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not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter: something's fishy here

Q: not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter: something's fishy here

Hi folks - hope someone can help.
I'm running XP Home on a Sony VAIO. The PC has a partitioned HD: C (main), & D (storage). I defrag every night.
This evening, I got the dreaded "not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter" message. Suddenly tonight I'm showing only 2% free space on drive C. I went in and changed my System Restore percentage from 12% to 6%. Now I'm showing 6% free space (but still can't defrag).
I shouldn't have had to change my System Restore percentage tho. I'm sure that's not the culprit. Up until last night the C drive was nowhere near this full. Something's there tonight that wasn't yesterday. ...A whole LOT of something. The Defrag graph is showing a nearly FULL C drive with a LOT of red "fragmented" files"
I've been doing a bit of downloading, but after it's on the desktop (part of C), I move it to the D storage drive (which has a LOT of free space remaining).
Something's fishy. I'm no expert, but I'm thinking I need to find some type of application to tell me what's suddenly on that drive taking up all this space. Anyone have any helpful suggestions?...

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A: not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter: something's fishy here

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does anyone know how to fix the defragger for xp? when i start it i get the error message "disc defragmenter could not start"

A:disc defragmenter

Hi,
How much free space do you have on the disk you are trying to defragment?
Have you run the error check utility?
Have you used a third party defrag software?
Bill

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My disc defragmenter seems to be unable to carry out a defrag of my "C:\" drive. When I run it, it gets to 2% or 3% complete, then reverts to 0%, and simply carries on in this endless loop. I have no idea why this should happen, except around 12 months ago, I swapped a 4Gb disc for a 20Gb disc.

Does anyone have any ideas, please?
 

A:Disc Defragmenter Won't

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hello,
I was cleaning a client's computer, who had cleanup/defrag on their desktops, and they were deleted from it. They no longer appear in the accessories menu. Is their anyway to retrieve the programs/anywhere to download the files off of the internet?
Thank you,
Ilya
 

A:disc defragmenter/cleanup

There's more han one way to skin this cat.

1. System Restore Function. Reset the system to status at an earlier date...pre file deletions.

2. System File Checker (SFC). May replace the missing files?

3. Perform a Repair Install.

Google any of these options for additional information.
 

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I use Defraggler .

Well on the last update I forgot to uncheck the box where it asks if Defraggler should replace Disc Defragmenter

Is there any way to get Disc Defragmenter back ?

Thank you in advance

A:Windows Disc Defragmenter -GONE

I searched my computer and Disc Defragmenter is NO WHERE to be found

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I've had this problem for a while now on my computer. I'm running Win XP (service pack 1). It has been discussed here before but was never resolved. The problem being that since I re-installed Win XP from a recovery disc I have never been able to get Chkdsk to work.

I have a new problem now regarding this and it concerns Disc Defragmenter. Every time I try to start it I receive a message stating the Chkdsk is scheduled to start on next re-boot, and Disc Defragmenter can not start until Chkdsk has performed it's job. The problem is that Chkdsk just never starts so I am stuff now not being able to defragment my hard drive.

Is there a way to unschedule Chkdsk so I can at least defragment my hard drive?
I've tried doing it using "run" / Chkdsk /f and then saying "no" to Chkdsk starting on next reboot, however Disc Defragmenter still keeps on telling me that Chkdsk is scheduled on next redoot and cannot work until it has completed it's scan of the drive.

Mack
 

A:Disc Defragmenter and Chkdsk

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My computer freezes every time I start my disc defrag. No warnings no error messages it just freezes
 

A:Windows 98 disc defragmenter

When mine does that to me I run scandisk first and that will usually solve the problem. Sometimes (if I haven't defragged in awhile) I have to run them in safemode to get them to work.
 

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I have set my computer to run disk defragmenter at a scheduled time each month, but as I am not the type of person who normally keeps their pc on all day, I find that the program rarely runs. I recently ran a manual defrag' but it took several hours. When the program started I got a spinning cursor indicating that the defragmentation process was running. Several hours later the spinning cursor had disappeared and a tick symbol indicated that scheduled defragmentation was enabled. I am not convinced,however, that the program finished properly. The reason I say that is because I did not get a message indicating that the program had completed. Neither was I given the option to display a report.

I would be grateful for help with the following:-

1) From the information given, does it appear that the program competed properly?

2) When running the program, I avoided using the pc (apart from playing cds on Windows Media Player). I also disabled the sleep function, as I have read that it slows down the defrag? Is this correct, and should one also disable the monitor display and the screen saver?

3) When a scheduled defrag is taking place, is their any indication to this effect, or does it just run in the background?

3) What happens if a scheduled defrag starts and is then interrupted for any reason. Does it continue the next time the computer is turned on? Or does it start from scratch?

4) Ideally, how often should one run the disk defragmenter?

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A:Queries about running Disc Defragmenter

Originally Posted by Kodika


I have set my computer to run disk defragmenter at a scheduled time each month, but as I am not the type of person who normally keeps their pc on all day, I find that the program rarely runs. I recently ran a manual defrag' but it took several hours. When the program started I got a spinning cursor indicating that the defragmentation process was running. Several hours later the spinning cursor had disappeared and a tick symbol indicated that scheduled defragmentation was enabled. I am not convinced,however, that the program finished properly. The reason I say that is because I did not get a message indicating that the program had completed. Neither was I given the option to display a report.

I would be grateful for help with the following:-

1) From the information given, does it appear that the program competed properly?

2) When running the program, I avoided using the pc (apart from playing cds on Windows Media Player). I also disabled the sleep function, as I have read that it slows down the defrag? Is this correct, and should one also disable the monitor display and the screen saver?

3) When a scheduled defrag is taking place, is their any indication to this effect, or does it just run in the background?

3) What happens if a scheduled defrag starts and is then interrupted for any reason. Does it continue the next time the computer is turned on? Or does it start from scratch?

4) Ideally, how often should one run the... Read more

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Help from anyone,
Anytime I run windows XP disc defragementer the computer shuts down after about 5 minutes and re-boots. I've noticed that a blue screen appears for about 2 seconds before the shutdown but I can never read what's on it.
Disc defragmenter always worked well on my computer so I don't know what's wrong. Can anyone suggest how I can get the defragmenter to work again?

Computer is a generic 2004 P4
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8Ghz

A:Windows shuts down when disc defragmenter is used

Possible your hard drive may be failing.....first advice is BACK UP YOUR DATA.

You can try Disk Defragmenter in Safe Mode to try, but I think you should also go to your hard drive manufacturer's support site and dowload/run their diagnostic utility.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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I received a warning message on my Sony Vaio laptop to clear up space because I'm running out of it.  I looked on my C drive and was down to 9.34 GB of hard drive space out of 500GB.  I know I'm at least supposed to have 150-200 GB's left.  So then I proceeded to delete a few 1gb+ files(even cleared them out of the recycle bin) and went to check if I had more space and nothing changed.  So I decided to update Malwarebytes when I notice that my drive space is still decreasing to 8GB's now.  
 
Next I decide to reboot in safe mode with networking.  I update Malwarebytes again and it picks up nothing after a full scan.  So then I decide to update and run SuperAntiSpyware Portable.  It actually picks up two registry entries from BHO-FBI Money Pak and some tracking cookies. I quarantine those files and boot back in regular mode and I notice the drive is still losing space.  I figure their has to be something wrong because when I'm in safe mode with networking their is about 137GB of space left on the drive.  I'm confused as to what to do next?  This is very weird.

A:I can't recover disc space when deleting files, space keeps fluctuating

Have you checked to see how many restore points you have? I'll leave the possible malware aspect of your issue to others here more qualified.

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Hi, I've noticed sometimes that the Free Space on my harddrives won't reflect changes I've made. For example, on my 28.6gb F: drive, I had about 586mb free. I just deleted a video file of about 700 mb, so it should be up to about 1.2 gb. Oddly enough, its still at 586mb. I emptied the recycle bin of course.

Is there a way to recalculate disc space? I have Windows XP and I do have Norton System Works. This isn't the first time disc space hasn't matched recent actions. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Free Space inaccuracies?? Calculating disc space?

If the video wasn't in My Docs then 'System Restore' in XP may have recorded the change to enable a future restore. To record a 700mb deletion that it may be asked to restore back takes 700mb.
System restore ignores the My Docs folder so the above is irrelevant if the video was deleted from that location.
 

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I keep getting the message "Low disc Space" You are running out of disc space on local disc C. I have checked my "Add/remove, but do not want to remove any of the programs. My computer is running very slow. I don't really have a lot of programs installed and can't figure out why I am getting this message. I was running a ghost program and am wondering if this could be a problem. I also find that when I run my Norton anti-virus, I seem to have many more files than expected. Is their any way that I can resolve this problem or find out what is typing up a lot of space without looking at the add/remove programs. I am almost intermediate, but am a bit of a dumbhead when it comes to this, so please be gentle. thanks for your help. Running windows XP
 

A:Low Disc Space- Running out of space on C drive

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I've been trying to burn DVD-R discs, but it never finishes. It always stops at what looks like 90% or 95% done. I have 2 burners (one which was factory installed and one which is a LG). Both of them give me the same problem. I recently re-installed Windows 7. Microsoft's website has identified my LG drive as being compatible. I've tried 2 different programs (Roxio and something else). Also, if I try canceling the burn, the programs won't be able to. Roxio just says: "Project canceling" and it looks like it's working, but it never completes. How can I get these problems fixed? Thanks.

A:Unable to complete disc burning

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You need CDs that are labeled DVD-RW, otherwise the disc can only be written to once.

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hi guys,

i made a copy of complete PC backup on my harddisk. My vista comes with my laptop and there is no recovery disc. When i person the restore process, it asks for a DVD or CD. is there anyway i can use my complete pc backup image in my harddrve?

thanks for your help.

A:Complete PC backup- no installation disc

Norton ghost may work, but you would be better off to contact your computer vendor and for a small fee they will send you
any disk's that came with the original system, you will need all pertinent information about the original install.

Bear

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im using win8 64bit and every time I try to defrag or optimize it it goes to pass 2.92% and just hangs there
for hours before I just give up. also anylize takes forever to complete............any ideas why?

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Hi, I made this topic in the drivers section, but realised this maybe a more appropriate place to put it!

Hi guys, I am going to try and explain this the very best I can.
For work I am going to be reformatting all the laptops before resale. Now downloading all the updates is very frustrating, but I have been advised to use a piece of software called Macrium Reflect, which basically copies the complete hard drive, so you have a perfect back up.

So my plan is to make a fresh install of windows, update Windows fully, and them make an exact image of that hard drive. What I then plan to do, is install this copy onto all the laptops (Using the unique windows key), which basically saves me wasting hours per laptop updating.

My problem is, when you format a laptop, some drivers are already installed, where others are not. I do not know exactly what determines why some drivers are already installed and some are not, but anyway, if I took the complete image of the hard drive, of lets say a Toshiba laptop, then put all that data on to an Acer laptop for example, would I get conflict between already installed drivers?

By this, I would not install any manually downloaded drivers onto the Toshiba until after the image is taken, meaning the only drivers moved between laptops are the pre-installed ones

I hope I have explained this as well as I possibly could
Thank you in advance for any help you can give

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A:Making a windows disc complete with updates

Harlem, What your trying to do is probably feasable but the main problem is that when you install Windows and then do the updates, it automatically installs the drivers for the devices on that particular machine that are included in the windows install disk.

Different makes of computers require different drivers as you know re the toshiba and Acer. but windows picks the most logical drivers for the make of laptop your installing it on.

You could probably get away with doing this on machines from the same manufacturer but your asking for aggrivation if you try to install on other manufacturers machines.

I have friends who download all the windows updates and put them on a dvd so that all they have to do is to install windows and then select and install the windows updates.

Rich

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Will someone please give me step by step instructions on how to preform a complete restore on this old hp xt993. I have the 7 recovery cd's.....i bought it at a thrift shop and i would like to restore it for my grandchildren.
 

A:instructions for complete restore from disc HP hpxt993

Boot to CD 1 and follow the on screen instructions.
 

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my c drive(xp service pack 3 installed) showstotal size: 24.4GBused: 15.4GBfree: 8.92GBbut if i "select all" files inside c drive and check it adds up to only 12.9GBall hidden files and protected system files(page hibernate files) are visible. system restore is disabled.so why is the difference?i haven't defragmented the drive for a long time. will defragmentation recover the disk space?

A:disc space

In my opinion,This may be due to different ways of calculating the empty disk space versus file size. To find free disk space when you right-click on a disk icon in "My Computer", Windows uses different API function. But when you select all files inside a folder, Windows calculates size of all files and adds them up. The difference arises because a handle cannot be opened to all files on disk, as some files are locked even for read access. To check, follow same process on a non-system disk (on which you have not installed Windows), like a USB pendrive or another partition on your hard disk.This could also be because of some problems with your file system. You can do a simple chkdsk /f. To do this open Start Menu > Run, type chkdsk /f c: if it asks to schedule a disk check on restart, then answer yes. Restart your computer.EDIT : It may also be possible that your hard disk is failing. You should run a diagnostic tool to check if your hard disk is healthy.

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I have these pop-ups on my computor, Low Disc Space. You running out of disc space (Disc on recovery. Click here to see if you can free space on this drive.

A:Low Disc Space (D;)

Hi: Please read the info at the applicable link below for what steps to take to correct that condition. Vista: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01508532/ W7: http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c03736755 W8: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03737312

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About six months age we lost our winsoc. In doing so we lost the ability to connect to the internet. After many a frustrating attempts to restore and reinstall all failed. A friend suggested a full system restore. In other words a destructive restore. I thought it was backing up all my data(as it said). It didn't. I lost all of our photos, music, videos and movies, all important papers and file. But now I'm connected to the internet again. The biggest problem is the fact that we lost all these things and as a added bonus no disc space. It's almost zero percent. Is this some sign of my missing files still there? I've doon all the basic stuff, to clear up space, not even noticeable. Help a brother out. (smile)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+, x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1246 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71790 MB, Free - 1156 MB; D: Total - 4517 MB, Free - 2372 MB;
Motherboard: First International Computer, Inc., K8MC51G
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Where is my disc space???

I'm not sure I can help you with the files but this is a great place to start.

http://lifehacker.com/5915921/the-best-disk-space-analyzer-for-windows

Your files are almost certainly recoverable. There are some guys on here who know loads about it but stuff like this is a great place to start.

http://lifehacker.com/393084/how-to-recover-deleted-files-with-free-software

That is if it is even deleted.

As a quick, simple explanation point:

When you delete a file, you simply notify the OS that it can use that logical space for use in the future. You might immediately overwrite it or you might never go near it again! This can be exploited to recover "deleted" files (and also how people get caught downloading things they shouldn't be!). There are also some other tricks to get stuff back but that is the main method in a nutshell. It's just a matter of recovering the areas marked as deleted/making the OS think that the area is no longer fit for overwriting. There tend to be some corruption problems in this method as you can get partial overwrites and things. Either way, you can probably get something back.

If no one here can help you (and I would say that is VERY unlikely in this case), you can send the drive off to be mechanically played and get your files recovered that way. It has to be done in a totally sterile environment so it costs loads of £ (or $ in your case).

Finally, it might be worth a look exploring the drive with hidden files and fol... Read more

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Hello good people,

I have a question on space, space on my Operating system drive.

The drive is an ssd 120 gb, formatted it comes in at 111gb, I have fresh win 7 64 installed.

The Windows folder takes 16gb, my program folders take 5gb, the remaining folders on the os take 26gb. Total 47gb

I have no data apart from emails stored on the drive yet the drive properties show that I have 69gb used, so somewhere there is 22gb used I can't see.

Is it my Page file?

I have a dedicated drive that I have put a page file on as well as the os drive, this drive says there is 35gb used, I can't see where it is used and I'm thinking that that is the way with page files.

I have show hidden files enabled.

It's no huge deal but I'd like to know where the gb's are and if that amount can be shaved down so I can keep a good part of the drive free.

Cheers

James

A:where has my disc space gone?

Hi.

Understand that what the drive is advertised as, there's always going to be slightly less in actual space. See this thread for an explanation -

HDD's - the Advertized size vs the Actual size.

Then you also have system restore taking up some space if you have it on.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
System Protection Restore Points - Delete

This thread will give you some ideas as to why also. For instance if you never even used Hibernate or had a reason to, you could delete the file. When I did, it actually gave me 10GB back.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Be aware of the what those steps will do though, if you decide to implement any of them though.

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my dell studio crashed and i had to reinstall windows vista with disc provided by dell now its telling me i have no disc space on recovery drive c and delete files but my computer was set back to factory settings so there are no files is it ok to delete old windows file i cant even download anything please help
 

A:disc space

did you do a full factory reset or just a re-install

can we see a screen shot of disk manager
control panel>
administrative tools>
computer manager >
disk manager >
 

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low disc space on persario

A:low disc space

How much space is left?

Do you have more than one partition?

Can you archive files to CD/DVD so you can delete them from your drive?

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My 4Gig hard drive to my knowledge only has Win2000, MS Office, Explorer and Outlook on it as major programs.

Yet I can see that only 16% of disc is free. Am I missing something? Where can I look?

53Meg is in "common files"? Is this necessary?
 

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Help! I bought my lap top only a little over a year ago and am out of disc space. Most of it is being taken up with pictures for our work web site etc. What can I clean out besides the obviouse which I have done and how do I purchace more disc space and install it? Its a dell inspiron 512 memory, 30 gig hard drive.
Also I know most of you hate aol but I like its mail options and stuff but I cannot keep the screen from dropping down and getting bigger every time I go to another page. I have tried the remember window size and position etc. but that doesnt work. This has only been like this a few months. Should I re-install the prgram? Thanks in advance for your help. ~Beth~
 

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My PC kept coming up saying critically low disc space on the hard-drive so i deleted some stuff to free space then within a day the message was back. its got worse and worse soi that no - everytime i check the amount of free space on the c: drive, the number is different - its getting closer and closer to 0 though. does anyone know whats wrong?Robby

A:Low Disc Space. Need Help!

What size is the hard drive?

When is the last time you dumped all your temp and temporary internet files?

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sir
my oc allways says low disc space ,i remove many programes picture.documents near 5GB ,but now says it .i run disclean up many time defragment all so .windos 7 hp
 

A:low disc space

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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Hi
I have a problem with my computer. I am trying to burn a dvd with nero but it tells me that there is insufiicient memory in C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\(USERNAME)\LOCAL SETTINGS\TEMP. I can not find this file however! If I go to C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS and click properties it lists hundreds of files and folders and about 4Gb of memory but when I open it up the local settings\temp file is not there and the folders that are there only account for a few Mb. It is as though the data is there but the folder wont show up in order to allow me to delete it.
Any ideas?
Thanks
Beth
 

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I moved some of my smaller programs from my main drive (C) to the D drive in order to clear up some space on my C drive. I uninstalled the programs from the C drive and reinstalled them on the D drive. The programs are working fine; however, I gained no space on the C drive. I checked the recycle bin and ran disc clean up and I still have the same amount on C as I did before. Is there something else that I need to do in order to get my space back on the C drive?
Tanks,
Dale
 

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Hi

I'm not very computer savvy but here goes:

Currently running Windows 7-

Drives:
Loca Disc (C)-279 GB
Recovery Dik (E)- 13.48 GB
Tools (F)- 4.98 GB

Everytime computer backups (have tried configuring this to both E & F Drives but with same result) it uses up all the disc space. I get consistant warnings on Low Disc Space and, if gaming, have experienced problems with games closing unexpectedly due to the lack of space.

Is there any way to avoid this issue?

Thanks

A:Low Disc Space

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Originally Posted by ben.nz


Everytime computer backups (have tried configuring this to both E & F Drives but with same result) it uses up all the disc space.




Hi Ben, I'm not sure what you mean by the above statement. Are you backing up your C drive TO your C drive?

And you shouldn't do anything at all with your E & F drives. They are reserved for your system recovery (to restore windows to the day you bought the computer).

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Is there an explanation for the SHOWN amount of disc space used (in the pie chart).....and the EXPECTED amount of disc space used?
For example, I just did a clean install of XP, and the amount of disc space used was much greater than the amount of disc space that I thought would be used.

pjblevin
 

A:disc space used

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How much disc space does Windows XP require?
I ask because I've been getting messages saying 5 Gb partition on which XP is installed is dangerously low on space. XP, along with its various updates/hotfixes, is the only thing on this partition. Programs are installed on another partition. I recently installed XP and believed 5 Gb would be plenty of room for it.
 

A:How much disc space does XP need?

Change the size of restore points, move the swap to another partition

EasyCleaner http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

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

In the unnecessary button I check the top 4 entries
You can delete older $NT files but keep the recent ones
 

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Hello,

i have a HP-dv7 2040us Notebook.
4gb RAM, intel 2.0 Quad-core processor and 2x250 gb Hard drives.
I'm running Vista Home Premium x64.

When i bought the laptop the there were 3 partitions, due to the two seperate hard drives, i used Drive C:/ for all of my programs and just school files. Drive D:/ is for music and movies, and E:/ are the standard HP recovery discs that come on the Hard drive.

Yesterday when i turned on my computer i got a message telling me i had low disk space on drive D:/. But i don't have that much on it. The day before i still had 160gb free on that drive. It has just all a sudden become filled.

I have run symantec antivirus, windows defender, ad-aware, and ccleaner to try to fix the problem. I have also defragged the drive, and gone in and manually looked at all of the hidden and system protected files. I see no reason that the frive should be full, because all the most i have on that drive is 60gb.

Any help would be greatly appriciated.

A:Low disc space?

Follow the instructions in this Tutorial:System Restore - disk space
HTH.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3958 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 401860 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XXMH9
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

A:Very low on Disc Space

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

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Very low on Disc Space Click to expand...

from your spec
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 401860 MB

which disk do you think is low on space and where have you received that report from
All we have to work with is what you tell us, so a little more information from you would be a great help.
3. PC Cleaner Pro is a most unsuitable product to be using
Presuming it is this
http://pccleanerpro.net/

the only guaranteed result eventually - and may well be sooner rather than later is its ability to clean your machine to such extent that it stops working.
 

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I put in disc 1 and typed in the serial code and all that, then when it told me to please insert disc 2, i do, yet when i do, a folder comes up that says set up, and inside is something that says data. how can i install this onto my computer? i have windows XP. this works on my other windows XP computer.

please and THANKYOU to anyone who can help me
 

A:Sims 2 complete collection brings up folder for disc 2

When it asks you to insert CD2, the installer program should automatically recognize that you inserted the new CD, and continue copying files. If it doesn't automatically recognize it, then just click 'OK', or 'Continue', in the setup screen. The setup from the 1st CD should still be running when you take out the 1st CD and put in the 2nd, it waits for the new CD before it continues installing.
 

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Hi, I am having problems with windows unable to format blank dvd+r discs... it will play my cds and dvds but when I try to format the blank disc for use I get that error saying that it can't complete the format... I have windows vista, package 1... a few months ago the dvd rom refused to work and it had vanish off the control panel, so I didn't worry about it because I didn't use it... but I recently restored my laptop pc from the manufactured reboot and again it appeared... and I checked it and it was working... but now that I try to download to a DVD+R blank disc... windows error say "WINDOWS UNABLE TO COMPLETE FORMAT" AFTER IT STARTS...can anyone tell me what is wrong and how to fix this? I had downloaded a nero burner, but get the same response that it can't complete the format or the disc is unreadable or invalid... HELP???!!!!
 

A:windows unable to complete format on blank dvd+r disc...

First of all, please tell me why are you trying to format a blank DVD R+ ?
DVD R+ means that this DVD is recordable only once and cannot be erased.
Try buying a new one. That might solve your problem.

Kind Regards,
Zero-Cool
 

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A new machine only 2 months ago (Windows XP, IE v.6), and suddenly it was battle stations - things flashing in agitation (still do, on and off) - Critically Low Disc Space...

Ran defrag which gives a nice continuum of a very few blue and green stripes in a positive sea of red. The analysis tells me that a single file contains 68.7 GIGABYTES. It didn't give me the whole file name, but when I ran the free avast.com de-virus-ing program, it cheerfully gave me the full name along with an even more cheerful tag:

C:\Documents and Settings\Tiriel\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat...
could not be scanned!

Running Search tells me that this is not a valid folder name (not file name - is that significant? Remember, I know Nothing Of Such Things)

I bought the Index.dat scan program which claims to remove all such files. The site also makes a lot of other claims - like the program being easy to use: sure, if you know what you are doing in the first place - including a mention of 24 hour service and a telephone number which one might have assumed to be operational...

I do now have 28 free Mb of space - so nice, and at less than £1 per Mb, perhaps I should be grateful, but it's scarcely what I was expecting when I paid out for the thing. The phrase Chocolate fireguard springs to mind.

There a limit to what I can use the computer for, though this isn't as bad as it might be as I have a second drive unaffected - only because my old computer died and its entrai... Read more

A:Help - Theft of disc space!

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Hey,  I am wondering why it is so and if that is necessary.  I have ssd, one part says "Windows (C" - that's okay. The second part is LENOVO (D with 24.9 gb of space. And 23.1 it free. Is this really necessary? There are "Drivers" folder inside and that's it.And there is one other Drivers folder in "C".  I could use those 24.9 gb. Since C is 212 gb.   And one other thing. Is there a way how to know what type of HDMI I have like 2.0? Can't find anything that states what type it is.  Only usb gen all over web and so on. 

A:Ideapad 520 disc space

You can always delete second partition and merge freed disk space with fist partition. Regarding HDMI, your laptop is limited to [email protected], so it can be any version between 1.3 - 2.0. Probably most, if not any HDMI cable should work with your laptop.http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/ideapad%20520%20(15_)/ideapad%20520_15_Plat...

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294924 MB, Free - 195367 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 4 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0H268K, , .HB19QH1.CN4864389D0591.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I get a small pop up at the bottom right of my screen that says I have low disc space on my D drive. I think what happened is, when I went to do a backup, the data got saved to my D drive. Is there a way I can check and remove it safely? Also, if this is what happened, how can I change the settings for my data backup? I don't think I've been able to do a backup since I got this laptop a few years back. Thanks a lot in advance for your help. I'm not super computer savvy when it comes to this kind of thing.
 

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Even after deleating all my files i continually get the message " to free up disc space, outlook express can compact messages " when i click on clean up it will be back on every 15 to 20 seconds. Very annoying! I am using xp home edition.
 

A:Free up disc space

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hi
can anyone tell me of a program that will show me where my hard drive disk space is being used.

i have deleted all the files and programs i don't need but am at a loss as to where the space is being used?

Id like to locate and know whats using what and where in my pc

A:disc space program

Here's a couple,

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

Make sure to choose the free version if you try this one,

Download Disk Space Fan 4 - Fast disk space analyzer and duplicate file remover

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For the past 2 months I have noticed that everytime I use my PC, free space in the drive in which Windows XP-SP2 is loaded keeps reducing (by 0.1Gb for 4-6 hrs of working on the comp) without me adding anything. I reformatted that drive but the problem persists. I regularly delete cookies and temporary internet files. Updated antivirus (Avast and Clamwin) does not detect anything. Please suggest a solution.
 

A:Hard disc space

You'll probably find that's system restore if it is a XP system. If you wish to change the size of the hard drive system restore takes right click my computer and click on the system restore tab. You can then change the settings in there. Be wary though, if you turn it off or lower the space it will give you less points to back up to
 

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Hello,

Two Users on PC.
A the Administrator, and the second User B.

How can A determine the total internal HD disc space being utilized by B ?

Thanks,
B.

A:User Disc Space ?

Computer > Properties > left hand bar "Advance system settings" > User Profiles

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Keep getting advisories on my G-Drive re. HP Recovery:  "You're running out of disc space".  Was fixed (?) via telephone  Tech SupportHelp (x2!) but keeps coming back to the same figures of fulness.  What can I do to fix this permanently, please.

A:"...running out of Disc Space" - how to fix?

The HP Recovery Manager creating backup and save to HP Recovery partition. HP PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03737312HP Notebook PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on HP_Tools (Windows 7)http://support.hp.com/it-it/document/c03732268




I am an HP employee.

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