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Solved: Disc space problem

Q: Solved: Disc space problem

On my computer I have 2 programs that will not uninstall and I need extra space for my disc. One is UTILITAB RegistryCLEANER and when I click uninstall it says it does not exist yet it takes up 5 Mb (not a lot but I still need the space or it runs slow) and one called Pc healthboost and when I click uninstall nothing happens. Please help. By the way, yes I have installed spybot s&d and it didn't really help.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Disc space problem

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A: Solved: Disc space problem

Downloaded and tested a few Uninstaller programs.
Revo Uninstaller seems to be the only one I seen that doesn't include unwanted programs like Bing Toolbar.
Program uses 6.5MB on Window 7 Pro 32bit (if you need the space could always uninstall this program after its done removing the other 2)

Tested with Cam Studio. Deleted Uninst000.exe to make sure the regular uninstall failed.
Revo deleted all files and registry entries, using Moderate option.

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Okay...iWould really appreciate anyone who could help me out with this. iHad trouble with Vista prior to this, which led me into having my computer rebooted only with 10.0 GB of free space in Local Disc (C So now I'm stuck with a pretty much ultimate downgraded computer. iNeed to know what files iCould delete throughout the computer or able to move to free up space?!

Please help me!!!

A:iHave a problem with disc space...

Hallo WrittenCocaine, If your computer is up to date & both Service Packs are succesfully installed from an elevated command prompt Elevated Command Prompt
You can type; compcln.exe then press enter (you may have to press Y to confirm)

This should free up about 1gb it cleans out leftovers & uninstaller from Service Packs.

If you dont use Hibernate also from an elevated command prompt type; powercfg -h off this will also free up a lot of space

Use disk clean up to delete your old restore points, this will leave you with the most recent one Disk Cleanup

And i would use Ccleaner but please if you are not familar with the mechanics of the Registry then I would leave the Registry cleaner option well alone
CCleaner - Download

There is also the option of uninstalling any software you dont use, i hope this is of some help

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I have tried to "Create a System Image" of my C drive & back it up on a separate internal 2 Terabyte logical drive. The 2TB drive has 2 partitions - both logical. The partition I want to use has 1.7 Terabytes of free space. The size of the used space on the C drive that I want to backup is 77 GB.

Everytime I try to initiate the backup, it fails. The error states that there is not enough disc space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location. Does this mean I need more space on the C drive as well? There are 388 GB of free space on the C drive. I have TONS of free space on my 2TB backup drive.

How do I get around this?

A:Backup Problem - Not enough disc space?!!

Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd

I have tried to "Create a System Image" of my C drive & back it up on a separate internal 2 Terabyte logical drive. The 2TB drive has 2 partitions - both logical. The partition I want to use has 1.7 Terabytes of free space. The size of the used space on the C drive that I want to backup is 77 GB.

Everytime I try to initiate the backup, it fails. The error states that there is not enough disc space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location. Does this mean I need more space on the C drive as well? There are 388 GB of free space on the C drive. I have TONS of free space on my 2TB backup drive.

How do I get around this?

I had such problem few days ago when using the Win7 back up system. I solve it by using the small freeware program FBackup 4.

Free backup software - Backup files with FBackup
Hope this helps.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39166 MB, Free - 182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0C2425
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled.

+++ I have a problem that I keep getting " you have low disk space on c " . I do not have a lot of programs. No games, etc. Just use email, google search, Facebook etc.
I run the cc cleaner,, it "SAYS" it has freed up space, but minutes later i get the same response that Im low on disk space.
( a while back i un-installed Mozilla/Firefox,, but when I run the cc cleaner - firefox shows up in the cc cleaner. Could Firefox still be in there when i thought I un-installed it and it is using up space ?? Just an idea.
Thanks for your help .

A:Solved: Low disc space on c

40 GB is a pretty small hard drive for XP. Having said that, it may be helpful to look at where the space is being used. You can do so with a free small utility called Treesize. You can download it by clicking here. Install it and run scan of your C:/ drive to see how much space is being used and by what.

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Hi, I wonder if anyone could help with this. I'm running vista home premiuim. There are 3 of us who use the pc all with our own usernames.

The C drive has a 113GB capacity which is nearly full (112). When I've gone into the properties of me as a user it shows that I Have used 15.5GB on the disk, but when I look through everything I can only find about 4GB. Where's the other 11 gone?

The same applies for the other two users who show they have 15GB and 20 GB but on looking there is no where near that amount in their files either


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I have recently purchased a new laptop (Acer) which was advertised as having 160GB HDD.

On checking I have noticed that under 'computer' in start menu it is states a Data (D) drive which has 69.4GB of 69.5GB free (100%)
It also states an Acer (C) drive which has 45.7GB of 69.5GB free (60%)

My questions are:

1. What is using 25GB of disc space on C drive? (nothing has been saved as yet)
2. Where is the missing 20GB of disc space? (70 GB + 70GB).
3. Why is hard disc split between 'C' and 'D' drives? (I have not added any extra drives)


A:Solved: Where is disc space?

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I have recently purchased an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook laptop Quad core 750GB HD running Win 8.1 OS.

It would appear that the OS and the software it has installed is using 307GB of space on the C drive, I confirmed this by making a system image using macrium reflect. I am aware that HP comes with a lot of associated bloatware and I am certainly no computer expert, but to me this seems a tad excessive.

I might add that my tower computer running Win 7 pro with exactly the same software programs installed is using 40GB of space on the C drive.

The only difference between the Laptop and the tower computer is the laptop has a recovery partition taking up 18.1 GB.

My question is can this be correct? I would welcome any input.

Thank you.


A:[SOLVED] Disc space

Hi -

I too have an HP Windows 8.1 system and hate the bloatware, but I guarantee you it is not consuming >250 GB space!

Verify space usage with Disk Management -
- Press WIN key + X | select Disk Management

Expand Disk Management to full screen, then please take a screenshot and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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I am using a Medion PC (running on XP) which I bought new last May. It has a 300gb hard disc which arrived partitioned into the following drives:

C: Boot 75gb
D: Backup 68gb
E: Recovery 6gb
F: Data 149gb

I have recently started to get an error message on Norton Ghost when creating a backup image to the D drive to say that the destination drive is full, despite it only having a single 20gb ghost image on it. I then switched the backup destination to the F Drive and started to get similar error messages telling me that the F drive was full. I have now totally cleared the F drive so it should be empty yet when I check its properties I find that it shows 133gb being used and only 16gb as being free. A similar thing happens when I check the D Drive. Any help would be appreciated. I am not experienced enough to start messing about with the disc partitioning as I'm frightedned of trashing the C Drive which seems to be functioning ok.

Thanks in advance, Mick

A:Solved: Help - something is stealing my disc space!!!!!!!

A couple of questions come to mind.

1. Does your Bios see the drive size correctly?
2. Do you have service pack 1 or later installed?
3. What version of Norton Ghost are you running?

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Hello-An elderly couple I know aquired an old desktop(celeron 300MHZ 64 megs ram) with win 98 installed,LOL.They just want a computer for email and light net browsing.They asked me if I could install winxp on it for them since 98 is obsolete with zero support.It has an 8 gig HD-plenty of room for win98 but small for winxp.I had an old 6G HD laying around so I installed the 6G HD as a slave,also I added some SDRAM sticks I had as spares to 192 megs ram.Then I installed winxp pro as an upgrade to the present win98 OS.It has upgraded to win xpSP2 and now has less than 4G free space on master HD.I know winxp sp3 will gobble up around 9 Gigs of HD so I turned off auto updates after sp2 was done knowing it hasn`t the space for sp3,but that annoying windows security bubble keeps popping up saying at risk ect.Its working fairly well without sp3 but that warning is annoying.LOL.This is the history now for my Questions please.Can I turn that warning bubble off or is there a way to store the bloated winxp sp3 files on the 6 gig slave HD or must the SP3 files be stored in the master HD`s windows files folders? Thank You Tech`s.

A:Solved: WinXP SP3 low disc space

In my opinion you made a big mistake putting XP on that system.
Even though Win9x systems are no longer 'supported' by MS that doesnt mean you cant use them and have a safe and secure system for the light browsing and email usage it will be put to
There are plenty of current security applications that are designed to work with 98.

If it were me I'd revert back to 98

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Even after completely removing all deleated messages etc., i get the message " to free disc space outlook express can compact messages ". The message appears about every 15 seconds even after i ok to clear.

A:Solved: To free disc space

It appears you would have to go into the registry and that may not even stop the nag.

Why does OE insist on compacting folders when I close it?

OE has a long and troubled history with compacting folders. In the most current version, OE compacts all folders automatically after you open and close the program 100 times. Compacting folders is absolutely essential for maintaining your files in good working order. Therefore,

Do not interrupt the process once it has begun.
It is best not to use your computer at all until the process is complete, which can take a few minutes.
Under no circumstances must you ever use Task Manager to kill the msimn.exe process, or put your computer on Standby, or turn off the power, or use a memory-intensive program while compaction is occurring. Any of those can cause destruction of your files and the loss of your messages.
If you don't like waiting for that 100th closing, you can compact all folders manually at any time. For best results always use this procedure:

On the File menu, click Work Offline so that no new messages will be arriving.
In the Folder list, click on Outlook Express so that no e-mail or news folder is open.
Close the Folder list by clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner of the list panel. Alternatively you can click Layout on the View menu, and then clear the checkbox for "Folder List".
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hi please can you let me know how to free up disk space on my c drive ie moving programs on to my E data drive as its very nearly full im using vista 32 operating system

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I am running windows 8 on a HP Pavillion g6 laptop. I am constantly getting a message saying " You are running out of space on drive E HP_TOOLS " It is driving me absolutely nuts showing up every 3-4 minutes. I have tried several options mentioned in other forums here but to no avail. Can anyone out there help me please ?

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My attempt to install XP SP3 was not successful and it apparently uninstalled its self. My problem is that it has left me with a lot of space taken up on my hard drive.
I have an old PC with only a 16GB C drive and I can manage with approx 3GB free space, but now I only have 600MB.

I have lots of free space on the D drive . Can I move any files/folders to it without causing a problem?

A:[SOLVED] Desperate for disc space

I have seen this question before - maybe in another forum???

try a little disk cleanup - go to start - all programs, accessories, system tools and click on disk cleanup. see if it helps.

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Hi there, I tried to google this problem, but entering not enough space into google comes up with a lot of random junk... e.g. zoo websites with not enough space for animals!

When I install any programs they all report that i have my 23gb free, which windows and all hd space reporting programs say, but when they actually go to install they say not enough space.

I have updated antivirus, ran a virus scan
I have ran a scandisk
I have ran registry mechanic and fixed errors
I am lost on what to do to fix the problem Sad

I have a suspision this may have something to do with it;

Basically, I had my drive letters as follows

C: windows drive
D: cd drive
E: games
F: programs

my cd drive jumped to f: so now they are

C: windows drive
D: games
E: programs
F: cd drive

i reinstalled all games and programs to fix the registry problems, but now for some reason, nothing will install saying not enough space. maybe it's something to do with it looking at E:'s free space (419mb) instead of D:'s where it should actually be installing.

If anyone could help i would really apprechiate it Very Happy Or some cool suggestions on how I can fix it Smile

my system info
(CPU 1) Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz (Socket 478) @ 2806MHz (200MHz FSB), 13% load (CPU 2) Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz (Socket 478) @ 2806... Read more

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Thought I would increase the amount of disc space allocated to a Restore Point.

When I try to move the slider over (it's now at the extreme left end), I get the following two messages shown below:

Any idea what they mean, and why it won't allow me too increase ?


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Just noticed that apparently it is not possible to add a clip from
the Snipping Tool to post.

Here's some of the text, then, in the error msgs:

Could not apply the setting for the following reason

The file name, directory name, Volume label Syntax, is incorrect (0X8007007B)


There was an unexpected error in the property page
-same text as above-
Please close the property page and try again

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I have a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ240E. I have been successfully burning video to dvds this week, but now apparently my hard disc is full!! I would like to take these files off my laptop and move them to my external hard drive, but don't know where they are stored by default or where to find that out. Anything you can tell me about what's taking up the space and where I can go to shift these files over?

Thanks very very much in advance!

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I have a compaq presario PC with Vista programming.

I continually get messages telling me I have low disc space in Recovery
Drive D. It loses space rapidly and now I have almost no disc space, I cant even run a backup because I dont have enough space. I have uninstalled everything that was not being used or redundent, and have cleaned up the disc, but to no avail. Help, what do I do? And why does it keep on filling up with things I am unable to detect. I am a novice user, so I need help. PS: It is only a year old.

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I'm running a Windows 7 Ultiamte OS and my local disc C keeps losing space (approx 2GB a day)
WTH is going on?
Right now it has 11.2GB left when it shows only 14.7GB is being used.
as shown in the picture below:
Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Avaidable space in local disc issue

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I received a warning message on my Sony Vaio laptop to clear up space because I'm running out of it.  I looked on my C drive and was down to 9.34 GB of hard drive space out of 500GB.  I know I'm at least supposed to have 150-200 GB's left.  So then I proceeded to delete a few 1gb+ files(even cleared them out of the recycle bin) and went to check if I had more space and nothing changed.  So I decided to update Malwarebytes when I notice that my drive space is still decreasing to 8GB's now.  
Next I decide to reboot in safe mode with networking.  I update Malwarebytes again and it picks up nothing after a full scan.  So then I decide to update and run SuperAntiSpyware Portable.  It actually picks up two registry entries from BHO-FBI Money Pak and some tracking cookies. I quarantine those files and boot back in regular mode and I notice the drive is still losing space.  I figure their has to be something wrong because when I'm in safe mode with networking their is about 137GB of space left on the drive.  I'm confused as to what to do next?  This is very weird.

A:I can't recover disc space when deleting files, space keeps fluctuating

Have you checked to see how many restore points you have? I'll leave the possible malware aspect of your issue to others here more qualified.

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Hi folks - hope someone can help.
I'm running XP Home on a Sony VAIO. The PC has a partitioned HD: C (main), & D (storage). I defrag every night.
This evening, I got the dreaded "not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter" message. Suddenly tonight I'm showing only 2% free space on drive C. I went in and changed my System Restore percentage from 12% to 6%. Now I'm showing 6% free space (but still can't defrag).
I shouldn't have had to change my System Restore percentage tho. I'm sure that's not the culprit. Up until last night the C drive was nowhere near this full. Something's there tonight that wasn't yesterday. ...A whole LOT of something. The Defrag graph is showing a nearly FULL C drive with a LOT of red "fragmented" files"
I've been doing a bit of downloading, but after it's on the desktop (part of C), I move it to the D storage drive (which has a LOT of free space remaining).
Something's fishy. I'm no expert, but I'm thinking I need to find some type of application to tell me what's suddenly on that drive taking up all this space. Anyone have any helpful suggestions?...

A:not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter: something's fishy here

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Hi, I've noticed sometimes that the Free Space on my harddrives won't reflect changes I've made. For example, on my 28.6gb F: drive, I had about 586mb free. I just deleted a video file of about 700 mb, so it should be up to about 1.2 gb. Oddly enough, its still at 586mb. I emptied the recycle bin of course.

Is there a way to recalculate disc space? I have Windows XP and I do have Norton System Works. This isn't the first time disc space hasn't matched recent actions. Thanks in advance.

A:Free Space inaccuracies?? Calculating disc space?

If the video wasn't in My Docs then 'System Restore' in XP may have recorded the change to enable a future restore. To record a 700mb deletion that it may be asked to restore back takes 700mb.
System restore ignores the My Docs folder so the above is irrelevant if the video was deleted from that location.

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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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Hi all - I keep getting this message

"Low Disc Space" . When I click on the message it is
"D" drive, and the only thing in it is "the Recycle Bin" with 0 bytes in it!!

Can anyone tell me why I am suddenly getting this message? I am confounded

Thank you in advance. lennon

A:[SOLVED] "Low Disc Space" constant message!! Help -

Can someone please help me???

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My HDD shows 21GB+ free yet MS Word will not save and says "Insufficient memory. Not enough disc space". Norton AV and Trend Micro scans detected no virus, Add-Aware and Spybot found nothing either.

Had a quick read about [email protected] or [email protected] on Symantec's site and their fix warns that I may have to re-install Word afterwards.

Is there any way I can confirm this is the problem before I try their removal tool?

I have Word 2002 btw, any help will be appreciated,


A:Solved: MS Word says "insufficient mem. not enough disc space"

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My C Drive is 27.9 Gb with only 33Mb on space free and my D Drive is 197Gb with 185Gb free space. I recently transferred all of my Documents/Pictures/Movies/Music to the D Drive but the C Drive has filled up yet again.
Running TreeSize Free on C Drive, I can see that a lot of space (10Gb) is used in the Temp file in local settings. I am presuming, as the folders are all dated, that these are restore folders - but I not sure. There are four huge folders; 4Gb, 3.2Gb, 1.9Gb, 1.6Gb - with dates in February, March and April this year and then many folders before that that are empty or nearly empty. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:C Drive/D Drive disc space problem

You could turn of system restore? It would free up space but obviously you wont be able to use restore.

You could also increase the size of your c drive(I'm assuming you have a partition) which ofcourse would shrink your d drive.

Also you could try using "Disk Clean up" in your system tools. If you go to run and type cleanmgr you will be able to clean out some temp files etc.

If you want to keep c drive as empty as possible why don't you install any programs on d drive and also save directly to d drive. You will be able to run these programs from c drive.

Thats all i can think off.

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my c drive(xp service pack 3 installed) showstotal size: 24.4GBused: 15.4GBfree: 8.92GBbut if i "select all" files inside c drive and check it adds up to only 12.9GBall hidden files and protected system files(page hibernate files) are visible. system restore is disabled.so why is the difference?i haven't defragmented the drive for a long time. will defragmentation recover the disk space?

A:disc space

In my opinion,This may be due to different ways of calculating the empty disk space versus file size. To find free disk space when you right-click on a disk icon in "My Computer", Windows uses different API function. But when you select all files inside a folder, Windows calculates size of all files and adds them up. The difference arises because a handle cannot be opened to all files on disk, as some files are locked even for read access. To check, follow same process on a non-system disk (on which you have not installed Windows), like a USB pendrive or another partition on your hard disk.This could also be because of some problems with your file system. You can do a simple chkdsk /f. To do this open Start Menu > Run, type chkdsk /f c: if it asks to schedule a disk check on restart, then answer yes. Restart your computer.EDIT : It may also be possible that your hard disk is failing. You should run a diagnostic tool to check if your hard disk is healthy.

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my dell studio crashed and i had to reinstall windows vista with disc provided by dell now its telling me i have no disc space on recovery drive c and delete files but my computer was set back to factory settings so there are no files is it ok to delete old windows file i cant even download anything please help

A:disc space

did you do a full factory reset or just a re-install

can we see a screen shot of disk manager
control panel>
administrative tools>
computer manager >
disk manager >

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My PC kept coming up saying critically low disc space on the hard-drive so i deleted some stuff to free space then within a day the message was back. its got worse and worse soi that no - everytime i check the amount of free space on the c: drive, the number is different - its getting closer and closer to 0 though. does anyone know whats wrong?Robby

A:Low Disc Space. Need Help!

What size is the hard drive?

When is the last time you dumped all your temp and temporary internet files?

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I moved some of my smaller programs from my main drive (C) to the D drive in order to clear up some space on my C drive. I uninstalled the programs from the C drive and reinstalled them on the D drive. The programs are working fine; however, I gained no space on the C drive. I checked the recycle bin and ran disc clean up and I still have the same amount on C as I did before. Is there something else that I need to do in order to get my space back on the C drive?

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I'm not very computer savvy but here goes:

Currently running Windows 7-

Loca Disc (C)-279 GB
Recovery Dik (E)- 13.48 GB
Tools (F)- 4.98 GB

Everytime computer backups (have tried configuring this to both E & F Drives but with same result) it uses up all the disc space. I get consistant warnings on Low Disc Space and, if gaming, have experienced problems with games closing unexpectedly due to the lack of space.

Is there any way to avoid this issue?


A:Low Disc Space


Originally Posted by ben.nz

Everytime computer backups (have tried configuring this to both E & F Drives but with same result) it uses up all the disc space.

Hi Ben, I'm not sure what you mean by the above statement. Are you backing up your C drive TO your C drive?

And you shouldn't do anything at all with your E & F drives. They are reserved for your system recovery (to restore windows to the day you bought the computer).

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low disc space on persario

A:low disc space

How much space is left?

Do you have more than one partition?

Can you archive files to CD/DVD so you can delete them from your drive?

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How much disc space does Windows XP require?
I ask because I've been getting messages saying 5 Gb partition on which XP is installed is dangerously low on space. XP, along with its various updates/hotfixes, is the only thing on this partition. Programs are installed on another partition. I recently installed XP and believed 5 Gb would be plenty of room for it.

A:How much disc space does XP need?

Change the size of restore points, move the swap to another partition

EasyCleaner http://www.majorgeeks.com/download414.html

Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons - I do not recommend
using the Duplicates files button as many dupes are there on purpose.

In the unnecessary button I check the top 4 entries
You can delete older $NT files but keep the recent ones

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Help! I bought my lap top only a little over a year ago and am out of disc space. Most of it is being taken up with pictures for our work web site etc. What can I clean out besides the obviouse which I have done and how do I purchace more disc space and install it? Its a dell inspiron 512 memory, 30 gig hard drive.
Also I know most of you hate aol but I like its mail options and stuff but I cannot keep the screen from dropping down and getting bigger every time I go to another page. I have tried the remember window size and position etc. but that doesnt work. This has only been like this a few months. Should I re-install the prgram? Thanks in advance for your help. ~Beth~

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I have a problem with my computer. I am trying to burn a dvd with nero but it tells me that there is insufiicient memory in C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\(USERNAME)\LOCAL SETTINGS\TEMP. I can not find this file however! If I go to C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS and click properties it lists hundreds of files and folders and about 4Gb of memory but when I open it up the local settings\temp file is not there and the folders that are there only account for a few Mb. It is as though the data is there but the folder wont show up in order to allow me to delete it.
Any ideas?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3958 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 401860 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XXMH9
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Very low on Disc Space

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy

Very low on Disc Space Click to expand...

from your spec
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461838 MB, Free - 401860 MB

which disk do you think is low on space and where have you received that report from
All we have to work with is what you tell us, so a little more information from you would be a great help.
3. PC Cleaner Pro is a most unsuitable product to be using
Presuming it is this

the only guaranteed result eventually - and may well be sooner rather than later is its ability to clean your machine to such extent that it stops working.

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my oc allways says low disc space ,i remove many programes picture.documents near 5GB ,but now says it .i run disclean up many time defragment all so .windos 7 hp

A:low disc space

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.

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Is there an explanation for the SHOWN amount of disc space used (in the pie chart).....and the EXPECTED amount of disc space used?
For example, I just did a clean install of XP, and the amount of disc space used was much greater than the amount of disc space that I thought would be used.


A:disc space used

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I have these pop-ups on my computor, Low Disc Space. You running out of disc space (Disc on recovery. Click here to see if you can free space on this drive.

A:Low Disc Space (D;)

Hi: Please read the info at the applicable link below for what steps to take to correct that condition. Vista: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01508532/ W7: http://support.hp.com/gb-en/document/c03736755 W8: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03737312

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Hello good people,

I have a question on space, space on my Operating system drive.

The drive is an ssd 120 gb, formatted it comes in at 111gb, I have fresh win 7 64 installed.

The Windows folder takes 16gb, my program folders take 5gb, the remaining folders on the os take 26gb. Total 47gb

I have no data apart from emails stored on the drive yet the drive properties show that I have 69gb used, so somewhere there is 22gb used I can't see.

Is it my Page file?

I have a dedicated drive that I have put a page file on as well as the os drive, this drive says there is 35gb used, I can't see where it is used and I'm thinking that that is the way with page files.

I have show hidden files enabled.

It's no huge deal but I'd like to know where the gb's are and if that amount can be shaved down so I can keep a good part of the drive free.



A:where has my disc space gone?


Understand that what the drive is advertised as, there's always going to be slightly less in actual space. See this thread for an explanation -

HDD's - the Advertized size vs the Actual size.

Then you also have system restore taking up some space if you have it on.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage
System Protection Restore Points - Delete

This thread will give you some ideas as to why also. For instance if you never even used Hibernate or had a reason to, you could delete the file. When I did, it actually gave me 10GB back.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Be aware of the what those steps will do though, if you decide to implement any of them though.

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i have a HP-dv7 2040us Notebook.
4gb RAM, intel 2.0 Quad-core processor and 2x250 gb Hard drives.
I'm running Vista Home Premium x64.

When i bought the laptop the there were 3 partitions, due to the two seperate hard drives, i used Drive C:/ for all of my programs and just school files. Drive D:/ is for music and movies, and E:/ are the standard HP recovery discs that come on the Hard drive.

Yesterday when i turned on my computer i got a message telling me i had low disk space on drive D:/. But i don't have that much on it. The day before i still had 160gb free on that drive. It has just all a sudden become filled.

I have run symantec antivirus, windows defender, ad-aware, and ccleaner to try to fix the problem. I have also defragged the drive, and gone in and manually looked at all of the hidden and system protected files. I see no reason that the frive should be full, because all the most i have on that drive is 60gb.

Any help would be greatly appriciated.

A:Low disc space?

Follow the instructions in this Tutorial:System Restore - disk space

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About six months age we lost our winsoc. In doing so we lost the ability to connect to the internet. After many a frustrating attempts to restore and reinstall all failed. A friend suggested a full system restore. In other words a destructive restore. I thought it was backing up all my data(as it said). It didn't. I lost all of our photos, music, videos and movies, all important papers and file. But now I'm connected to the internet again. The biggest problem is the fact that we lost all these things and as a added bonus no disc space. It's almost zero percent. Is this some sign of my missing files still there? I've doon all the basic stuff, to clear up space, not even noticeable. Help a brother out. (smile)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+, x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1246 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71790 MB, Free - 1156 MB; D: Total - 4517 MB, Free - 2372 MB;
Motherboard: First International Computer, Inc., K8MC51G
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Where is my disc space???

I'm not sure I can help you with the files but this is a great place to start.


Your files are almost certainly recoverable. There are some guys on here who know loads about it but stuff like this is a great place to start.


That is if it is even deleted.

As a quick, simple explanation point:

When you delete a file, you simply notify the OS that it can use that logical space for use in the future. You might immediately overwrite it or you might never go near it again! This can be exploited to recover "deleted" files (and also how people get caught downloading things they shouldn't be!). There are also some other tricks to get stuff back but that is the main method in a nutshell. It's just a matter of recovering the areas marked as deleted/making the OS think that the area is no longer fit for overwriting. There tend to be some corruption problems in this method as you can get partial overwrites and things. Either way, you can probably get something back.

If no one here can help you (and I would say that is VERY unlikely in this case), you can send the drive off to be mechanically played and get your files recovered that way. It has to be done in a totally sterile environment so it costs loads of £ (or $ in your case).

Finally, it might be worth a look exploring the drive with hidden files and fol... Read more

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My 4Gig hard drive to my knowledge only has Win2000, MS Office, Explorer and Outlook on it as major programs.

Yet I can see that only 16% of disc is free. Am I missing something? Where can I look?

53Meg is in "common files"? Is this necessary?

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can anyone tell me of a program that will show me where my hard drive disk space is being used.

i have deleted all the files and programs i don't need but am at a loss as to where the space is being used?

Id like to locate and know whats using what and where in my pc

A:disc space program

Here's a couple,

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

Make sure to choose the free version if you try this one,

Download Disk Space Fan 4 - Fast disk space analyzer and duplicate file remover

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Keep getting advisories on my G-Drive re. HP Recovery:  "You're running out of disc space".  Was fixed (?) via telephone  Tech SupportHelp (x2!) but keeps coming back to the same figures of fulness.  What can I do to fix this permanently, please.

A:"...running out of Disc Space" - how to fix?

The HP Recovery Manager creating backup and save to HP Recovery partition. HP PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (Windows 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03737312HP Notebook PCs - Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on HP_Tools (Windows 7)http://support.hp.com/it-it/document/c03732268

I am an HP employee.

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I am running windows xp 2003 (I am not very computer literate so am not sure if it can be xp and 2003 but i know it is 2003). For a very long time i have had the pop up informing me i am very low on disc space. i run antispyware regularly and antvir, i also use ccleaner but i am unable to remove enough to free up enough space to stop these pop ups - which appear continuously while i am using the computer Iam now using another computer as yesterday i had a box informing me i only had 8mb left, when i tried to run a scan the computer closed down and i am now afraid of losing everything ihave on there. I thought i would look for advice before switching it back on.

I look forward to much needed help!

Thanks in advance


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294924 MB, Free - 195367 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 4 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0H268K, , .HB19QH1.CN4864389D0591.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I get a small pop up at the bottom right of my screen that says I have low disc space on my D drive. I think what happened is, when I went to do a backup, the data got saved to my D drive. Is there a way I can check and remove it safely? Also, if this is what happened, how can I change the settings for my data backup? I don't think I've been able to do a backup since I got this laptop a few years back. Thanks a lot in advance for your help. I'm not super computer savvy when it comes to this kind of thing.

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