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Question: Solved: Hard drive memory

A friend of mine has a Maxtor 120gb hard drive that has beem formated and reformateded and also partitioned. The problem is this-- He recently had a new computer built and took this drive out and had it installed in his new box BUT the drive now will only seem to format to 40gb. No matter what he does it will not go back to 120 gb. Any ideas what is going on? He sure doesn't want buy another new H/D.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: Hard drive memory

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Answer: Solved: Hard drive memory

What are the specs of the new system?

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I'm using Windows 7.
My D: Drive has 11.6 GB of space. It says that it is now 98.6 MB free of 11.6 GB. However, the contents inside the drive only add up to 1.26 GB. How do I fix this problem?

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Memory

Used TreeSize Free to find out the other 10 GB.

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Hi I split my harddrive into 2 partitions and installed linux. I use windows 7 on the main partition and had ubuntu 10.10 on the other but I want to just remove ubuntu because I am going to add it to a different computer instead. I just removed the partition that ubuntu is on and it says I have free memory now instead of the ubuntu partitions.
How do I re-add that memory to my main C drive?

Answer:Solved: Hard drive memory adding

If you are looking to resize the C partition you could use Partition Wizard Home (freeware):

I have used the program to resize partitions and it worked flawlessly.

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My computer is having problems uninstalling games... and i do not have the CDs to uninstall them. I tried going to add/or remove programs but it says sould not open uninstall log.... please help
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here is my system information:
Microsoft Windows Xp
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Asset Tag: 5F4MT61
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Answer:Solved: My hard drive has only 7% memory and my games will not uninstall such as stro

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I just recently installed a hard drive from one of my older systems. It's nothing special just an old 1.2GB Hard Drive that came out of a very old Win98 Computer. I was wondering why my computer was doing three memory checks. What happens on the first one is it says:

Configuration automatically configured
60GB[Disk 1] DVD-ROM[Disk 3] CD-RW [Disk 4]

After the second time it comes up and says:

Configuration automatically configured
60GB[Disk 1] 1.2GB [Disk 2] DVD-ROM[Disk 3] CD-RW [Disk 4]

Then it does the mem check a third time and boots up to WinXP Pro

Here is my sys config.

Compaq 7110US
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 @ 1.3GHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Hard Drive 1: 60GB Hard Drive
Hard Drive 2: 1.2GB Hard Drive(Storage)
Grap. Card: 64MB NVIDIA GeForce2

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I know the question is awkward. So hopefully, I can explain it.

Say that I have a 500 GB external hard drive. But as it turns out, there's only 465 GB according to it and my computer. Why isn't there 500 Gb, but rather only 465? This also applies to mp3 players like iPods.

Why is this?

Can I do something to get back the "hidden" memory?

Answer:Solved: Why is there never the full memory on external/flash memory hard drives?

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I REALLY hope someone out there can help me with this!

I have a failed hard drive/ stuffed partion, and i DESPERATELY need the data from it!

A computer was brought into me with two hard drives. The owner asked me to set up a duel boot with vista and XP on the first hard drive, and to leave the second hard drive alone (its his backup drive with all his photos, movies etc) I was working away as per usual, when i noticed the second hard drive was no longer coming up in Windows Explorer. Well it was, but not correctly. whenever i clicked on it it said 'would you liket to format the drive?' obviously, i didnt want to do that.

I ran Partition Magic 8.0 which showed the drive was only 8Gigs (it should have been 1T or 1000Gigs) Partition Magic also said there was a problem with the drive and offered to fix it. I agreed, however there was no change.

I've run a number of programs to try and fix the drive:
Acronis Disk Director Server 10.0
Partition Table Doctor 3.5 Demo
Dtidata Partition Repair Tool
Recover My Files v3.98

However, all the partition repairers claim that the drive is only 8 Gigs, and they can go no further. All the File Recovery Programs will only scan for 8 Gigs, and thus, i can not recover my clients precious photos and videos.

The BIOS comes up as recognizing the drive as 33Gigs?

I really REALLY need the data from this drive! Does anyone know how to fix my problem?

Thanx heaps in advance,


Answer:Solved: Hard Drive/ Partition Problems! My 1T Hard Drive appears as 8Gigs?!

I've used ZAR to recover files from a RAID box that seemed to have been corrupted due to a bad power supply.

You might check it out. It's free. Meaning it will only allow you to recover so many files at a time. I bought it, and like it.

They have a forum that is monitored quite often, from the developer too.

Good luck.

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I have a customer's Satellite L305D S5895 laptop. This was shipped to me by the customer who tried to install Windows XP Pro, Vista and none would install. He said he tried all installation CDs he had and finally gave up on it and shipped it to me.

When I got it the partition were deleted so I tried to install Win 7 and when I do doing a custom install I get an error saying the hard drive can't be formatted on disk 0 or it will give an error that no hard drives were found.

I reset the bios to default and no matter what I do it won't format or find the harddrive. I was going to upgrade the bios but the only way I found to upgrade the bios is after windows is installed. There is no way to make changes to the bios for settings that would have to do with the hard drive. This has a Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive.

When installing Win 7 I get the normal windows, "windows is starting", "Select Language", "Select System", "Type of install", "Custom Install", "Delete partitions", "New Partitions", "Format", then the error message "Windows cannot format a partition on disk 0. Error: 0x80070057"

This happens regardless what system I try to install. I've tried two different versions of XP, one of Vista and 3 Win 7 and each time a different install CD.

System Specs
AMD Turion (TM) 64 x 2 Mobile CPU
CPU Speed 2.00 GHz
Toshiba MK2546GSX (S1) hard drive
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Answer:Solved: win 7 can't find hard drive or can't format hard drive on clean install

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I had a thread earlier and forgot to ask a couple of questions.

I was told I could take a hard drive from a windows 98 computer and the person is buying a new Windows xp so I can hook up the win 98 hard drive as a slave to the new computer with win xp so I can drop and drag or cut and past files that they want off the 98 hard drive put on their new computer.

Now If their new computer with the win xp on it, if there is an ide cable going to the hard drive and nothing else then I can hook up the win 98 hard drive to the same ide cable as a slave and no problem.

However if the windows xp computer has the hard drive on the ide cable and also the cd-rom then is it ok just to hook up another ide cable to their mother board and hook the hard drive from the windows 98 computer on the end of that ide cable as the master? and by turning the computer off, and then hooking up the hard drive and then turning the computer back on it should reconize the windows 98 hard drive in my computer right away right?

If I would have to put the windows 98 hard drive in the new computer on a seperate ide cable is it ok to have it as master? cause the hard drive that is already in it would be master to but it would be on a different ide cable.

I am hoping the new computer just has the hard drive on an ide cable by itself so I can just hook the other one up as a slave and get the files and be done with it.

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Answer:Solved: windows xp hard drive with win98 hard drive-question if someone has time??

Yes - you understand it correctly

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now im a computer tec and i know that memory cards and hdd are sold as "base 10" like 1gb=1000mb to them instead of 1024mb but im revisiting this question because i was looking into this for some time now and there are some people claiming thats its possible to use more then actual memory on these devices. now i saw a thread a while back, cant find it now though but these people say that its possible with some mods to get more memory out of your device. now from what i remember this apparently does not go without risk. They say if you push it too far you could damage your Drive/ card.
I believe this is possible because on Compact Disk and dvd's some drives have a "overburn" feature. This overburn has a ability to burn a little past the standard limit at your own risk. one more thisn i remember is that this was mainly done in the linux OS. anyone know anything on the subject?

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now im a computer tec and i know that memory cards and hdd are sold as "base 10" like 1gb=1000mb to them instead of 1024mb but im revisiting this question because i was looking into this for some time now and there are some people claiming thats its possible to use more then actual memory on these devices. now i saw a thread a while back, cant find it now though but these people say that its possible with some mods to get more memory out of your device. now from what i remember this apparently does not go without risk. They say if you push it too far you could damage your Drive/ card.
I believe this is possible because on Compact Disk and dvd's some drives have a "overburn" feature. This overburn has a ability to burn a little past the standard limit at your own risk. one more thisn i remember is that this was mainly done in the linux OS. anyone know anything on the subject?

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now im a computer tec and i know that memory cards and hdd are sold as "base 10" like 1gb=1000mb to them instead of 1024mb but im revisiting this question because i was looking into this for some time now and there are some people claiming thats its possible to use more then actual memory on these devices. now i saw a thread a while back, cant find it now though but these people say that its possible with some mods to get more memory out of your device. now from what i remember this apparently does not go without risk. They say if you push it too far you could damage your Drive/ card.
I believe this is possible because on Compact Disk and dvd's some drives have a "overburn" feature. This overburn has a ability to burn a little past the standard limit at your own risk. one more thisn i remember is that this was mainly done in the linux OS. anyone know anything on the subject?

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First, sorry if I'm a little slow with some of this as I'm moderate with my computer knowledge.

Earlier today I had 517 gb of memory available in the C drive. I restarted my computer earlier today and once it restarted I saw I was down to 1.84 gb. I ran crap cleaner already and did a quick scan with malwarebytes but no answers.

I also noticed a new file listed named c:\END. When you open this with notepad it says "conduitok"

There also seems to be ads and a new toolbar listed in IE. Any ideas how to find out what the heck is going on here?


Answer:Hard Drive Memory disappearing and c:\END appearing in c drive


welcome to the forums. The c:\End you can right click and delete. I would run Malwarebytes (free edition) and adwcleaner.

Also look here

Remove toolbars in IE

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hi .
i have a Compaq nx 7400 .
i was hahving a lot of problems with the computer so i decided to put a new hard drive in and reinstall XP .
well i have the new hard drive in and started up the machine and changed the bott options to run from the dvd and all went fine until i should press the ENTER ( return ) button to install XP now . as soon as i did that the next window said no hard drive found . this was also happening on the old hard drive that was in the machine .

im stuck and i dont know what else to try . anyone had this problem before .?

Thanks for any help .
very strange .

Answer:Solved: new hard drive xp , new install, doesnt find hard drive

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Hello, I just got a new Dell Dimension E521 with Vista as the operating system. Vista Stinks! For most programs, including video and audio from XP Service Pack 2 Vista doesn't recognize drivers that were fine with XP Service Pack 2.
Even Sonic and Roxio, which are installed on the damn thing give these same problems.

My internet connection is also no better at all and was outright disabled with a message "something has caused Microsoft Internet to stop working" after I tried
to install basic version of Zone Alarm.
Then on reboot it says "unauthorized change made to your license, you must verify your software online". This message come up before the desktop appears and this screen is frozen whether you choose the "verify" or "cancel" option.

Couldn't shut down by any means either, including Control Alt Delete, it wouldn't bring up that window. Had to literally pull the plug and reboot into Safe Mode where I uninstalled Zone Alarm and a couple of other functions that worked perfectly in XP2.

Then I was able to re-boot normally, the message did not come up again.

I hate Vista. Not interested in any "fixes", not worth the trouble. The only fix for Vista is a sledgehammer to the drive!

My hope is this: can I get the hard drive removed and replace it with a clean hard drive that has XP sp2 on it, or am I stuck with this P.O.S. Operating System?

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Answer:Solved: Can Dell hard drive with Vista be replaced with Hard Drive XP?

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i hate to sound like a noob but well umm i am still learning .
i have alot of games but only so much space on my hard drive i also do movies and music what i am wondering do they all have to go on your hard drive?can you dl games to your memory?
i guess what i am saying is i need more room on my hard drive how can i get that without haveing to buy a new one or constantly dl and uninstalling games so that i can play another or store music and movies without useing all my harddrive space?will they function from a different location?how does that work?
point and i will read just need to know where and what to read so this dummy can get better performace out of what his cheap arse has
ty in advance for the info!

example: i do guild wars online it is a big program if i dl alil music and another game (call of duty 2) and then see a movie i might want to duplicate : i have to unistall something to make room for back up?

it is a real pain in my rear and i really want to figure out what i am doing wrong?

Answer:hard drive or memory?

the best bet would be to get another hard drive whether internal or external. Otherwise you could burn music to cd's so they dont clutter up the hard drive. you could also clean up the hard drive and get rid of old stuff you dont want or need and defrag it. you cant install stuff into ram, ram is what your system uses to operate . hope that helps

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Question: Hard drive memory

Properties show free space 20% on 180 GB drive.   When I check the program files and my documents and C drive, the total is only half of what is shown as being used.   What is going on that the pie chart shows most of the drive being used and not free?  

Answer:Hard drive memory

check your rescue and recovery backup files, it is probably used by the backups of your systems. start -> program -> thinkvantage -> rescue and recovery. Delete those that you don't need.

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I have a question, not sure if it's possible... I have 2 HD, 160 and 40gigs... i hardly use the 40... no i have 512mb ram, is it possible to convert some of that 40gigs and kinda make more ram from that then go out and buy more ram?

Answer:hard drive and memory

you can increase the Paging File
right click My Computer
-> properties
-> advanced
-> settings (performance)
-> advanced
-> change (Vitual Memory)

paging file is a file on the hard drive used as RAM.
the advantage is the ability to increase virtual memory
the disadvantage is the speed of the hard drive. it is much slower than normal RAM.
for that reason, I disable paging file on my system completely. but I have 1GB RAM, and I wouldn't recommend disabling it if you have any less than about 768MB RAM, unless you really do not run enough programs to take much RAM

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I would like to install a new motherboard, CPU and memory in my current computer using my current hard drives and current Windows XP.

My question is, can I install the above items in my current case and just hook up my current hard drives and have my current configuration of Windows XP boot? Or will Windows XP not allow a boot up?

OR, if is install the MB, CPU and memory, will I have to reinstall XP?

Thanks for advice,

Answer:New MB, CPU, Memory and Old Hard drive

I believe that if you were just changing your cpu and ram, you would be OK to keep you're current copy of windows, however I have always had to do a new windows install when I have got a new mobo.

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Hello, recently my computers hard drive memory has been almost completely filled up. I recently re installed windows so i had practically nothing on my computer. I had about 3 video games and about 100 pictures on my computer. I have a 250gb hard drive on windows vista sp2. For some reason it says around 245gb of memory is taken but the games and pictures come nowhere near that amount of memory. Any clues as to what may be the problem?

Answer:Hard drive memory gone

A reinstall can and will often leave the "old Windows" on the HDD taking up space. Unless you did a thorough cleaning (wipe and reformat) of the HDD I will assume this is the case. Have a look at the C: drive and see if there are "Old Windwos" folders.

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I partition & formatted my hard drive, when I check to see memory on my computer icon, most of the memory is gone, how do I retrieve the memory back?

Answer:memory gone from hard drive

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Hey, this is my first post so please bear with me.......
My hard drive memory is really low. I regularly clear my temp files which improves matters a little but not conclusively. I really cant understand why it is so low as i use an alternative drive for storing all large files such as music and photos, and do not play games so have no large programs installed. its showing 9% free but it should be over 50% i think.
I would be very grateful for some help here. Many thanks

Answer:low hard drive memory

Three things to do to find the cause
Update your anti virus, then run a full scan
Download, update and make a full scan with malwarebytes

If Negative

Take memtest
Guide to using Memtest86+ - Geeks to Go Forums

If memory is ok test with clean boot
same for Vista

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Well I got all my info backed up finally thanks to you guys here, and now I have a new hard drive to install. At the store I also bought my self a new stick of memory. And my question is should I install the mem or the hd first, the same time or does it matter?


Win 98 2nd
600 Mhz Proc
192 ramm

Answer:Hard Drive VS Memory

I see no problem with doing them both at the same time


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Hi all, ive got an old thinkpad x22 2662-59d model, and want to see about upgrading it. what memory and hard drive can i get? i was looking on a site called zoombits at their memory, but they haven't got anything for my model that i can see. thanks all!

thinkpad x22 2622 95g

Answer:what hard drive and memory?

Hi darthballs,It supports PC-133 SDRAM (maximum of 640Mb) memory and  2.5" (9.5mm) IDE / ATA / PATA drive up to whatever the maximum size is available in market.Hope it helps.

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ok basically I'm running low on memory on my laptop, now my other hardrive area is preety much vacant, now how do I begin to save on that area?

I'm not sure whether its a seperate hardrive or psrtitioned or anything.


Answer:hard drive memory help

You can make your page file bigger but that will slow your computer down a ton and put a lot of wear on the hard drive. (and use more battery power)

You should get more memory.

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Answer:pc memory/hard drive

The hard drive stores files such as image files word documents etc and u can instal programs on it.The Memory is where programs run and is emptied when u excite a program or shut down your PC.

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Question: Hard drive\memory

I am running windows xp on a hp pavillion desk top
A friend is sending me another hard drive and some more memory.
Can I connect two hard drives or should I just keep the other as a spare.
Is memory the same as ram( a stick that I can just put into the slot)
I am not new at computers but I am not knowledgeable about this

Answer:Hard drive\memory

You can connect the hard disk together and you find a standard cable has a spare plug too. There is a small jumper to connect two pins together for you to select

(1) Master
(2) Slave
(3) Cable select

Some manufacturer has another setting for a master working alone. There should be small diagrams on the disk showing the three positions of the jumper.

Best way is put both hard drives on cable select. The one goes to the end plug is alway the master and the one to the middle plug is automatically a slave. With one drive only alway plug to the end of cable.

Ram is a solid state memory (no moving part) while hard disk is like a record player with moving parts. Both give storage but the latter is for large volume of data that does not disappear when you switch off the machine.

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Question: hard drive memory

my problem is my pc needed a had two partions c drive/data d a total of 224gigs 112 on each partion.i took it to my brothers as i was installing more ram this he did as well as reinstalling op now only has 127 gigs on c drive i not know whats gone there a way to restore lost memory.

Answer:hard drive memory

Is your copy of XP(if its XP) pre service pack?.The original XP could only see HDD up to 127GB.Also did you delete both partitions before installing a new copy of XP.

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I'm just wondering why my hard drive memory increased from installing a game (Fate)?
It went from 44 gb to 44.4 gb, is there a reason to this?

Answer:my hard drive memory went up

Which one went up, the free space or the used space?

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I've been having a problem like so many others with mysteriously disappearing hard drive space. It has been rather full for most of the time I've had it (i have lots of music and pictures) but it's never been an issue.
Lately though it's been in the red, the least amout of disk space i've had is 4 something GB left of 62.2. I tried deleting programs, deleting restore points, disk cleanups and that sort of thing like everyone else has suggested and it seemed to work for a time, and then I ran a disk defrag and all the sudden more and more memory was disappearing each time i would refresh the window. I stopped the defrag, deleted some more stuff and it seems to be stable at 7.52. I was wondering what exactly I can get rid of to get more memeory (I am not very computer illiterate and am afraid of deleting files and programs I need...) and was wondering why in general my memory was filling each time i would refresh the page.
It's a dell inspiron 1525 with vista home basic if that helps.

Thanks so much.

Answer:Disappearing Hard Drive Memory. please help!

First lets be sure that the memory is being used for legit purppses
Run a full Anti Virus Scan
Download and run a full and updated malwarebytes
How to Fix Shrinking Disk Space in Vista ? My Digital Life
applicable to Vista

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Have a question regarding how to get memory off of external drive. I want to delete all memory from my hard drive. How do I do this? Thanks.

Answer:External Hard Drive-Memory

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Forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong forum. Hopefully if I did a moderator will move it to the right place.

I've got a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7. I just opened a my computer window and noticed that I have almost no space left on my C drive. I've got 1.8 GB free of 58.5 GB, down from 2.5 GB left just a few weeks ago. I have no clue how I've chewed up that much hard drive space.

This is my work computer and I don't use it for anything other than internet access and word processing. I run Chrome, and Word Perfect for word processing. The only data intensive folder I have is My Pictures, and it's got about 12.4 GB.

At the same time, it shows I've got 396 GB free of 397 GB on my D drive (local disk). So here are my questions:

1. Does anyone have any idea why I'm losing so much space on my C drive? I don't have a lot of stuff loaded on this computer and certainly my Word Perfect documents aren't gobbling up that much space.

2. Can I move folders into the D drive to start using space there?

Answer:Hard drive memory is disappearing

Have you recently run a disk cleanup tool? There is one built into Windows. Type "Disk Cleanup" into the start button search box.

Windows gradually gets larger to some extent through updates. But mine is under 30 GB and always has been.

How much space do you have allotted to System Restore. That can be reduced to save space if needed.

Do you use hibernation? If not, you can turn it off and save gigabytes equal to the amount of RAM you have.

Are C and D on the same hard drive? If so, you can in effect take space from D and give it to C.

You can also save files to D directly, but that probably would involve some manipulation of your "user" folders.

How large is your C:\users folder?

If possible, post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

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I am struggling with my hard drive memory on my laptop.

Im really struggling because I am unable to do things on my laptop now.

I have an acer aspire 4920 Laptop. Intel core 2 duo processor T5250, I have 120GB of memory. 1.5GHz, 867 MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache. 2GB RAM. Thats all I know really.

In My C Drive I have 49.5GB of space and only have 2.93GB of space left.
In my D Drive I have 49.5GB of space and only have 6.92GB of space left.

I only have like 20GB at the most of music and photos etc but have hardly any hard drive memory left. What is happening to the rest of my hard drive memory???

I would like to know what to do to free memory up on my hard drive???

I dont understand why I have this problem of lack of space If I hardly have any media stored on.

Please could someone help me.

Answer:Lack Of Hard drive memory

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It seems that my computer whenever i go in the hard drive is just losing memory randomly and is very frustrating as i have used 71GB out of 465GB and i only have 2 games installed and Anti-Virus.

Windows Vista Home Premium
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
4.00GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT

All it does is randomly dissapear and i want to know where it is going?

Answer:Hard Drive Memory dissapearing

It is not really memory that you are loosing, it is hard drive space that you are missing. How much free space do you have left. You should have 424GB left. If this is right, you have nothing to worry about. All is well

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I've never understood the relationship of hard drive capacity to RAM to system resources to whatever. Can someone give me a short-course explanation and tell me if I have enough stuff for today's needs? I have the following: Intel Pentium II with MMX, 300 Total RAM: 192 MB. 5 GB hard drive. System resources: 58 percent free. Don't play computer games much, but have lots of applications going, such as McAfee, Popup Ad Filter, Zone Alarm, a calendar program, Webshots photos, Ad-aware, Easy CD Creator. Also, how do I shut down some of the applications so they are running only when I want to use them? Do I just exit using the shortcut on the Desktop? Thanks.

Answer:Computers 101: Hard drive, RAM, Memory.

I'm sure someone will help me out here, but here's the short of it. Given what you are running I would say you're pushing it just a bit. Although it depends on how your system responds. If it seems sluggish or just plain slow then your tasking it a bit too hard. The pop up filter probably doesn't eat a lot of resources, and neither will Ad-Aware. The virus scanner and firewall will consume a good bit and I don't know about Webshots or the calendar program.

What operating system are you using? If you are using anything except Windows 2000 you can go to Start>Run type msconfig and press enter. Go to the startup tab and uncheck the programs that you don't want to run. They will launch automatically if needed but they won't run at startup which will free up some resources for you.

You may consider adding some RAM to your rig. That would help a good deal. Depending on your motherboard it would most likely hold 384Mb of RAM. If you want to add hardware then we really need some more detailed specs of your system.

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 My new SL 300s ( 2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo) hard drive memory is decreasing rapidly. I have not installed any new packages. Please help.

_________________________________________________P8400 @2.26 GHz Dual Core 2 GB Vista Bu 32 SL300 Owner


Go to Solution.

Answer:Hard drive memory decreasing

Hello nmdial, please have a look at this thread to prevent decreasing disc space. Message Edited by Agotthelf on 12-03-2009 09:01 AM

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I already have 2 GB of memory on windows 7 32bit, so I'm guessing that I can't upgrade my memory any further.For hard drive, mine is currenly 120GB, but I would like at least 200GB, is it better to replace my current hard drive, or can I add to it using the ExpressCard/PC Card slot? thanks

Answer:how to upgrade my hard drive and memory on T60?

Whether you upgrade the amount of memory depends on the pocessor and whether your OS is 32 or 64 bits. It does sound as if you want to replace the disk in your system. Renee

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I cannot remember what the Hard Drive requirements are for the Windows 10 upgrade but I  do remember that when I read it I immedialy concluded my Tablet has nowhere near enough free space, with only just over 3 GB at present (and likely to become less).  Am I right in thinking that the fact that W10 will be replacing W8.1, so the memory memory it occupies. will be available, does not alter this?  It might be a daft question (I have quite limited expertise!) but it got me wondering if an external USB HD or some other device can be used?  I have read that any recent machine (mine is only a few months old) which can run Windows 8 now, will be able to run Windows 10. The suppliers of my Quantum View 10.1 Tablet emailed customers while ago to tell us we would be eligable for the upgrade.
I would welcome some clarification of this issue. 

Answer:Hard Drive Does Not Have Enough Free Memory?

I found the article that set me thinking.  A quote below ---- for my own benefit really as I expect the rest of you are familiar with it already. 
'So once again, to reiterate, if you bought your computer in the past, well five years or so, you are going to get pretty good performance out of Windows 10. It may even run on older devices.'

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Can't find manuals or videos for this specific model disassembly. I'm an IT pro and I don't want to chance damaging an HP case (I just did that to a G3). Help? Ideas? 

Answer:How to replace memory or hard drive?

Hello, Please try this : 1) Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I work in the Communications department of a university. They are looking to buy memory and hard drive upgrades, 5 each. Here's some info:

-128MB RAM (qty. 5)
-20GB hard drives (qty. 5)

What brands would you recommend? I heard Crucial Memory is good:

128MB RAM for $44.09, I heard their product is good. Do you agree? What about for hard drives:

20GB 5400RPM Ultra DMA/ATA 100 for $59.00??
Seagate 20GB 5400RPM for $68.00??
20.5 GB - WD205EB 5400RPM Protg OEM ATA100 for $71.00??

Any suggestions? Feel free to e-mail me at [email protected] with any suggestions, or if you need more info.

Thanks for any help

Answer:memory & hard drive upgrades

Hi, this is just my opinion, but here goes

First, the memory. Yes, Crucial is a very good choice for memory. Before you buy, be sure it is the correct type for what your requirements are ( use their Memory tool on the home page). Also, another good memory maker is Kingston. However, I do not believe that they sell directly to the public, so you would have to buy through a reseller. The important thing about buying memory is to be sure it has a lifetime warranty. This will protect you down the road, in cases of failure etc. under normal conditions

All of the Hard Drives you listed are good drives. I have no particular choice between them, Though I know from personal use that I have used Western Digital Hard drives without one failing on me. The only thing I see with the particular ones you have chosen is that they are all 5400 rpm drives. These drives will be a bit slower on seek and access, simply because of the speed of the platters ( 5400 rpm). If you have the budget, I would pay a bit more for a 7200 rpm drive.

Another Hard Drive maker to consider is Maxtor. They also make good drives.

Hope this is helpful to you

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My laptop is an advent 7201 which I bought about 3 months ago and is windows vista home premium.For the past 2 months,it has shown approx. 46GB free of 69.1GB.I installed sony ericsson PC suite on it transferred my photos from my camera phone to my laptop,then since I got a message that CAPI WORKER MODULE had stopped working,I uninstalled sony ericsson PC suite.My computer now shows 52GB free of 69.1GB.As far as I can see,everything on my computer is working O.K. and I am certain I did not uninstall anything else.Can anyone please explain to me why I now have more memory?

Answer:Hard drive memory puzzle.

When you removed the software did it perhaps take all the photos with it?Just a suggestion, I haven't a clue but if it did do that it wouldn't affect the way windows runs at all.

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Somehow adding 1Gb mem (2x512Mb) causes my PC to either reboot spontaneously or not see my HD at bootup.

I remove the additional mem and it boots and runs fine (note: running with just the two new sticks is fine as well).

The bios is reading all new mem correctly at POST.

Answer:Adding memory -> can't see Hard Drive?

It's obvious that the two sets of memory are not going to play well together.

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I would like to upgrade my hard drive to a SSD and also upgrade memory. I have a HP model 15-g010dx laptop/

Answer:Upgrade memory and hard drive to ssd

Roozell Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Both are certainly doable. Here is the Maintenance and Service Guide for your laptop: Memory and drive information are on page 2. As to memory, there is only one slot, and it will hold a memory stick up to 8GB. As to SSD, any 2.5" SSD should work without problems. The Easiest way to migrate to an SSD is to use one with the same capacity as your hard drive, connect the SSD to the laptop using a USB-to-Hard-Drive cable, and use a "cloning" app to migrate the contents of the HDD to the SSD. When this is done, all you have to do is then swap the SDD for the HDD in the laptop. My personal recommendation is to use a third party tool known as Macrium Reflect to do the cloning. What I recommend is the following:1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)2) Connect the new drive to the PC using a USB drive adapter3) Follow the instructions in this link: Shutdown the PC when done5) Swap the drives and reboot the PC. You should boot from the new drive without any problems. Good Luck

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with a 60 gig hard drive and 1 gig of memory. I run AutoCad and do drawings for my cabinet shop and the hard drive is almost full. If I bought a new 320 gig hard drive what's the best way to transfer the data? The only discs I have are the ones Dell sent with the original CPU. I have read in other posts that there is some times a problem reloading the operating system if you don't have the original retail installation disc.I have Carbonite service but I don't know if that will help or not.
Forgive me if this is a stupid question. I've been building cabinets for 30 years but I'm only 7 years old in computer.

Answer:Time for new hard drive and more memory.

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Hello...I have a W700ds and I just installed a second hard drive (500 GB) to my machine. So now I have a 500 GB drive (using this as the primary) and a 160 GB (secondary) drive. I also just installed Vista 64 on the machine. I made sure to set my drives to non RAID, so that I may use them as two separate drives. When I boot up, before Windows comes up, I can see that it finds both drives. Under "Physical Disks" it shows 465.7 GB and 149 GB. The issue is when Windows finally comes up. I check Windows Explorer and it states that I now have a 316 GB drive and a 137 GB drive. My questions are, why did the drive go from 465.7 GB to  316 GB? Also, is there a way to recover the "missing" storage space. If so, please let me know how. Thanks in advance, for your help. --Max

Answer:Where is the rest of my hard drive memory?

Look for some hidden partitions. Lenovo creates them for recovery. If you have created recovery DVDs you "could" delete them. I would keep them around until I "really" needed the space.

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i have a new samsung laptop running windows 7 64bit.when i first set it up the 1tb hard drive partitioned. that was ok, everything worked fine. a couple of days later i couldn't start windows, no idea why. as it was new and not a lot of files on it yet i reset it to when i first recieved it. now the hard drive shows 2 partitions ,one of 360gb and one of 54mb. how do i get back to 1tb of hard drive?

Answer:memory missing from hard drive

You can do it two ways - Windows 7 has its own built in Disk Management Partition Tool or you can use a 3rd party Free download (EaseUs) - this link provides instructions for both - enter link description here

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Hi, I wonder if you can advise me how I can identify what memory type I need on my old HP Brio/Windows 2000 PC in order to upgrade it (currently 256mb)Also I'd like to fit a larger hard drive (currently 10g) how do I go about that and again how do I identify what I needMany thanks. Harley D

Answer:Upgrade Memory & Hard Drive

Try click hereIt's a very comprehensive site and should be of help.

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My wife's ACER 5100 has lately slowed WAY down. It takes forever to boot and do anything. When it does finish booting the memory is 80% used up and the hard drive light is constantly flashing... I ran CCleaner and Easy Cleaner, as well as a full system virus scan. Any clue what the problem could be and how to fix it? I have attached the hijackthis log, but after that have no clue
Thanks for any suggestions.


Answer:Memory is all used up and hard drive ia always busy,,,

I see in your log that she has pcap installed. This is used legitimately in network monitoring/diagnosis software to capture info flowing across the wire. If you have never installed such software, I would deem it suspicious, as capturing network traffic can reveal account #s and other juicy things of interest to hackers.

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Evening all, could someone please tell how to find where my memory is being used by each program?,Acronis partition was using 46GB, I have reduced this to 10GB, I did not see the large improvement in c drive I was expecting.I have 58GB free from usable memory of 186GB. I do not have much information stored from my input, the rest is mainly programs. I do hope you all can understand this writeup. regards Aine

Answer:hard drive memory /program used

I think you mean disk space not memory (RAM). WinDirStat shows where disk space is being used including a graphical display. Just let the mouse pointer hover over the coloured areas to identify different file types, here click here

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I'll soon be installing 2 additional memory chips, an extra parallel port and a second hard drive in my Compaq Presario 5461 with Win98-v2 OS. I want to do this all at the same time.

I've read that whenever something like that is done, I should back up everything, and make note of all my BIOS settings BEFORE I even open up the tower to install the new components.

Is this true?

Where do I find and record the BIOS settings for my Compaq??

Answer:Installing Memory and Hard Drive

When you bootup your computer, it'll usually say something like "Hit DEL to enter Setup" during the RAM count. This would be the BIOS. As for whther to backup, yes!!!!!!! There's a good chance a screwup will happen, whether your fault or not.

Just remember, i could be wrong.

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A week ago I had same problem 130 gig of hard drive memory and
was vanishing throughout the day.
it got down to 15 gig then I dont know what i did but it came back
Now yesterday same problem memory is vanishing and I went from 130 gig to 24 gig. How do I fix this

Answer:Hard drive memory vanished

This should help point you to the culprit in pretty short order.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

My first guess is virtual memory is shooting out of control for some reason. would more than likely be the result of a bad app running.

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The H/D on my Acer lap-top (5720G) is split into two partitions. The C drive is now getting short of memory, so I would like to grab some from the D drive and move it over to C. How do I do this?

Answer:Moving memory in hard drive

I think you must mean that your C Partition is getting full dont you,they dont have seperate memory?

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i have been having lots of problems with my hard drive C and D drives .it tells me my hard drives are full even after i have defraged it ! can anyone help me?

Answer:fales hard drive memory

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I've just had a Corsair SATA 120Gb hard drive installed in my new computer. Trouble is when I checked how much memory I've got it said that it's only 111Gb in total with 67Gb free! I understand that a big chunk of memory would be taken up with basic systems memory, but it said I only have a drive with 111Gb in TOTAL, not the 120Gb as it says on the box! Can anyone explain where all the memory's gone?

Answer:Missing Hard Drive Memory?

For the record, memory and hard drive space are two separate things. That being said, hard drives have always had lower actual sizes than advertised. For years, the explanation was printed on the sides of the boxes, but it's become common knowledge, so the warnings typically aren't printed anymore.

A gigabyte isn't 1000 megabytes, it's 1024 megabytes. A megabyte isn't 1000 kilobytes, it's 1024....and so on. 111 GB of actual space on a 120 GB drive is normal.

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Hi Everyone,

I've had this problem with multiple hard drives, but when I delete a file or uninstall a program and go back to check to see if my disk has more space available, the free space doesn't change. (This occurs both on OS partition and extra storage partitions)

- I had norton Ghost installed and but uninstalled it along with the whole norton restore thing.
- I did empty the recycle bin
- I did a windows provided disk cleanup
- I would like to defrag but i don't have enough space.

If just feels like the memory isn't freeing up. I'm not sure what it is that taking up so much space. When i right click on C:\ and check the properties it tells me that I have used up 14.5gigs of the 15gigs available but then i go into the drive and check the file size of each individual folder (i.e "Program Files", "Windows", ...) then add up the files sizes, it doesn't come near the size of 14.5gigs. More like 8gigs.
Where's the rest of my 6gigs go?

I'm juggling with 700mb on my OS drive and would like to free more space.

*edit* The hard drive is NTFS format

Answer:Hard Drive memory problem

Give BCwipe a try. Download and install then try the wipe all free space option.

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Having trouble on a fiends computer, P2, 233Hz, slow i know.But it been playing , on boot up, its ben checking memory, but has started to run thorugh this approx 3 imes before O.King it self, and then loading win98,But i has started to crash on boot up, get he post boot checks doe and then stops, requesting operating system in,Has anyone got any suggestion concerning why it keeps checking memory?and why it as started crashing on boot?Could this be just doen to memory, or is there something else happening, recently before all this happened I had put in a new 20Gb seagate hard drive in, could and if this has something to to with it, and how can I tell?

Answer:Is It bad memory, hard drive or conflict ?

If you want to stop the memory check just press ESC. Have you booting into safe mode? From there you could run scan disk and system file checker. If it won't boot into safe mode then try running scan disk from the C: promptTo boot into safe mode I have always pressed the Ctrl key as the PC is booting up before it gets to loading windows but others prefer to press F8. You will get a menu and you can choose which option you want by using the arrow keys

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I have a Gigabyte 7ZXE Mother Board1.1 Gig AMD Duron Processor40 Gig Western Digital Ptotege UDMA 100 Hard DriveI tried replacing the extisting 64MB memory with Crucial 256MB 168DIMM PC133 NP CL3.I checked with thew crucial web page to get correct memory for the Mother Board.However when I installed the memory the hard drive failed.Any ideas?

Answer:add memory - hard drive fails

When you did all this you could have messed up the bios if u took power off is ur battery low ? is it a slave or master, if you had to take the ribbion off to get at the ram slot's is back in right order ???

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I'm in the process of fixing a horribly infected computer, so the most logical thing to do is to reformat, but the problem is after the reformatation, i found that the other partitions were infected, and to make matters worse they re-infected (to my surprise) the partition i JUST formatted (virus scan of the reformatted partition showed approx 60 virues, bugs, trojans)

so the genius in me thought that i could just delete those partitions and re-allocate them into the c drive, and then reformat again...
when i tried that the d:/e: (2 other probably infected partitions) did NOT became unallocated space, instead, they just disappeared!
so when i look at the windows setup reformation screen, it only recognizes my C: drive to be active, even when i use various other programs to look for the other partitions, they exist, and can be restored, but only to replace the C: and will not recognize the full hard drive memory of 80 gigs.

Currently my computer stands at this status:
C: 40 gigs Recognized, allocated, windows xp installed, cleaned of viruses (because d/e are missing)
D: 30 gigs missing, ?, windows xp installed (inactive,used to originally take out important files after the initial virus issue, c drive did not have enough memory to carry another copy of Windows XP), probally still virus
e: 10 gigs missing, ?, just memory, probally still viruses

Of the 80 gig hard drive, only 40 recognized

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Answer:Missing Hard drive Memory

If all else fails, reformat with Fdisk. Check your disk manager (start>control panel>administrative tools>computermanagement>disk Management), and do a print screen.

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I have an old computer with a 386 processor and a 1.5gb hard drive which I re-formatted. When I tried to reinstall windows 95 it reported insufficient space. The hard disk is now only registering a capacity of 75mb?? How can I get the PC to recognise the 1.5Gb??

Answer:hard drive memory problems

Is it a full windows 95 disc not a restore disc. and have you got all drivers and software you need to reinstall

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Hello guys ,I wonder if someone can help me.I bought a laptop few days ago ,OS windows 7and 320 GB hard drive,I am losing so much memory more than 35 GB so far without instaling any thing on it ,I just did the recovery disc thing when I started ,I'd love to know where did this memory go ?thanks

Answer:hard drive memory loss

Why is this thread marked Solved? Did you find the solution to your question?

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Just bought an external hard drive with 160GB memory. I tried to download all of my present hard drive file 32GB to the external one. It transfered 4GB and then I got an error message saying "you have either run out of space or the backup file is too large for the disk. Note, if the disk is formatted with FAT32 the maximum possible size for the backup file is limited to 4GB."
I have no idea what all of this means. Can you help me? I have windows XP.

Answer:External Hard Drive-Memory

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With reports from Computex 2007, several prototype products were coming out. One was PQI's "Flash Hard Drive 256 GB". I suppose this is similar to SSD. Anyway, if you use Flash HDD or SSD, do we have need for traditional Memory in their conventional slot then?

Answer:FLASH HARD DRIVE to do away with memory?

Considering that a flash drive has a latency of ~100000 ns versus ~50ns of DDR2 RAM and you have ~100MB/s throughput versus ~6000MB/s of DDR2..

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I am running 32 bit vista and have a hard drive memory of 69.1 GB.

I kept getting messages to say computer very low on memory. I uninstalled all programmes except those installed as factory settings, virus scanner and microsoft office. I also did disk cleanup numerous times to no avail. I couldn't understand what was taking up so much memory.

I removed all photos which freed up about 6GB so was pleased with this. However,.....only a few days later I have only 996MB left and I haven't installed anything else. The only thing was a vista update which it said was important, but surely this would not take up so much space

Please help as I don't know what is taking up space and what to do

Answer:Help my hard drive memory disappears

I do not think that you mean hard drive memory. Memory has nothing to do with the hard drive. The rest of your post is worded as though you have lost space on your hard drive, space that is unaccounted for. If I am correct this is what you do
Make a full anti virus scan
Then download and make a full scan with malwarebytes.
If these steps do not produce any meaningful results
Download win dir stat which will allow you to see exactly what is on your hard drive.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
Usually when questions like this come up, it is discovered that Shadow copies are taking up room, ie the system restore points. If you want to free the space taken by system restore, turn off system restore, then boot, then turn on system restore, then make a system restore point. You do not want to remove all the points as they are there in case of emergency.
System Restore

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Hi i have a compaq presario pc with 512mb of ram and 80 gb hddrecenly i done a pc recovery to fix a faulty boot up after that i went on my computrer and i found two probslemsfirts one is that even thpugh i have a 80gb hdd the,compiter only says that total disk space is 68gbsecond of all i am very low on memory only have 4 gb leftany help would be good

Answer:Hard drive memory issue

Go here click here as you really have way to little ram in your PC.Have a look in disk management and see if you have another partition which might explain the missing Gb. Remember that because of the way harddrives are measured your 80Gb is really only 74.5GBs. So in effect only 6.5Gb are missing.I have no doubt someone here will explain where it has gone.

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I have a problem with my laptop. It is a new machine with windows XP, 512Mb ram, and a forty gig hard drive. My wife was using it and she had two applications open, Word and Excel. When my wife went to save her work she received an error message saying the hard drive was full. So being the woman she is she saved it to a flash drive she had bought. When I looked at the files in question they totalled no more than seven hundred kilo bytes. I am worried now in case the drive is faulty.Can you help please?

Answer:No memory!!! hard drive full

How much of the drive shows as full when you right click on the drive and look at "properties"?

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Hello Member,
I have a problem with my PC. I could not see all files been saved on my desktop. I have a system check window that comes up with the following error message:
Hard Drive and memory errors are detected on your PC
To fix detected critical errors you I will need to purchase the full version of the product
Please help me

Answer:Hard Drive Memory Error

Not sure but it maybe be virus especially if they want money off you.
Until someone can give you the proper advice try downloading Malwarebytes updating and run it to see if it finds any problems.

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I just installed WINXP PRO on my fujitsu lifebook c4230 laptop, and I'd like to add or upgrade more memory on it because it's still running slow. i installed xp from a clean slate and deleted WIN98 permanantly. As I was searching thru google for memory. I found something called "Memory" and another called "Hard Drive" What should I buy to get more memory on my laptop so windowsXP can perform flawlessly and open my programs in a snap! Below is a few information specs I got from the system information.

Total Physical Memory: 64.00 MB
Available Physical Memory: 9.75 MB
Total Virtual Memory: 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory: 1.96 GB

What's the difference between physical and virtual memory? and what's the difference netween memory and hard drive?

Answer:Laptop Memory/Hard Drive Help

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I am going out of my mind. I believe that I have a virus and would appreciate some help with this, as I have not been able to solve this issue on my own. First, I have removed several files, incl programs which I believe have been clogging my system. Despite this, there is an increase in memory and then one second later, I receive an error message stating that my memory is critically low. I now have no memory left, cannot download any anti-virus software, I let the suscription to Kapersky Anti Virus expire and then I deleted the software completely......big mistake. Is there a series of steps that I can take to manually remove what I believe is a virus. I even tried to use an online virus scanner but of course it says that I do not have enough memory to download the file. Please help me!!!

Answer:Rapidly Decreasing Hard Drive Memory

I was truly hoping that someone on this site would be able to help with this issue. Please, I would really appreciate it if someone could give me some suggestions, as to how to resolve this problem.
Thank you

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Up till now I have used an external hard drive as a back up.
But I dont need a lot of space, maybe 10GB.
I am thinking of going over to a USB memory stick as they seem so much cheaper than a hard drive.
What would you do please? Are there advantages/disadvantages of using a memory stick? Are they considered more reliable than a hard drive?
Thank you

Answer:External hard drive or USB memory stick

Any back up source can become corrupted
so always back up to two different sources.
Memory sticks have a finite number of read write cycles
The memory in flash drives is commonly engineered with Multi-level cell (MLC) based memory that is good for around 10,000 writes; but some flash drives have Single-level cell (SLC) based memory, good for around 100,000 writes. There is virtually no limit to the number of reads from such flash memory.
A well worn USB may be write protected to help ensure the life of individual cells; however, the USB connector hardware can withstand only around 1,500 cycles. from here

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I just had NIS 2012 on my computer - it ran a full scan (even though full-scan was disabled) this scan killed he PC to a standstill, the hard-drive was making some funny noises and programs were unresponsive, i got rid of NIS 2012 and tried to install Avira IS 2012, during install i got an error which said something like

fwinst.exe can not be read from memory (numbers here) at reference location 00x00000000, click OK to debug

no matter how many times i tried, with web installer and full installer i got same problem, so i decided to download Avast IS and try that - low and behold the exact same error came up:

can not be read from memory (numbers here) at reference location 00x00000000, click OK to terminate

BUT when i ran the avast installer again it continued the installation and is working, so to be sure ive uninstalled it with avast removal tool twice and re-installed twice and both times results were the same, error, terminate, re-run installer and it worked..

I ran a DISKCHECK and after it finished and proceeded to launch windows I had a BSOD which said SESSION5_INITIALIZATION_FAILED which would continue at every boot attempt from which I could only recover if i used "Last Known Good Configuration" - it has since booted normally

can anyone tell me what this could be? I think there is surface error on hard-drive, specifically where the temp folder is located - can anyone advise a program I can run at boot from CD or USB that can scan & fix the HDD..?

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Answer:Cant be read from Memory (hard-drive damaged?)

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Peter at the XP Support Forum suggested I contact you. Something is eating my C Drive! I am running XP Pro on a Gateway 450 Laptop. Last week, my memory was down to 1%. I ran Zone Alarm's virus and spyware scans which resulted in the removal of an IE plugin. My free memory was instantly back to where it should be: 15 GB of 30 GB, which allowed me room to defrag my disk. Since then, it has been on a steady decline, but I have not installed or created anything that would result in such a memory reduction. Each time I check the properties of my C Drive, the free memory is substantially less. I am now down to about 1.5 GB. I have followed all of the steps listed in your announcements. This problem seemed to start when I replaced Norton Security (due to an apparent conflict with the Windows Firewall) with Zone Alarm because I was having Internet connection (cable modem with wireless) problems. Please help! Thank you!

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 8/4/05
Get updates at

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
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Answer:Hard Drive Memory Disappearing Rapidly

I'm just trying to get my original message to the top of the heap. Thanks.

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Okay, so on my laptop with Windows 7 I am the admin (i guess... haha)

Anyways here is the problem.

I am running out of memory on my admin account and I need to increase it.
when ever I change the quota of it, it never actually changes. Do i need to restart my computer or something?
Does anyone know how to help me? i would really appreciate help. Thank you.
I am in need, thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Hard Drive Memory Thing... Help!

Hi -

Not playing semantics here I assure you, but the term is "hard disk drive space". You are running very low on free space on drive c:

The Quota Management screenshot shows that there is no quota in effect.

Two areas to check -

1. Download and install TreeSize -

After installation, RIGHT-click on the TS icon, select "Run as Administrator"

2. System Restore - Download the zip file, extract the .bat file - save it to Documents folder. RIGHT-click on the BAT file, select "Run as Administrator". A Notepad will open with results. Save it as a text file. Upload and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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Hi, My T430 is on its way. I configured my T430 with a 320GM 7200 rpm HD and only 4GB RAM, as I figured to upgrade on my own to save a few dollars. While the RAM is easy enough to upgrade, has anyone done this yet on the new T430? What brand/type of RAM is it? The biggest question is hard drive upgrade. I intend to upgrade to a crucial 256 GB M4 2.5" Drive (good pricing online right now). This will be my first hard drive upgrade, any advice would be great (i.e. will this SSD fit, be compatible, etc.) Thanks G

Answer:T430 Hard Drive and Memory Upgrade

Buy RAM from Crucial as their RAM always works with ThinkPads (and is high quality) and you will not have any issues. I would order a 2 stick set and replace the stock RAM when upgrading to avoid any timing mismatch conflicts as those can cause blue screens. The drive you are looking at should work just fine in the T430. It is also one of the fastest SSDs on the market. One thing I would do though is order the UltraBay HDD adapter and stick the stock drive in there for storage since the optical drive usually goes unused. I did that with mine and use it to store my files on, OS/Programs go on th SSD. When you stick the SSD into the main drive bay leave the original drive in it's cage and only put the rubber bumpers on the SSD. The case locks the drive into the UltraBay adapter. Just be sure to make a recovery disc set before you pull the stock drive since you will need it to install the factory image onto the SSD. Don't worry about bloatware since ThinkPads do not come with it.

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What gives? I am supposed to have 80 GB but only about 75 GB is accounted for. Does this mean my hard drive is damaged? Also lately I have been noticing sometimes when I let my computer go into sleep mode it goes black(not the screensaver) and will not respond. Also during this nonresponsive time my fans are going full force. I tried just leaving the case open thinking something was overheating and that would help but to no avail.

I know you guys know your **** and aren't incompetent like me so enlighten me please.

Answer:Correct hard drive memory not listed.

Question 1

Question 2
Power saving settings don't always work right on a desktop. Which Windows version are you using?

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I am wanting to buy a new computer, is a computer faster with more RAM memory, or bigger hard drive? I see them with a 512 memory with 100GB, and a 1024 memory with 100GB as well, which is faster? With the same size hard drive, does the bigger memory make it faster? Also, will I need a 1024 for Windows Vista Home Basic, or will a 512 suffice?

Answer:Need help in hard drive space and memory info...

Microsoft recommends 1024MB of memory for Windows Vista.  Assuming the hard drives run at the same rotational speed and are the same type drive (IDE vs. SATA), the drive size is not going to make a difference. 

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I am having a problem with memory on my computer, not enough of it! I really want to buy new games like Fallout 3 that are 8Gb, and my computer has all the specifications that it needs to play it except memory. I was thinking of buying an external hard drive but realized that you can't put software and games on it? If this is true, is there any other device that exists that can hold 8Gb without having to by a new hard drive that contains more memory?


Answer:Computer memory andexternal hard drive help?

Your post is unclear- there is a difference between memory and hard drive space, they are different. It would help if you posted your spec s we could see what you have.
If its the hard drivwe that worries you, you can run from an external drive. It will be slower than an internal ( althogh this depends on exactly what sort you get) but it should run.

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I was woundering if there was a program that would permenantly erase any and all data (besides the registry data) on my computer. I had recently incountered spyware on my computer and it wouldn't let me get to the desktop it goes to the Windows XP loading screen and then it restarts again and i was thinking that if i destroyed all data on that computer that it might fix it. I'll take any advice or tips on how to go about this so please don't hesitate. For the programs i need FREEWARE


Answer:Destroying all programs and memory from a hard drive

Do you mean other than reformatting and reinstalling the os?

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my memory on my hard drive is dropping really fast! i keep deleteing files and i have ran disk clean up but it is still dropping down until it gets to 0!

Answer:hard drive memory dropping fast!!! HELP!

You need to get your terms straightened out - hard drives are storage, ram is memory.

So, what are the actual indicators you are using to see this '0'?

What Antivirus and Antimalware are you using?

What is your system configuration?

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I am looking to pull the trigger on a T470 and have a question. It seems the best value is to buy it more bare bones and upgrade on my own. I'm slightly confused on upgrading the HD though. If I get it with the 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5", SATA3, what can of hard drive can I replace it with? Does it have to be an SSD or can it be an OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe? Also, if I get it with 8 GB of memory, can I put another 16 GB into the other empty slot? Or does it have to be 8 GB as well to match? 

Answer:T470 Hard drive and memory upgrades

Hi shwank,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding ThinkPad T470 HDD & Memory upgrade.
shwank wrote:
I am looking to pull the trigger on a T470 and have a question. It seems the best value is to buy it more bare bones and upgrade on my own. I'm slightly confused on upgrading the HD though. If I get it with the 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5", SATA3, what can of hard drive can I replace it with?
>Lenovo uses a 2.5 inch SSD adapter to have the PCIe M.2 SSD. So, you can have a default 2.5 inch HDD or 2.5 inch SSD or a PCIe M.2 SSD (using a 2.5 inch SSD adapter bracket) and they are all mutually exclusive.
Does it have to be an SSD or can it be an OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe?
>It can be both as system does has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage
Also, if I get it with 8 GB of memory, can I put another 16 GB into the other empty slot? Or does it have to be 8 GB as well to match?
>Normally we upgrade the Memory in pairs like 2x8GB=16GB or 2x16GB=32GB. But you can also put another 16GB to make it 24GB in total.

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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This is supposedly what happened to my computer. Is there some way to prevent this or find out early enough to prevent drive erasure?

Answer:Can bad memory module erase hard drive?

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I have an ancient (7 yrs) Sony vaio that suits me fine except that my c drive is mostly full( 680mb free out of 7.8 gb) . This drive is the other partition of a d drive which is 10.1gb, which is mostly empty.  How can I get some of the programs from the c drive to the d drive???This notebook uses Windows xp.

Answer:memory problem with divided hard drive

You can't. Programs have to be reinstalled. Still, even if you reinstall programs to drive D, some programs' files have to reside on Windows partition (C). Your best option is to move some data files (pictures, movies, etc.), or repartition your hard drive, or get bigger drive.Whatever you do, Windows needs at least 15% of drive C to be free (1.2GB in your case).

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Hi everyone I have a registry virus half my registry is locked by owner creator and will take me for ever to unlock all the registry along with having locked system32/drivers I was just wondering where the registry aka regedit is locked memory or hard drive because I want to get a new hard drive but I don't want my computer to get infected again if it is located in the memory.

Answer:Regedit stored on hard drive or memory

Hello Holly

Regedit is a file that runs the Registry Editor on computers that run the Microsoft Windows operating system. The Registry Editor stores settings and values for the computer's operating system, hardware, software and users. The file regedit.exe is located in the Windows directory on the hard disk when viewing the contents of My Computer. Regedit allows a user to view registry entries as well as edit and make changes to various registry values. Viruses in the registry, as well as the memory and file system structure of a computer, can eventually spread, and catastrophically and adversely affect the performance of software, files and devices connected to the computer. Detecting viruses as soon as possible decreases the risk of irreversible damage to the system registry and prevents viruses from replicating to other areas of the computer and causing the same potentially irreversible damage.

Most important areas in registry to check if you think that malware is in your system are:

1) StartUp
C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
Startup="C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders]
Startup="C:\windows\start menu\programs\startup"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\User Shell Folders]
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Hard Drive Memory missing HELP
I recently hard to start off fresh by reloading my OS.....

The problem is..All my old files are seperated on the drive and also has cut my drive memory substanially since the drive appears smaller than actually is....

I believe my old files and information is in the absent memory block of the drive(s)..

Need help..

OS Vista Home Premium 32bit

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I have a dual core Samsung computer running Windows 7. When I look at the computer panel it seems all the data is being stored on the C drive and nothing on the D or J drive. I assume one of these is the second of the dual cores? can I safely move files from the C drive to one of these?

Answer:Using dual core memory on hard drive

Dual Core refers to the processor, not the hard disk.
Open Windows Explorer and click on Computer (or My Computer) and it should show you the Total Size and Free Space of each of the disk partitions. Post that information back here to start with.

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I hope someone is able to help me with this. I posted on the HiJackThis help forum almost two weeks ago but haven't had a response and I'm running out of memory options. For some reason the memory on my hard drive is quickly disappearing. Every time I turn on the computer I am losing on average 75 to 100 MB. I have purchased an external harddrive and have been removing photos and other large files while I have tried to discover the problem, but I'm running out of things to remove.

I have tried clearing the browsing history, temp files, etc from Internet Explorer every day so it is not that. I have searched for extra large files that are not recognized but cannot find any. I have run Adware, Spybot, AVG, and a Pandascan and have not had any luck there either. I have run HiJackThis and the log is below as well as the Pandascan log.

I'm thinking it is some sort of runaway program or unknown cache or something like that.

Thank you in advance for any help!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:57:40 AM, on 9/15/2008
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
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Answer:Please HELP - Hard Drive memory disappearing daily!!!

It is not malware related, no need to pursue your HJT log.

Please explain what you mean by running out of memory options. are you receiving errors of some sort?

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My available space on the C: drive repeatedly keeps draining away. Here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:00:52, on 19/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
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Answer:Hard drive memory constantly draining???

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HiAsus a7n8x-x mobo, x800pro graphics, 1Gb ddr, 3Ghz (2.1 I think) barton, on board sound, xp home edition, 550 watt psu, 40Gb hard drive. This is used mainly for games like doom 3/hl 2/ut 2004/etc.I had another post going about changing my hard drive as current one is very old and getting a bit noisey, I got it 2 years ago and even then it was a refurbished one. Through the replies I have been advised to go for an ata 133 7200 speed ide 8Mb cache hard drive (approx £50).On the basis that my current hard drive could last another year ? which would give me a better performance boost now: replacing my old hard drive for the one mentioned above or adding another 512Mb ddr ram ie to 1.5Gb in total. My mobo has 3 memory slots taking up to 3Gb ddr.many thanks as alwaysP

Answer:better performance gain - memory or hard drive??

I would say given that you already have a gig of RAM you won't notice much of a performance increase with another 512 I go for upgrading your hard drive.

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Something is eating my C Drive! I am running XP Pro on a Gateway 450 Laptop. Last week, my memory was down to 1%. I ran Zone Alarm's virus and spyware scans which resulted in the removal of an IE plugin. My free memory was instantly back to where it should be: 15 GB of 30 GB, which allowed me room to defrag my disk. Since then, it has been on a steady decline, but I have not installed or created anything that would result in such a memory reduction. Each time I check the properties of my C Drive, the free memory is substantially less. I am now down to about 1.5 GB. I have run Zone Alarm, CCleaner, NoAdware, 1 Click PC Fix, House Call and a couple of others that I have found mentioned on this forum. They have fixed the errors found, but the memory decline continues. This problem seemed to start when I replaced Norton Security (due to an apparent conflict with the Windows Firewall) with Zone Alarm. Any ideas of the cause? Please help!

Answer:Hard Drive Memory Disappearing Rapidly

Hi and welcome to TSF

It sounds as if the AV programs might be clearing the bulk of infection but perhaps not every trace and so it starts chomping away again during the 'wee small hours'.

I would suggest having a read here* and try some of the suggestions and maybe do a post on the HJT board and get the view of one of the security techs.


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ok one day i started up my comp and it said system start up file missing so i kept trying and still it said file missing so i clicked f 10 system recovery and i got it to work agin but all my files where delted and when i look at how much memory i have left its the same as before all my files got deleted and i whent to my c drive and clicked show all hidden files i still cant find what happend to them and i did the show all files in safe mode to,its like all my files got deleted but r still takeing up memory

Answer:Help Hard Drive Got Delted And Still Something Takein Up Memory

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I just read a similar thread, but it's a year old and I'd like to see the current recommendations. Here is my configuration: Screen Size15.6 inchesScreen Resolution1366 x 768Processor2.5 GHz Core i5-2520MRAM8 GB DDR3-SDRAMMemory Speed1333 MHzHard Drive500 GBGraphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 3000Chipset BrandIntelNumber of USB 2.0 Ports4ExpandOther Technical Details Brand NameLenovoSeriesThinkPadItem model number42404AUOperating SystemWindows 7 Professional This is from my invoice, is there a way to get system info off my notebook that I can copy/paste? (unlike Win system info) My harddrive has been full for a while and I'm looking to get a 1 tb drive and possibly SSD  I'm also continually running out of memory as I have a gazillion browsers, tabs and apps open. Just looked on Amazon: I read about adding SSD and should mention that my DVD player doesn't work anymore, so maybe I can put something else in it.   I also don't use wireless G3 etc, just regular wireless DSL. Greatly appreciate suggestions, thanks!

Answer:T520 upgrade hard drive and memory

If you don't need a WWAN card I would put a mSata SSD and install the OS and programs there. Then replace your 500GB with a 1TB drive.
Another option would be to replace the HDD with a standard 2.5" SSD, remove the optical drive, replace it with a HDD caddy and put a 1TB HDD there
OR... You put the mSata SDD in the WWAN slot, replace your 500GB with a 1TB drive AND add another 1TB with the caddy instead of the optical drive 
Plenty of options with a T520, it's a great ThinkPad 

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