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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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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?

A:Hard drive not showing full capacity

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
C:\Program Files\Trend Mi... Read more

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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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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.

A:External Hard Drive Showing Blank When Full

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?

Thanks.
 

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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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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
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\idt\wdm\stacsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Disaster Recovery\SaibSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AESTFltr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Hard drive full when not full?

no one can help?
 

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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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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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Hi just installed windows7 and my C drive is still half full my acer folder is still there and windows.old. what can be taking up so much room? tried to take screen grabs put dont know how to paste into 7paint lol. thanks.

A:installed windows 7 but c drive still half full..

Do you know how to use the snippin tool in win7 ?

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My hard disc shows 124Gb used (full is 137Gb) but treesize shows only 15Gb used. Only 'access denied' is system recovery and System volume information. I have removed everything I can to create more space but this is the best I can get. Any suggestions. I have access to VPN and any Word doc takes forever to scan with NOD 32 anti virus could problem be there somewhere?. malcolmg
 

A:Hard disc showing full

hiya pal read this ,coul help.http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1439445.php
 

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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 ..

to confirm the disk is properly formatted
to confirm that I have access to the entire partition
to find files which may remain hidden

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The 2TB drive is an internal HD which was added to the system for data storage purposes. The OS remains on the original HD which shipped with system.

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I calculated all hidden and non hidden file size in c-drive it came to around 3.5gb. but my c-drive is showing 1.39gb free out of 39gb. and always that notification come at corner "low disk space on c drive". I performed disk cleanup but no difference. please help

A:c drive is showing full

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.
A good way to resolve this issue is to install your programs in a drive other than C. You may have to uninstall and reinstall some of them to free disk space. Disk cleanup may also help you free up few MBs. Empty your recycle bin and move all data from Downloads, documents, videos and pictures folders to another drive.

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

A:Windows is showing Drive C: as nearly full, but this is not possible ?

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

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Hey , i have SAMSUNG SV4012H disk drive . I have a problem that some days before the disk drive was not reading a disk and a message pops up and say that ''E:\ is not accessible incorrect function" it reads only few C.D. i have .Yesterday i installed a new windows 2000 xp and now i try to insert a disk , the computer accepts it but it shows that my full data c.d. is empty . Please Help me i want to install freedom fighters game in my p.c. From a c.d.

I am thankful to the person which help me (in advance)
 

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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.

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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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My mom has a VAIO (I think) with a C: and D: local disk. The C: drive contains the OS (WindowsXP) and is 15G the D: drive doesn't really have anything on it and is a 20G. The computer is running slow and I'm sure it's because of the virtual memory. There is like 7% of free disk space on C:.

I know we can move photos, text documents, etc., to the D: drive but is there any way to move programs and downloaded files to the D: drive?

If not would it be possible to swap the master/slave configuration and install the OS onto D:? I'm computer impaired so please if you respond be very simplicstic, you won't make feel stupid.

My goal is to free up disk space on the C: and utilize the D: as it's almost empty. I'm hoping I don't have to uninstall and then reinstall the programs.

Thanks very much for any help! I love this forum!!!!!

P.S. A co-worker said I could go to My Computer, properties, then environmental settings and do a Windows Swap. I got to the Environmental Settings but there is nothing there that says Windows swap. Anyone know if this feature exits in XP?

A:Hard drive full

Hi there Phoenix45....

Hard drive space and virtual memory are two very different things.

As your system drive is 15GB's, that should be enough for Windows so the first thing i'd recommend is deleting all the cached files in Windows as they can take up a massive amount of space.

You can do this yourself by deleting your cookies, history, temporary internet files, Windows temp folder contents, *username*\Local Settings\Temp folder contents, third party temp/cache files and log files. Or you can do it with tools such as CleanUp!:
http://www.stevengould.org/software/.../download.html

Be sure to read the instructions before running the program as you may lose data you wish to keep.

But back to your goal....you can't really transfer already installed programs from your C drive to your D drive as most would simply not work due to registry conflictions but you can start installing future programs to your D drive.

However, in the meantime...you may find the problem solved by moving photos, videos, my documents contents and other personal files to D and removing the cached files.

Hope that helps :)

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I have the a1710n Pavillion Desktop with a 300gb hard drive. Recently, I got a message saying that my hd was almost full - 291gb. So I went into windows explorer and looked around to see what was using up so much memory. I found about 20gb (at the most) in iTunes files between the software and music, another 2gb in photos and the add/remove program window shows about 2gb in installed programs. I have very few text documents saved, so I know it's not that. I uninstalled anything that was no longer being used or a one-time type program. I did a disk cleanup but that only freed up less than 1gb. We run antivirus and spyware programs regularly, however, I did pick up some infected files via a Malwarebytes scan last month...

So, my question is this: if I can't find what's using all my memory the conventional ways, how do I know what is it and get rid of it? Could it be spyware or malware files clogging up my memory? I read up on some troubleshooting for the performance issue we've been having - it's slooooow due to the lack of memory - and it mentioned paging files but I can't imagine that there's more than 275gb of paging files being stored somewhere. I cleared out all my temp internet and other files, as well. Now the computer won't even launch iTunes or any programs and I get the error that the hard drive is full. I run Spy Sweeper regularly and have even added Malwarebytes to try and remedy the problem. We have an up to date subscription to Trend Antivirus as w... Read more

A:Hard Drive Full?

You can try this: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...-Reporter.shtml

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i dont know how to free up hard drive its fully full
 

A:hard drive full

is this expected ?
how large is the drive - some manufacturers partition a drive into two sections a C and a D drive - but everything is still saved on the C drive

in windows 7 you can remove unwanted files
start>programs>accessories>system tools>disk cleanup
 

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Only 14% left available. Done all the disc cleanup / CCcleaner / defrag (defrag wouldn't work, said I was too full.) So i've got a 32GB stick en route from Ebay.

My questions are : am I right in thinking it's my pics and videos that are clogging thing sup? And is it possible I can find a tab that tellos me how much space I'll free up if I put all those pics and vids onto a stick?

Is there also anything else I ought to be doing?

thanks

bob
 

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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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I've got a 6.4 gig HD partitioned into 3
drives c,d,& e. the E drive is only about
40% full according to pie chart in properties. But when I try to save any thing
to E:, I get a disk full error. However, I
can save to a folder in E e.g.,e:/my folder)
just not plain old E:. What's wrong here?
 

A:Hard drive full or not

The root directory of any drive letter can only hold 255 files. After that, it's full.

Folders have no limit though. So, if you have a ton of files in the root, you will get an error.

Move them into folders to fix the problem.

If you do NOT have tons of files, run a scandisk on the drive to make sure there isn't a FAT error.

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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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Hello, I would like to ask if there is a freeware program on the web to clean up a hard drive. My 37 gig drive has 21 gig on it and for what I use my computer for that is extremely high. If I keep going at this rate I will need a new HD soon!!!

Please help. Thanks in advance.

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My wifes laptop shows that C drive is 90% full but I cant find anything on there to delete

Any ideas
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Hi -

Run TreeSize free to locate the folders/ files using the HDD space -

http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/

Are you running Windows 7 or Vista?

If Vista, are you updated with Vista SP2?

Regards. . .

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Hi Everyone,

I was getting error messages about the paging file today, and when I went to adjust it, I realized that my computer, somehow, reading my hard disk sizes as 0 bytes (so I can't set my paging file more than zero). I then checked the properties of all my drives (1 main, one logical partition, and one back up drive). And they are all reading zero used, zero full. I haven't made any changes to my computer that I'm aware of and I'm not having any boot problems and all my files are still on the drive, so I have no idea how to "fix" this. Any suggestions? I've included a picture to clarify.

Thanks.
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Hello all,

I love you guys!

I've been getting messages for awhile telling me that my c drive is full (as you can see below). I have done all the obvious things like emptied my trash, cleaned out the explorer cache, and tried to run disk cleanup and defrag-- though those programs won't even run properly because there's not enough space. In addition, the computer takes forever to start up, much less do anything else. It's an old machine with tiny RAM, but I'm sure there are some things I can do to help clean it up a little... right? Thanks so much!!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 503 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 34342 MB, Free - 1215 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U6962
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:hard drive almost full - what to do?

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My main hard drive says it's full (18gigs). However, when I go to drive C and select ALL (including hidden) it only adds up to 13gigs. How can I figure out what is taking up the other 5 gigs and why?

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I have a laptop that Cdrive shows 109 GB and that 103 GB are used. I ran cdiskreport and it only shows 24 GB. can the rest be in hidden files? I also checked each folder including program files and added up each of the properties and only got about 24 GB. What is using up the space on my 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?
 

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I have a 40 gig hhd and I have 4 gig unused. I also have GoBack installed plus the standard Firewall, Norton Works and Communication programs. With the harddrive space nearly used up will the computer run properly or will I experience crashing or games not running properly?


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you may run into problems with any drive or partition once it gets below 15% free space. Its a good idea to keep around 15% free space anyway because most(possibly all?) defrag utilities require 15% free space in order to do their job.

I'd recommend cleaning up a bit of space on that drive. Burn media files(music, vids, etc... to CDs or DVDs) You might also want to give Windows a good cleaning by using something such as Windows Washer to clean up temp files that have been left by previous tasks(I have cleaned over a GB of junk off systems by simply cleaning up temp files)
 

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Hi, My Name is Fred
I have a acer laptop it has an 80gb hd with all the programs I have on it only use 12.5 gb. on the hard disk the main partition is full and I don't know why. can any one help me with it or why It keep telling me lowdisk space. D drive has very little on it. I have done all the disk cleanup & disk defrag.

Thanks
Fred
 

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Please run CCleaner

Or start removing any not required programs from Add\Remove Programs
 

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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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Hi, I use windows vista home premium and the hard drive (C) is now about 90% full.
I cannot seem to find the cause of this as the files and folders are perhaps 10-20% and I regularly de clutter, as the books say.
It is about 3 years old and non business use. I believe this situation can cause problems.
Would I need to re-install windows for a clean drive or is there a simple solution I have not found?
Many thanks.
 

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Hi, I have a Systemax I5 K65 3.2 GHz Desk Top with a 500 Gig hard drive, 16 Gig of DDR3 Ram running Windows 7 64 bit. It had NEVER had for than 15% of the hard drive used. Now I keep getting hard drive is full messages. I run disk clean up and I show 484 Gig used 12 Gig available. I downloaded WinDirStat and try to run it but it gets to 19% and stops responding. Whe is starts it shows 485 Gig used, then drops to 79 used, the pac men stop moving. Microsoft Security Essentials shows nothing nor does Web Root Spy Sweeper. I had to switch my TV card buffer to my external 2TB drive just to watch TV. THe computer seems slower as well, but I figure that is cuz the hard drive is full.

What could be causing this? I can't find and directores of data files that total more than 28 Gig.
 

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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
 

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