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Ext Hard Drive Showing Full but actually only half full Vista

Q: Ext Hard Drive Showing Full but actually only half full Vista

Hello, have been searching the net for an answer to this question with no satisfactory answers.

System details,
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2,4GHz
2GB Ram
500GB Packard Bell External Hard Drive - USB connection

I have a 500GB external hard-drive and Windows Vista is currently telling me it is full. When I check the hard-drive properties in Explorer it also shows up as very close to full. However when I select all folders on the hard-drive and check properties the size is only approx half. i.e 216GB

The drive system is NTFS and I have made sure in "Folder Options/View" that hidden files and folders are shown.

Does anyone have an idea what this could be ?

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A: Ext Hard Drive Showing Full but actually only half full Vista

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My laptop is only 2 years old and the hard drive is half full. It's capacity is 44 GB. I have off-loaded photos which tend to take up a lot of space. The pie chart did not budge. What else could be using so much disk space? Win XP is the operating sys. Would the volume of space taken make the computer run slowly?
 

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When I ordered my HP laptop, it was advertised at 80gb. I see that the recovery partition is at 8gb, so that leaves 74 left. I have 34.2gb or 66gb free right out of the box, even after i uninstalled some of the preloaded software, it was still at 40gb free of 66gb. Why? Vista does not take up 20gb, and even then going from 74 left to 66 for an OS is just unreasonable.
 

A:New laptop comes with half full hard drive?

Well they advertise an 80 gb hard drive. But that doesn't mean 80 gb in windows. It means about 74 gb.
Hard drive manufactuers use base 10 counts. 1000 bytes=1kb and so on.
Windows use binary counts. 1024 (2^10) bytes = 1kb.
So you start with 74 GB. (People have started using Gi, Mi, Ki to represent this base 10 size method. 80 GiB * 1000^3 / 1024^3 = 74GB)

8 GB for recovery leaves you with 66 gb for your partition.
So you only have 40 gb free out of 66 gb?
Vista is probably using the space for the system restore feature.
 

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Hello All You Lovely People Out THere

I have bought a hard drive to replace a faulty? (slow) The make of the one I'm replacing is a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 200GB ata/133 HD (IDE connector, as I my mobo is an old one and doesn't have SATA!!!)

My new hard drive is a Western Digital WD2500 Caviar SE Enhanced IDE Hard Drive 250GB. I plugged it in and booted up and went into the BIOS settings and it only shows 136GB. I have formatted it and partitioned it and in disk management / Acronis Disk Director 10 it only shows 127.99GB!!! (it is used as a slave drive)

I have read a number of forums (solutions) but non seem to apply. I know that some 'old' mobos won't show more than 137gb but my mobo had no trouble showing up the 200gb hard drive I'm replacing, nor the 250gb primary drive. I have tried the drive in both primary and slave but the result is the same.

Does anyone have any suggestions?!

I haven't updated my bios settings.... ever!! and in case this may be the solution is there anyway of finding out what mobo I have as I didn't build my own pc, so I have no idea what mobo is in there (it's a winfast something or other)

Thanks in advance for any help given, if there's anything else you need to know, just ask.
 

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Okay so first post!

I recently went to download the new Battlefield 3 patch and I was notified that I did not have enough room. I was shocked considering I have >700 GB hard drive.

I have looked at the files with hidden files viewable and I see about 115-130 GB of files on my C drive. So have not been able to figure out where the extra fat is coming from.
I have performed Malware/Virus cans, I defrag regularly, a disk check.
I have have restored my computer to a point a couple days before, with no change. I have gone to disk clean up and deleted a couple old restore points (which I probably shouldn't have) and that cleared up about 8GB, which has since been taken back up with space in the last couple hours.

So does anybody have an idea what could be filling up my computer like crazy?
I do not store a lot of things on my computer, for example no movies/big files.
I am running a Lenovo y570 with HDD+SDD.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Just bought new computer.  After powering up and completing all of the normal "first time" stuff, noticed the C: drive only read 95GB of storage.  Hard drive is 1TB.  Why is it only reading as 95GB?

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Hi, Can you see other drive(s) ? Please give a screen shot for this PC, which is similar to the following image:              Regards.

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Sir


I have a problem in my C drive that program files folder gets full without installing any software and windows shows a warning that there is low disk space in drive C. I m posting my log please help me


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:03:58 PM, on 3/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2149 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2149)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscript.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\PCSuite.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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I own two Western Digital hard drives which I store all my important data on. One is a WD MyBook 1TB and the other is a WD Passport 500gb. I use these drives in conjunction with a WDTV Live unit to watch and listen to my media.

I keep having errors with Windows 7 and the permissions and recognization of these two drives. I thought I had figured this out before but forgot how to fix it and I am asking for help.

My 1tb drive shows as a BLANK drive and I know that it is full. It shows as an active drive in disk management and I've renamed it to different drive letter. It is recognizing the drive but not the data on the drive.

I believe I read before that it has something to do with windows 7 and the WDTV live changing the permissions and remapping the drive.

I spent the last few hours trying to figure this out. HOping someone on here could help me out.

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Windows Explorer (in the Computer section) shows that the drive is empty (i.e. 1 TB is available for files)?

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I recently upgraded my hard drive from 128GB to 1TB and did a clean reinstallation of Windows 10. After I finished, I noticed This PC shows the C drive size as 117GB. I checked disk management and it shows a capacity of 118GB, though the lower portion of the tool shows 923.60GB for the same partition. How do I get the capacity up to the full 923.60 GB?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6600U CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16239 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 117 GB (69 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 20F6CTO1WW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello Everyone at Bleeping computer!

I'm new, just saying hello.

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Hi folks,

I recently bought a new Hitachi 250GB SATA hard drive and created one primary partition of full size using Partition Magic on a boot disk. I then installed windows xp on it (no service packs). Straight after install I noticed it showed as a 232GB drive (fair enough) but also said around 113GB of space had been used.

I have now installed some more applications and the total file size of everything on the drive totals 24.1GB. My C drive shows 134GB used with 98.3GB free.

I guess it's something to do with partitioning larger HD's but I'm new to all that so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
UK Jester
 

A:250GB HD showing half full after clean XP install

You need to download the latest BIOS and chipset from the manufacturer of the computer or the manufacturer of the motherboard.
 

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I've got a hard disk in my laptop partitioned into to two.

After a year of good service, my laptop is now, from time to time during use, displaying 'disk full' type messages when trying to save a file (Word) or unzip a file (Winrar) and things like that.

I can still access files on the disk, just not write to it, although the problem when it is occurring seems to be intermittent.

The disks aren't full and have over 10% free. When I restart Windows the problem goes away.

I'm guessing there is something wrong with the disk?

Any ideas on how to check for errors/problems or solve this?

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Hi,

I did see that someone had posted a similar query but I didn't really understand the reply and the forum had closed so I couldn't ask for more info. Sorry.

I have an external harddrive with 10GB memory but it says it's very nearly full and I can't back-up. When I look there seems to be nowhere near that amount of stuff on it that it claims. I think my back-up settings may be wrong and I need to sort out the harddrive so I can save the stuff that matters! or maybe I've saved some stuff that it not necessary to save?

Can someone talk me through a risk-free solution please- [it's probably best you assume I have a fairly low level of knowledge!]...

Thanks

M
 

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When I bring up 'computer" (Windows + E) I've noticed that the bar graph showing how relatively full an external hard drive is is colored blue-green. But whenever there is less than 10 percent of the drive space free that bar turns red.

That made some sense for a drive with a few hundred gigabytes (although I don't understand the technical reasons) because I assume there needs to be a minimum amount of free space for the system to be able to do whatever manipulation of those files might be required, such as defragmenting the drive (something I've never done in decades).

However with a 4 terabyte drive the system says it is over 90 percent full when there is still over 350 gigabytes still available. That's a huge amount of space, as big as some drive C's on some computers, so I've been ignoring the red bar, but still keeping an eye on those hard drives that have it.

Does anyone have information on how much space should really be left unused on a hard drive? I hate to overfill a drive, yet also don't see the point in pulling a drive for storage with 200 or 300 gigabytes still available on it. Any advice (with sound reasons) appreciated.

A:How full is too full for a hard drive?

Defrag is done automatically when the PC is idle in Windows 7, you can also start it manually of course.

There is a tutorial or some such I remember seeing here to adjust when the bar turns red. I will try to find it.

Edit: Here it is low disc space partition color

It is not exactly setting the %, but disabling the coloring all together though. Can't find an exact answer to your question though. See if you will like the above solution.

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My hdd holds 72gigs, but I downloaded a movie that took up the rest on it and when I went to delete the movie it wont let me. Also tried to remove programs that were over 1gb and they were removed, but my hdd still says free space:0MB. I have deleted over 5gbs of programs and still no change even after restarting winsxp many times. I ran hijackthis and would like someone to look through it and tell me any files that I could remove. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 6:06:38 PM, on 7/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0 (7.0.5730.13)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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Hey all, I'll thank you in advance for the assistance.

So I just install two new HDD (WD 640gb) yesterday. The system already has 2x500gb drives set-up as RAID0 on the boot drive. The second two were going to be setup as double safe storage in a RAID1 configuration.

All was good in the beginning I installed the 2xHDD and config'd the BIOS and RAID in the pre-OS boot phase. In windows only one 600gb drive (plus the 900gb RAID0 boot drive) was showing, which means that the RAID1 set-up worked. I then quick formatted it and all seemed good. But as soon as I tried to transfer data to it, after about 6gb, it tells me the drive is full. I next proceeded with a full format (which took ages), but alas the some outcome. Windows even says that there is 586gb free on the drive but...

I haven't yet upgraded the BIOS which I might try next, but if anybody else has suggestions!!!!

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two 930 GB partitions defined. both partitions function properly reading/writing. admin & second user defined on system. admin has full privileges over both partitions. both users have full privileges over half that is misbehaving.

properties show shared partition has 18GB of 931GB available. I cannot find any file larger that 2GB on this partition and my estimate is that no more that 50GB of space is consumed by the files visible on the disk.

I believe I have settings configured to view all hidden and system files. I cannot find anything close to the 913GB which properties reports is used.

What settings should I be looking for ..

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Hi Vin504,

All windows updates, security patches and program fixes are by default stored in your C drive. In addition to that any programs or applications you have installed also save their updates, temporary files, downloaded files and logs in your C drive. One example is your antivirus program, that automatically updates, downloaded new virus definitions and saves them in a folder in your C drive and same goes for all programs you have installed.
Additionally, your documents folder, downloads folder, Pictures, videos all these folders share space with the C drive. Similarly, your recycle bin also shares a 10% or whatever size you have set storage space with your C drive.
So you might be seeing only 3.5GB on your C drive but actually you have got a lot more data stored on your C drive.
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Hope this would help.

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Hi, I have just noticed that drive C: was showing red and the Windows message said :- "2.58GB free of 148GB" I have only used about 45GB of this drive and have confirmed this by checking every folder. Can anybody suggest a reason for this problem ? Alec

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Check the recycle bin settings, page file settings, size of the System Volume Information folder...

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I have a computer at work with two hard drives and two partitions on each one. They are all just about full. Is there some way I can put these on a bigger hard drive and keep everything exactly the way it is now (I mean the operating system, the partitions and every thing). I
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I have a Dell Dimension 4550 that only has a 30 GB. Needless to say it is full. I have purchased a 250GB external harddrive and I am hoping there is a way to put everything on it and clear up my 30 GB harddrive so my PC will run with its full speed again and I can keep adding music and photos. I have Windows XP. Is it possible to make the 250GB drive my primary drive? Do I have to install Windows on it? Don't know where to start.
 

A:Full Hard Drive

You might as well keep using the 30 gig as your primary Windows/Programs HDD, and use your 250 gig HDD solely as a "storage" HDD to put all your files (photos, music, videos, etc.). Its best this way because, in the case something wrong happens with Windows and you have to reformat, you won't have to worry about losing all your files.
 

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The hard drive on my laptop is almost entirely full, which has made my computer very sluggish, as you might imagine. This problem came up a while back, and I went through and deleted some programs and files I don't use, which freed up a few gigs, but now it's full again. This makes me think there are probably a lot of junk files accumulating that I should be clearing on a regular basis. My temp folder is clear, but I'm not sure what else I should be looking for. Anyone have any ideas on how to free up some space?

A:Hard drive nearly full

Have you run Disc Cleanup?

ccleaner is also a good tool for cleaning . . stay away from the Registry tool

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My is a Del XPS 210 running Vista. I'm getting a message my C: drive is full. I bought an WD external HD 1t. How do I releave my C: drive?
 

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I am thinking about purchasing a new motherboard because my 2GHz hard drive is full.......(I know, it's an old computer). Here are my questions. I have found you can purchase motherboards online, however, they don't come in a 'box' to house them. Do all motherboards fit into the same box?? It is substantially cheaper to purchase just that. My monitor is a fairly new one and is really nice. The other question is this: Is there some sort of technical device to add on to my original motherboard that will create more space? I know that is probably a stupid question, but I am just curious.
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Windows XP is telling me that my drive is full. I have had this problem before an ended up reformating and reinstalling Windows; big pain. The drive 10 GB and I have deleted over 600 MB of files yet Windows says that the drive is still full. I'm guesing something is writing to Hard Drive but what I don't know. If that's not the case then XP is misreading the drive.
 

A:Hard Drive Full

This might seem like a silly question, however you are emptying the recycle bin correct? To save more room, go to disk cleanup and under more options have it remove all except the last system restore point. Do a search for any *.tmp files and delete those as well.

Post back with results.
 

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A:Hard Drive Getting Full

Hi Albert, Try turning off the system restore. You will lose your restore points but if I am right after you boot you will have tons of space back. Also are you using anything like Symantec products = NIS?Also you can try this little program to tell you where the fullest part of the disk is:http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

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Hi:

I'm at my wits end. I was queried by my computer to clean up my hard drive because it was full. ( I wasn't downloading anything).

This seemed very odd to me as I always clean up my hardrive regularly.

I usually defrag my hardrive every few weeks and the last time I did it I had 29% free space. Now when I check it I have 0% free space and the hardrive
has over 20000 fragmented files, I've never seen it look like this.

I ran spyware and came back no threats.

Something has filled up my hardrive unexplainable.

I've tried a lot of things from system restore to chkdsk...etc.....

Any suggestions/help

Thanks

Mike
 

A:Hard drive is 100% full

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Just over a year ago My HD had close to 35 gigs of free space. Now it has only 9.9 gigs of free space.

I turned off the system restore and started it back up and now I have 12.2 gigs of free space.

Is this something I should be concered with? Are there other back-ups that I might need to get rid of?
 

A:My Hard Drive is almost Full?

Only you know what crap you put on your hard drive

Use a graphical utility like SequoiaView to get an idea where your disk space has gone.
 

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Before the W10 upgrade, I had 3/4 empty harddrive, now it shows its dang near full, why?
Did the W10 updates eat all the empyty space up
 

A:Hard drive goes from 1/4th to 3/4th's full

The above image was AFTER a complete defrag.
 

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I just installed 7 today. I kind of figured it would be like reformatting xp where it just wipes the hard drive clean and you start from scratch. All of my folders are empty but my HD only has 20G of free space i don't know whats taking it all up?

I was counting on having an almost empty HD when it was all installed. Sorry if this is a re-post. i'm in a bit of a rush

A:Full hard drive. where's it all at?

See if you have a windows.old folder, if so, you can run disk cleanup and delete it..

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Good day to all you Gurus.
I am running XP pro with 2 internal hard drives [120/180] and 1 external hard drive [350].
I did some work on a video using Adobe Premiere. I tried exporting the finished item to my external HD and I get the message "Disk Full" so I put it onto an internal HD no problem. The external HD shows 250gb of free space. I can cut and paste the video from the internal HD to the external no problem. Any suggestions as to what is causing this problem.
As usual, T.I.A. for all the sage advise.GEORGE.

A:Hard Drive Full

May be related: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/avt...eproexport.htmlI'd suspect that the Adobe site would be a good place to find an answer.Louis

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.
 
Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.
 
I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state. 
 
Please, please help me. 
 
 
Edit: Btw, I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode). None of the programs are able to indentify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as a gigantic chunk of "Unknown" space. 

A:Hard Drive says it's FULL. It is NOT!

I would suggest you try running Scandisk as a slim possibility. In my opinion, it's a 'worst case' scenario, but when a hard drive starts getting bad sector errors, it tends to regard them as unknown, unusable sectors. I doubt it's the cause, but it's an avenue worth ruling out.
Running programs such as "sfc /scannow" at the command prompt, and "chkdsk" will help ensure the hard drive is clear of this.
 
I'm going to assume that the hard drive is not being overused as virtual memory, but can you confirm that you've run an anti-malware program or two, to ensure there's no virus or worm filling the hard drive with useless/hidden junk files? I've had this happen to me on several occasions over the years. The first time was caused by the Love Bug way back in the year 2000. I'd always recommend MalwareBytes anti-malware to check this.
 
Some systems have a separate partition for their restore points, and these are often hidden. Are you able to confirm that it's not a small restore partition that's full? Is it possible that the restore points have been removed, but the files have remained?
 
Please do keep me updated.

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I have a dell computer running Windows 7.
The problem I am having is that the hard drive is constantly filling up even though I keep deleting stuff to free up space.
I cannot put any kind of anti virus or malware software onto it as it will not download anything due to the disk being full.
The Bitdefender security ran out but I could not update it because I cannot download anything, so could be some kind of virus.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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My hard drive seems to be full way beyond what it should be. Its also working all the time and I don't know why. I am using Vista Ultimate 64 bit service pack 2Hijack this log belowLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:41:39 PM, on 11/12/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\HOMERunner.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Users\Bobby\AppData\Local\Autobahn\mlb-nexdef-autobahn.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXEC... Read more

A:Hard Drive Very Full

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My hard drive is divided into 2/18 gigs, which I am not happy about, but have been living with. I am on dial up, and this week my machine received the auto download of SP2. I am in big trouble now with space on my C drive and I have not even installed SP2. I am down to 20 MB! I uninstalled VCom Suite, Adobe Reader, and maybe a couple of small things. But instead of gaining MB, I seem to be losing more! Help! Before I received this download, I had about 12% on the drive, so I have been limping along as it is. But now it is critical to gain back some room. Should I delete the download of SP2 without installing it? If so, where do I find it? I don't even have enough room to install it, do I? I have always had a fight trying to keep enough free space. It is almost like something is eating up my free space. I did an online virus scan just before this happened, so I know it is not a virus causing the loss of MB. Thanks for your help!
 

A:Please help will full hard drive!?

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I've got a 60GB hard drive and I keep getting alerts telling me the hard drive is full.After looking through all my files and programs though, I can't account for the hard drive being full.Theres not 60GB worth on there.Also looking at the folder for the microsoft anti spyware program it says it is taking up 10.3GB.How can one spyware program take up this much space?
 

A:hard drive full

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Hey everyone,

I think I figured out why my Mom's computer keeps freezing for her. I would like the experts out there to give me tips on how to fix this issue.

Currently my Computer shows the hard drive as 3.99 GB capacity, 1.67 Used, 2.31 Free.

I booted to dos and typed in fdisk /status and that showed 4103 capacity and 8 free, 4095 used. I noticed during a defrag that about half way through the little squares were a darker color and I started to wonder if a large part of the disk was bad.

I found by doing some research that if scandisk is set to automatically fix errors, which it is, it may have caused this. I checked my scandisk log file and there are numerous occasions where it says the free space was being incorrectly reported. If scandisk attempted to fix this error did it do permanent damage?

I have tried deleting some programs and files to see if I can ever get more free space with fdisk /status but it always shows the exact same thing.

BTW, the computer runs great except for an occasional freeze up. But I am unable to do any major scans of my harddrive without it freezing up. Adaware and Virusscan always freeze up and anytime I try to download something to my desktop it freezes also. When it freezes the only thing I can do at that point is a cold reboot.

Any ideas? Your help is always appreciated.

Tad
 

A:Hard Drive Full?

Download the disk manufacturer's diagnostic and do a surface scan. This will confirm or rule out physical disk defects.
 

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I have an older desktop with 3 hard drives, unfortunately the drive with windows on is full and I keep getting messages about it.
Other than disk clean up parts of Windows is there any other way I can clear any unnecessary files to create more space?
 

A:Hard Drive Full

If its Windows XP Pro (not sure about Home) then you can change the location of the "My Documents" folder - Start Windows Explorer, highlight "My Documents" right click and then select properties. From here you can then move the folder and and all contents to another drive which has more free disk space.
 

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Hi
I am new to this forum so please excuse me for the question I am about to ask as I am sure you will find it very simple.

I have a 7 year old Toshiba sattelite with a 55gig hard drive.
When I look at the C drive properties it shows I only have 5 gig free.

Documents and settings show a 40gig usage but I dont know which files I can delete.

How would I find out how to free up some space, I have done a disc clean up and defrag.
Any help appreciated.

A:Hard Drive almost full

Third-party applications will probably account for a lot of that used space, so any you do not need can be uninstalled. You can see how much space each is using by looking at the list in "Add & Remove Programs".

You can also regain some space by buying a couple of external hard drives and moving all your data files over to them (documents, pictures, music files etc.). Any new data files you create in future should then be saved on the two external drives instead of the local disk.

I've deliberately advised you to buy two external drives so that you always have two copies of all your data files on separate drives. It's folly to save them on just one drive given that all hard drives will eventually fail no matter how much care you lavish on them.

Another option is to buy a larger-capacity drive for the laptop of course.
Before installing the new drive, use "cloning" software to create an identical mirror image of your existing drive's contents to the new one. When that's done, remove the old drive and install the new one.

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Hello;
I have this problem on my windows vista, I'm not running anything and I'm loosing free space on my Hard Disk. Can someone help me... (Using vista business professional)

A:Hard drive... is getting full when I'm not doing anything!!!

Good old system restore is eating up your space

try running disc clean up,de-frag your hard drive and delete temporery files and you should gain some of that space back

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