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Missing HD space on 30GB part. a) 3.43 dGB when drive empty, b) 7 GB after file delet

Q: Missing HD space on 30GB part. a) 3.43 dGB when drive empty, b) 7 GB after file delet

We have a WD800JB-00CRAI1 hard disk, partitoned into 4 primaries and 4 further logical partions, running under WinXP pro. The first 3 primaries contain separate installations of WinXP - we pretend we have 3 separate computers for 3 people.

Question: My son has a 30 GB data partition on the drive. He deleted several large files (burning images and such) and expected to see about 7.5 GB free space. Instead, he got 500MB free space and about 7. GB disappeared.

Win XP reserves a max of 3.6 GB for restoral acc to the control panel. He couldn't find the missing space in Norton Utilities, either, ie the space was occupied, but no files were listed.

Western Digitals "Data Lifeguard" returns that the hard disk has no errors. We wiped the partition with Norton Wipe Info. Now the 30 GB partion shows a 29.3 GB capacity and 3.43 GB used, but no files are to be seen. Norton shows 24.7 KB worth of Recycler and System Volume informatin, but no info on the rest of the 3.43 GB. We reduced the Norton Unerase Protection to 600 Mb on that partiton, but there was no change in the 3.43 used. With the NTFS file system we shouldn't have cluster waste. So what gives? Any ideas?

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Missing HD space on 30GB part. a) 3.43 dGB when drive empty, b) 7 GB after file delet

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A: Missing HD space on 30GB part. a) 3.43 dGB when drive empty, b) 7 GB after file delet

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Hi Guys,

so sorry for writing you if this is something that is usual and you already have cleared this issue.

I am Ranko, from Europe ( Serbia, but in the eyes of world not so desired country so I do not mention it... but great food , great parties and the most beautiful girls should compensate )

Ok. What I did. During Win 7 installation on my new Lenovo G780 ( 500gb HDD ) , I have deleted system ( 0 ) partition first.

Win 7 offered/created 30gb system, 30gb primary, 440gb primary 2 ( unallocated ) and one Lenovo OEM partition 1mb.

CRAZY ME DELETED SYSTEM PARTITION FIRST!!!

As my friend said , always first go from behind but I didint.

Now I am missing 30gb of space, and can not retrieve it. So if I do installation from the beginning i just have 470 GB of space to alocate to partitions ( for example 100mb system , 100gb Primary & 369gb Primary 2 )

So 30GB seems lost. I have installed win 7 and run diskmgmt.msc and only 1 disk with 470gb is shown.

I tried linux with that partition software and the same... it shows just 470gb of space...30GB are missing/lost/not existing.

Once again... so sorry guys for posting this issue since maybe it is something that is common, but I really do not want to give up. It is not up to 30GB , it is about the principle , I have to retrieve it!

What to do ? Please help ... I promise to post some video, pics of Belgrade/Serbia girls to ease up a bit your work

A:Deleted system partition first Win 7, HDD part missing, 30gb lost

Hello Ranko and welcome to Seven Forums.

There is a free program called MiniTool Partition Wizard. You may be able to get back the missing 30GB by using the "Partition Recovery" option.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

Or, if your computer is working OK you could also try extending the C: partition to include the unused 30GB.

Extend partition with partition magic software ? MiniTool Partition Wizard.

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New kid on the block.

I have a U100 Part Number: PLU10E-00U023EN and would like to upgrade to a 60GB HD.
I am looking for a part number for this replacement hard disk.
Also can anyone tell me where I may purchase this in the UK. Retail shop would help. If not, a direct mail address would be appreciated.
I have seen one from OFFTEK for 43.0 Plus VAT, Part Number: KTT3311/1GB.

Then I saw the same part number from Toshiba and it cost over ?100.
Maybe someone can tell me where I could get the upgrade done near Leicester.

I have found the site very helpful.
Thanks.

A:Libretto U100: 30GB Hard Drive Upgrade to 60GB - need part number

I think you should take a look into this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=99399#99399

It?s the first one about the same theme which you have posted here in the forum!

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When i used that program it showed about 30 gb of usage
I have 9gb free left but have a 60gb ssd with 59 of usable space so thats 20 missing

I dont have any other partitions or anything, i have used ccleaner, wise disk cleaner, disk cleanup etc;

A:Using windirstat it shows 30gb for c drive, but 20 is missing

I have a 2gb page file, i deleted all the restore points and performed the clean ups, this installation of windows included the service pack and i have not performed any repair or re installs on this system

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at the top of my mozlla/firefox screen i deleted the file view, etc. stuff: how can i get it back ? also, how can i get my original google sceen back, i got some junk that intercepted my mozilla home page/screen: thanks (incredamail, how can i get rid of it ? ); i get this mystart/incredamail garbage as my mozilla start-up homepage: how can i get rid of this garbage that downloaded itself and get back to my old google seach start-up home page ? should i just uninstall and re-install mozilla ? thanks

A:MENU BAR (FILE, VIEW, ETC.) MISSING ?at the top of my mozlla/firefox screen i delet

The menu bar can be turned on and off my right-click near the top of the firefox window and selecting Menu Bar.

You can change your home page by going to Tools > Options. The General screen is where the home page is set.

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Since I'm getting "recovery drive is full" messages I'm wanting to clean it up.  There's a large 2 GB file I'm wondering whether to delete.  Its file name is 3590F75ABA9E485486C100C1A9D4FF06LCBMOQPZXYDWPWIO, its file type is simply "file," and it was created at night which is odd because I don't recall the computer being used or being on at night on the date of its creation--so I worry it's a virus.  What is it, what should I do with it, and should I delete it? I don't see any other large files or backup folders on the recovery drive the deletion of which would free up much space, so I'm thinking my path is either to delete this 2 GB file or somehow create more recovery drive space in some way besides deleting unnecessary files.

A:What is this large file in recovery drive and should I delet...

dadbod Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! First off, do NOT touch anything in the Recovery partition -- if you have any intentions down the road of using that partition to restore your laptop.  If you tamper with that partition, that risks breaking the HP Recovery function. Second, while Windows Update is NOT supposed to use the Recovery partition, we get lots of posts that it does -- and that causes problems. My own recommendation is the following:1) Use a third-party product known as Macrium Reflect to image off your laptop onto an external drive or large USB stick2) Remove the Recovery partition3) Merge the new unallocation space formerly occupied by the Recovery partition into your C: "drive" What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Run MR and choose the option: "Create an image of the partition(s) required to backup and restore Windows" to write a full backup to an external drive, USB stick, or DVDs3) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CDMy experience is that MR, when using the High Compression option, typically can compress the saved image file to about 50% of the USED space in the OS partition. This means if you have an 80GB OS partition, and 40GB is used, MR only needs about 20GB to store the image file.I use this all the time and it typically takes less than 10 minutes to do the image backup and about the same time or less to do a restore. Plus, MR has the option to Add a Rec... Read more

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Hello, I'm trying to help a friend whose notebook was infected with malware. She tried to clean it herself and the result is that Windows XP Pro sees the (C Drive as "Used space 0 bytes, empty space 0 bytes, capacity 0 bytes". Disk management sees Drive (C as "66.34 GB NTFS healthy system with 92% empty space" Disk management also sees "HP_Recovery (D 7.18 GB with 2% empty space" and "Unknown Partition 1.00 GB healthy with 14% empty space"

Because Windows XP thinks the disk has zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space, I am unable to download or install any diagnostic or anti malware utilities. I ran Avira Antivir Rescue System from the CD Drive and it found "TR/Drop.Agent.ahdz" Trojan in several files and it renamed the files. After the Antivir scan windows began to display the following message during startup "Windows is unable to open the following folder, folder: rncsys32.exe.XXX".

The PC boots and runs normal. The only problem is that the OS thinks the Hard Disk Drive is full.

Is there a way to make windows recognize that Drive (C does not have zero bytes of capacity and zero bytes of empty space? Also would deleting the Drive C: partition and restoring the system work in this case, or should I save some time and just install a new hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any responses.
 

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At first I thought it was kinda of interesting but later I realized it was going to drive me nuts not having it there.
(It still works, I just click on the blank spot)
I don't how it happened, my guess is my wife did something....she only uses it for facebook and myspace.
And I just found out that it only disapears when i change the taskbar's settings to auto-hide.
I sniped a pic of it.
 

A:My Start button is missing (There's a empty space)

Your image your start button uses might be corrupted at a guess. There are afew applications that have been made to Change/restore your start button but i am unsure if it is allowed to be discussed on these boards.

~Frenz
 

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I'm in a panic mode.
My files are supposed to be inside a subfolder within the drive. Now all the subfolders are visible but there is no contents inside.
That is My Computer - DRIVE F - Subfolder A (visible) - Subfolder A1 (visible) - contents in Subfolder A1 (EMPTY).

Now when I check DRIVE F it tells me 156GB of 210GB used, which corresonds to the file sizes. So it seems to recognize files inside the drive but when I go inside it's completely empty!

Any help?...

A:SOS: Drive space shows 156GB used but drive contents empty

Hi,

Please open a CMD window, then navaagte to the drive and folder that you think has the files. Now type dir *.* and hit enter.

Please post the results here.

Regards,
Golden

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Hey guys,
I have an issue that suddenly appeared. My 500GB SSD has apparently not enough space on it anymore. Sadly, that cant be true since only half of it is used and I have absolutely no idea how to fix that. Not even deleting stuff changes anything about it.
So I tried to look it up in Disk Management and in there it says that the drive is fine and good, but it also shows another 500GB SSD which is not initialized. So I counted all my drives and I know for a fact that this drive should not exist. So I assume the two issues are connected.

This is how the Disk Management looks like: https://gyazo.com/d8269c646ce3d7c342b98ae01745ce29

Any idea?

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hello,i have recently noticed that a disk partition which i have never put anything on has some used space
this appears when i click "Properties":

 
but when i open the disk drive it shows nothing at all
 
a scan with spybot shows this:

 
i am using windows 7 ultimate if that matters

A:empty disk drive has used space

What is that partition for?

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Hi Guys and ladies:

I have a DVD drive that see's or reads my cd or dvd, (which ever I use to record on), as full of space, when in actuality the cd or dvd I'm using is actually free of space. The CD-DVD rom has no other problems, but that. When I put a FRESH out Of THE Box CD-RW to record on, it reads it fine as empty. How can I solve this problem with other CD's or DVD's that are free of space, but it's read as full? Appreciate the HELP
 

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When i attempt to open a Microsoft Power Point file (.PPT), i receive the following error message:"Sorry, the file cannot be opened because part of the file is missing."
How to stop this error?
 

A:PPT: "Part of File is Missing" Error Attempting to Open File

It means the file is damaged or corrupt. Is it saved on a USB drive, or on the computer hard drive? if it's on a USB, then the file wasn't properly closed before the USB was removed. If it's saved to the hard drive, then the file is damaged.
You can try opening PowerPoint, then clicking on the file you want to open and dragging and dropping it into PowerPoint.

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hi,

i don't know where 30gb of my harddrive are. the properties display says that there are 60gb in use. if i check all the folders (including hidden and system files) it says that there are just 30 gb used.

man that's hard to explain that's why i appended a screen shot.

can anyone tell me why that is or how i can fix that? that computer is not even a week old. unfortunately i didnt pay any attention to the hard drive space when i first got it. its a lenovo thinkpad t61
paul

ps: i already scanned the computer for viruses, defragmented it, used the disk cleanup function and checked the backup functions (both lenovo's and microsoft's programs) also i used the 'where'd my space go' program

pss: the reason i put it in the vista category is that the computer of a friend (who uses vista) has the same problem (19 gb actually in use, but 50 are displayed)
 

A:Solved: 30GB space cannot be found

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Hi - I'm hoping someone can help. I think this is a fairly simple one:

I bought a computer from someone who told me that it had a 250GB hard drive. Before I took possession of it, the seller formatted the hard drive so I could start fresh.

I began running out of space pretty quickly. I have learned that the C drive (where all of my stuff is) is only 40GB and the D drive is 210GB.

Is there a simple way to fix this problem? I don't need a D drive.

A:C Drive Out Of Space - Empty D Drive Has Plenty - Please Help!

Do you have two different hard drives or do you have one drive that has been partioned ?

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My Asus is Win 7/64bit and arrive with the HD setup as OS (C:) with 116GB and with Data (D:) 334GB. Now C: has on only 1.63GB empty (!), while D: has 330GB still open.

I checked C: and found that USERS Folder has my name and another folder for public. Under my name are all my data files: My Documents, My Pictures (huge!!), My Videos, etc. This setup is causing essentially everything to be stored on the C: rather than on D: where Data was apparently expected to be stored. I'm not high tech, so I didn't change where AUSUS had apparently designed My Docs, My Pics etc. to go.

Did they set this up wrong? How can I correct it all without losing my paths to these docs and pics from my programs. I know for example that my PhotoShop Elements is just about ruined for use if it the paths get changed, and I have probably 17,000 photos that would be affected.

A:Drive for OS out of Space; Data Drive nearly Empty

Right click on the appropriate folders and select the "Location" tab and Move the folder to a location on your D: drive. This should be available for all of the "My..." folders

FWIW - if you have less than 15% free space on the drive (you have about 1.5% free space), the operating system will slow down on you. Eventually, once the drive is completely full, you won't even be able to delete anything!

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How do I permanently erase deleted files from empty hard drive space on Windows XP, without buying software? Can this be done through command prompt?

A:How do you permanently erase empty hard drive space on XP

go to start, run, type cmd and press enter. Type
format c: /U
and press enter and all the info will be erased.

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HI guys,

My windows folder is getting bigger and now is 31 GB.
I ran CCLEANER and I did disc cleanup (+cleanup system files).

The folder "winsx" is taking 11.9 GB. I dont know if that should be that way.

What should I do?

thanx.

A:Windows folder taking more than 30GB space

Welcome.

My Windows folder is 28.6 GB and the winsxs is 9.7 GB.
My Windows 7 x64 system was installed on January 27, 2013 and the sizes have been relatively stable since then.

Therefore, depending on the programs you have installed, I think your folder sizes are normal.


One thing you will find is most of what is reported in winsxs is not really located there but hard links (that take up no space) to other locations. In my case, only about 2 GB or so are real files.

See this

WinSXS Folder not actually consuming lots of space

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Hello guys,

I have a problem with my Windows 7 folder. It is constantly getting bigger, and by now it's about 33GB.
I checked it with WinDirStat and it showed, that biggest folders are Installer (12GB) and winsxs (9.3GB)

Tried running Disk Cleanup, but after running it as an administrator, it doesn't even show me the option "Windows update cleanup", which could help me a lot. I have the update KB2852386, tried to reinstall it, but this didn't help. Also tried running cleanup through cmd, but after showing all the options, it didn't actually clean old updates.

As I understand, the problem is about OS not being able to delete it's outdated files, am I right?
I'm using 64GB SSD drive, and windows is already taking about 60% of it's space.

Thanks for any help

A:Windows folder taking more than 30GB space

  
Quote: Originally Posted by UmbraDei


Tried running Disk Cleanup, but after running it as an administrator, it doesn't even show me the option "Windows update cleanup", which could help me a lot.


When you ran Disk Cleanup, after it scans C it presents the disk cleanup window showing you the various categories of detritus it can delete.

In the lower-left corner of that window, did you see a button labeled "clean up system files"? If you push that, it should then present the additional items relating to Windows updates that are eligible for removal. From this point forward, I believe you won't see that button again, as the Windows Update Cleanup category will now always be presented on the original dialog window.

So, did you not notice that button? Or is it not there at all (implying you've already enabled that feature previously), and you do see the Windows Update Cleanup category listed but there is 0 storage related to it that can be deleted?

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Hi, I have a 500gb seagate external hard drive, and already used 240gb space.
It worked fine until yesterday suddenly i could not access the files at all. I checked disk management, and it showed that my external drive became RAW drive.

I tried to do chkdsk that i learned from one of the forum, and then it somehow has fixed the RAW drive back to FAT32. However i still cannot see any of my files.

I opened command prompt, and typed in dir /a
and it said 0 files 0 byets, 4 DIR 288,714, 293, 248 bytes free

How can i bring my files back?? I don't want to lose my files
can someone help me please..urgent

Sorry i am no tech expert, so please help me using an easy explanation =)

A:HELP! External hard drive shows used space but empty folders!

Sounds like the FAT table has got screwed up meaning the OS will not be able to display your files - don't worry, this is quite common and you should be able to recover them on the assumption the drive is not physically damaged (i.e. clunking when seeking).

There are plenty of recovery programs, some free, that work well.

I'll check these out and post back.

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Friends,
I'm unable to install Win 8 due to "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required Free Space" error, it'd nice if someone can help. The screenshot is from within Windows 7 but when I try to install from outside also by booting from the installation disk, the error is the same. Help much appreciated
Thank you

A:Cannot Install-30GB Partition-Does not contain the required Free Space

You cannot have 4 primary partitions on the disk (system reserved is also primary), max is 3. You need to convert one of those to logical. What all is installed on them?

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i have got a movie which is in 16 parts named as moviename.001,moviename.002,etc. out of which i miss the 9th part(moviename.009). now i want to unzip the movie from the available parts. is it possible?

A:unzip file from which one part is missing

i have got a movie in four parts which are .rar files. is it possible to unrar part 3 and part 4? normally it gives error message saying that --you have to unzip from an earlier...

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I was working on my ppt file and PPT stopped responding so I had to force quit. Since then I've been unable to open the file and I always get the message that part of the file is missing. I opened it in OpenOffice and was able to retrieve only 3 or 4 of the 60 slides. Does anyone have any advice? Please help! I've translated 60 pages and now I will have to redo the entire project and the deadline has already passed.

Thank you!
 

A:Please help - can't open ppt file, part missing ???

The suggestion to try and open the presentation in Open Office is a viable one. The trick is to open it and run through the entire show to make sure it is ok. Then save it to a different file name, don't just overwrite the existing file.
 

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I am not in the habit of running Windows Disk Defragmenter very often, but over the last few weeks I have been going through the process of importing my very large cd collection on to iTunes. My "C" Drive has a capacity of 222GB and I was down to 9.68GB of free space. I ran WDD but after 18 hours it had still not finished! I therefore decided to cancel the defrag, and after checking the capacity of my "C" drive, I found to my amazement that I now had 42.8GB of free space! I then downloaded the free Auslogics DiskDefrag and ran that. It completed in a few minutes and showed that the Windows Defrag had done most of the work but for some reason had failed to finish. Does anyone know why?

I have decided to disabled Windows Defrag and will use Auslogics version in future, as it gives information regards the progress of the defrag, and seems to be far more efficient and quick.

However, I am very surprised by the amount of free space that the defrag process has freed up. I have searched on various pc forums, and other posters have said the complete opposite to my own experience. The common consensus seems to be that defraging reduces the amount of free space on a disk rather than increase it!

There also seems to be a difference of opinion about how much free space one should leave on a hard disc to enable the pc to run efficiently. I was down to just over 4% before I defragged, but I have seen posts advising that one should leave betweeen 10% and up ... Read more

A:Running Disk Defragmenter has freed up over 30GB of free space!

I have not yet had any replies to my post so I thought I would add some further information. Before running Windows defrag' I performed a disc cleanup. This did not clear many files as I regularly use [COLOR=blue!important]CCleaner[/COLOR] to clear my temporary files, internet history and cookies etc. However, I am careful never to use the Registry part of CCleaner as I have been advised before not to use it.

Someone on another forum suggested that the increase in free space I experienced could be due to the fact that, because I had so little free space left on my hard drive before I commenced the defrag, the Windows defrag unintentionally caused restore points to be deleted. Do you think this is the likely cause for my dramatic increase in free space?

Why does Windows require a certain percentage of free space to function? And, does the amount of free space required vary depending on what version of the operating system one is running? For example, does Windows 8 require the same percentage of free space as Vista?

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I recently checked how much free space I had remaining on my "C" drive and found that I only had 9.68GB left out of a total capacity of 222GB. I ran Windows Disk Defragmenter but after 18 hours it was still running so I cancelled it.  On re-checking my hard drive I found to my amazement that  I now had 42.8GB of free space!  I then downloaded the free Auslogics disk defragmenter and ran that.  It completed in a few minutes and showed that the Windows defrag had done most of the work but for some reason had failed to finish. 
 
I am very surprised that the process of defragging freed up so much space.  On consulting various forums, most peoples' experience seems to have been the exact opposite.  The common consensus seems to be that defragging reduces the amount of free space on a disk rather than increasing it. Why was my experience so different?
 
I suspect it may be because I had used up too much of my free space than I should have.  I was down to just over 4% before I defragged.  Was that too little?  How much free space should I leave unused to ensure my pc is running properly?
 
I would be grateful for any assistance that members of this forum can give me.

A:Running Disk Defragmenter has freed up over 30GB of free space!

Are you sure it was the disk defragmenter that you ran, and not the disk cleanup tool?
 
All defragmenting, (aka 'defragging') does is to re-organise your files into contiguous blocks so they can be loaded faster.  That's contiguous from a disk drive point of view, so they can be loaded quicker.  As an aside, never run defrag on an SSD: it will not improve matters at all but will waste precious write cycles of your SSD, resulting in it wearing out sooner.
 
Because defragging only re-organises files, it will not free up disk space.  It will require some space to do its work, resulting in higher disk usage until it has finished.
 
The only thing I would suggest is running disk cleanup (or another good cleanup tool such as Ccleaner) prior to running defrag, as defrag will otherwise waste time re-organising your temporary files as well as your permanent ones.
 
Freeing up 30GB is a heck of a lot of disk space ... are you sure nothing you need has been removed somehow?  I only ever get that kind of space back if I move a barge full of stuff to another drive or perform maintenance on a large database that has shrunk massively without freeing up the space it occupies.

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I am not in the habit of running Windows Disk Defragmenter very often, but over the last few weeks I have been going through the process of importing my very large cd collection on to iTunes. My "C" Drive has a capacity of 222GB and I was down to 9.68GB of free space. I ran WDD but after 18 hours it had still not finished! I therefore decided to cancel the defrag, and after checking the capacity of my "C" drive, I found to my amazement that I now had 42.8GB of free space! I then downloaded the free Auslogics DiskDefrag and ran that. It completed in a few minutes and showed that the Windows Defrag had done most of the work but for some reason had failed to finish. Does anyone know why?

I have decided to disabled Windows Defrag and will use Auslogics version in future, as it gives information regards the progress of the defrag, and seems to be far more efficient and quick.

However, I am very surprised by the amount of free space that the defrag process has freed up. I have searched on various pc forums, and other posters have said the complete opposite to my own experience. The common consensus seems to be that defraging reduces the amount of free space on a disk rather than increase it!

There also seems to be a difference of opinion about how much free space one should leave on a hard disc to enable the pc to run efficiently. I was down to just over 4% before I defragged, but I have seen posts advising that one should leave betweeen 10% and up to 50% (w... Read more

A:Solved: Running Disk Defragmenter has freed up over 30GB of free space!

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My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

A:running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

Your attachment(s) aren't visible to us.

Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Alternatively, you could also generate a screenshot of your WinDirStat window and upload it for our perusal using this guide:-

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...ool-vista.html

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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, then run some commands to create a directory to copy the files from remote server.
Details:

Read a text file with all the server ips
Run as service account
Verify that there is enough space on C:
Create a Install directory on remote server
Then copy the file from my computer remote server.

Can anybody please help me!!!
 

A:batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

I have not tested. I have not test (just to be clear). It's set up to determine % of free space (on a text file listing of servers) but could be modified to do what you want.
 

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hi i was wondering if some one could help me? i have a 160GB maxtor 6y160l0 HDD. i have 2 partions c: 143GB and d: 10GB. in the c: drive properties it says that 130GB of the space is full, but according to all the folders in the c: only add up too 107GB.

i have all show all files and folders on, and show system files.

i have xp sp2 fully updated and installed on d: (if thats any help)

i had a similar problem with a previous xp installation, when i originally formatted the hdd it was missing 30GB, it would be read as a 130GB hdd before and after xp installation. but i have done several fresh installs since then and it has always been read as 160GB since.

if anyone has any suggestions i would be grateful for the help.

oh and since i installed the os on the smaller d: partion all the xp install folders are still on c: could this be the problem?

i also heard some one mentioned something about 0k files on a similar tread could somebody elaborate on this?
 

A:my hdd is missing 30GB

I had a similiar problem
had a problem with vegas sucking up virtual memory
check this area
I dont setup the drive the way you have it mine is about backwards from yours
OS installed on 10 gb drive after that PM'ed for 10gb /30/30
and so on for diff OS's and apps
I do have 7 hard drives ,it can get confusing
 

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Hi, for months my C: (120 SSD) had only 2GB left of free space. So I finally purchased a 250GB SSD to replace it with. I received the drive last week and the box has been sitting on my desk. This morning I noticed that all of a sudden my C: drive is no longer in the red... I now have 30GB of free space. How can this be? I didnt uninstall any programs! All that occured on my PC is a windows update the other night...

Possible explanations?

A:Why did I suddenly go from 2GB free space to 30GB free space??

There is the system maintenance troubleshooter that runs at 1am.
Issues it looks for:
-Troubleshooting history is taking up disk space
-Broken shortcuts
-System time is set incorrectly
-There are icons on the desktop that haven't been used in 3 months.
-Disk volume errors
-Error reports are taking up disk space

Could be disk cleanup, you could also try running that as well. It now has the new mode windows update cleanup which removed older updates that have been unnecessary as new ones replaced it. That will save you even more space.

Maybe a program updated as well.

With all these combinations it can be possible you received a good chunk of free space. However, since you stated you have not run disk cleanup or have done anything, windows might have went nutz and has been wrong about your disk usage and just now got it right.(I am thinking this is the case.)

Or you have not restarted in awhile, and this is when disk information is updated.

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After having Norton tech support remove a virus from computer using their NPC, the home screen comes up with message There was a problem starting C:\Windows\Temp The specified module could not be found. Clicking on the START button (Windows 7 Home Premium) produces the FORM, but no information or links are listed. Clicking on the Desktop>> link on the bottom of the page shows the desktop items, but shows all folders and disks as empty. There IS information on them (i.e., programs, etc) but they are not accessible. I am assuming there is still some sort of virus on this computer; it crashes intermittently, and I cannot load the AdAware program; it comes up with a message that the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation. I was also unable to run the 3rd recommended download from your "before you post" directions, it runs it partway through and then crashes. Do you think there's any help for this, or do I have a new anchor? Any assistance or suggestions would be VERY appreciated!!! I'm attaching / copying the reports as requested in the instructions. Thank you, and hope you're having a good day

Lisa

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:44:14 PM, on 3/25/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
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A:Missing dll file, empty folders, crashes after removing virus with Norton

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hi guys
i am neelesh
i have amd sempron 2600+ with windows xp i install windows 7 till select drive its ok i select c drive to install win 7 i formated c drive & windows start installing suddenly power shut down after nearly 2-3 hours i started my pc it display BOOTMGR IS MISSING i try to recover but the same message is displaying BOOTMGR IS MISSING TO RESTART PRESS CLT+ALT+DELET PLEASE HELP ME GUYS

A:BOOTMGR is missing to restart press ctr+alt+delet

Put the Windows 7 CD back into the PC and run a startup repair. See:

Repair Install

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Hello everyone, this is Marcus. I bought a hard drive a long time ago and it didn't work, I never returned it and I don't remember why. Anyway, I have another hard drive by the same creator (Western Digital) and same size and it works fine. I noticed one difference in them. The one that works has something on the bottom in the middle that looks like a battery. The one that doesn't work, doesn't have one, it's just an empty space. Can you guys tell me what it is, do I need it, and can I fix it?

Here are some pictures:

On this one, the one on the right is the one that is not working.
This is a closeup of the working one.
This is a closeup of the non-working one.
If you need any more info just let me know.

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive not Working... Part Missing? Images Included

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When I click the Windows Start button, then view Recent Items I have a file there that I cannot delete. When I go to the folder where the Recent Items shows it is located, it does not show up on the list of files.

Is this a virus? Is there a way to delete this file from my computer?

Using Vista Home Preferred 32bit
 

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I was playing aroound on a windows 2000 server ( not very experienced), setting up site and virtual FTP directories, everything was going fine, until i tried to delete a folder. I'm getting the 'cannot delet file in use' message.

there's no one else logged , and i really want to delete this folder
 

A:cannot delet file

Try re-starting your system in Safe mode (F8 at the "starting windows prompt"). That automatically logs you in as the administrator and you'll probably be able to delete it then.
 

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I have a file, movie, I downloaded, and I cannot delete it. I did a virus scan and the movie does not come up infected. When I try to delete it it says there is a program using it and cannot be deleted.

The strange thing is if I restart my PC everything is fine and I can use it fine. If I click on this movie (just click, select it, and not open it) my CPU Usage % shoots up in the task manager. The "Mem Usage" for "explorer.exe" shoots up.

I tried to delete it in Safe Mode but no luck. How can I remove this file? Maybe before Windows boots or using command prompt?

Thank you for any help.
 

A:cannot delet file

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please can some one help downloaded MALWAREBYTES ANTI MALWARE SPFTWARE run scan found 155 infections re booted
re scanned on the original software NOADWARW v5.0 still finds these two items

W32.rontokbro.C:\windows\tasks\At1.job

trojan guarder HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARERegkey
any advice please would be good

A:Cant Delet File On Pc

Since you are already receiving help here, please continue in that thread and do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed.

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If you ordered a Dell XPS 15 (9550) without a standard SATA hard or SSD drive:   When you open the case to install a new one, you will find that the basic cable, connector and drive 'bumpers' are missing.  If you order a SSD or hard drive from Dell to upgrade your XPS 15, you will also find that the cable, connector and bumpers are not included!
This is exactly what I discovered when I opened the case of my new XPS 15 to install a 1 Gb SSD drive.  Here is a photo of the empty drive cage.  A diagram with the part numbers is included below:

I Googled this problem and discovered that many XPS 15 owners ran into the same roadblock.  On the Dell Support Forum, owners reported that Dell sales and support offered varying part numbers, which were often not available.  So I contacted Dell Support.  A very helpful CSR confirmed the correct part numbers (shown below with a diagram), but told me it would be two weeks (minimum) before they could be delivered to me.  I offered to pay for Next Day Air.  Nope.  Two weeks.
Frankly, this is incredible.  Dell should include these basic parts when they ship every XPS 15, and the missing parts should be available for immediate shipment to affected customers.  I had to find a vendor on Amazon and pay $80 ($12 from Dell), plus pay for rush shipment.
Here are the part descriptions and numbers, plus a diagram showing where they attach to the drive and motherboard:
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:08:55 PM, on 7/5/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVComS.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
C:\WINDOWS\webshots.scr
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nsapid.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\_875c.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ierraNWS.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\robert\My Documents\hijack this\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01
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A:hi jack this file what do i need to delet?

Rescan once again with hijack and insert a check next to each of the following then close all browser windows and click "fix checked"

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

O1 - Hosts: 213.159.117.235 auto.search.msn.com

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {046D6EA4-15E3-4b27-8010-45BD78A9219E} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetkw.dll

O3 - Toolbar: ping copy flag - {AF604C6B-370E-B55F-394A-AD714D6B6A17} - C:\PROGRA~1\LITEDR~1\SOAPDRIVE.dll (file missing)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [inetmgr] C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetmgr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nsapid] C:\WINDOWS\System32\nsapid.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [_875c] C:\WINDOWS\System32\_875c.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ierraNWS] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ierraNWS.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LDM] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe

O4 - Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE

O4 - Global Startup: MyWebSearch Email Plugin.lnk = C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\1.bin\MWSOEMON.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://bar.mywebsearch.com/menusearch.html?p=ZSzeb029

O16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} (MediaTicketsInstaller Control) - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cab

O18 - Protocol hijack: about - {53B95211-7D77-11D2-9F81-00104B107C96}[/QUOTE]

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I picked up a virus and I think I found it but I cant delet it out of onedrive. It suppositly is open and I can't close it to delet it. I can't find anything to open or close it. How can I get rid of it.

A:Can't delet a file in onedrive

Hi @spanky2?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion and having an issue with a virus. Files and folders present on One Drive account will never contain virus. Here is some help with this from Microsoft. It shows you how to remove any Adware from your Notebook. The download is from Microsoft so it is safe for your Notebook. Please read the document in full before starting.Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks.

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7.5 GB of disk space has gone missing from my C: drive.
It's really frustrating - my C: drive is only 20 GB to start with and I now have only 500 MB free, so I really need to figure out what's going on.

Windows Explorer shows C: drive properties of 20 GB disk size and 500 MB free.
I have made hidden files visible. If I add up all the folders under the C: drive they come to 12 GB (almost all in C:\windows).
I have my virtual memory set to all go to the D: drive. My recycling bin is empty. I have set System Restore to use zero disk space. I ran chkdsk and all looked OK.

I ran "disktective" and it shows that I have a single file in the C:\ directory that is 7.5 GB in size, but doesn't tell me what that file is or how I can get rid of it.
I tried "attrib -s | findstr SHR" but didn't turn up anything significant.

What the heck is going on? Anybody know any good disk utilities that might help?

A:Missing disk space - invisible file?

Try Disc Space Reporter - Disk space information tool - http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...-Reporter.shtml.Louis

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Earlier today, I was on my PC when AVG's Resident Shield opened up with some infections. So, I chose immediately to remove them but it stated "Critical files cannot be removed". I chose Close and the same Resident Shield window kept showing up with me unable to remove them. The infected files themselves had path names like Java and MS Office, sorry, I can't remember the names exactly...
A little later, a message came near the system ray saying space is low in C drive. I had about 2.2 GB and when I went to check it, there was only about 60MB left! I was baffled, I hadn't downloaded or installed anything and yet the space kept dropping. This is probably a virus' doing.

I'm extremely worried about this. I'm not really aware of how you use things like HijackFix or something, so I really need help.

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Hey everyone. I Have been having some trouble with my laptop. Its a dell Inspiron E1505 (not sure if that makes a difference but why not...) I am missing alot of hard drive space, atleast 7gb and I would like to know where it went. When i check the size of my Users folder it is around 10 gb. There are two user folders, Default, Guest, and public. When I check folder sizes, the largest is mine at 3 gb. the others aren't even 100 megs. There are no other folders here and I am fairly sure it isn't hidden because the default folder is hidden and i can see it, I also checked the settings and hidden folders should be viewable. If anyone could offer any help, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Missing space in drive C

Turn off system restore and do a disk cleanup.

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Hello everyone. I am new to the forums so please excuse any oopsies.

I found where this topic was discussed a few times here on the forums, and I did my best to be thorough and go through the suggestions.
Here : hard disc space missing
And here : Missing Space on Hard Drive

I have also gone completely through the totally awesome tutorial by Brink, save for a few things such as backup as I do not have that enabled.
Here : Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Even after all these lovely suggestions, I am STILL missing loads of space. What gives?

Now, when I go to My Computer, I am told that out of 111GB of my 120GB SSD, I have about 35GB free. However, when I go into my C: drive, select everything, including the hidden folders, it only comes out to 52.4GB. Now, I?m not crazy good at math or anything, but that just doesn?t add up. If that were true, I would have a lovely 58GB free, not this dinky 35GB.



I am aware due to how windows functions, that a 5GB fluctuation due to updates, temp files, and etc. is rather normal. But we are talking over 50 gigs here. Is that normal?

Thank you loads in advance!
Sincerely,
V

PS: I just did a fresh fresh fresh install of windows not too long ago, I want to say perhaps 2 months ago. I totally wiped my SSD twice and loaded a fresh install of windows. I didn't find any relics of versions past. I also don't use windows back up, nor did I before.
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A:Missing Space on (C:) Drive

System Restore takes up space.
The Page File takes up space.
The Hyber file takes up space.

Turn them all off if you don`t use them, with 16 GBs memory, you don`t need a page file.

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HI PEOPLE
can anyone tell me why my hd says i have only 2gb when its an 80gb drive.
i know that my ME os takes so much but how do i get my gbs back
thanx TOAD
 

A:Missing Drive Space

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this cont. from a different thread.
 
 
 
 DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518
Run by up scene at 23:20:38 on 2014-03-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16333.14450 [GMT -5:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ASGT.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
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A:Missing Drive Space

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