My PC is telling me that I have 765 MB of free space left. My working files are approx 890 MB All the rest is MS Windows and Office 365. What happens when I run out of space? The computer is less than 2 years oldRead other answers
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
I purchased a Stream Notebook two days ago. For almost 24 hours, it has been doing Win 10 updates, and there are still more to do. But... the system is out of disc space. The 27 GB disc is full of nothing but system files. The only thing I have on the machine is Norton. I've used disc clean up and cleaned temp files, and system files. Is there anything I can do with this Noteook expect store the OS?Read other answers
The hard drive is full of Win10 and operating files very small amount of disc space left for anything at allI have researched this cleaned the disc and the system filesThis machine is now completely uselessYou know about this issue and yet you still sell the product knowing it is nothing but a blue coloured paperweight It worked with windows 8 It freezes and hangs with win 10, there is no space for any programsPlease advise on what I can do to allow this notebook work!!!!!
I did not sell anything and the people here are not HP employees. Did you upgrade it from Windows 8 to Windows 10? Have you used disk cleanup to remove the old vestiges of Windows 8? https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-delete-the-windows-old-folder-from-windows-10/ If not, about all you can do is install a secure digital card and mount it as a second hard drive and we can help you move your library (docs, pictures, etc) files to it and also perhaps uninstall some programs and reinstall them on the SD card. Yes 32 gigs was too small for a Windows computer but I do not think the fact that there is a 32 gig hard drive was ever hidden from the purchasing public and these sold for a very, very low price. Consumers keep going for these unrealistically low-priced computers and then complain when they are not working out. When it is time for a new computer, please research what you are getting and understand the capabilities of the hardware. American consumers are pretty good on that with cars, computers not so much. I also blame Geek Squad and the like for not providing point of sale education. Enough on the soapbox. Post back if any of this makes no sense.Read other 1 answers
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.
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.Read other 4 answers
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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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.
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.
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
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Hello, I have a problem. Since my Stream 11 had Windows 10, 64 bit installed on its tiny HD, I wanted to change to the smaller, 32 bit version. Hence I tried to achieve this through the Windows 10 reset function. This generated an error however, after which I decided to do it myself through installing a fresh copy of Windows directly on the HD (not through the built-in functions of Windows). I created the correct bootable USB and set the laptop to boot from USB. This started the setup program as is normal, but after deleting the existing partitions I still could not install Windows on the HD. I got the following error message: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" A quick search showed that this problem was a common one, and could be easily solved through diskpart-list disk-select disk 0-clean-exit. After following these steps I encountered a different problem: the laptop now seems unable to find the HD at all. When starting the laptop the following error message appears: "no bootable device insert boot disk and press any key" Now I cannot find any more solutions, other than using a recovery disk/USB, or other HP Recovery Media. I have not been able to find these on the HP website however. Where can I find the required software and how should I proceed from here to get my Stream 11 working again? Thanks in advance! Kind regards, RonRead other answers
My HP Stream Notebook P 13, which i purchased 6 months ago is running out of space. There comes an updation for windows 10 but its saying PC running out of space and need to disk clean up nad for updation 8GB is required. But after disc cleaning required space can not be made. How i can increase the disc space. Thanks. The RAM is 2GB.
You can't increase disk space. You might be able to get a little by disabling the system protection for the system disk and the recovery partition.You might be able to get a little by disabling the system protection for the system disk and the recovery partition. HP Stream isn't really what I would call a notebook. 2GB and 32 GB eSATA storage is pretty much the bare minimum for running Windows 10. I am not saying that to try to hurt your feelings. It is just that even my Samsung s7 mobile phone has more storage space than an HP Stream does. I suggest that if you have anything to save then save it either online in a cloud or to an external storage device. Updating the Stream to a more recent version of Windows 10 isn't going to work if you try to do it with Windows update. There just isn't enough storage space on the HP Stream to let that be a possibility. I suggest that you turn off Windows updates to avoid the problem you are asking about. Otherwise, it will happen again and again. I am all about reducing frustration.Read other 1 answers
I have a HP stream which i brought because if its small size as i have to travel alot. The only thing i use it for is MS office i,e, word, excell and power point. Outlook and google searches. I dont store anything on the device itself, i use a USB. The only software i have loaded was windows 365. When i got it i asked in the shop if with only 32GB storage it would be compatable with windows 365 applications. The guy said it would be fine. Now my device is totally full, i cant do anything, i cant even get MS to connect remotely to sort out an outlook issue as there is no space left. I have cleared as much as i can, I see from some other posts thats you can mess about in the system settings but i dont know much about these things and i dont want to make it worse. I still have 5 months warrranty on it. As a few other people have said, at present this is an expensive paper weight!
@Bean13 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Unfortunately, since the 32GB SSD is not expandable, there is not much you can do to recover any space. Here are a couple of threads that might help:http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3012-disk-cleanup-open-use-windows-10-a.htmlhttp://winaero.com/blog/how-to-clean-up-winsxs-folder-in-windows-10/Good LuckRead other 4 answers
Hello, i have a hp stream 13 and i have being with this doubt for too long.My computer has 32 gb of Hard disk but after the instalation, i only have 16,1 GB of empty space from 21 GB in hard diskI dont have any files at all on my computer. It is clean.Can you explain to me why is it happening? What is the reason for this? Best regards,Diana R.
Yes, on my Stream 11 with Windows 8.1, the 32 GB drive is actually only 29 GB usable with a 260 MB EFI partition, 21.54 GB NTFS C: drive (4.3 GB used, 17.2 GB free) and a 7.20 GB Recovery partition.Read other 1 answers
My HP Stream 11 Notebook 11-r050sa Will not get past recover mode!I tried to do a system reset using the option through F11 but this only rendered my system useless. Now when I turn this on, it reboots constantly. I can enter the F11 recovery mode but the only option I can use, as the reset option does not work is to boot using a usb boot disk.I did not create one of these and wanted to download one from an online image? I got this computer for Christmas as I start uni in September, hardly used it and now this has happened.Please help as I need this for my studies which start in 4 weeks.Many thanks.
You can perform a fresh installation of Windows 10 booting from a USB created here.Read other 3 answers
Hi, I am having a problem with the continuously decreasing Local Disk C space on my computer. I don't have any programs, any apps or files (just a few small documents) that could be taking up the entire space. At the moment it is showing 241MB free, after restarting the computer it normally goes up a few hundred MB but then it goes down to literally almost 0MB over couple of hours. I have tried clearing temp folder, deleting backup up files, using disk-clean up tools and even reinstalling windows (which has helped temporarily) but nothing resolves this problem. Could anyone help me with this please? I'd really appreciate your assistance with this. Many thanks,V.
@VictoriaKK? There are lots of systems in this category I pulled the Specs of one of these:HP Stream Notebook - 14-z001na Product Specifications In the case of the example, the disk space available is a mere 32GB. This amount of disk space is enough for the Operating System -- and not much else. Notebooks of this type are intended to be used with Cloud storage services -- that is you must expect to run programs like "Office Word" in the Cloud and then store the files you create in the Cloud, too. For example, you could opt to run Office 365 and then store any files you create in your Cloud storage file system. (Example of a remote storage service: OneDrive). Anything you try to store directly on the computer is going to eat away at the tiny amount of available space on the system. You might augment the space you need to store your files by installing a Flash Drive (USB Drive) in one of the two available USB ports. When you wish to save a file locally, use the USB Drive as the destination. When you see a Post that helps you,Inspires you, provides fresh insight,Or teaches you something new,Click the "Thumbs Up" on that Post. Click my Answer Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.Read other 1 answers
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 188.8.131.52
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1939 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1033 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 21637 MB, Free - 3222 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 802A
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 9.0.375.0, Updated and Enabled
After running Disk Cleanup, Optimization, Compression, etc., I have a total of 3.22 GB of free space, not enough to allow me to install Windows 10, which I understand requires a minimum of 5 GB. I have a Windows 8.1 system restore flash drive. Would it make sense to run a "system restore" in order to free up enough space to allow me to install Windows 10 on this machine?
Thanks in advance
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I do not have enough space to allow Microsoft upgrades. I have wiped everything clean and still no space. This has been a problem for several updates now. How do I increase the hard drive?
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Hello, I have an HP stream (hp 13-c002dx). I was wondering if it's possible to upgrade the hard drive on this laptop? If not, is it possible to insert a micro sd card and transfer any system files to it? My hard drive is nearly full and lacks the space for windows updates. The hard drive is only 32gb and most of it is not used by my personal files. Any advice on a possible way to upgrade or a way to free up system storage space? Thank you!Read other answers
Hi to all an anybody that can help.. I do like my HP Stream, alot of negative post about space issues i have found, but I knew that when buying it that it was not huge, did find out later that it was a closed system, but that was the exchange for the lower price. Now what i am hoping for is a way around, meaning resolve the problem and quit complaining about the problem. So question i have are related to the update in Windows 10 for update 1607. I updated to 10 already and I am looking to update to the 1607 and am out of room by the needed 8 gb for the update, i have only 2.6 left and cleaned up as much as i can. So my question is can a SD card of any size be allocated in the C Drive for more capacity, or by using a SD card is there any work around that might help. I will admit i am not a novice tech guy, but can follow a step by step plan if given one. My issue with this has taught me plenty but no one seems to be asking my exact question. Thanks again to anybody that can help.Read other answers
while trying to download and update to windows 10 i keep getting stopped at Note enough space, its saying i need 5GB of space. my RAM is only 2GB. does this mean i cant get windows 10? or must i get an external hard drive?
shannel First of all, you're confusing memory with disk space. The Win10 Upgrade typically needs 20GB of disk space, and as your laptop most likely has only a 32GB drive, it has nowhere near enough space to do the upgrade. Second, the 2GB you mention is system memory, which is totally unrelated to disk space. Personally I would advise strongly AGAINST doing the Win10 Upgrade, as it is a LOT of work and even when that's done, folks have complained about later, not being able to apply the Cumulative Updates, and there is a BIG one coming out the beginning of August! Here is a link from somone with a similar model who did perform the upgrade: How I was able to install Windows 10 on HP Stream 13 (32GB S... - HP Support Forum - 5179626Read other 1 answers
I got a Stream 11 Signature Edition (blue) from the Microsoft Store for Christmas a few weeks ago. So far I've enjoyed it. My wife has too in fact, so we decided to get her one also. We ordered hers directly from the HP Store. It's not a Signature Edition, and is magenta. It came in today, and I noticed that her space bar feels different than mine. On mine, all the keys have a consistent feel (a certain level of snappiness or clickiness). That is, except the space bar. It feels more "mushy." It's as though there's something under the space bar that is preventing it from being fully depressed. It normally doesn't interefere with its functionality, but there are occasions where it will register two spaces instead of one, or no spaces instead of one. Although I was by no means in love with this quirk, I just figured that's how it was designed, and I'd just need to adjust. Until we got my wife's in today. Her space bar is not mushy. Rather, it is just as snappy and responsive as all the other keys. Thus, I'm inclined to think my space bar is, shall we say, a bit defective. What should I do about it? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks! Incidentally, the clicking action on her touchpad also feels different (i.e., better) than on mine.
Hi @NicW ,Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have looked into your issue about your HP Stream 11 and issues with the Keyboard. Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system. You could experience this if drivers are not updated. Here is a document on how to troubleshoot the mouse and Touchpad sensitivities.If you will go to the section on Adjusting TouchPad or ClickPad pointing sensitivities it should help resolve the issue.If this does not help, please call our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link to get the support number for your region. They will be happy to assist you immediately.Hope this fixes your issue.Thanks.Read other 7 answers
My cup runneth over!Two great suggestions in one day after a long wait for practical ideas Are HP operatives not really interested in this forum?Or is it the embarrasment this topic generates? I am sure they could have suggested these good ideas. Anyway all those who are using their Streams for Paperweights rejoice! Just make sure you have a substitute perhaps the heavy silence from HPJohn JohnJoh
I have just encountered this problem also...Bought my daughter a stream for schoolwork and general web browsing, youtube etc, last christmas..Nothing has been installed on it except for eset. Allowed the win10 free update earlier in the year...Noticed recently the win version is quite out of date, wondered why it hadnt auto updated, to find about 250mb free drive..Its saying it wants to install annivesary update and wants 8gb free.. I have done everything, uninstalled anything not needed, ran disk cleanup, system files clean up, removed previous versions, deleted all browser history, deleted downloaded files, compact mode is on, everything already mentioned in this thread, i've gone thru everything, literally gone thru the entire drive folder by folder deleting individual files, and still only have got it up to around 6.3gb free.... There is no way I can free up any more drive space...What a total lack of foresight by a major company to release a product that is so limited, that you cannot run critical windows system updates after just a few months..Read other 2 answers
So having had my stream 14 for a few months now it was in need of a clean up and so I decided to factory reset it and discovered a serious issue regarding lost drive space caused by windows updates. In factory shipped condition, the system uses some sort of system that accesses the recovery partition to use the data on the WIM I believe, either way whatever it is doing is quite clever and leaves the system with a farly impressive 19.3GB of free space left over, however this situation rapidly degrades once windows starts to update itself. Allowing Windows 8.1 X64 to update to the last available 'important' update reduces the available free space down to 10.8GB, that's a massive (when taken in context of how much is available) 8.5GB of space gone just by windows performing what are supposed to be important updates, not sure how much worse it will get with time either as it appears that any updated files are expanded to fill the available space rather than stored in the WIM image. Do HP consider it uneccesary to update windows or are they going to take action to somehow rectify the situation by maybe providing an updated system image that will allow a more recent updated version of windows to be used in the same manner the original installation was? Or is there something I can do to perform this function? Any ideas?
@Dano314 , Hello and thank you for posting on the HP support forums. The updates are put out there to resolve issues. If you find you are running out of space. Consider using an external hard drive. The hard drive on your system is not made for huge file storage and so on. On the other hand if you find your system is running ok then do updates when you seem to find you are running into issues. Thanks again for posting and have a great day.Read other 9 answers
I have a Stream 11 (32GB SSD drive, 4.5GB free) with Win10. I've just done a factory reinitialise, and the Win10 update process is downloading and installing the bundled fixes and updates rather than them each individually. Unfortunately they're big - too big for the SSD. I have a 32GB SD card installed (29GB free), but windows update seems to be ignoring it. The install asks for a disk with more space, and when I point it to the SD drive (error dialogue box), the install part after the reboot fails, so the whole update is reversed out and fails. I also tried a 32GB USB stick as an install temporary location, with the same results. Any advice on how to either:1) download and install the upgrade in component parts other than as a consolidated bundle, or2) download and install a Win10 version which doesn't need a massive update file installed, or3) make the massive update install work using the SD card? Without a solution this is an expensive paperweight. Out of date software = no security. ThanksDavidRead other answers
As you know the 32sdd is full by the time the Microsoft OS updates. I did upgrade to Windows 10 (no easy feat), literally have no programs loaded (no space), and that's after i removed as much as possible of the bloatware that came on this pc. I never store files on C drive (no space). I use the 64sd card and an external usb hdd for everything (i have no choice). I'm constantly getting messages that i have no disc space.In trying to figure a way to get more space i wanted to "system restore" back to factory condition; put the OS back to Windows 8.1, which should be in the recovery partition, right? however, i cannot access this function because it gives me an Error code: 0xc0000225.Before that i tried to create a restore point, but that didn't work because a window popped up that said: "the specified object was not found: 0x80042308" it has never worked since upgrading to W10.What am i supposed to do? This pc is virtually useless to me. How is it that 27Gbs+ of my internal 32Gbs are used on essentially the basic operating system? With no room for even one program? Not even Microsoft Word.My main concern is that WHEN this system is no longer operable, as it nearly is now, how will i be able to restore it?All i want to do is write on the computer, and occasionally surf the web, but i cannot even load my software!!!Help!Read other answers
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.
Change the size of restore points, move the swap to another partition
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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RAM: 3958 Mb
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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
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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
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/c03737312Read other 1 answers
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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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.
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.
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
did you do a full factory reset or just a re-install
can we see a screen shot of disk manager
computer manager >
disk manager >
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?
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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.
Follow the instructions in this Tutorial:System Restore - disk space
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?
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.Read other 2 answers
I'm not very computer savvy but here goes:
Currently running Windows 7-
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?
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).
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 220.127.116.11
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
I'm not sure I can help you with the files but this is a great place to start.
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.
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).
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Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.
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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
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