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Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Q: Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Preferred Solution: Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

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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.

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A: Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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

Thanks so much for considering this.

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

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

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

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

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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


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I have recently acquired an ACS 200 Adaptec hard drive, used from a friend. The HD has a total of 74.5 gigs. I deleted all my buddy's files, vids and songs but it will not let me completely delete the file WINDOWS. It says it only has 404mb yet the HD shows there's only 39 gigs of available room left. Eh? So when I try to delete the WINDOWS file, nothing happens. When I tried to move it to desktop to throw it in the bin, it got about halfway before a message reads: cannot copy sxs access denied.

If there's a way to master clear the whole thing that would be great. My friend tells me the HD is meant for internal use but got the outer casing for it and I have it hooked up thru usb. Any help or a link to somewhere where I could find out about this product (which I can find almost nothing on) would be greatly rewarded with gold....or not but still I'd thank you.


A:Can't clear space on Hard drive

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I don't have enough free space to run Disk Defrag (only 6% and it requires %15)

I have 6 Gigs but only 384 megs Free...what can I do??

A:Hard Drive Full, How Can Clear Up More Space

I personally love to test applications. Although I have never ran near my capcity I still "House Clean" What I do is clear my temp files, all of that kind of stuff.

I then go through my Program Files, find a program you dont use Add/Remove it then keep going. I find this is the best way to clear up gigs instead of mbs. Also any games you dont use.

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Client brings in an HP 13 c020na netbook with approx 30gb drive in it with Win 8.1

He needs to install a program that needs 4.5gb space on the C drive (approx 21Gb)

I can only get to 3.5gb free space on the main partition

There is a 7.5gb Recovery partition - so my idea was to remove a folder with the .wim files in and then move the partition to make more space on the C drive

Did that, but the OS would not boot - replaced the .wim files - all OK

So how come the OS relies on the recovery sector to boot ?

And is there another way around this ??

A:More Space needed on Hard Drive

Have you checked to see if you can reduce the space allocated to system restore?

Client is nuts for installing Windows 8.1 on a 30GB drive (my opinion!).

Also, use cleanmgr to delete unnecessary files.

Regards. . .



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Client brings in an HP 13 c020na netbook with approx 30gb drive in it with Win 8.1

He needs to install a program that needs 4.5gb space on the C drive (approx 21Gb)

I can only get to 3.5gb free space on the main partition

There is a 7.5gb Recovery partition - so my idea was to remove a folder with the .wim files in and then move the partition to make more space on the C drive

Did that, but the OS would not boot - replaced the .wim files - all OK

So how come the OS relies on the recovery sector to boot ?

And is there another way around this ??

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How do I put the hard drive space used and free space on the Partition C: ? Partition D:\ and Partition E:\ has it but for some reason drive C:\ is missing it doesn't say how much space is used and how much space is free. The GBs are missing

A:How to bring back the amount of free space and used space on a hard drive

I'm a little confused about your question

You can't see how much drive space you have left when viewing your C drive via My Computer, or similar?

If you right-click on My Computer and select Manage, when the new window pops up click on Disk Management from the left hand side. What does that tell you about C drive? Assuming your C drive is actually a hard drive (and not a CD drive or something, though I have never heard of this happening and don't even know if it's possible to have C as your CD drive), you should see details at the top of the screen such as how much space you have left, by percentage of total capacity, as well as GB

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

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

Can anybody please help me!!!

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

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

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

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

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

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Hey guys,
I'm having a big problem with my hard drive space. First of all it keeps decreasing for no apparent reason when i am connected to the internet even though i'm not downloading anything. And i'm not talking about mb but GB!! My first guess was a vius so i ran my antivirus (avast) and removed some issues, but the trouble continues... I installed the WinDirStas as i saw in other posts to find if i missed something. And to my surprise i discovered that my HD is occupied by ~80GB of unaccessible files! I'm not sure i am saying that correctly so see for yourselves...

A:Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

I think you should read as 8 point 8... but you do need more overhead for Windows. Look at your pagefile settings in System and maybe have a look at what Windows Indexing settings are...

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This is probably a real basic question. I want to make an image of my hard drive using Macrium Free. The MBR is 100 MB and the primary drive is 471 GB. Do I need at least 471.1 GB of free space on the external drive for the image or does the imaging software compress the size so that a lesser amount of space is needed?

A:How much space is needed to make an image on an external hard drive

It will apx. 60% of the SPACE USED, not the total size of the partition.

i.e. If you USE 100 GB of the 471 GB, the image will be apx. 60 GB

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I have a Maxtor One Touch external hard drive. It is supposed to have 200 GB. I have used 88 GB. When I click on properties it tells me that I have used 143 GB and only have 46 GB free. What happened to about 65 GB???? It also says total size is 189 GB.

Nothing matches!!! Any idea of what has gone wrong?



A:Hard Drive Prematurely running out of space

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What is the best way to get more space on my C drive?

Merge C & D drives to optomize space? and how can that be done?

The best and easiest way to do this.

A:Have 2 hard drives C & D/ Win XP - running out of space in Drive C

I'd recommend CCleaner, it's safe and will often clear out a LOT of crap from your computer.


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Hi, my drive is divided in two -- C and D drives. The C drive is where the computer's basic systems run; the D drive is just for files and for non-essential programs I've installed. The problem is that the C drive is running out of memory: about 170 MB right now. It used to be about 3 GBs. I don't know what's been filling it up, but I assume it is because of updates to windows and also to Firefox (which is installed on the C drive). I've removed as many programs as I can from it but the memory keeps dropping.

I was hoping that I could get some advice about how to resolve this problem. I can imagine two solutions: (a) remove the wall between the C and D drives or (b) learn what has filled up the C drive and how to remove/resolve. I don't know how to do either.

About my computer:
Dell Latitude D505
Win XP
Service Packs: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 AND Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (also Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SPI)
Thank you very much.

A:bifurcated hard drive -- space running out

memory = RAM
space = hard drive capacity

Have you run Disk Cleanup? Checked everything and run it? Start there
Disk Cleanup is off the accessories menu/system tools

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I need help. I have a SSD as my boot drive, but it is suddenly running out of space. I tried cleaning, disk defragment, disk cleanup, and check my computer for viruses and malware, but there were none. I turned on the feature of seeing every fine on the computer, and when i go into the C: drive and add up how much files i have, the total i get is 42 gig out of 51 gigs. But when i open "my computer", it says i only have 2 gigs of empty space out of 51 gigs. Why does this happen? Is there a way to fix it/

A:Hard drive running out of space when it isnt?

Use an app such as treesize (http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/) to see where the space is being used and we can go from there.

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Hi All - Basically my problem is - I have installed a 2nd (larger) Hard drive on my computer (IQON running Vista Home Premium/32 bit).

I want to transfer everything from the original HD
(HDT 722525DLA 380 ATA)
to the new one
(SAMSUNG HD 204UI ATA ((F4EG Spinpoint)) ).

I am trying to do this with DriveImage XML. This free program asks me to give sizes of partitions for the new HD before it can continue. I don't know what sizes to key in.

The original HD's capacity seems to be: Partition C - 206 GB/Recovery 26.8 GB (although I think I noticed that 500 GB was printed on the HD's top cover).

The new HD has a capacity of 2 TB.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - I am no spring chicken & have only been using this technology since August. Many thanks.

A:Transferring data to new hard drive - running out of space!

I haven't used this program but I can recommend another easy to use program, I have used this and found very comfortable with it, give it a try:
Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition - CNET Download.com

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Just like the title says... my hard drive free space is getting filled every so slowly... was down to 0 a couple times today, but I deleted some videos... now it's going down. like a time bomb.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:00:41 AM, on 6/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\G001-\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

A:Help needed ASAP! Hard drive free space getting filled.... hijack log included

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I have a micron comp with WinxP and 2 hard drives , and thru the years I have put a lot of programs in my D drive. After the nightmare, SP2 problems and I finally got it to work. My C drive show only less than 1 G, the hard drive is 12 G. My other D 30 G's and it has 22 G's left. So, I have tried to uninstalll programs on my C drive and it keeps coming up with an error message, cant unistall b/c missing a file.

What can I do to empty my C drive and transfer my programs to the D drive?

A:Running out of space in my C drive and I have another physical Hard drive

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The telephone company that I use for our inter-office telephone phone has requested the following information.
Customer LAN IP Space (CIDR)



RO SNMP Community String


I use an Apple Extreme wireless router. How can I get the requested information?

Thank you for looking and your support.

A:Customer LAN IP Space (CIDR) and more info needed

My responses in red inline.

brainwave89 said:

The telephone company that I use for our inter-office telephone phone has requested the following information.
Customer LAN IP Space (CIDR)
This is your network/subnet space. I'm not sure if they're asking for your internal LAN address or if you have public IPs from your ISP which they need that information.

I assume you're not the network admin for your company. Otherwise you'll know this information or know if you're even using MPLS.

Don't understand why they're asking for this information unless they want to know if you already have a DHCP server which can issue IP addresses to VoIP phones.

RO SNMP Community String
I also don't understand why they're asking you for this information. This info is for setting up network management reporting. They want to know what community string you are using to validate SNMP queries to a device being monitored. The RO stands for read only. Which means the device is set up to only provide polling information to an NMS server and will not allow writes/changes to the device. Maybe they're asking this because they think you'll want their phone system to be monitored by any NMS server you have running.

Same as above.

I use an Apple Extreme wireless router. How can I get the requested information?

Thank you for looking and your support.Click to expand...

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A friend of mine backed her comp up to D and didnt select cd or dvd etc. now the comp says D is full..... can anyone help...she tried resetting to factory condition, but thats not helped.....someone is probably laffing over this obvious mistake, which l can understand..but if ya can help, would be really appreciate

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I want to know how to clear space in my D drive.

A:clear space in d drive

Welcome to TSF
Most times the D:\ drive is an optical drive, what is yours?

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Hi i'm back again with a silly problem.
I have a VAIO RS100 tower and it seems that VAIO loads all their programming on the C drive and it's taking up alot of space.
When I download anything I put it on the D drive to try and save space but i'm still getting alot of messages saying that I dont have room to run a certain program when i go to my game sites.
Is there anyway I can move the programs to the D drive without screwing up the whole works?? When I go to check free space i find that the system seems to be set up really WEIRD the C drive is 15.01 gb with 5.93% free the D drive is 37.24 with 35.45% free ........ seems funny to me ... any ideas on how I can move some programs??

A:clear space on the main drive

I'm sry definately having a weird day here I stated the space wrong (what's new with that for me) it's supposed 2 say ...... 15.01gb with 5.93gb free and 37.42gb with 35.45gb free
......... sry about that

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Here are my HijackThis results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:51:19 PM, on 12/20/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:Running slowly; scanner consistently finding cookies; losing space on hard drive


(Bumping is allowed, isn't it?)

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 215513 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 3 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

I keep getting the error message: "Running out of disk space on Lenovo D Drive" and I don"t know how to free up space. I had a large file: MediaID.bin on this drive, using a lot of space, tried deleting it, it went away but no space was freed up.

A:How do I clear space or clean-up my Lenovo G560 D drive?

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I get this Error Message: "Low Disk space. You are running out of space on Recovery E:" Please tell me why i get it and how to turn it  off. It happens every 10 mins I just bough the PC there is no way anything is running out of space there is basically nothing on it

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Help pease,
My computer keeps saying i'm running out of space. I have deleted everything i can think of. I got rid of movies/videos, all downloads, and all music. Still it says i don't have enough space. In fact the red line keeps going up & down. one minute i have 1.98 gb free then all of a sudden i look again and now i only have 1.18 gb freee, and i haven't changed anything. I have followed all your steps; i downloaded the malware & antivirus. the antivirus says there's no infected files, the malware just had registry files infected.....below is the log report after the malware scan...................

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.22
Database version: 972
Windows 6.0.6000

12:16:33 AM 7/21/2008
mbam-log-7-21-2008 (00-16-28).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 35103
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 25 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 7
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.amo.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.ohb.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\fis.momo.1 (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\UpMedia (Adware.SmartShopper) -> No action taken.
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On one system I am getting this error message once every day or two. The hard drive has over 300GB available. The verbatim error message shows nothing in Google.

It reads:
"The space on the hard drive is running low. Currently only xMB is free. Please free space by deleting unused files."

Now it shows 71MB free. Any thoughts?

A:Error Message "The space on the hard drive is running low" isn't true

so do you have 300 gb? or only 71 mb? because if its 71 mb, u have got some major cleaning to do. I doubt that though, some viruses clutter the hard drive. If you have plenty of room, and your still getting the message then you can follow these instructions to remove the annoying message.

Low Disk Space Warning in Vista - Vista Forums

1. open regedit
2. go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
3. Right click explorer and then select new then DWORD (32 bit value)
4. name it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks
5. right click it and press modify
6. change its value to 1 in hexadecimal form then press ok
7. log out and back in and message should be gone.

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About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
[ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll
[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
[ 56Kb] mvtcpui.ini
[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
[ 12Kb] write.exe
[ 12Kb] winhlp32.exe
[ 4Kb] WindowsShell.Manifest
[ 4Kb] win.ini
[ 4Kb] system.ini
C:\Windows\WinSxS [10.2Gb]
[ 4Kb] poqexec.log
C:\Windows\WinSxS\Backup [385.2Mb]
[ 20.5Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..type-microsoftyahei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_939ce994b9dd8090_msyh.ttc_e9e03d20
[ 20.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..e-microsoftjhenghei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_be0a5fe769d9282a_msjh.ttc_ea675e59
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A:Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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when i right click on my drive C: and show props it says im using 8.19 gig out of 30gig but im really only using 6.19gig....whats wrong? whys t showing im using more

A:drive C: using more space then needed?


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Setting up a new box, Vista sadly to say. Installed MS Office XP Pro and get the following error when closing MS Word ONLY. Excel saves without any errors.

The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or save the document on another disk. Try one of the following:
*Close any unneeded documents, programs, and windows.
*Save the document on another disk.

I've moved the file location and same error. I cleaned up the drive including removing all restore point except the last one.

Now this thing has a 250 gig drive but it is also used for security in a mini mart with 8 cameras. There are about 145 Gigs of video from the security cameras on this box. At this time I am just setting it up, no cameras are connected, and the security program hasn't been set up yet. I just moved the files from the old drive to this one. BTW the old drive crashed.

I've tried the detect and repair in MS Word and no help. I have uninstalled MS Office and reinstalled and no help and even went into Properties and set the user up on quota with no limits and still no help.

So now I am at a loss and have no idea what to try next. Really don't want to delete the security files because it took 6 hours to transfer them to this computer and unless all else fails this isn't a option I want to use.

Now on the old box, which had XP Pro this, was not a problem so on Vista it should not be either but then Vista is a MS Software so this is understandable. Actually, the old box had a 15... Read more

A:disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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i installed ubuntu on my ssd and had a dual boot laptop, however i want to use my ssd as a cache drive, henceforth i deleted ubuntu and now i have unallocated space and free space on my ssd and i am wondering if i need to covert that into a new partitioned volume that can be used as a cache drive

A:Use unallocated space and free space on ssd as cache drive

I think you need to allocate the free space as a linux swap partition and format it as such.

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Hi ...I am a newbie here so if i have posted it in the wrong place ..I'm Sorry.

The problem i seem to be facing is that the disk space gets reduced in seconds....
This happened after i installed Kaspersky 2010 Beta...

What happens is that after booting up ...the space on my Hard disk keps getting low...i dont know how..i am not even downloading anything...and when it becomes very low..windows gives a pop up....once i thought that i might have filled up my hdd...then i went and emptied the space...but now it keeps happening...and its come down to 190mb from 4gb...

I dont knwo if its a infection or wat...pls help me.


A:Hard Disk Space Running out in Seconds.

I do not believe it is an infection but we can run a scan or two to make sureFirst you can also try this program to have a look inside your hard drive to see what is goin onhttp://windirstat.info/Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all it... Read more

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Within the last month I began seeing this message. I ran Disk Cleanup, and even uninstalled some little used programs, but I kept running low. For years I've kept a compact system volume of about 28GB in the logical 30GB C partition. All User info is on other drives. I've never run short of space before, but just to give me some room, I used Mini Partition Tool to add an additional 5GB to the C partition. This "filled up" within a week without me adding any programs, and now I'm getting the message again. I've tried Disk Cleanup, CCleaner, etc, with no improvement. This is my current status:

I'm at a loss with this because WinDirStat shows what has always been the historic size of my Boot Disk, but the others do not. Can someone help me solve this dilemma? Thanks

A:Running Low On Drive C Space

I noticed that TreeSize showed a 10GB folder called System Volume Information, which was not identified by WinDirStat. On Googling it, I found that it contained restore points. A thread in Tom's Hardware showed how to reduce its size in Advanced System settings. I reduced it to 2GB and now have plenty of C drive space. I manually back up the Boot drive weekly using Macrium Reflect, so I shouldn't need many restore points. TreeSize proved to be more useful than WinDirStat in this case. I'll leave this thread open for a few days to allow other responses, and to see what happens.

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I have just installed the important components with Windows Update on my XP. But now my C drive is running out of space... and fast! I only have 57.7mb of free space on my C drive. Where as i have 6.20 gb on my D drive.
Does anyone know how to make space on C drive; what to be deleted.


A:XP - C drive running out of space!

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I am new to this forum and was wondering if anyone could please help me with my problem. I have searched the internet for a solution but still struggling. Please bear with me as I am a newbie when it comes to technical stuff....When I purchased my computer I find I have local disk (E) and HDD (C), I am not sure why I have 2 seperate drives as I have only ever had a C drive on my past computers. all my programs seem to be on E drive and this is where the problem is I have perfomed disk cleanup and got rid of programs I dont use but still drive remains full?? I cannot run disk defragmenter as it tells me my drive is full. I am at a standstill and do not know what to do next please can anyone help me out.

My OS is Windows XP, File system NTFS, Local Disk E 5.99 GB with 18.1MB free, HDD C 180GB with 161GB free

Many thanks

A:Local disc drive E: showing no space Help needed please

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I bought a Yoga 2 Pro laptop about a year ago.  I keep getting a warning that I am running out of space in Drive C.  I have my pictures stored under This PC > Pictures.  It says I haved used 213 GB out of 213 GB.  I thought when I bought this it had a tremendous amount of storage for photos and videos.  Is there storage somewhere I am missing?  Thanks for any help!
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

A:Yoga 2 Pro - Running out of space in Drive C:

Hi b8caster , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Would you have the Machine Number from the label sticker or check it from here.
We would be able to check for the storage capacity as it was purchased with otherwise to check it directly from the pc.
Try to open disc management tool to check on how the storage is partitioned to compare it to the actual harddrive capacity. 
Update us how it is on your pc. 

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Hopefully someone can help. As by the title, IM running low on disk space in my c drive. Free space 0 Bytes. Total size: 32.4 GB.When trying to delete programmes on the add/remove programmes section, it wont allow me to delete anymore as i have run out of space. can anyone make any suggestions please? I am using an Asus A3E. With Windows XP.
Really, really hoping that i can fix this with your help.

A:Running low on disk space in c drive

Have now run out of space completely on the c drive.


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Message appears 2-3 times a day yet all indications are that there is ample space,ran combo,ranDDS.Hope I have done all this right will check back in after work in the morning and thanks to all the responders...DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by Gabriel at 1:45:39 on 2014-12-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8074.5091 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {9B5F5313-CAF9-DD97-C460-E778420237B4}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {203EB2F7-ECC3-D219-FED0-DC0A39857D09}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gzserv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
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Recently I keep getting a msg warning me that I?m running out of space on D drive. I clean it up as suggested but it's not having any effect.
The MS forum moderator suggests it's a not an operating system issue but an issue for Toshiba.

It appears that files are being saved to D drive which shouldn't be happening...?

A:Running out of disk space on D drive

Sorry for this question but what is MSG warning?
And what was the argument why it should be Toshiba issue?

Is this info from operating system itself or given by some Toshiba tool like Tempro?

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Hi there,

Sorry if I've misposted this but not sure what category this falls in.

I bought an ASUS S56 laptop 6 months back or so that had a hybrid 24 GB SSD and 700 GB HDD. I tried the Windows 8 (which came preinstalled) but I wasn't ready for the change yet so I made the needed BIOS/UEFI changes and installed Windows 7 on the small 24 GB SSD (C:\).

I've setup the defaults so that all new programs and documents are saved on the HDD (E:\) as to keep space available for the OS on the SSD. Now 6 months later my OS is seeming to grow and I'm running out of space on the SSD. I've already disabled hybrid sleep and a few other features in order to minimize the space the OS takes up but I can't seem to stop it from growing.

I'm wondering if there are any additional ways to reduce the space my OS is taking? Is there any files in the C:\Windows that can be deleted? Or is my only true solution to replace the hybrid SSD/HDD with a full size SSD?

Thanks for the help.

A:Running Out of OS Drive Space, Possible Solutions...

You can lower the size of your page file, delete restore points except the most recent one, but in the end, I would go for a larger SSD.

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I continue to get the messages about the Recovery Drive D being low on space. We do NOT use D for storing files other than those automatically placed there for recovery purposes.  The D partition was created (by HP assuming) with 25.6 GB and currently has less than 1.5 GB of free space.  Of the folders on this partition 21.3 GB are used by "preload".  I have tried everything I can find on the HP Support Forums as well as from the Microsoft Support Forums. NONE of it helps as I'm still not able to update to the latest "Anniversary Edition" for widows 10 (currently running Windows 10) as we get the error message about running low on space. And yes, I have turned System Protection off for this partition, I have deleted all files that show when run file cleanup, I have tried it all.. but to no avail.. The folders on this partition are those that I have seen listed as "DO NOT DELETE". What needs to be done to allow Windows 10 to complete an update without running out of space on the recovery (D) partition?   

A:Recovery drive D running low on space

Hi, Looks like somehow it picks D: as default location to download. Please change default location using the following way:          http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-change-your-default-save-locations-windows-10 Regards.

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My bosses computer has a very strange folder structure on his c: drive
He's down to his last gig of space but I cant tell what is occupying all of it. He doesn't have lots of pictures on his desktop or the normal libraries/picture folder locations nor video and music files. He runs his computer mainly for vector cutting products.

Running windirstat revealed the following:

his C drive has 100's of folders with strange and odd names in the root. we run kaspersky religiously and have not encountered a virus recently. I don't know if he downloaded something through his email. Can I start removing files indicated by windirstat? If so which ones, I don't want to delete something important but at the same time I'd like to figure out what's creating and taking up all this space.

any help would be appreciated.
windows7 home premium 32bit

A:windirstat running out of space C: drive

Most of the files are located in the Curtis sub directory, which is under Users. It's showing over 30 GB, so you need to get rid of some of those files if possible.

An alternative would be to install another hard drive or use a USB hard drive & copy a lot of those files that are not required very often, onto it.

Is the computer shown in your System Specs the one you are asking about or is the problem computer a different one. If it's different could you provide some specs on it.

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Hi all
Here is what happened.
I had to uninstall HP Photosmart C4100 series only because I was missing some wording on the buttons that just disappeared for some reason, so I went on thier help and support and it showed the exact same problem and what to do about it, It said to uninstall the program and then just reinstall it.
Well now, when I go to reinstall, it will not automatically start so I clicked on my computer and dvd-rw Drive (E and there are no files, in fact it states that my my file system is CDFS and the CDA Default - Full ___ It says all space used 672 MB and Free Space 0 Bytes

What the heck happened, I am no computer wizard so can you please help me to correct this, I can't download the Photosmart program back onto my computer ????


A:Solved: DVD-RW Drive (E:) Used Space/Free Space 0 ?????

CD might be dirty...

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Hello, was wondering if anyone could tell me with this, it seems almost 85gb of my hard drive space is being used up by recovery and I am starting to need the extra space in my C drive, is this possible?
Thanks in advance

A:Can I Take Space From Recovery Partition for More Space in (C:) Drive?

As a general rule, if you already ran off the manufacturer recovery discs, you can then delete the recovery partition, create another in the unallocated space and use it to store your data.

You probably won't be bsle to do it with windows tools.

This free program should do the job:


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I have just restored my laptop to factory default, and I am preparing to make a back up image on a flash drive. I know it varies from machine to machine, but will an 8gb flash be good enough?
I imagine the flash drive should be wiped clean, and only the image stored on it correct? How do I go about doing this? 
Thank you

A:Creating back up Image, flash drive space needed?

Yes, on a factory default machine a 8GB should be fine. Unfortunately, as you said it varies per machine so only creating one will provide a definitive answer.

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