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Opening up storage space on my C: drive for well....storage.

Q: Opening up storage space on my C: drive for well....storage.

I have an Acer Aspire One CloudBook 14 with absolutely no storage space at all...not even for critical updates. It came with 28GB of which most of it was used for a reinstallation of the OS because of infection. There's a Windows.old file that for some reason I cannot delete no matter what...tried adding an external (flash) storage to no avail...At my wits end...there has to be a way to retrieve some if not all my storage back...

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Preferred Solution: Opening up storage space on my C: drive for well....storage.

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I created a Storage pool with the following setup. Three 3TB drives with parity all in an external enclosure with eSata and USB 2/3 ports. It was connected via USB when created and had production data loaded and tested without any issues.
After a few days of use I decided to see what happened when I tried to access it via the eSata port. No luck, due to a driver on the eSata card issue with Win 8. So I powered all back down and plugged back in via USB. At this point the Storage pool went
into the state as per the screenshot below. Any suggestions to either fix the issue and/or retrieve the data that is in the volume?

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I'm creating a new Storage Space with two internal drives, a Toshiba 2TB and a Toshiba 3TB. The 2TB drive was successfully added to the storage space. However, adding the 3TB drive results in the following error:

"Can't add drives. Check the drive connectionis and then try again. Incorrect function. (0x00000001)"

Does Storage Space have a known issue with 3TB drives? I ask because I've run into this problem with Windows Server Backup in Windows Server 2008. I thought Microsoft would have rectified this issue with their latest OS release...

Any help / advice will be appreciated.

A:Can't add drive to Storage Space

I've seen similar reports, but the issues were caused by the disk controller. The drives had the same Unique ID, and that's what had Storage Spaces confused.

Check it in PowerShell and post results:

Get-PhysicalDisk | ft FriendlyName, UniqueId -auto

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Hello everyone, I'm obviously brand new to the forums so I hope this is the right place for this. I should start with my type of drive; I have a 120gb Cherryville SSD from Intel serving as my C: Drive. Just the other night I had approximately 43GB left in my C: Drive (note this is incredibly low as well, but I was content). Last night I checked again and saw that I was down to 25! I performed a disk defrag and that actually decreased my storage to 23! I am absolutely puzzled as to the cause of this.

The only thing I have done between the time that I had over 40 and last night was update my visual BIOS (having nothing to do with my C: Drive at all) and download a simple XML update for Microsoft Expressions (which was measured in kilobytes). Granted I have done my fair share of updating .net framework and various other updates, but all of my major programs are on my hard drive, not my SSD.

To put this into visual perspective, I'd like to share a photo showing around 25GB of space taken that is absolutely nowhere to be found, I find it hard to believe that Windows and a few programs can take up nearly 90GB of storage. Any advice/ideas?

A:Inexplicably Low C: Drive Storage Space

Well I can't tell you what is filling up your SSD but what I can tell you I know of no SSD manufacture that recommends defragging a SSD.
You should find some pointers here.

Optimize Windows 7

SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

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An answer to this question may clear up my confusion: Can the C: drive be part of a pool, having all drives (including the c: drive) look like 1 drive? If so, how do I do that? I created a storage space, but it made me set it up as drive D:, and I see no way to combine it with C:.

Next: I want to have the C:/boot drive be part of the redundancy equation. I plan to use Parity. I can see where it would be if all drives looked like 1, but I don't see how it would be if not part of the pool.

Any fog removal is appreciated.

A:Confused - Want to set up storage space - All look like 1 drive

It sounds like you want to use RAID1. Does your motherboard support RAID options?

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I got a 1.5TB hd for Christmas and am thinking of buying a new computer and installing the new 1.5TB drive inside. The computer I'm looking at - a refurbished Gateway Core 2 Quad has a 750GB hard drive. So I'd have over 2TB in the computer. I seem to remember hearing that the upper limit is 2TB. Is that correct?


A:Is there a limit to how much disk drive storage space can be used?

I've not heard of a maximum but I have over 3TB myself with no problems.

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I have had my USB flash drive for almost an year now. I use it mostly to store my PDF files on, and I have deleted many files and reformatted the disk a few times as well. The flash drive was originally 4 GB, but now when I check the size on Properties, I have a 960 mb flash drive... Any suggestions as to how I can retrieve my missing storage space? Is it even retrievable?

A:USB flash drive storage space disappearing act

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With regards to your problem, check the file system, it should be formatted as FAT and not FAT32 or NTFS (if it even lets you choose that). It could just be that it's had its day and the memory has partially failed

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I've searched but not found an direct answer. Pls excuse if I have missed something.

I'm running a Storage Spaces on a Win 8.1 machine with a few partitions. I just discovered that my large partition couldn't be enlarged over 16TB due to my 4kb cluster size so I created a new, smaller, partition on the drive capacity that I had left with
64kb cluster size. Fine so far. I then started moving files to the new partition thinking that I could somehow reclaim the unused space from the old, large, partition and then "transfer" it to my new, smaller partition. But now I'm stuck as I can't
find a way to reclaim this unused space. Help!
I've tried running the "Defragment and Optimize Drives" tool but no change.
What am I doing wrong?

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I'm trying to find an App that displays how much space is left on the Crive
as a Live Tile that auto-updates as space is cleared or used.

I'm not sure what to type into the search...
I get C++ , cloud storage, driving conditions in India and New York, driving games.

I hate having to jump to desktop > my computer to see how much is left.

I re-enabled desktop gadgets but they are still are terribly ugly... and are always "group" with other info
I dont want like cpu speed, etc.

any suggestions?

A:Storage Space (C:Drive) as Live Tile (App)

You don't have to go to desktop to go to "my computer", just pin "my computer" to your start screen. Just one click away too seeing this window:

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Hello, I'm having novice troubles again.

I have added an extra hard drive to my PC which was an extra disk in my old PC. I have connected it up identically as it was before. That is connected to the first connecter on the ribbon which goes to my CDROM drive. After restarting my PC the added disc worked fine but I could no longer see my CDROM drive. Removing the added disc everything went back to normal my CDROM was visible again. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to have my extra drive and my CDROM working?

Any advice is welcome.

A:{RESOLVED}Trying to add an extra hard drive for storage space

check the jumpers on the cdrom, you can't jumper both devices master or slave, one has to be jumpered master and the other jumpered slave, makes no difference really which, just so that they are different.
That is if you not using cable select but I doubt it

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Hi really sorry if this is the wrong place but need help.

I was adding a new drive to my PC's storage spaces only due to it being from and old laptop it had the reserved OEM partition so windows refused to add it, I went and used a partition software to delete all partitions on the drive so I could add it only as it was the same size and make as one of the other drives already in my storage space i stupidly chose the wrong one.

As you would expect the Storage space Pool failed and the dis was marked as disconnected only its not its there but had it table deleted. I have been googleing all night and have yet to find a way to repair this yet I know its there cos using the software from ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery Software it detects the pool and can see all the stuff on it bit dosn't have and option to repair just recover I don't want to do this as it the the lack of space that caursed this

I have gone through the powershell route and have managed to change the drive from "Retired" to "Auto-Select" but am still not able to get the pool to repair of work.

someone said use testdisk but this finds the partition but its listed as "unknown" to I cant retrive this what am I missing?!?!?!
Thanks so much for any help on this

A:Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

I've had success with this one: Free Partition Recovery Software, Deleted Partition Recovery, Hard Disk Recovery, Free Disk Partition Recovery, Active Partition Recovery Software, NTFS Partition Recovery, Recovery Partition, Drive Partition Recovery, Hard Drive Partition Recovery T

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I set the maximum shadow copy storage space to 8 GB in my Vista and thought I should never worry about the space in my system disk. However, I have just found the Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space at the moment:

Used Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.326 GB
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space: 10.573 GB
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space: 8 GB

Do you know why and how to limite the Used Shadow Copy Starage space?
Thank you for any suggestions!

A:Used Shadow Copy Storage space is bigger than the Maximum Shadow Copy Storage space !

It would be helpful if you filled in the System Specs. That way if you post on another issue people answering don't have to ask the same questions about your hardware over again, or search for the post with the info. Just push the specs link in every one of your posts.

I'm not sure how they measure the space usage. But 8 GB sounds like only a couple of restore points. How big is the HD? I suspect when deciding to discard an old restore point it looks at the current usage. If under the limit, it keeps all the old and makes another. That's just a guess on my part. But you can try a few different max numbers and see how it acts for yourself. As Yogi Berra said, "you can observe a lot by watchin'".

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Help please! I did make a post on the Technet Forums not to long ago and [H]ardForums a few weeks ago just found this site today really hope some one out there can help me. I just copy pasted my Technet Forum post... Please help!

This is for a Windows 8.1 used as a Home Media Server, Every thing was working fine and then one day when I turned on the Server I was unable to access the Storage Space, and windows was telling me I needed to Format the drive. at first I thought some thing was wrong with ether the motherboard or a hard drive died. I moved the Storage Space Drives to a older system that I know works, and Was getting the Same Error. I reinstalled Windows 8.1, same error with Storage Space. The Manage Storage Space control panel was asking for me to add 2 more drives So I added them, Same error. Below are a few screen shots of what I think was important to show to get help. I am no IT pro, I am at the limits of what I know so please Help!!
Storage Space Window

Format Error

PowerShell "Get" Cmdlets

Event Veiwer Error
I really am at a loss of what to do, and it is some what frustrating but I know the data is still on the drives the Storage Space control panel shows most of the drives with space being used. So something must have gone corrupt Is what I am thinking So I did a " Repair-Virtualdisk-FriendlyName" and as of this posting 7 hours 3 minutes have passed and it is still at 0 % complete, at this rate it will take days maybe even weeks :/ I... Read more

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7 Month old HP Win7 6gb x64 machine. Keyboard and mouse drivers unaffected.USB Mass storage device properties messagewith driver check on:"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device."with driver check off:Tells me drivers are corrupt or missing.Search show diver where it should be: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbstor.sys (also usbfilter.sys).Used the HP Recovery Manager to restore factory setting for USBStor.sys, it indicates it is successful but no changeon reboot, still cannot use flash drives, SD cards, external HDs. Units work find on my laptop.Called HP 4 times, after extensive troubleshooting each time, following their instructions, go to hp.com/go/instant, get screen saying request has been received. Each time tech tells me he cannot find my request.After a while, read 2 hours, told they need to talk to supervisor, will call me back, KISS OF DEATH, never hear from them.So can I fix this or am I going to have to pay for repairing a seven month old HP?Or am I going to have to buy yet another pc?

A:USB Mass Storage Device will not recognize external storage devices

Nobody has a clue, huh?
I guess I am the only one ever to have this happen!
Ok, thanks, goodbye.

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I am considering adding storage space to my Dell Optiplex 755. I don't know much about this except I assume it involves either plugging something into the motherboard or using a desktop unit that plugs in through a USB port. I am going to be doing some video editing and I need space for all my footage. This is a separate concern from data backup, for which I plan to acquire two external hard drives (which I asked about in another thread).

What is the best way to go about this? I am already worried about external hard drives' rate of failure. Is it any better for internal hard drives/internal SSDs/desktop additions? Obviously this includes the added consideration that I will be working off the unit every day for about 8 hours, so it has to be hearty enough to deal with that.

Thank you for any advice!

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Sony Computer Pentium 4(R) -- Windows Xp -- Home Edition -- Model PCV-RS620G
Heys. I reformatted my computer (drive c, I have two. another one is drive g. drive g had all my stuff i had previously. i tried using the programs i had on drive g and they don't seem to work on my computer. I had to reinstall my soundcard and had to get Shaw to come and install my internet.) now I only have 10% of free space on drive c. I don't get why I only have that much of free space. On my drive g I have over 90% of free space. Is there any way I can find out why I don't have a lot of free space? What is drive g for? When I reformatted my computer.. I like messed my computer up really bad. Help!! --Thanks =)

A:Storage Space


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Is there ever gonna be an update to get more storage on the HP Stream??

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i want to store some files in the web so that i can access it later. the files are big in size (60-70 mb). are there any site that provide such free storage? remember that only i am going to access it, so i am not going to create something like a webpage.

A:Storage space in web

iDrop, UloadStore *FREE!* and if you are willing to pay for extra StreamLoad.

Note, with StreamLoad you can have a free account, but the benefits aren't as high as a pay accont.

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Apologies if this isn't in the right area.
I recently got help from a brilliant guy on this site about reinstalling Windows 10.
Prior to doing this my Laptop seemed to always lack storage space! It has storage of about 30GB which I know isn't a lot, but it seems that 26GBs has already been taken up by god knows what!
And every time I turn on the computer and use it (general browsing) the memory storage gets lower and stops apps from running!
Can anyone give a look in to why? I've used programs to locate large files but it seems I need the files that aren't huge!
Any help?

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I have Windows 10 Pro I just installed on a Dell XPS with 12GB of Ram. I have 3 drives: My OS is on a Samsung SSD. My data is on a 3TB HDD partitioned into D: (Data) and E: (Video). I also have another identical 3TB drive. I used the latter drive as a mirror on Win 7 for my D: and E: drives. I removed the mirror prior to moving to Windows 10. Now all my data is in D: and E: on the ?Dynamic? Disk 2.
When I tried to create the Storage Space, the dialog only displayed the Disk 1. So, I created the Storage Space and it now called it Disk 9 in Disk Management. Then, I deleted the Storage Space.
2 questions:
1) Now, I cannot see the drive at all in Disk Management, though it shows up in Device Manager "This device is working properly."
2) Why was I unable to see my other data drive (Disk 2) in Storage Spaces?

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At present I am running win 7 but expect to change to win 8. I understand the consept of UEFI and i am looking forward to installing win 8 when released to joe public, though I do need help before then especially on storage space

1) I have 4 internal hard discs (4TB) which i use at present will the system recognise these discs? or will I have to do something to them so that they are recognised?
2) What Hard disc would you suggest for main installation.

Any help you can give would be appreciated

A:storage space

Welcome to EightForums alexanderd

For storage 4TB is more than enough, but I do not have assurance to give you to the point that it is Windows 8 ready.

I'm currently running on a dual boot.

About the system requirements you can visit this link http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...-download.html

For the hard drive I suggest D: just leave Win 7 on your C: so that if you got in trouble from Win 8 you still have the Win 7.

And when you install make sure to have a Clean Install - Windows 8

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goodmorningi would like to know if it is possible to add, in addition to the existing M2 ssd of 256 Gb, another SSD of 512 GBthanksF


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A:add storage space

Hi,You can add another 2.5 inch SATA SSD. No room for another M.2 SSD.Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05270979FRU remove replace: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/Media/A78672A2-006D-42D5-9274-38B671C183B5/ren_fru_frameset-en.htmRegardsVisruth

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Hi everyone,

I recently installed a fresh copy of windows 7, and also service pack 1.

I have noticed that in my installation drive, i am loosing space continously...like it said 4 gb free yesterday and now its less than 1 gb left. Any idea how i detect whats eating up storage space.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3990 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility FireGL V5700, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 40616 MB, Free - 847 MB; D: Total - 33851 MB, Free - 9048 MB; E: Total - 77800 MB, Free - 30368 MB; G: Total - 349 MB, Free - 74 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 406333M
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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It always says that there is no driver compatible with storage space.  I would just like to ask what drivers can be used as a new storage space? 

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I recently installed a 128 gig solid state HD. Soon after I started getting messages that I have no space to download updates to W10 or other software, i.e. Adobe, etc. Prior to this installation I had a smaller HD and experienced no problem whatsoever. I do not have every piece of software ever sold on my PC and am wondering, other than the obvious, to uninstall or remove my picture or I Tunes library what could be this sudden change.


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I currently have the Intel ICH9M E/M Sata AHCI Controller, driver version dated 4 June 2009. Does anyone know if it's possible to upgrade to Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and if so, what's the latest version I can safely upgrade to, and do I need to make any BIOS changes?
As usual any help is really appreciated.

A:Can I upgrade from Intel Matrix Storage to Rapid Storage?

I have an Intel ICH9R controller and am using the same driver version. Was not able to find a newer one. I think the newer drivers aren't compatible anymore.
(Windows 7 has been installed few weeks ago.)

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Hello, I have a chromebook 3. I have already used all the storage on it. I bought a micro 128 g sd card and inserted it into my chromebook. I formatted it but it still says I've ran out of storage. How can i use the sd card as internal storage on the chromebook?

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At work we have some older computers running on XP. They all have bout 40GB hard drives and are all running out of space, bout half gig left.
When you click on the "windows" folder in My Computer/C:/ and chose properties it says that the folder contains 34GB, but when you enter the folder, select all files (including hidden files) it comes to a total size of 3.69GB. I was just wondering where the other 30GB is???

It is a bit confusing cause there are not many programs or files saved on the local harddrive, most programs and files are saved on the company server so the local hardrive shouldn't be full. 40GB should be more then enough. Some help please????

A:missing storage space

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Have recently bought an Omen 15=ax202na 1tb laptop. My previous laptop is also an HP Pavillion 6. I'm in the process of transferring all my data from the Pavillion to the Omen. I've hit a major issue with the storage. One of the reason I bought the Omen was for gaming, the other was for the 1tb storage space. On my old Pavillion I have 2 storage locations with Drive C having the bulk of the storage space and then Drive D for recovery. My new Omen however has 3, Drive C which only has 119GB and is on Disk 1 and then Drive D has 920GB and Drive E has 11.3GB. Both Drive D and Drive E are on Disk 2. I really need all that 920GB storage space on Drive C not on Drive D, How do I access all that storage and what was HP's logic in this set up on a gaming machine? I really need to some serious technical help, because at the moment I'm beginning to think I've spent 829.99 on a machine I'm not going to be able to use for what I bought it for!

A:disk space storage

Hi, Your machine has 2 physical drives      http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=1AN98EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB 1. Disk 1 is SSD which is C: to store Windows and programs/apps. Please avoid to store your data/files on it, it is small and can be filled up very fast . Some apps allow you to install on other drive. 2. Disk 2 has 2 partitions     D: You can use it to store your data (musics, videos ...) on it. You can also store some apps which allow you to install outside C:    E: Recovery partition: please do not touch it, you may need it one day to rebuild your machine. Vendors (including HP) won't supply DVD's for OS and drivers, they use Recovery partition. Hope this helps. Regards

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Hi there,

I know this will sound like a silly question, but is there any 'free' storage space on the web for uploading files too, that can then be accessed by anyone (i.e un password protected like drop box) and can have a file structure?

I only need 50mb but everywhere has to link to a download page first or have to have a user id to sign in with ect :/

I know the answer is most likely NO without paying for it, but as were a bunch of students its not really an option right now

thanks anyway


A:Online storage space

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Hi - I have a low spec notebook with Windows 10 preinstalled. Low spec is fine for my purposes but my 32 GB SSD is almost full and this seems to be stopping Windows from updating. Actually I have 7 GB of free space, which I assumed would be sufficient for the update but apparently not. But there is another related issue. When I check storage space under settings, there is 5.09 GB referred to as "other".

When I open this category, it reveals 7 folders and sizes:

These sizes hardly add to 5.09 GB so I investigated further...

When I open these folders and check properties, most of the sizes above are correct. The exception is C:\eSupport. Within this folder, there are two subfolders - 'eDriver' 1.51 GB and 'Manual' 217 MB. So this explains a portion of the 5.09 GB - perhaps - but where is the rest?

Can anyone tell me how to regain some or all of the 'phantom' 5.09 GB under the category of 'other'?

A:Storage Space Issue

I'm not sure on the other files, but if your device has a SD slot, you could pick up and SD pretty cheap and move some stuff over to free up space.

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So my computer is pretty much brand new (built it around 2 weeks ago) and i think i might got some kind of something. Not having any performance issues but there is  almost nothing downloaded on the hard drive but it is showing around 80% full. i dont really know that much about computers so any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you for reading.

A:Missing storage space

Hello Up Scene. Lets run these and see if they reveal any thing as this can be the result of a few malwares.
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here..
ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your D... Read more

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I have successfully dual booted my computer with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. And the problem is it's telling me that "There is not enough storage space".

I have plenty of space, each OS has 250GB for the partitions. I am wondering what the problem is? It just now occurred when trying to install "puush" a image sharing tool.

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Is it possible using window 8.1 system to shrink storage space from my external drive and add it to my internal drive using (disk management) even though my internal drive is low on disk space.

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My IBM (Lenovo) t-60 Thinkpad has an 80 GB hard drive. In Windows Explorer, if I right mouse click on the "C" drive and select properties, it says I am using 59 GB of space. if I highlight EVERYTHING on my "C" drive and select properties, it says I'm using 19 GB of space. So, where is my missing 40 GB of space? Recycle bin is empty too. Any advice? Thanks

A:HD storage - how much space left??

Hi and welcome,
What doesn't display are things in hidden folders, protected operating system files etc.

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A friend of mine is looking for a place to store his installers, videos, zipped pictures.

I know there are diffrent places to store each but I think he is looking for an all in one file storage online.

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I am really missing the ability to easily see how much storage space is left on each of my drives. Why is this not easily seen just by opening "This PC" like it was in Windows 7. It seems like I have to click on properties in order to see disk usage. Any way to get around this?

A:Show storage space in This PC

Open windows explorer (should be that little folder icon on the taskbar if you haven't gotten rid of it). Once opened select "This PC" from the left hand side. It should give you what you're looking for. Now I just need to figure out how to have it bring me here by default....

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I want to install windows 8 on my 60GB ssd and use a 1TB hdd I have using storage space feature in windows 8. Is this possible?

A:Windows 8 storage space ssd and hdd

You can create a storage pool with a single drive...you just won't be able to use any of the resiliency functionality, but can expand it later.

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A:storage space becomes an issue

Ball State vs VMI Live Stream

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My laptop does not have enough storage space to download any thing.  I purchased an external hard drive to download statistics software for school and that downloaded successfully onto the My Passport (external hard drive).  However, I need to run the program by using the installation wizard and the computer will not allow me to install it on the external drive, it keeps prompting me that my C drive does not have enough disk space.  I kno this which is why I have installed the my passport drive and it will not let me change the destination of where I want the file to go.

A:Storage space issue

@thomas_07 You're not going to be able to completely install any apps onto an external drive. That's because the installation involves creating lots of different files, including making changes to the Registry, and those all reside on your "C" drive. What you CAN so is use app settings to ensure that large DATA files get written to and stored on an external drive, but that depends on each app and what it allows.

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Hi forum,
I am very careful about keeping an eye on System Restore points but I think I may have made an incorrect move.

I recently made a "vssadmin" alteration to storage space on my main drive (C) to 3GB. I now appear to have a lost a restore point which backdated to 3 weeks ago when the PC was running perfectly. This only occured after the change. I know this point is now lost forever.
However to avoid this happening in future at what figure should this be set in future.? Some recommend 30% of free space on the drive which, in my case, would be around 50GB. All the other recommendations say 3GB. Very puzzled by all this and would appreciate assistance. I like to keep points dating back a while as a precaution.

A:Shadow Storage Space

You are very wise system restore is the best feature of Vista. I always keep as many as possible.
System Restore: frequently asked questions
System Restore - disk space

As long as you meet the minimum required space you can make the space used as large as your needs require.

See post by our leader and very respected member regarding the OS
System Restore - disk space

Again meet these requirements then you can make as large as you want to be comfortable

Reading your post indicates that you are like me, very conservative with your computer. Why not download the free Macrium Reflect and make a copy of your hard drive, then update once a month

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Are you able to use two SATA HDDs without using RAID? I mean. Example If I have a 40GB HDD that I want to use as the Boot disk and a 160 BG that I want to use as just storage for programs games and Download things, would I just plug them into the SATA Ports and attach the power cables.... Or would I need some sort of card or something?

A:Combining Storage space.

disable raid
I don't think sata's have master /slave jumpers
you may have to go in on boot and config there
when my server boots up I get a prompt to config my scsi's
I don't use sata drives so

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I noticed recently I've been losing gigabytes of storage. I did a scan with jdiskReport and this was the result.

According to that I'm missing more than 100 gb of space.

What could be causing this issue?

A:Missing storage space

Are you speaking of the Used Space?

Try running a Disk Cleanup and delete any temp files.

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i am having problems with skype,saying that i havnt enough storage space.
i am not up with computers so it makes if difficult to understand all words and phrases they use.
can anybody tell me please in plain english how and what i need to do thanks

A:no skype storage space

Check that Compatibility Mode is not enabled

right-click on Skype shortcut icon/launcher and select
Properties >
for Windows 7 users only.

what happens if you goto the msn.com site

there is talk of a registry edit required for IRPStackSize - which we can come back to

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I am looking for help I am currently running win 8 with a pool of drives configured in storage space about 10TB. I want to build a new computer with Win 8 and move the current drives to the new computer without losing the data is the possible?

A:Storage Space Move??????

Hello Trinni, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes. You will be able to connect the added drives of a storage space to another Windows 8 computer or new installation of Windows 8 to have that Windows 8 see and use the storage space in it's storage pool as well.

Storage Spaces - Create a New Pool and Storage Space in Windows 8

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My hard drive has a capacity of 465 GB. I've run WinDirStat and it says that there are only 228 GB worth of files on my hard drive. Windows, however, states that I only have 62 GB free. This leaves about 175 GB unaccounted for.

I tried defragmenting my disk, but it didn't help. I also ran disk clean up and deleted all the restore points/shadow storage, but that also didn't make a difference. I ran the command line "vssadmin list shadowstorage" to double check, and it says that shadow storage is only taking up about 3 GB.

Here are some pics of storage management in "my computer", WinDirStat results, and a window showing disk usage for restore points.
View image: Screen Shot 1

I'm at a lost as to where the space is being taken up. Any help will be appreciated.

EDIT: WinDirStat is showing 172 GB of unknown space. What can this be? I'm running a full disk check now, as another thread with a similar problem found this to be the solution.

Heres a pic: View image: Untitled

EDIT 2: The disk check did nothing...

A:175 GB of unaccounted storage space

Do you use Avast anti-virus?

Do you use System Restore?

Try using another app such as TreeSize Free edition to see what it says about what is occupying space.

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