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iPod space vs music files amount changes

Q: iPod space vs music files amount changes

I have just updated the iTunes version and by doing this I lost all my music from the previous version.

To restore the music I copied it in from a 'c' drive file back into the new version of iTunes.

I tried to 'sync' my ipod with iTunes which deleted everything off my iPod.

Now when I try and put back the music on iTunes into my iPod, it tells me it can't fit everything - my iPod wasn't even half full before with the same music files!!!!

Can anyone tell me whether I can fix this or whether it's an iTunes/Apple scam to get you to upgrade to a larger iPod??


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I was searching around my computer and noticed that my (D:) drive was almost completely full despite the fact that I have no music, pictures, or files currently on this computer. So I did some investigating with WinDirStat (A program that some people on another forum recommended) and figured out that it was these weird files that are about 215 MB a piece. When you open them with Notepad it just comes up with a bunch of what looks like Chinese characters. I couldn't get a picture of that though, because it wouldn't load again. I am using a Samsung Laptop that is running Windows 7. I do think it is worth noting that I do run Eraser on this computer about once a week, the reason being is I'm not much of a computer guy and like to keep my life as separate from the PC world as possible, so I like to wipe my computer out often in case it ever gets stolen or something. (I've read about people stealing computers and then running recovery software and stealing info that had been entered into the internet and old pictures and stuff)


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

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

I'm a little confused about your question

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

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

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I have the older iPod shuffle that is about 1" x 2". I plug it in and it seems to be charging (yelllow flashing light). Do I turn it off while it's charging?

I downloaded iTunes 11, and yet it does not look like the layout here:


I tried to folow their directions by moving iTunes from My Music into Document/My Music. I can't even see my library now.

After I installed iTunes I saw some older songs on there that were in My Music.

Did I install the right version for Windows 7? Maybe I can start all over again. I want to transfer my songs that are on my iPod to my computer and then pick and choose what songs to put on my iPod.


A:I hear music on my iPod Shuffle iPod folder on computer is empty

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In Win7 home premium,,I just deleted a lot of music files,did a delete without moving to recycle bin,to many files,but I don't see the freed up disk space.As in around 70 GB.
Opened disk cleanup but space not showing there,is a defrag the solution?

A:Solved: Deleted music files but no free space.

,is a defrag the solution? Click to expand...

chkdsk /f will usually fix free space issues.

Open an elevated command prompt, type in

chkdsk /f C:

Hit enter key.

All programs list, accessories>command prompt right click on the cmd icon and choose run as admin.


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I am interested in an ipod (or suggestion) that i can put a large amount of books onto and have it read them back to me..
An ebooks that I have to read is not suitable for my needs.
Please assist me in this search.
Once again
thank you

A:I am interested in an ipod (or suggestion) that i can put a large amount of books ont

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hey, how much space on a hard drive or SSD does it take to run the basic operating system (os), (120GB-20GB)? thanks

A:amount of space

If you mean Windows 7, a basic install of Home Premium, updated, is 15 or 20 GB if I recall, but that is too small once you add in programs and some breathing room.

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I have Windows Media Player, and iTunes to play music, and I have Limewire in which I got a bit of music from.

I also have lots and lots of music which I ripped from my cds to put on my computer. But theres so many songs it so un organized and taking up space, i was wondering, is there a way to just remove like all my songs on Windows Media Player and iTunes so they aren't on my computer naymore?

A:Removing a large amount of music.

In WMP you can right-click on a group of songs, select delete and choose 'Delete from library and my computer'. Make sure you don't delete any of the songs you might want to keep.

If they're all mp3 files, you could just do a search for *.mp3, find all of them and choose which ones you want to delete.

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What is the "safe" amount of space to have left on your operating hard drive for an XP machine?

I think it is calculated by percentage of total disk space rather than an actual size?

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A:Amount Of Disk Space

I believe that 25% would be the minumum...XP needs a little space for swapping during operation in order to run smoothly.

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Hi,things that I installed on my computer add up a total of 2gb ..My Windows Folder size is 2.5gb .Total add up is around 4-5gb.But,my computer said that I used 13.6gb and left with 4.94gb!!Total space is 18.6gb.

My system is -
Microsoft Windows XP
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Computer -
Intel Celeron CPU
1.30GHz,320MB of RAM

I think it is not a virus trying to duplicate itself to take up my space as I have already scan my computer with HijackThis for suspicious things running on my computer.

Sorry for my bad english and Thanks a lot!

A:My Amount Of Free Space Isn't Right ..

It may be your system restore adding restore points.

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[QUOTE] Recently installed 7 on my new 240GB SSD. I went in to Computer Management to shrink the partition holding 7. I was amazed to see that the install is taking up 137GB+/-of space leaving me with a paltry 30GB or so out of 240! I did extend the partition a bit to make it the 193GB you see in the screenshot.

This makes no sense to me because on my mechanical drive where I had a triple boot, the Win 7 partition was 75GB and hardly half of it was used by the OS and all my programs! So if it was only taking up 35GB to 37GB on the old drive why is it now being such a hog??

Makes no sense to me what is taking up all the space. The install was only done about a week ago and I have 2 more programs to install then I am done. I even let 7 make that System Reserved Partition fwiw, I never had that before either.

I was so tempted to use a 3rd party program to resize that partition to 75GB.....but I was sure there was a reason 7 wouldn't let me do it so I never tried another program.

Very disappointed with the results is all I can say, I am mystified what is taking up all the bleeding space!

Thanks to all in advance!


A:Puzzled by the amount of space Win 7 is using on my SSD

hi, when you go to file manager and right click on the drives icon and go properties what does it show as used space

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Hello, my C partition (68GB total space) shows it has ? 500 MB free space left after i used windows disk cleanup tool, folder option setting was show hidden files and folders, I selected all folders in C and alt+enter them, it show 35.1 GB size on disk instead of .. 67 Gb ..

I'll add a screen shot hopeing i'll provide all the needed information

If anyone can help me I will appreciate.

Ty for your time, and looking forward for your replay.

p.s. the free space on disk C continue to shrink

A:Wrong amount of space on drive C

and welcome to the Forum

How much space is allocated for System Restore fies?

You can use Space Sniffer to see what is taking space on the drive:

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i upgraded from xp to windows7 pro 32bit and upon upgrading i noticed that it now takes twice the amount of space it did as from xp. was it on my end for not doing a clean install for it? if not then can you please inform me(anyone) thank you.

A:the amount of disc space w7 takes up

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Hi to all,

I'm not sure if this is in the right place but I'm running XP Pro so I guess it could be.

I am trying to free up some space on my primary hdd ( c ) it is an 8 gig maxtor, secondary is ( 20 gig partioned, d & e drives )

The problem is that I'm showing only 164 mb free space on " c ", in the process of cleaning out and searching to see where all the space had gone I found that in the c, program files folder that the norton av folder was reading as being 3.14 gig !
This seems just a little high to me, has anybody any ideas on this, also what is the best \ safest way to get rid of unwanted clutter, not that there should be much as I formatted just 2 weeks ago. I just dont understand where all the drive space could have gone, very weird.

PS, I have got my restore points set to almost nothing ( mb ) wise

Thanks for all and any help

A:Strange amount of drive space used, XP Pro ?

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I have a laptop that runs Windows XP. It has 80GB of hard drive and 1GB of RAM.

The hard drive was wiped clean and the OS installed. That is all that is on the hard drive. I haven't reinstalled the other software, yet. The hard drive was wiped clean and the OS installed by certified technicians because the computer had a virus.

When I opened My Computer and clicked on C:, the details panel read that it only has 454MB free.

How do I determine why it's giving me a false reading? When the OS was reinstalled, could it have been a duplicate and the original is still on the hard drive?

I opened a command prompt and changed directories until I was at only the C: prompt. I then typed dir and there are only about twenty items listed. It too reads that my free space is only 454MB.

(Is it all right if I write "Help!!" now?)

A:Inaccurate Disk Space Amount

The hard drive was wiped clean and the OS installed.open my computer and right click on your C drive, go to propertieswhat does the pie chart indicate?under used space?

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Not sure if this is the best place to post this so if not, sorry. I posted earlier about having a problem with finding the windows.old file to delete (which I still cant find) but now I'm having another problem. This morning I had 402GB of 453GB Free, I just turned on my computer and now I only have 371 free, I have not done ANY changes in 2 days so I have no idea what is taking up this space or where it came from. Any suggestions on how to figure this one out?

A:Large amount of disk space used up

this may be the shadow copy service this may help temporarily
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/...-system-restore-shadow-copy-in-windows-vista/ have you tried search as i suggested on your other thread to find widows old . and just as info you could have posted this in there it helps save space and bandwidth

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hi, My friend has XP os, and her
"amount of disk space to use"
in the settings options under the 'General Tab" is set at 31974 MB.
Isn't that way too high? Where should it be set at

A:Amount of Disk Space set too high?

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I am using an Asus G74series computer
i7 processor, 16gb RAM, 64-bit Windows 7
I have a 279gb hard drive and I have been attempting to free up space as there is only 30.5gb free.
C: Properties is telling me that I am using 248gb of space but this simply cannot be the case. I have spent quite a bit of time on forums trying to diagnose the problem (Ran Disk Cleanup, ran CCleaner, tried to Defragment, I do not use system restore or backup, my recycling bin is empty, hibernation file is relatively small, etc)
I ran WinDirStat to see if I could figure out why I have so much space used up and the program only displays 120.5gb of space used up on my C: drive, which begs the question where is the other 128gb of space?
I am relatively tech savy meaning I can usually find the answers I am looking for in forums but it is baffling to me that my C: drive says I'm using 248gb when really I am only using about 120gb. Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Amount of Hard Drive Space is wrong

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I am having a bad problem with my 145GB hard drive (NTFS), for some reason I only have 2gigs left and in no way i have used up 140gigs. I have only 4 games installed on my computer that use up around 2 gig each game which is the biggest thing i have on my comp. I looked under disk management and it also says only 2gig left, 1%. I know I am missing around 100+ gigs and not sure where it went. I have already done disk cleanup and that got me back maybe around 500mb or so but still missing a lot. The only thing I do is play games and talk to people and I don't download movies/mp3s or anything like that. I didn't know if I should put this in the hard drive forum or the security forum since I have no idea if it is a virus of some sort or my hard drive is messing up. I have run nortons Virus scan and it found nothing. I am stuck and not sure what to do.

Please help if you have any idea of whats going on.

P.S. The hard drive came with the computer which I bought new last year around October.

A:Amount of space in hard drive problem.

Norton AV? Ah.
Try emptying the protected recycle bin (It's called something like that). It is found under the normal recycle bin list.You might have to turn off auto protect to delete the files.
I`d be suprised if it was 100GB worth though.AVG is a better AV.

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Major Edit: So I half-solved the problem myself, but now my question kinda changes.
I don't see a way of editting my post name, so if I'm suppose to abandon this post and make a new one, someone can let me know.

I found out I have a hidden / protected found.000 folder which kept a lot of "lost" / "old" files? I saw it first time but with a simple right click -> properties showed nothing. I do not have access to it either. Using WizTree however reviewed that inside was some of my past Steam Games. In fact not the ones that I thought I have moved in my original post below, because I have forgotten that I didn't move all the games.

So now comes the new question. What are these? Supposed these are corrupted files or something happened to them? They are inside a folder called dir0000.chk under found.000 with a quick google most people get that by running something? I never did anything like that. Now I'm confused to whether if it's possible I can recover them (the best), or simply let them go is fine for me too, but I'm not sure how to do either. I can probably spend longer time googling, but since I've already typed this up and about to head to bed, if anyone feels like dropping some tips on this *new* issue, it would be appreciated greatly!
Original Post: (tried to delete unrelevant information at this point)

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I have two PC running Windows 10. Both installation were done around 1 Year Back and both are routinely updated. Both were upgraded form Win 7 Professional. One thing is strange that there is a difference of around 8 GB of space used in their System Drives. I have deleted Windows old through Disk Cleanup from both PC and even Previous Installation files are deleted from both PC. I regularly use Ccleaner. The Program files and Program files (x86) folder on both PC is nearly same size( not having much difference. Even Windows folder on both PC are near same size. Then why there is a difference of 8 GB of the space used in both PC System Drive. One PC is showing space used 25 GB and other showing 33 GB.

A:different amount of space used in Two Windows 10 PC system drive


I've come across similar issues (if you can call it an issue) on installs of the same version of Windows in the same machine.

If you have different amounts of RAM in the machine then the swap file size will likely be different for starters.
Win10 also tends to reserve space for software that it thinks will need more space later on.

Frankly I can't explain it all but as I noticed the same as you (although to a much lesser extend) I thought I'd chime in.
Hopefully someone pops up with a plausible explanation.


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My Factory Image D has only 1.52 GB free space, of 12.9 GB. I have an HP Pavilion with Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

What can I do, when I go to D I get the Warning message:
"This area of your hard drive
(or partition) contains files used
for your PC Recovery.

Do not delete or alter these files.

Any change to this partition could
prevent any recovery later."

I wil appreciate any help.

**I also want to wholeheartedly thank the posting that helped me last Saturday when I couldn't login, the step by step instructions/information were GREAT!

A:Logical disk D low amount free space

I am afraid that I do not fully understand your question. That D partition should not be touched. If you have a problem with your computer, there are keys (usually f keys) that you push during boot up, to restore to factory specs. It should be used only in dire circumstances.

I began by saying I did not quite understand. If you care to elaborate further, maybe I can give further assistance.

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My sisters hard drive is only 60 gb and says there is only 2 gb remaining. I ran winderstat and it showed that the windows folder was over 50 gb. The only thing I could think of is to put in a larger hard drive.

A:Can I reduce the the amount of space windows xp takes up

you can go into your control panel - add remove programs and uninstall any programs you do not need. You can delete temporary files from your browser, you can use a program such as ccleaner to get rid of temporary files from other folders on your computer. generally speaking xp should only take 5-10 gigs of space. You have a whole lot of other stuff on your computer. If you have a lot of pictures and videos, you need to move them to a cd/dvd or get an external usb drive to store them on.

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I?m sure that at some point someone has told you that a Kilobyte is 1024 Bytes. If we are pedantic about the terminology used in describing storage however, they are wrong. A Kilobyte is by definition 1000 bytes, Kilo literally denoting 10^3 of something. What they are talking about is, in fact, a Kibibyte (2^10 Bytes.) This inconsistency causes problems because when people start talking about computer storage - Kilo is suddenly used incorrectly to mean ?2^10? rather than the proper ?10^3.?

Here Follows a quick terminology break.....

..continued at http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=136

I find that this is pretty useful information. There is a lot of confusion about this subject.

A:Why doesn’t my hard drive have the advertised amount of space?

Bah, has that surfaced again...

The industry (IEC) implemented kibi, mebi/mibi, gibi etc. bytes, a while ago, so it is correct, but most people think of a megabyte as 1024 kilobytes, which in turn is 1024 bytes...Which isn't too strange considering people has used kilo and mega since at least the 70's meaning 1024...

IMO, it's strange that they suddenly decided that we've been doing things wrong for ages, and now we should change our way... It's already hard enough for most people to get their head around what a Megabyte and Gigabyte is, so why would you want to confuse them further by changing the name?

To me this sounds like politics at it's worst, as it's (most likely) only done to make it easier on harddrive manufacturers... If you look at games and programs, they still use the old way...

Oh, well, the article isn't too bad... At least it'll help people understand why their new harddrive won't show all the Gigabytes (I'll use the word with the old meaning until physically forced otherwise!) they expected...

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Hi there,

The space on my hard drive has slowly been decreasing as of late, I am stumped as to why this is happening. At this very moment I have 4.62GB free of 682GB (750GB Internal Hard Drive). However when I open Local Disk C and view the properties of all the folders to see how much space they take up, it says 173GB. I have shown the hidden folders as well when viewing properties.
So I have no idea what is taking up the remaining 509GB of space.

I have done some research for this problem already but with no successful solution.
I have:
- Used WinDirStat, it says 192GB is in use.
- Used Disk Cleaner (which was able to free about 500MB of space)
- Used Disk Cleaner to remove restore points (I had some trouble getting it to work, it would continually get stuck on "Scanning: system error memory dump files"). After getting it to work finally, it cleared only 2.5GB.
- I have used Norton 360 to do a Full System Scan
- Deleted temporary files

Does anyone know what could be taking up this huge amount of space?


A:Huge amount of mystery space taken up on Hard Drive

With WinDirStat make sure you have Show Unknown clicked in Options.

You can also try TreeSize free, it may help see where the space is being used.
TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

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I have two installs of XP on my computer one 'Windows' and then a 'Windows2' for the life of me I can't remember why I have this... I assume that the windows2 install is the one I am currently booting to. When I was looking for where all my hard drive space was going to, I found that the Windows2 directory was 40 gigs in size. However when I enter the Windows2 folder, change the folder options to allow the viewing of hidden files, and directly select all folders, the cumulative size only shows about 5 gigs.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows using an enormous amount of hard drive space


It's my guess that you reinstalled XP for some reason and reinstalled it in a separate Windows directory.

If your intent was to wipe out the hard drive and then do a fresh install of XP, you needed to:

Boot from the XP CD

Delete all hard drive partitions

Create a new C partition and allocate the entire hard drive to it

Format the new C partition in the NTFS file system

Install XP in C:\WINDOWS


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Recently I noticed my C drive is getting pretty full( 70GBs free of 287GBs), so I decided to clean up my laptop a little, ran a disk cleaner, disk defrag, deleted temp files, clean recycle bin, removed some programs that were high in GBs, removed old movies etc. That should have free'd up about 5GBs of space, from 70GBs free, to around 75+GBs free.. Instead I noticed it hadn't changed at all, and after running the defrag and disk cleaner i only had 66GBs free....

I think my computer isn't showing the correct amount of free space, I removed more than enough programs and files to free up some space and I don't know what to do to make it show the correct amount...

I have a Dell laptop, with 3GBs RAM, running windows vista service pack 2, 32bit OS.

A:C drive not showing the correct amount of free space?

Hello Sacharissa

To gain more free space Delete a restore point.


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Whenever I run Diskeeper on my NT system, I notice that I have an exceptionally large amount of my hard drive allocated to PageFile, as well as a huge amount of space Reserved for MFT space.

How do I reduce both of those to more reasonable levels?

A:How do I reduce PageFile size and amount of Reserved MFT space in NT?

reduce pagefile:
conrol panel/system/advanced....performance settings/advanced click on "change".reset to whatever.........you can also change the drive/partition that its located.then ok apply/ok your way back out....re-boot .

You can change the amount of space NTFS reserves for the MFT by editing:


Add Value name NtfsMftZoneReservation(exactly as typed) as a type REG_DWORD and set the data value. The valid range is 1 - 4.

1 - The minimum percentage will be used.
4 - The maximum percentage will be used.
hope this helps

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I just recently created a Windows System Image backup and stored it on my External HDD. However, after this occurred, it seems as though Windows has reported an incorrect amount of free space left. My drive is has 931 GB of total space (1 TB in base 10) and currently reports 272 GB of free space. However, when I select all of my files and folders in the volume and select "Properties", both SIZE and SIZE ON DISK report 639 GB used, which would mean that there is supposed to be 292 GB of free space. There are no hidden folders, and in addition, chkdsk /f didn't seem to find any problems. I heard that formatting generally fixes this but it is not a feasible option at all. What are my options?

A:External HDD Shows incorrect amount of free space?

That 639 gigs used might be the problem instead, 639 gigs used not counting all the extra space taking up by filenames and such.

Here's a link to download a free partition manager, one I use:

Download [email protected] Partition Manager 1.3.12 Free - Disk management software. Create, format, and delete disk partitions. - Softpedia

See what free space shows up using that, I'll believe it's reading which will appear in the top section.

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If I use any program other than windows explorer to check my HD space, it says about 20 gigs left, windows right now says 0kb on both c, d and e partitions. I run off e at the moment.

A few days ago I deleted lots of files and just made a huge 15 gig txt file because I was bored... then I deleted the txt file and the space didnt change (I made sure it was deleted, I know the recycle bin doesnt do its job) and as the space didnt change I used a program called Rollback RX to rollback my HD to a few days ago.... so I got my deleted files back (from before the txt file) and checked windows says I am running out of space...

I defrag the e partition and it says 23 or 20 or something GB free... windows explorer said 30mb which has gradually decreased till now where it says 0kb free haha...
What the **** did I do? Any help appreciated... No sorry I can't download programs at all because my free space never increases even after uninstalling programs or even replacing files with empty ones to try and free up space...

A:WTF?? windows displays wrong amount of free disk space.

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Hello. I've recently installed a fresh copy of windows XP right after i got my new internal hard drive. It's supposed to have 320 gigs...and so far i've used roughly 7 gigs. But on C:/ it shows that the overral capacity of the hard drive is only 127 gigs, I'm missing around 200 gigs...what could be the problem?

A:Internal hard drive is missing a huge amount of space...

Sounds like you need a BIOS update or configuration change to see all the disk space.
Check manufacturer's web site for BIOS updates for your computer and check to see if 48 bit LBA is enabled.

You may need to install Windows XP SP2 to see the whole drive.


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My computer was running very slow. I tried everything to fix it, but nothing seemed to work. So I formatted my drive and re-installed Windoes XP Professional. Now, I cannot install Service Pack 2 because "I do not have enough free space?" HUH? The hard drive is very small. About 7 gigabytes, but when i right click on it in My Computer, and go to "Properties", It says that the drives capacity is 2 gigabytes. I figured that checkdisk might fix my problem, so I told Windows to start it at the next boot. It started fine...BUT, I got the error message "Cannot open volume for direct access." It then skipped the checkdisck utility and started up fine. I then tried to defrag my hard drive. Almost all of my drive is "Unmovible files". I went to the microsoft website and they said that to fix my problem, i need to install SP2. I really wish that I could! I am thinking that I made the problem when I was formatting my drive from the Windows XP Pro CD. I deleted the partition that Windows XP was on before formating it. You know what?... I bet that is my problem! My old Installation is probbably still on my drive, and I have very little free space left over. Maby I should format my drive again and then create a new partiton. Then install Windows XP Pro on THAT.

If anyone has any comments or things that you found out that I did wrong (which was probable alot), PLEASE TELL ME!

Thanks alot to whoever can help.

A:Solved: ***Small amount of disk space on Hard drive***

Try running chkdsk from the command prompt, if it skipped the one when you reboot . That's worked for me sometimes..

That's all I know how to do, sorry

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I believe that I have around 70,000KB of space available from my ISP for up to 7 e-mail addresses. I am presently using only one E-mail. How can I find out how much of that 70,000KB is allocated to this one account, and how do I go about changing it if I so desire? Thanks.

A:Solved: Amount Of Space Allocated To Outlook Express E-Mail Account

I found what I needed to know. Sorry to be a bother. When I had Adelphia ISP before Comcast took them over, the 70,000KB of space was an accurate figure. I found out from Comcast that each their Outlook Express e-mail accounts has up to 250MB of storage. I'm sorry if I needlessly took up your valuable time.

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As title states. I was just wondering if this is normal / why does it occur?

I have added a second hard drive to my computer (1TB) and I'm trying to format it with a single logical partion. I've told Partiton Wizard to create a single partition but it always leaves 15.75MB unallocated at the begining of the drive. I'm not worried about losing 15MB but I would like to know why it's there? Is it how hard drives/Windows/Partition Wizard work, or something else?

If I try formatting it with a single partition but as "active" instead of logical, it lets me use the whole thing.

Screenshots of Partition Wizard, the 1TB drive is Disk 2:

Drive with unallocated space

Try to resize partition to use whole disk

Resize attempt gives same result

Deleting the partition and creating a new one as Primary allows the whole thing to be used

Edit: Just tried again and I'm getting the same effect but with 7.88MB unallocated (half of what it was before). I haven't changed anything, just closed Partition Wizard and opened it again.

Edit 2: I got rid of that unallocated space by using the move/resize option and unchecking "Using enhanced data protecting mode". Still interested in an explanation if anyone knows how it was doing whatever it was.

A:Small amount of unallocated space left when creating logical partition

its normal, its 10mb on my SSD in my gaming rig

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Hi everyone. I'm on a Lenovo 3000 n100 laptop with Vista. Lately I began noticing that the free disk space on my hard drive was filling up, so I deleted most of my movies and games. Now explorer shows me that I have 46GB of space free within my 106GB hard drive, and that I've used 60GB.

However, I am quite positive that I have NOT used 60GB of disk space. Highlighting all of the files in my C drive and hitting "properties" shows that they take up 25GB. I downloaded a program called JDiskReport which shows my disk usage and, as I suspected, only about 30 gigs of disk space is reported in C.

Now, I've run chkdsk and done a system defrag. I've gone into the windows disk cleaner utility and deleted most of the temporary files, including the hibernation files. I cleared all but my most recent system restore point and I also checked my shadowcopy usage in the command line (it says shadowcopy is using only about 1 gig). I ran ccleaner and have done full scans with windows defender and AVG.

Anyway, I'm all out of ideas now and I want to reclaim my 30+ GB of hard drive space! . The 60GB I'm supposedly using was actually around 75GB before I went through all of the above steps, but it still tells me I'm using twice as much disk space as I actually am. I've uploaded a picture below. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!


A:explorer shows the wrong amount of disk space on my hard drive

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New one on me.
Just reformatted my 250GB WD HD and re-installed WIN XP OS 2002 and put service pack 2 on.
Only installed the essentials and a couple extras : MS Office 2007, ASUS drivers, EPSON printer drivers (with Arc Soft Print Creations), MS intellipoint for my wireless Mouse/keyboard, ATI drivers Catalyst Control Center, Firefox, KM Player and iTunes.
In my C drive properties I have 113GB Used and 119GB Free.
Ran a scan with both WinTree and JDisk Report and both show 6.5 GB being used (Windows 2.4GB, Program files 1.1GB, Files in the directory 2GB, and Documents and settings is about 1GB)
I just jumped into system properties and checked "show hidden files and folders" as well as Un-checked "Hide Protected Operating System Files"
Went into my Disk Manager to check on the partition in case I created a new one by accident. I knew I didn't cause I formatted and the C Drive NTFS Is healthy with 232.88GB.
Its a pretty simple setup
AMD 64 FX-62 Dual Core 2.8 GHz
2GB of RAM
ASUS M2A-VM HDMI Motherboard
Nothing in the PCI or AGP slots - all off the MB
I also have a 1TB Western Digital External HD hooked up into the USB with 365GB of files on it.

Any Ideas?
Thanks guys

A:Hard Drive not showing correct amount of free space in properties

113 Gb + 119GB = 232 GB, I don't see where the problem is. Are you asking why it isnt showing up as 250Gb? The manufacturers capacity is 250Gb when figure using the Decimal (Base 10) system where one Gb is 1,000,000,000 bytes. But the computer doesn't read it in Base 10, it reads it in Binary where the Gb =1,073,741,824 bytes so when you divide 250,000,000,000 by 1073741824 it equals 232.8306436538696 Gb

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I am running Windows Vista and have not had problems in the past, but recently got the Vista Update that gets stuck at 0% and continuously restarts. I found the only solutions were to go to a restore point or perform a full system restore. I had no restore points (stupid I know), so I was forced into the full system restore. After completing it and exploring my hard drive, I found I only had 10GB free out of 102GB. I have searched all the files on my hard drive and cannot find anything that is using that much space. It is very hard for me to function with only 10GB of free space, and was wondering if someone knew what steps I should take to get my disk space back, or just point me in the right direction.


A:Lost large amount of disk space after full system restore

Hi Fr3e Bird. . .

Welcome to TSF - Vista.

Download and install TreeSize. Go to your desktop and run Treesize at an Elevated level - right-click on the icon and select run as admin. This will provide hard drive space usage by folder. Click on Scan and select the drive. Give about a minute.

Regarding the Windows Update @ 0% - what anti-virus/ 3rd party firewall are you running?

Also... let's check on your VSS points - Volume Shadow Service - Vista System Restore. Download the attached zip file, un-zip it and copy the batch file to your desktop. Go to your desktop, right-click on the batch file, select Run as Administrator. A Notepad will open with the results - copy and paste them into your next post.

Here is what is in the batch file:


vssadmin list ShadowStorage > %userprofile%\documents\$vssinfo.txt

vssadmin list Shadows >> %userprofile%\documents\$vssinfo.txt
vssadmin list Volumes >> %userprofile%\documents\$vssinfo.txt

vssadmin list Writers >> %userprofile%\documents\$vssinfo.txt & start notepad %userprofile%\documents\$vssinfo.txt

Regards. . .



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Over the years my windows folder has grown so big that it is currently taking up 37.5 GB of my 55 GB hard drive. I have other HD's for my programs, this HD is used solely for the OS and a few programs that could not be installed elsewhere.

I am CONSTANTLY getting low disk space errors, but there seems to be nothing I can do. I have uninstalled unnecessary programs, used Disk Cleanup (including clean up system files), and downloaded CCleader which helps minimally.

So my question is this: WTF? Why is my windows folder so ridiculously large, and is there anything I can do to shrink it? All of my online research has told me NOT to mess with the windows folder, you can damage system files etc. I would prefer not to have to buy a new HD or do a new install of windows. Is there anything I can do?

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well, some fat man brought my daughter an ipod, and now something as simple as tranferring music to it is not so simple. Do you have to have itunes to do this? Can i not just move exsisting songs from folder to the ipod?

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hello does any one know how i can get my music from my ipod to my acer aspire 5536 laptop with windows 7 ultimate please ?
thank you.

A:get music from an ipod ?

Do you simply want to play songs on the ipod through the acer speakers?

Or do you want to actually move the files from the ipod to the acer?


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I use Windows XP professional SP3 with a 500 GB Hard disk partitioned as
C (300 GB0 and D ((200 GB).

Yesterday I went to C properties to do a disk cleanup (after cleaning all temps, defragging etc...) and to my surprise disk C shows an incredible
80 GB used space when in fact it should be only 13 GB as I have always noticed. Disk D shows the correct amount of used space as 11 GB.

I recently deleted like 8 movie copies (each 4.7 GB) from my hard disk (they are too large to go to the Recycle bin so they are erased on the spot).

I have not installed any software in the past month (all softwares that I have installed are on partition D) so I only have the system files on C and 2 or 3 applications totalling about 13 GB.

I don't know why windows explorer shows 80 GB on C and I am looking for help to fix it. I googled the issue but only found related issues from years
2000 thru 2008 giving different solutions (but the issues weren't exactly like the one I am experiencing althought they were all related to windows not showing the correct amount of disk space.

I have searched for files larger than 1 GB with no results, none of my docs, pics, videos exceed a few MB. I need help to fix this.

A:Solved: Windows not showing real free space amount on hard disk

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Hi, Having got an ipod recently I was hoping to set this up on a external drive in order that I can use it on my works laptop and my home pc. can anyone see any problems with loading i tunes on the external drive and using it in this way. someone has suggested this may not be a good idea as would be slow, but cannot see how else can have i tunes on main hd and save only music to external hd. cheers all

A:External hd for ipod music

I'm sorry. I'm kind of confused with your question. What do you mean by install iTunes on an external drive? You cannot install an application on something with no OS.

If you are going to install iTunes on your various machines, and point the place it puts your music to the external harddrive, you may have some problem with speeds it you're tranferring files to and fro the external drive.

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Just got an Ipod ...anyone know where theres any good freebie sites ....thanks

A:Freebie Ipod music ????

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why cant i copy from my computer to my ipod

these 2 pics a where its going why is the documents labeled as % music
i just want to copy songs onto my ipod


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Hi tech genuises out there! (I so respect your intellect, am in awe of it actually). Anyone know how to TRANSFER music from an IPOD onto a CD or maybe onto my COMPUTER, then I can get it onto a CD from there (I think)?

Would mean the world to me. I have some original musical compositions I wrote in COLLEGE on this IPOD, but which are stored nowhere else, since I recently REFORMATTED my hard drive, like the computer screw-up I am. -Will name my firstborn after whoever knows this answer. Seriously, Swear. I'll sign & notarize a contract to that effect. PLEASE!!?!!!

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I have a lot of music on an old ipod, but if I connect it to my itunes and sync it, it would delete all the songs on the ipod right? I was wondering if there is any way of extracting all the songs from my ipod.


A:Extract music from old ipod

Here is the best place to find info on anything i-ish even phones.....


Google, and other search tools similar to it, are friends of yours but you may not have met yet.....



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