is your second disc formatted NTFS?

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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?


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

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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 -

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

thanks alot,


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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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 &quot;Compress Contents To Save Disk Space&quot; 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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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 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,

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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

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?

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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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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.


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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Help! I keep getting the message "Disk is full. TV can't play because the hard disk you chose in Settings is full. Clear space on this drive or choose another drive." The problem is I have lots & lots of free space left on my drive( like 120GBs) I use a HP Media center pc, & have contacted their support several times, it always boils down to " do a non-destructive recovery" & then "do a destructive recovery" These both work for a little while & then it all starts over again. I haven't been able to identify any new software, etc. that might be causing the problem. Any ideas out there??

A:xp media center "disk is full" message

Hi, and welcome to tsg - please add a reply to your post if you still have a problem with your PC include any updated info.

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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:
"Application popup: Windows - Low On Registry Space: The system has reac... Read more

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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!

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here a stumper for me. . . maybe one of you knows how to fix it...

when in my computer, if i double click on any of the drives, it opens up a search window instead of opening the folder! its sooo annoying. I have to right click and select 'open' every time.

if i right click, the menu opens there and 'search' is on the top in bold instead of 'open'.

i dont know how i messed it up, but if you know how to change the default action.

thanks in advance for any help



A:default action "search" instead of "open"?! (in my computer)

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I have a Western Digital 1 TB My Passport Essential SE that I'm trying to use to do a backup of my laptop (Dell XPS M1530) running Vista Home Premium SP2 64 bit. The internal HD is 300 GB which is mostly full. The first time I ran the "full backup" of the files, I already had 200 GB used on the Western Digital and knew that I had plenty of space. The external HD was formatted already in NFTS. After 12 hours or so, I got the message that I needed an additional 400 GB ! Without thinking, I formatted the external drive in NFTS. I ran the "full backup" of the files on my laptop again for 12 hours and got the same message. When I look at the files on the external drive after getting this second "need 400 GB more space" message, I checked to see what files were already copied to the external drive. There is roughly 140 GB worth of files copied on a "Backup files" folder and a "catalog" folder (both folders are in another "backup set" folder").

What does not make intuitive sense is that a 300 GB internal drive cannot backup to a 1 TB external hard drive. I did not copy down the numeric error message (0x007008.....) that followed the "not enough space" message.

Any suggestions on how to get past this issue ? I've been using this same WD external HD without any issues for awhile.

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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:

I need help.


Doug. Bell

A:Fake "Low Disk Space" error message

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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.


A:"Compress drive to save disk space"

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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 :

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 :

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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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.


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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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"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 trying to copy a 9gig video file to my Seagate external USB 2 drive for back-up.
The drive has 140gig available, but I keep getting the "not enough free disk space" warning when I try to move it and it will not allow it to be copied.
What am I missing? is it a format thing?

A:Solved: "not enough free disk space"

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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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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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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?


A:The dreaded "Low Disk Space" message

bumping this hoping to get some help

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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.


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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.


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.


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

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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?


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.


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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.

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

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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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I've had no problem with my computer in the past two days, yet I see an action center message today, supposedly from yesterday, warning me that "This problem was caused by the RPC virus, a known computer virus" and no further information.

Since I've gotten no notification from my usual antivirus/antimalware sources, this seems like a scam or a false positive of some sort. Is this something normal or should I be concerned?

A:"RPC Virus virus" message in action center?

Which "Action Center" is providing the alert?

That doesn't really sound like a Microsoft Alert because of the redundancy of the actual alert.

Have you ran your Virus/Malware software and see what comes up?

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i just had my satellite fixed and i want to create a disk to backup everything that i have on my has only the things that came with the computer on it."fresh installation" and i need to know what kind of disk, and how do i know exactly what to back-up? never backed up anything i use a dvd disk? and if i use a regular cd-r will it fit everything on one disk ? thanks in advance for any help!

A:"new toshiba satellite" how do i create a backup disk before i start using computer.

there should be an article in the manual you have,DVD-rs usually and how many depends on how much data you got

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I think I am infected with Malware, Spyware, or some type of virus. My desktop background has become a bright red screen with a toxic symbol on it and underneath it, it says "Your Privacy Is In Danger!" On the bottom right, in the taskbar, right next to the time and date, it says "Virus Alert!" My computer is also attempting to run anti-Spyware programs all by itself, opening browsers with websites to Spy programs and pop-ups warning me of possible hackers. Below is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:36: VIRUS ALERT!, on 7/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
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First off, thank you for any assistance in advance.

Problem: "System Alert" balloon in tray icon that will not go away and redirects me in IE 7 to hxxp://

Using SpyBot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware SE, I seem to have gotten rid of the problem of the redirection of my home page as well as removed the trojan that caused all of this in the first place (I think). The pesky balloon, however, remains. All pre-steps your forum recommeded have been completed. Below are the logs your forum requests in advance (please note that my DSS "extra" log file is attached):


Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/myglobalsearch Not disinfected c:\program files\MyGlobalSearch
Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT Not disinfected... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Trying To Remove "System Alert" Balloon That Directs To ""

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


This will help to identify malware on your system.
Please download Combofix from any of these locations:
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I doubt the bad sector on hard disk, so I made check disk through the Windows 7 (not in cmd mode). In processing check disk stops at stage "2154545 file record processed" (2154545 is random number), and I wait for 2 hours but without any results. Why check disk stopped at this point? What next to do? Thanks!

A:Windows check disk stopped at "xy file record processed"

Hello and welcome Shark Developer mate can you get into safe mode? If so try the chkdsk again.
Power up and tap F8 and when in safe mode try again using this
Disk Check if the first method doesn't work then try option 2.
Post back what happens.

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I reformatted my computer about 4 weeks ago. Every week I've been doing routine maintenance. Ad/spy/virus check, follow by cleaning of Internet temp files, cookies etc etc.

After that I would do a scan disk and the last 4 weeks has been ok, it completed to phase 3.

Now for some reason it doesn't complete phase 2.

Anyway ideas?

Windows XP, Service pack 3 installed.

A:"Windows was unable to complete the disk check" Stuck on Phase 2

Hmmmm? I just cleared the cache, cookies, etc on firefox which is the default browser I use. Clicked scan disk and it completed pass phase 3.

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?. Because it seems I have to clear all those date before scan disk can be completed. Why?

I would have thought clearing cookies, history temporary files via control panel > Internet options > general clears all the data but it seems I have to clear it through firefox too? Why?

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?

Another thing. As I managed to complete scan disk. I decided to re check it just incase, at this point I was surfing the net reading some emails, etc and scan disk did not complete.


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hey all, i just reformated my computer. i have 2 hard drives. one which stores all my system files, os etc. and onther which i use just for storage. When i restarted my computer for the first time since reformating i had a message sayinf somthing alng the lines of:

"One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You
may cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended
that you continue."

i wasnt at my computer so it decided to go ahead and do it anyway. by the time i got to my computer and turned it off, booted it back up and avoided the dick check again on start up it had already deleted 20 gigs of my music files. It was saying somthing about orphened files when it was running through deleting everything from image files to mp3s. please let me know if there is a way to resotr my deleted files or find out exactly what was deleted. ive never seen anything like this.

A:Disk Check Keeps Deleting my music, "orphened files" help!

^^ bump for help pleASE

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Hi everybody,

The title says it all. My dad was using the computer to watch some videos online when Mozilla Firefox froze. Then I tried to get into the task manager using Ctrl+Alt+Del and that wouldn't work. Tried right clicking the taskbar and going into task manager and that didn't work either. So I just shoved the power button to turn off the computer, and turned it back on. It hung on the "Starting Windows" screen for a while, then it launched into check disk. It scanned for a bit, then said "File record segment 2xxx is unreadable" and it kept going until about 58%, then it just kept giving "File record segment 3xxxx is unreadable" and kept going up until "File record segment 44139 is unreadable". Then it said something about index errors and the computer reboot. Now it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". Does anyone have any insight?

A:check disk is giving me "File record segement xxxxx is unreadable"

So I threw in my windows 7 CD to try and repair the startup, but it didn't work. Now the computer rebooted and is going through check disk again. I already switched the SATA ports on the motherboard. Is there anything anyone can suggest?

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Ok where do I begin?! I have been dealing with viruses, spyware/malware for the past week. It all started with Norton advising me that I had been infected with Trojan. Vundo and Trojan.Zonebac. After that I started receiving many different pop ups warning me about critical system alerts. I also had an annoying yellow triangle at the bottom of my screen warning me about different trojans and worms. More evil friends included 2 new icons that had made their home on my desktop one named "Live Safety Center" and the other "Online Security Guide", also installed was a new toolbar named "Security Toolbar 7.1". I have scanned my computer with many different programs and have somehow finally managed to get rid of the pop ups and toolbar, although I know I'm probably still infected somewhere. I'm sorry this is so long but, I wanted to explain EVERYTHING! I'm running Windows XP SP2, and have followed all steps to post. I downloaded DSS, but after many attempts to run, it just wouldn't let me. I do have a fresh hijackthis log and my Panda report, I hope this is good enough.
Many thanks in advance to whomever helps me, I am desperate!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:58:35 PM, on 11/15/2007
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\services.exe... Read more

A:2 evil friends on desktop "Live Safety Center" and "Online Security Guide" Help?

Hi, thanks for trying to perform all the steps.


I downloaded DSS, but after many attempts to run, it just wouldn't let me.

At what stage does DSS stop working?

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Trying to clean up the wife's system, which has not been accomplished in a VERY long time.
Tried to do a "Defrag", was told it had to do a "Check disk" first.
When I set it to accomplish that with the next "Restart", I was then prompted with 'cannot open volume for direct access check disk'

Sooooo, wizards.... your thoughts?
Thanks... as always.

A:Can not open disc to complete "Check disk"

Skyholder said:

Trying to clean up the wife's system, which has not been accomplished in a VERY long time.
Tried to do a "Defrag", was told it had to do a "Check disk" first.
When I set it to accomplish that with the next "Restart", I was then prompted with 'cannot open volume for direct access check disk'

Sooooo, wizards.... your thoughts?
Thanks... as always.
SkyClick to expand...

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Hello everyone, new member here. First off, thanks for accepting my registration.

Anyways, every time I try to schedule a "Check Disk" it NEVER starts on a restart...

I ALREADY did the "sfc /scannow" command on the cmd prompt.
It did NOT fix my solution. In fact it said it was UNABLE to fix some problems.
I have attached a file of my "SFC scan log". Inside it says it was unable to fix "Chkdsk.exe" Go figure

Alright, just some extra information. I also think my computer is confused of itself . I mean, it seems to not know if its a 64 bit or a 86 bit!

I was told from someone to install a hotfix for "Chkdsk.exe" here

But it did NOT work. I attempted to install BOTH 64 bit AND 86 bit hotfixes, and YES they were BOTH windows 7 (Chkdsk.exe) hotfixes.

My system specs:

-Toshiba Qosmio X505 Laptop-

Windows 7 -64 bit- (Yes it SAYS 64 bit but I've tried to install other kinds of hotfixes for both 64 and 86 bits and none of them worked!)

Intel Core i5

4gb Ram

Nvidia Geforce GTS 360M

If any of that matters anyway! Thank you guys, I really hope there's a computer pro out there that can fix my problem. I've joined many forums and had no fix. I don't want to do a complete reinstall of Windows 7 mainly because it takes long and I KNOW there has to be another way. I'll only do that as a last resort. Not only that, I'm kinda bad at trying to backup files, ... Read more

A:Unable to start "Check Disk" on startup.

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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.


A:"low disk space" error

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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,

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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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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 reformatted my computer recently, with all the same hardware and software I usually do, but this time I noticed something different.

On my E: partition (non-system), there is a folder called "9ca233a934811ecf86022b48e5" which contains two folders: "AMD64" and "i386".

I researched a little bit, and found out those folders pertain to a windows 64-bit edition, but I don't have anything to do with a 64-bit edition, mine's a 32-bit.

Here's my system specs:WinXP Media Center Edition Version 2002 SP3
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300
NVidia GeForce 7600 GS 512MB
ST3300831AS 300GB HD
I have my HD partitioned to 3 drives:14GB System Drive (C:)
40GB Document Drive (D:)
190GB Storage Drive (E:)
I also have 40GB partitioned as an Acronis True Image Home Secure Zone, for storing Disk Images.

I was wondering why those two folders are on my E: drive, when I'm running a 32-bit version of Windows. Also, (sorry if this should be in another thread) my computer has been restarting unexpectedly while I've just been doing random things on it. Nothing graphics-intensive, or anything like that, so I don't know why it's doing that either.

Thanks for your help and time,

A:"AMD64" and "i386" folders on WinXP Media Center 32-bit edition

It sounds like those are temporary files from a driver installation. A lot of companies seem to package every possible driver in the zip or executable, extract them all to the hard drive, find the one the system needs and copy it to the system32 directory, then leave the rest behind.

In that case they should be safe to delete. It would take a bit more research on your part to make sure. Maybe a readme or help file somewhere in the directory?

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I don't have a clue where to begin trying to fix this problem. Spybot doesn't seem to fix the problem. I keep getting random icons on my desktop and start menu called "online security guide" and "live saftey center". There are also many fake balloon warnings appearing and a window titled "Critical System Warning!" that wants me to download stuff. What process can I go through to clean my system. Any help would be great...thank you!

A:i need help - "online security guide" & "live safety center" icons!!

Please follow MicroBell's 5 Step process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I'm having the same problem that a lot of people are having. These icons have showed up on my desktop and i keep getting pop ups telling me to download them because i have a virus. i would really applicate the help.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
91: 2007-11-17 16:39:03 UTC - RP554 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
90: 2007-11-17 15:47:18 UTC - RP553 - System Checkpoint
89: 2007-11-16 15:05:33 UTC - RP552 - System Checkpoint
88: 2007-11-15 01:17:54 UTC - RP551 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
87: 2007-11-13 22:39:57 UTC - RP550 - Removed Banctec Service Agreement

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-12 23:17:11 UTC - RP464 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 81% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 510 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 2.78 GiB (less than 15%) free.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-11-17 11:42:27
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:"online security guide" and "live safety center" deckard log here

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.


Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop. We'll use this later.

Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.

Please download & install - ERUNT (This is a utility that'll replicate a copy of your Registry)
Start ERUNT, confirm the Welcome message.

Next, select the backup options:

System registry
Current User Registry
Other open user registry

Click "OK" and wait until the backup process is complete. (Note that depending on your system configuration this may take some time, and that the first bar is NOT a progress bar, just an indicator that the program is still running.)
# Note: To ensure proper operation of ERUNT, you should be logged in a... Read more

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I got a message from Action Center or the flag. It says to "Install Your Memory Card Reader Driver". I thought it was already installed.

Can someone help me out here on getting it installed or re-installed?

A:Action Center says "Install Your Memory Card Reader Driver

Also, I believe there is a new version out. I went to Acer Support and Drivers and couldn't find a card reader driver.

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Hey guys.

Basically my pc restarted by itself out of the blue and gave me a "No system Disk, insert system disk then press enter" message at POST screen.

This is a brand new HDD, but anyway I manually restarted like 10 times before it booted up properly. But Checkdisk stated just before the login screen so I let it run, but It froze at "51%". So I had to manually restart again. Now I cancel the checkdisk every time but when I switch my pc and want to use it again later, checkdisk always appears before the login screen and im scared to let it run coz It might freeze again!

And I ran a HD tune error scan and that also froze my pc.

Any help plz?

A:Constant "Check Disk" at startup; Need help

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Hi, all!

Yesterday I went to run a check disk by going to My Computer, then right-clicking on the C drive, then choosing "Tools." I checked both of those options that come up in the dialog box, then rebooted my computer. Now, I've done this before, and it would reboot, and then eventually go to a blue screen and show the check disk process doing it's thing.

However, this time, it simply gave a very small message saying something to the effect that it was checking disk, then it says it cannot access the file, then it says done checking disk.

So, I ran a sfc /scannow and it asked for my disc, which I put in, and I let that run. I tried the check disk again, but same small error message. So, I looked in the system error logs, and there are a couple of error messages about the sfc that I just ran. It says that there are several .dll files that could not be copied to the DLL cache. It gives the same "specific error code" for all three errors. The code is: 0x000004c7 All three say that they are needed for system stability.

If you need the three actual files, I can type them out. They were all three quite long, so I didn't type them out, but if they are needed, I will.

I don't know if those errors from the sfc are related to my check disk not working? The thing is, everytime, now, that I reboot, it will pause at the blue screen and try to do the check disk, but says it can't. After that, it goes to the welcome screen.

Does anyone k... Read more

A:"check disk" has stopped working

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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.


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,

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Hello everyone.

I am thinking to convert my HDDs to Windows Dynamic Disks. I would love to use software RAID (Hardware Does not support RAID) and I see to do this I need to Convert HDDs to Dynamic Disks. I have done Dynamic Disk RAID 0 in Win XP era.

I heavily rely on the inbuilt Windows Image backup to Reset the system to Fully customized and tuned state as the need be. I came to read that Image backup does not like Backing up TO A DYNAMIC DISK.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

However, I am curious if the Image backup can successfully backup FROM and RESTORE TO a Dynamic disk , provided that WindowsImageBackup Itself is on a basic, USB HDD?

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My son uses his computer on the net a lot and of course there is a virus out there waiting to serve its twisted master.

He got the wellknown "Live Safety Center" and "Online Security Guide" and it keeps comming back and hijacks his internet browser to redirect to the same page that promises peace and wellbeing for money ... of course.

Here is the DDS log:
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Emil on 2007-11-10 20:43:53
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- HijackThis (run as Emil.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:44:39, on 10-11-2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Progra... Read more

A:Need to get rid of "Live Safety Center" and "Online Security Guide"

I did follow MicroBell's 5 Step process and the Panda scan said that no virus could be found. However, my Avast anti-virus warned me 5-6 times about files while I was running the Panda virus scanning. One of them was named "win.exe" and was in C:\temp\ but has now been deleted. Every time Avast issued a virus alert I chose the option to delete the file in question.

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Srry i know this post is a bit old but i recently just got this problem i can access the internet fine but i cant access my network settings, user settings, or see the the properties of my pc. i tried running your solution Brink but the scannow showed

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.

i then ran sfc /verifyonly but got the same answer.

i then ran findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt. and the txt file came up blank.

idk wat to do rite now i am at my witts end.

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Jayrrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend that you use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to scan your system with at boot to help make sure that your system is malware free first.

Afterwards, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had these issues to see if that may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,

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The control panel opens fine. I can access all items in the control panel
except "Network and sharing center" and the "User accounts" (I can't access this sections via the taskbar either).

What happens when I open one of the two items is I get a popup saying the

I used to be able to access these items. And one day, I just coulodn't anymore...

Anyone knows how to solve this? Thanks.

I'm using Vista Ultimate x64

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Newbie,

See if running a sfc /scannow can find and fix bad system files that may be responsible for this.

Hope this helps,

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I don't have a clue where to begin trying to fix this problem. I keep getting random icons on my desktop called "online security guide" and "live safety center". There are also many fake balloon warnings appearing and a window titled "Critical System Warning!" that wants me to download stuff. What process can I go through to clean my system. I didn't have this problem until I upgraded to Norton 2008. I am currently running IP tool antivirus and spyware, I also have ran Smitfraudfix, still getting pop ups like crazy. Also my IP tools is finding Trojan.Virtumonde. I use Quicken and it seems to have attacked it because I am no longer able to use it. Any help would be great...thank you!

A:"online security guide" and "live safety center"

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately, and, of course, all our helpers are volunteers.

Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please follow these instructions if you still need assistance.

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop . Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - minimised > extra.txt and maximised > main.txt.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt back in this thread (do not attach it).
Please attach extra.txt to your post.

To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

I will monitor this thread for your reply.

Thank you for your patience.

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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?


A:[SOLVED] &quot;Space bar&quot; and &quot;return/enter&quot; 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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I tried to post in the check disk tutorial:

Check Disk - chkdsk[11]=Performance%20Maintenance

But that post is now closed.

As a fan of Brink's tutorials, here are some comments - helpful comments, I hope


1) I've been running the command

CHKDSK C: /f /r

for years.

Your tutorial gives the impression (to me, anyway), that only one option can be used at one time.


2) I just noticed that there is a "Check Disk" command from within Properties > Tools

(That proves how quickly I see things )

I gave it a try with both options checked. First for the C: drive, then for the D: drive.

In both cases, I restarted to allow the command to work. In both cases, a black screen appeared, with the disk LED working constantly. Each drive took about 20-30 minutes (I did not check the exact time.) I assumed things were happening, as with CHKDSK.

Then the startup continued to the login screen. There were no messages, So I assumed that everything was OK.

Then I saw your note in this tutorial, "This method does not always run chkdsk when the computer restarts on some computers."

So, my question is: Did the check work or did it not work?

Your tutorial does not say "If it works this will happen..., whereas if it doesn't work, this will happen...

It might be helpful to tell the user what to expect and what not to expect

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A:Did "Check Disk" work or not?

Hello OldGrantonian,

Did you by chance change the default boot screen? If you did, then you will need temporarily to do step 6 here to be able to see what is happening at boot while chkdsk is running.

Hope this helps,

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So I have this weird thing happening in my relatively fresh install of Windows 10.
Whenever I search for "Check for Updates" or "Windows Update settings" on the search box of the start menu, I get the results that I want but if I press enter or try to click on those results nothing happens.. As far as I know I can click all others search results but those, and maybe others related to windows update.

I can still get updates by going to Settings>Update & Security though.

In my other computers this works fine, and as far as I can tell all the updates are done.
From what I've searched around other people seemed to have a similar issue where they couldn't acess the settings at all which isn't my case. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results.

A:Can't click on "Check for Updates" "Windows Update settings" on Start

.............. Still I tried the sfc/ scannow that a lot of users seemed to recommend but no results. .....................

Please clarify what did you mean by "no results".

When sfc /scannow is completed, it will give you one of the following 3 reports....................(paraphrasing)

1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupted files and repair is successful.
3. Found corrupted files but unable to repair some of them.

Which one of the above is applicable to you ?

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I just got a new Hewlett Packard computer with Windows XP. The CD drive is a combo CD reader, writer and DVD. The main reason I need it is to backup my many documents, database programs (RootsMagic family history, Quicken, etc.), photographs and drawings. The pre-installed burning program on the computer is Adaptec's (I think) Sonic RecordNow!, which is useless for my needs because of the way it works. The HP tech suggested I download DLA to enable me to use "drag & drop" through Windows Explorer, but I haven't had much luck with that, either. What I need is to be able to use a CD-RW as a giant floppy - to add, delete, copy, edit and move files, just as I do on my regular floppies, using "drag & drop" through Windows Explorer, or "save as...". What software do I need for this? Please use "baby-talk" with me, because I don't understand any of the initials, terms and technical language I see all over these forums. Thanks, Dellasha

A:Data backup and storage to CD-RW's using "Drag & Drop" or "Save as..."

The most versatile program for that is "Nero"
The latest version Nero6 Reloaded is a bit bloated, maybe the NeroMIX will do better for you. Read the specs here:

The part that interests you specifically is InCD.

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