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Help Please - Windows consuming 130GB disk space

Q: Help Please - Windows consuming 130GB disk space

I recieved a critical disk space warning. Upon investigating, I see the following in windows properties:

Size: 130 GB (139,943,833,819 bytes)

Size on Disk: 130 GB (139,735,876,052 bytes)

Contains: 285,101 files, 1,629 folders

I have run clean disk, symantec full scan and nothing ...

Can anyone help or point me in the right direction.


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A: Help Please - Windows consuming 130GB disk space

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Running Vista 2000 SP 3 on an older PC. Just installed Norton 360 and clean things up a bit. Have a 500GB drive that was about half full before the Norton install. Went down to 25MB in a day. No unusual activity save for copying 100ish GB of photos onto a thumb drive.

I have deleted more than 1.5 GB of stuff and verified that the drive reflected that reduction in properties. It did. Then over the next half hour it filled back to 25mb left.

I have done all the obvious: compressed, cleared recycle, "cleaned" the disk. Again, this is not an issue of removing files. Something is consuming space. It appears to stop at 25MBs - which makes me think that there may be a virus - but I JUST installed and updated Norton and went through all that .... so I am befuddled.


A:SOmething is rapidly consuming disk space

I would suspect something went wrong with the Norton install. You could check the Norton folder in both C/Program Files and in C/Program Data. Check how large they are.


Edit: I also found this:


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I've recently been plagued with a pretty severe virus, which while i thought i had it mostly under control has covertly been filling my hard drive. I'm almost positive i've tracked down the offending file (C:\windows\system32\logfiles\wmi\trace.log) which is over 7 gigs. I'd like to just delete it but I'm not sure of the repercussions and doubt that this will stop the source of the problem.

Here are symptoms of the virus so far:

Unable to access task manager (fixed by manually altering registry)
Intermittent trojan adclicker/loader attacks (consistently deleted by synmantic)
Constant attempts made to alter registry item {192937EA-D3BB-45F5-9B33-ED6C3C358672} by "ec526bfb" (blocked by Spybot TeaTimer)
Spybot is unable to completely remove Virtumunde due to its being in memory but running at system startup yields same problem
5+ gigs of disk space consumed (C drive is listed as 0 free bytes)
consistent single popups in internet explorer
at starting of windows there are a number of blank cmd prompt windows which cascade slowly across the screen

there's probably more things which i haven't discovered yet... i have the system restore discs but only want to use them if my only other option is buying a new laptop. any and all assistance is greatly appreciated.

running Windows XP SP3 (updated from SP2 yesterday)

A:Malware consuming disk space?

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How ridiculous is this?

<img src="http://I.imgur.com/Q7dTVO2.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

10% of my entire SSD space has been consumed to save old worthless files I have no interest in. How about a "choice" Microsoft? God, what is it that Microsoft doesn't like about offering us choices?
"Attention User: We are about to upgrade your system to the latest build. Would you like us to A)delete your old build and re-install fresh or B)Keep the old buggy outdated build on your system and have it consume lots and lots of valuable space?". I'm thinking option A? What the hell?

"We didn't want the user to have to make a choice". *sigh*

I should just format my SSD and install the new build myself. But Microsoft thrusts it upon me before I even knew what was happening. This is not the first time I've been thrusted upon by Microsoft.

A:Windows.old consuming 10% of my limited SSD Space

If you do not want Old Windows folder. You can simply run disk cleanup tool. In windows. It will get rid of it for you.

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Thank's for stopping by,

I was wondering how just the windows 7 operating system alone takes nearly 100GB?
I am trying to use my c drive just for os keeping all other stuff in other partition-assuming this will speed up system!!! (HDD reading speed,my windows experience index lacks(5.9) just here).

Also keeping loads of stuff in the desktop will take more time to boot???

Just attached the screen shot of Windir report as rar file.

Your advise much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 OS consuming 100GB space ,how????

Hi Schwarzenegger

Can you run this tool

Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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Hello, I got a Lexicon OMEGA USB recording interface with Cubase LE 4 audio software, it wasn't working so I tried a 100% uninstall, I'm not sure if it is 100% gone or not...

I ran checkdisk/error checker on both hard drives. 2nd hard drive worked fine, which I ran 1st.

Then the C: ran & when I checked the properties, now it's using up 130GB of memory from 32-40GB just before the check disk...
Please help/advise.

Should I just simple reformat the C: from windows? How do I do that?

Can I just copy the 32GB of files while looking in the C: over to the 2nd harddrive right in windows....reformat it then move them back over?

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I have had a problem with my C drive getting used up and it is about out of space now. I'm wondering if I may have some kind of virus. I'm inlcuidng a log from hijack this if someone could look it over and see if anything stands out. I'd greatly appreciate it!



here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:02:24 PM, on 11/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\SSL VPN Client\agent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxMediaDB.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\SharedCOM8\RoxWatch.exe
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A:Something seems to be consuming all hard drive space

Have you reviewed posts here concerning the same question you are asking?

Here are some simple steps to get you started
run chkdsk /r at a cmd prompt and answer yes to the question. reboot so it runs to check for file corruption
run disk cleanup [programs/accessories/system tools] and check everything
run defrag [same location]

check your system restore points configuration. you may be saving too often or have too much reserved disk space for this operation

user explorer to search on *.* [which is everything] on your OS drive [usually c:]. Then click on the size column to sort by size to see where your largest files are contained.

If still an issue post the results of a chkdsk for review.

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I've seen a recurring post on many forums discussing the absurd amount of disk space being consumed by the C:\Windows\WinSXS folder.

I've done some testing in house to confirm the fact that the files in this folder are predominantly hard links to a small number of files and it's not really taking up anywhere near the space that Windows Explorer is reporting.

Here is a link to better explain what I am talking about:
WinSxS Disk Space Usage: It&rsquo;s Not What You Think (David's Blog)
Here was my conclusive test:

1). I took a virtual machine and created a new 200MB hard drive that I assigned the drive letter E:

2). I created a subfolder on E: called WinSXS. So, I had E:\WinSXS

3). I copied in a 13MB zip file into E:\WinSXS.

4). I then created 20 hard links to that zip file with the command shown in the link above (mklink /h hardlink#.zip original file

5). According to Windows Explorer, E:\WinSXS is now 267MB in size.....even though the entire E drive is only 200MB.

6). From a cmd prompt, running dir on E:\ shows 174,543,872 bytes free.

Therefore, tools like Windows explorer and TreeSizePro will report that that WinSXS folder is consuming massive amounts of space....while the true fact is that the folder is being misrepresented because the reporting tools do not understand the difference between hardlinks and real files.

A:WinSXS Folder not actually consuming lots of space

Sorry for dragging up this old post, but it answers a question I've been searching and searching for an answer to. I can confirm that on my system, when I add up all the root directories on my main hard drive then subtract the "size" of the WinSXS folder, I get the reported used space in the properties of my boot drive.

Thanks pparks from ending this tail chasing!

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I have a Acer Aspire 5315 laptop that is going on three years old with Windows Vista Basic. The computer has an 80 gig hard drive with two partitions split evenly. After a while I noticed it continually consuming more hard drive space on the C drive when no new programs were being installed. During regular use during the day (checking email from Gmail) I started getting prompts that the computer was running low on hard drive on C drive. The computer had 2 gigabytes of free space on the C drive initially. I rebooted only to find out that windows didn't give the space back.

I have tried doing a hard drive clean up with only marginal success in reclaiming part of the initial 2 free gigs on C drive. I have tried registry fixing programs like Reg Cure and other system tune up programs like System Mechanic and the problem continues. The laptop initially came with 1 gig of ram I have upgraded it to 2 (the max the laptop can take).

I noticed the problem started to happen after I had to use a restore point to fix a driver problem with my printer. Any suggestions of what to do is much appreciated or even what to try.

I had heard that laptops have a recovery console that may fix this this problem that resets it to factory defaults. Further information on this would also be useful.

Thank you in advance for any help!

A:Vista Consuming Hard drive space

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When I click on it, it goes straight to drive D. also it will not be deleted .. How can I remove it without losing the files saved in my drive D?

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Hello to all.

I have a problem with my windows 7 pro laptop that shows only 7,49/100 GB free memmory. I tried to delete all shadow copies and previous versions. Also did chckdsk /f which give me 0 errors, tried to search in hidden and OS files, but there arent any big files, diskcleanup with system files cleaned about 1 gb.
Then I downloaded winDirStat which shoved me that I only have 43Gb of data on my c: drive. I don't have any ideas what could be done to increase free disk space. Please help

A:Windows show low disk space, win dir stat shows different space

In My Computer, click the Tools menu then on Folder Options then click the View tab and tick "Show hidden files and folders" then untick "Hide protected system files and folders", click Apply and OK.

Then, go into c:\ windows and delete all the files in blue which statr with a $ symbol. They are only folders that once contained Windows Updates you no longer need to keep. Then scroll down to the Software Distribution folder and to Download. Empty that folder.

Look in Control Panel>Power options and make sure Hibernation is turned off then in System, adjust the size of System Restore so it takes up only 4% of the disk space.

Restart the computer and see hwo much space you freed up.

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So I was always able to run a game called pirate101 by kingsisle on my mac and its virus free so I know its not the problem. One day it stopped working and I kept getting told to install and download Mcafee virus protection but I don't understand whats
wrong. It said I had 29.00 GB of disk space available but now it says there's only 21MB available I don't see how this is possible.

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I have frequently received the "Low Disk Space" error, even after deleting several files on my PC. I went to Settings-System-Storage, and in my "Other" folder it says there's 648GB of space being taken up, but when I click on it, none of the subfolders show that any of them have that many GBs in them. Thank you for the help!

A:Windows 10 Low Disk Space/Phantom Space

moved to W10 as unlikely to be a malware issue

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I am down to 1% free space and I cant figure out what is eating up my disk space. I printed the report from the disk defragmenter and it seems there are 3 temporary files taking up space but I have no idea what program is creating them and I can't find them to delete. They also seem to have many fragments. The files are:

4GB 28,615 fragments ...\local settings\temp\acr15A8.tmp
33GB 697 fragments ...\local settings\temp\acr3c.tmp
44GB 2,175 fragments ...\local settings\temp\acr1e00.tmp


A:What is consuming my disk??

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I done a lot of reading on this topic but everything i try does not seem to help, now i found this really nice topic from HP to fix this problem. But the main problem is after i done what they said it did not look like i have anything to delete in the Recovery D, So i am not 100% so could someone tell me if there is anything that can be deleted in my recovery D i will show the Image of it.


Here is a link to photobucket showing the recovery D full.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/RecoveryDfull.jpg
And here is a link of what inside the recovery D as i look inside as it said from the HP link above.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/FilesinrecoveryD.jpg

Close up pic of the files here the link.

Now is there anyway to solve this problem ?

A:Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:) For Vista,

Hi and welcome

We could use a screen shot of the drive D partition but probably your backups are stored there and you can delete the oldest to free up some space. Make sure you have another before you delete it. That partition is tiny bTW 9 gigs is way too small to be effective.

Ken J

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Guys, I keep getting this low memory on disk message and its consuming all my resources to the point that drastically slows down my desktop. I never had this problem before so I ran HJT and here is the log.

StartupList report, 9/14/2007, 3:12:35 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\kevint.EUCHK\Desktop\HiJackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options

Running processes:

C:\Program Files\Aventail\Connect\as32svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\SecuRemote\bin\SR_WatchDog.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Director\bin\twgipcsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Director\bin\twgipc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:Consuming all my resources, low memory on disk

Guys please help out.

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Hey Guys,
I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what my problem is. Basically, we had an issue with the computer and so we force restarted it at one point about a month ago. After that, we started getting requests to run a check disk after every time the computer was rebooted. The check disks take 20+ hours for some reason on this computer, and we cannot afford to have it down that long since it is a work computer. We cancelled the disk check and afterwards we noticed that the hard drive was filling itself up. The computer has a 450gb hard drive and after a couple of hours it was telling us that there were only 2mb of space left (we have maybe 20gb of data on the computer total). This is the point in which I stepped in and ran a disk cleanup and deleted all of the old system restore points. It gave us about a gb of space so I left it alone (I didn't realize at this point what the problem was, just thought it was too much stuff on the comp). The next day the computer's user told me it was the same problem and I knew that she wasn't using all of the space that I had found so I checked it out again. Once again, it was giving me the low disk space error. I decided to download and install Windirstat to see what was taking up all the space. When I run Windirstat, it tells me that 430gb of the 450gb of space is "Unknown". After that, I shut it down and let it run the check disk completely over the course of a weekend. It ran for about a week after... Read more

A:Windows 7 No Disk Space after Disk Check Cancellation

Likely the file system was messed up by the forced restart, a rare but possible occurence.

So the unknown used space may be failed attempts to copy data over to repair the file system. This is why it's always advised to back up data before doing a Disk Check and of course data should always be backed up anyway against HD failure - which itself cannot be ruled out here.

I would test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by a Disk Check done from the Win7 disk or Repair CD's System Recovery Options Command Line which doesn't depend upon the OS on a potentially scrambled file system.

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Hi All

I am wondering is there is a 3rd party or freeware product, that will show me, real time on what programs, resources are causing not only slow CPU useage, but constant hard drive disk access ?

I run Windows Vista Home Premium x 64 and have constant issues with a service, program, ? Constantly accessing my hard drive/ I would love to be able to find out what this process is and "kill" it. It is causing SLOW CPU access. I also run IE 8, I know, I know, but I must be able to keep a weeks worth of History.

Any help, programs, sites, would be appreciated !!!

A:Is there a Freeware product to find what is consuming CPU & causing Disk Thrashing

Download and try process explorer, the best way that I know to find out about CPU.

Try a simple clean boot and see if the problem is any better.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
If something is amiss, it may be downloaded each time you boot; clean boot will let you know.
I do not know of any software that keeps a months records.

I would, also run an antivirus check and download and make a full scan (after updating, with malwarebytes. Maybe, not exactly what your are looking for, but in my opinion the answers to your problem.

For a 24 hour period, or longer, you can type event viewer in search and see what has occurred, but not in the form you like

I use, Win Patrol, free edition. As you use the computer, Scotty the Dog, will bark and ask if you want (a new) program or process to have access. When it is first downloaded you can see what process is considerd to have access already.

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Dear Experts,

I am new to forums...I run a XP SP2 and having prooblems with excessive harddisk activity and the svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE is consuming 98% of the CPU resources.

Usually I kill the process and continue working but need a more permanent solution.

I have done all the 5 steps as asked, am copying the HJT log below. Any help would be highly apprecited.

Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:51:02, on 13/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Upd... Read more

A:Excessive Hard Disk Activity; svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE consuming 98% CPU

Welcome to TSF

Download and install CleanUp!. Do NOT run it yet.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:Click "Options..."
Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
Put a check next to the following:Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
Cleanup! All Users
Click on the ?Temporary Files? and uncheck the box for ?Scan drives for file matching? if it?s checked.

Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

WARNING - CleanUp! will delete all files and folders contained within Temporary Directories. If you knowingly have items you would like to keep that are stored in these locations; Move Them Now!!!

Establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Kaspersky Online Scanner

Answer Yes, when prompted to install an ActiveX component. The program will then begin downloading the latest definition files.
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Locate the Scan Settings button & configure to: Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Extended

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK & have it scan My Computer
Once the scan is complete, it will display if your system has been infected. It does not provide an option to clean/disinfect. We only require a report from it.
Click the Save as Text button to save the file to y... Read more

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I'm asking this for someone else.

Drive C total capacity is around 24GB, when selecting all files in C:, it shows 12GB used, but only 2GB is left in free space. What's wrong?

A:Solved: Incorrect disk space, low disk space

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I recently cleaned my computer with CCleaner and then shortly after, I got this message saying ' You are running very low on disk space on C:. To free space on this drive by deleting old or unnecessary files, click here.'
I'm confused. What I just did was supposed to HELP increase disk space, not to decrease it.
Any help is appreciated!

A:just wiped free disk space, says HDD low on disk space?

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This small laptop has a 32GB SSD as drive C.  I am out of disk space, I can't run much of anything, cant do standard admin functions Etc. I have cleared everything off of C, removed most apps, checked all the usual culprits that hog disk space, nothing works. I have 300K left our of 29.98 GB.  What ono earthi is going on? Do I need to reset windows or re-install or is it possible that 32GB is simply not enough to do anything? If so, why would hp build and market such a machine? HELP !!!

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I have had my pc for about 8 months now and have been playing games fine until about a week ago i noticed i was dropping frames in game. I checked the task manager and my disk space was at 100% so i restarted my pc and the problem went away for about a week. Now my disk space will go to 100% on any game i have plenty of room on it and ive also disabled superfetch and windows search. I only have an HDD and i was reading that an SSD would be better. Would that fix my prob? any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have Windows XP home version and I run Norton AV 2006. I am having a strange problem. I get a "Low Disk
Space" error message in each session, no matter how many programs I remove or how many times I do disk clean up. My disk space gets continuoulsly filled up in matter of minutes.I think I have been infested with some mailcious program.Please help!!!

A:Low Disk Space In Windows Xp

here is a link to security here - follow the steps mentioned in the link - if at the end of the steps your computer is still infected the link mentioneds how to have ones system checked by the hjt log reading http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional to replace Vista SP2. The new OS occupied 42G of disk space. I'm thinking this is a bit much. What is the "normal" experience?

A:Windows 7 Pro disk space

This is probably because you did not officially format the drive. If you do a clean install on top of a previous OS with actually formatting, it will stick everything from your old OS in the Windows.old folder and take up tons of space.A while back, I experimented with clean installs of the different editions of Windows 7 to see if higher editions would take up more drive space. See here.You can use Disk Space Reporter to tell you what is using up your hard drive space.A clean install should take up less than 10GB. I'll bet all that extra is in the Windows.old folder, which you can safely delete if you don't have any data you need from your old install.

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Hi Guys

I recently installed Windows 7 on a 1TB disk. I have loaded only 300gb and the computer sends a message that the disk is full. I can see the disk on checking shows only 3MB free space. how do I clear the junk or whats causing the problem. I tried renaming yhr adiminstrator but I cant delete the old administraor. all of the spare disk space seems to be in the user file (870GB) approx.

I hope you can help.


A:Windows 7 ate up all my disk space???

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I have 40 gb harddisk with two equval partiton [c: ,d:]

i installed windows XP. My prolem is low disk space [like 300 to 700 kb] in c: drive.

but i checked properties of all folder and file in c: drive it shows 3 to 4 GB out of 19 GB.

i am sure no other data is not in C: drive [windows xp root drive]

but xp show task bar message 'low disk space'

also show very low disk space when i check the propery of C: drive

what is the prolem

A:low disk space in windows XP

Do you have a lot of programs installed?

Go to Start > Run, and type:

chkdsk /f <Enter>

Answer "y" when asked if you want to check the drive on next boot. Reboot.

Go to Control Panel, Folder Options, View tab. Click to show hidden and system files.

Then, use this program to try to determine where all the used space went, in which folder, and what files.

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I would like to create a template that has a .gif (company logo) embedded.

Problem: the logo consumes X amount of space, so if you have a 1,000 letters using this template, that would mean: 1,000 X .gif ##. (consume's too much space)

Solution??: How do I go about having the .gif associated with template, without being saved inside the template, meaning: you can have 1,000 letters, but with one .gif logo associated to all 1,000.

**I hope you can understand what I'm talking about**


A:Ideas Ideas (Template w/.Gif) w/ out consuming space

As long as we're talking the same person's PC, just link the logo instead. For instance, Insert-Picture-From file select the Link to file box.

Now, don't move the logo from its current location and it'll always link up. Send the document via email won't work unless the recipient has access to that location as well, such as a shared network drive.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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Hello. I have a new laptop which uses the windows 7 operating system. I have opened up windows explorer to see how my hard disk has been setup. It has a 'C' and a 'd' drive. however despite only 20gb being free space on the 'd' drive, i cannot see all the files that are taking up nearly 95gb. i have tried to adjust the settings to show hidden files but no new ones are showing. I wish to remove all files that aren't needed, but don't appear to be able to even see the files using up the space. could you help me please. is there a utility i could use to show files on the disk better?
thanks, dave.

A:Windows 7 disk space question


Just checking if you have tried a disk cleanup on the D: drive partition? Could be unnecessary files that windows could clean out for you. As for the file explorer try this
Xenon File Manager Portable | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net


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When attempting to do WIndows 10 updates, more disc space is required.  I have removed all unnecessary apps but still more disc space is required.  How do I upgrade without removing essential apps?  Are there any other apps I could remove saftely?

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I have a P4 system with 2.8 G Hz speed, 512 MB Ram and 60 GB hard drive. It has windows xp pro installed as an operating system. The hard drive has 4 partitions out of which only C: is NTFS while all others are FAT32 based.

When I take the properties of drive (by right clicking on its icon in My computer), windows xp tells me that the used space is 19.6 GB and the free space is 6.2 GB. But when I take the size of all files and folders present on drive C: (by going in drive C: and then taking properties after selecting all using cntrl a), the total size comes out to be 16.1 GB. I wonder why windows xp is showing 3.5 GB as an extra used space, which does not correspond to any data present on drive.

I have an updated antivirus and anti spyware softwares installed on my system and am sure that there is no virus or spyware present.

Any help would be appreciated


A:Incorrect used disk space on windows XP

Probably several reasons.
Each "sector" on the drive is a defined size, and where a program taks 91.3 sectors 92 are allocated as sectors cannot be shared

That would add up on a per file basis, if Windows only reports the byte size of the file and not the sector size used on the drive.

Also remember that Windows reports binary GB (base 1024) while the drive maker used decimal GB (base 1000) so a 60 GB (decimal) drive has 60/1.024/1.024/1.024=55.8 GB (binary)

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Well basically after having about 2 days worth of trouble with booting my computer up and it actually working proberly.. I re-installed Vista Ultimate from scratch losing all my programs and files... Luckly I have backed up my files before I did this.. so that was ok... after Windows Vista being installed about 3 days after my computer wouldn't boot up again it just had a blank screen... so I used roll back.. and now it works ok..
My computer is much faster now which I am happy off however.. I have absolutely no disk space.. not even enough to save an add on..

Here are my specs

32.5GB free of 69.0GB

639MB free of 5.41GB

I have 512mb worth of memory and I have a AMD Sempron Processor 3000+

What I am actually getting at is how do I clean up my hard drive so I have more space?

I am also looking to buy more memory for my computer I know what speed my RAM works at so thats fine.. however what else I was wondering was how much memory will my processor be able to handle? I want at least 1024mb of memory..

Also where can I buy cheap memory from I am in the UK so a UK site would be better..

Thank you in advance

A:Windows Vista Disk Space

When you re-install Vista, it saves your previous installation in a folder (I think) called "\windows.old" - this folder is likely to be many gigabytes and can be safely deleted - provided that you have a backup.

Another option is to try the disk cleanup option by typing "Disk Cleanup" in the Start search bar.

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I just installed Windows XP SP 3 and everything works. However, I noticed my C drive was down below 700 MB; down about 1.5 GB from before the install. I have lots of room on a 750 GB USB connected hard disk.

I went looking into the Windows directory and found the following directories:
Downloaded Installations
Downloaded Program Files
Internet Logs

I compressed a couple of those directories to get my drive to 1 GB. In any of those or maybe other directories, can I delete old files or move them to my other hard disk?

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I've been having problems with my desktop computer with Windows XP as the OS. Recently, my computer was infected with a virus and my solution was to reformat the hard drive and reinstall all operating components.

Since this has been accomplished, no virus, but the disk space on my 40GB desktop is severely limited (in Local Disk (D). I receive warnings from Windows XP continuously to free up space, but all the programs currently loaded on my desktop are vital and definitely not 40GB.

I initially believed that I had inadvertantly installed 2 Windows XP operating systems, but I have verified and I only have 1 installed. Please help me figure out what on my desktop is hoarding all my disk space, and how I can remedy this problem. I greatly appreciate any help. Thanks!

A:Low Disk Space problem with Windows XP

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With windows 10 loaded the HP Stream 11 and 13 will have minimum diskspace. I want to list the steps that you can take to over come this issue. I haven't seen all of these remedies posted any where. So, this is what I have found to make a bad situation better. 1.  Install memory card 2. In Windows 10 in settings set storage settings to point to the memory card. 3. Instead of having the download folder pointing to c drive have it point to d. That way what is downloaded will be loaded to the memory card. 4. Set virtual memory to 1 gb. Mine was setting at 1.6. I dropped it to 1 gb and I see no difference in performance. I gained about 600 meg by doing this 5. Use the Disk Management tool and look at the partitions that are on drive c. I eliminated all of them except the EFI partition. These partitions get created when you upgreade to a different OS. This was the biggest gain in disk space for me. About 2 gb. I decided I wasn't going backward so I don't need the partitions.  The Disk Management tool will show the partitions. Use the DiskPart.EXE to delete them. DiskPart.EXE is a command prompt tool. 6. Use the disk cleanup tool to get rid of unnecssary files. Be sure to clean up the system files. It's a choice that is in the tool. Hopefully this will be of some help for you to regain some disk space.

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TuneUp Disk Space Explorer:

Why is my disk space so low???
A few weeks ago i had 2.5GB free... and then a month before that i had 3.5GB free. Now I have 1.33GB free... where is the space dissapearing to?

- My %temp% folder has been cleared out
- Hibernate has been disabled
- Windows backup is disabled
- My System restore only takes up 300mb



A:Disk space keeps shrinking on windows 7!? HELP

Try investigating Shadow Storage space. Open a command prompt, and enter the following:
vssadmin list shadowstorage >"%userprofile%\desktop\SS_RPT.txt"
Could you attach the new SS_RPT.txt file found on your desktop to your next post?

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i open this topic because i did not found solution anywhere!

I have windows seven 64bit,
disabled/canceled all restore points
limited shadow copy to at maximum 320MB
limited pagefile.sys to at maximum 2gb (and is now 1GB)
cleaned C: with utility
canceled history

i had the same problem with vista that was eating 300/600MB at each reboot
win7 seems to do it also, but less obviously.
And the worst is that files (included hidden system files) on disk look to be the same number and with the same size!

what the hell is happening?

A:windows 7 still eating disk space

what are you using to determine your free space? windows, or some third party utility?

To find out what is taking up your space, try WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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I have had my computer running Windows 7 for 5 months now. I just received an alert stating that my backup disk space (17.47gb), which is located on my external hardrive, is running out of space (2.00 mb).

I know that the main solution would be to get another external hardrive and transfer my back up disk to it. However, is there an alternative solution to this?

Also, does back up disk space increase over time or does this alert have to do with the storage on my external getting extremely low?

Is back up disk space even necessary?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Backup Disk Space

Hi -

Is the total size of the external USB HDD < 20 GB?

What files are being backed up?

How are they being backed up, i.e., by what application?

Regards. . .



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Recently I've had problems with low disk space on Windows XP. I sometimes can't print, etc., because no space available. I have removed every program I possibly can and my 40GB disk should not be full. I'm not sure what has happened, but I need help! Thanks!

A:No Disk Space problem with Windows XP

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Hi there I have another thread running on this forum as well to do with my w98se machine, However this is about my XP Pro system

I had this problem for ages and wondered if anyone here could help.

When I boot up the machine after everything is up and running I found that I was losing disk space fast, for some reason it writes information into a file called trace.log which is in C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\WMI

I turned this machine on about three hours ago and the trace.log file has grown in size from 0 bytes to 793 Mb if I leave the machine on permanently it will eventually fill the entire disk probably within 24 to 36 hours.

if I reboot it the file starts again at 0 bytes

Any ideas?


A:Losing disk space in Windows XP Pro

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Using Windows Vista and it continues with a popup message that I have low disk space on Presario_RP d:, does anyone know if this is important and what I have to do to fix it?

A:Windows Vista Low Disk Space

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A few days ago a file called Windows updated itself on my laptop. I had around 19GB of space and now I have only 400MB free. Is there any way to undo whatever has happened on my notebook without deleting anything else? Even if I deleted other things, it would not free up a gig.

A:Low disk space after a windows update

Have you been able to reboot since it updated? If you have, try this. On Win 10, tap the windows key so the start menu appears, then start to type disk cleanup. you should see it show up, select that. It may take some time to scan your harddrive. Select every option available. It should tell you how much room it can clean up for you. Then hit OK at the bottom and let it run. It should tell you it needs to reboot to complete, save any work you may have open then let it reboot. Once its back up you should have way more space available. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

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I have a HP Pavilion with Windows XP. Its processor is 3.0GHZ, 1GB ram, 250GB, DSL internet, i also have DC ++, BitComet, LimeWire. About a month ago i started having problems with it. Till then everything was fine. I was downloading a lot of cartoons and series on the computer.

Now my problem is that i went from 19 GB available to 0 bytes. I reebooted my system and i got my original 204 GB back, but every time i go on the internet, i watch a movie on youtube, listen to music over the internet or play games online i lose significant amounth of space from my hard drive. Also i use total commander to view my files, on it when ever i open a window or a file without using the internet i loose around 1.5 to 3.0mb of space just for opening a file. That did not happen before this problem started. I would like to know why is the happening?

Next i have read some forums, and i have lowerd my system restore from max to min using only 1% (200mb), i have intalled cc cleaner and i am using it freguently, i do disk cleanup frequently, i delete coockies, internet files and i defragment my drive one every two weeks and i still have problems. In the past 4 days i have lost 31 Gb of space. Today i ran a disk error chech, a disk defragmentation and the cc cleaner and i have restored my hard disk space to 204.

My concern is that do i have to do this every week just for my hard disk to function properly and not use so much space or is there a problem with it and i need to correct something f... Read more

A:Losing Disk Space on Windows XP PC

The P2P software---it's risky, it's not supported by this forum, and it's probably filling your hard drive with the 'lots of cartoons and series' you're downloading.

The company line here (and my personal opinion as well) is to get rid of the DC++ and the Limewire.

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I have one drive that's almost full and causing Windows to show a popup message seemingly every 2 minutes and getting in the way of my work.

Is there a way to have it appear maybe every few hours, or even not at all?


A:Any way to get Windows to harass me less often about low disk space?

Move some files to external storage

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I installed windows 7 professional 64 bit on a western digital disk that has 160GB. When the installation was done, I went to My Computer and saw that it used more than 80GB of disk space. I enabled hidden folders and measured everything that was in the computer - all files combined including system and windows file do not add up to more than 16GB. So how come it is showing that half the disk is in use?

I looked for windows.old file thinking maybe this is what taking space, but I found nothing.

Also, I formatted the disk before I installed windows7 and deleted everything, so supposedely there shouldnt have been any left overs from previous installations (and indeed there isnt).

Any suggestions as to what is taking up so much space and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

A:windows new installation used more than 80 GB of disk space - help

Hello linuxgirl, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and post back with a screenshot of your Disk Management window to see if anything there may show any missing hard drive space.Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
In addition, you might also check using step 1 and any others in the tutorial below to see what it shows.Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
Hope this helps for now,

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Hi guys. I was thinking of shifting from my Windows XP SP3 to Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit), but I am not sure of the disk space I should allocate .

Info on my HDD :-

Seagate ST3250318AS 250GB

Partition Info :

Drive C (Primary) : Total space=25 GB ; Free Space=7.04 GB
Drive D : Total space=50 GB ; Free Space=638 MB
Drive E : Total space=50 GB ; Free Space=938 MB
Drive F : Total space=50 GB ; Free Space=2.59 GB
Drive G : Total space=43 GB ; Free Space=418 MB
Drive H : Total space=15 GB ; Free Space=2.92 GB

OK, So I was thinking of deleting the partitions labeled C: & D: for allocating space for Windows 7. My Question is how much minimum space should be allocated so that I can install Windows 7 plus all my programs and games ?.
Currently I have almost maximum number of programs installed on WinXP but no games (which would have taken a maximum 5 to 6 GB for one game).

So... disk space for Win 7 + programs + games + some extra free space for future use=?

My system specs:
Motherboard: Intel 945GTP
Processor: P4 3.2 GHz
DVD Writer: HP dvd1260
Video Card: nVidia 9500 GT 1GB

A:Disk space required for Windows 7 ?

Hi -

It all depends on apps + programs.

In would go with 75 GB. Keep en eye on system restore - set it to an appropriate level for your needs.
START | tyupe rstrui

I use 225 GB for Windows 7 x64; HDD total = 500 GB.

Regards. . .



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