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Question: defraged & lost disk space

Yesterday I was trying to clean up my hard drive to free up some space. As a matter of normal maintenance, I ran my defrag program. Before running it, I had about 46% free space, but after I ran it I have only 29% free space left. I've run defrag before and saved space. Now I've lost space. I don't know what I did wrong, but I desperately need that space back. Any help will be appreciated. Running Windows XP and my hard drive is only 40GB.

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Preferred Solution: defraged & lost disk space

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: defraged & lost disk space

*Try doing a Disc Cleanup
*Have you an up-to-date virus scanner?
*Was anything else running in the background when you ran defrag? (check with Ctrl+Alt and delete .... Applications tab. Close down everything under this tab)

Can't think of anything else!!!

Regards
Pop

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o.k...so heres my problem....im curently defragmenting my HD...i have two partitions...my C: drive and my D:drive.....i have my OS installed in my C: drive and alot of other things.....

So when i first started defragmenting my C:drive....i had 34.0 GB of free space..and i left to go eat taco bell..XD..and when i came back...it was around 70% done but the free space was down to ONLY 2 GB.....

so iv looked evrywhere and foun lots of people had this problem..didnt quite find a solution though....and BTW...im stil defragmenting *** im writing this...but i might just end it becouse it started going really slow.....im assuing becouse i have no free space left on that partition....

Another important thing is that im NOT using the disk defragmentor that comes with the OS....

im using one called "Piriform Defraggler"....and before that i used the default one that came with the os...and it said that it was 0% defragmented..but when i analyzed it with the other program..it said it was like 64% fragmented......

So if theres ny more info u guys need ...just let me know...and i dont know if my HD space will come back after i close the program..but idk..il let u guys know..becouse i might just close it out now..becouse i dont think it will finish any time soon....

so plz help me out with this problem.....and thanx in advance.......
 

Answer:Solved: Lost Hard Disk Space After Disk Defragment

KK..im sry guys....i was just doing sum "reasearch"..and found out how to fix it....it turns out i had to resize the maximun ammount or shadow copy space..or sumthing like that....i had to do it in the cmd prompt...so ya...

PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
 

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Question: Lost disk space

I have a hard disk with 3 partitions. Recently I noticed that I was losing a lot of disk space (5-6G). The total disk space used by all folders was must less than the 'Used space' reported by the property of the drive. After I purged the Norton Protected Recycle Bin, I reclaimed the lost space of my D: and E: but not my C:. I have another notebook which had the same symptom. My drive D: has the lost space reclaimed but not the C:. Where were the space used?
Is there any utility out there which shows the disk space usage, all files and folders and these lost space as well?
 

Answer:Lost disk space

Try scanning your disk partitions and fix the errors if any.
 

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Question: Disk Space 'Lost'

Now that I have got the desktop back working I find that I have, apparently, 'lost' some 40 gigs of disk space. It's a 250 gig HD and the only partition I can see is the active one -'C' and this shows that it's size is 189 gigs. I suspect that the Ubunto I installed prior to being able to reformat and install XP is still one the hard disk but hidden and that it 'allotted' this space for it's own use - but I may be completely wrong! Anyone have a clue of what happened and how to recover that space?

Answer:Disk Space 'Lost'

Have you looked in Device manager/ Disc management? it might be there as "Unallocated" in which case you can add it to your C:

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Question: Lost disk space

Hi all, this is my first post , wonder if anyone can help.

I'm running windows xp pro sp2, 128Mb RAM. Hard drive is 6.04Gb, of which 4.81Gb is used, 1.23Gb is free, file system is NTFS. I only recently installed windows and am confused where the space has gone. If I look at the folders in Drive C, 'windows' takes up 1.23Gb, 'program files' is 452Mb, 'docs and settings' is 110Mb.

I've run ccleaner, run an error check, and defragmented the drive. I also ran Disk Space Recovery Wizard 6.5 and this is what's really confusing me, it says

Total disk space 6,189 Mb
Current free disk space 1,262 Mb
Till now 4,465 Mb disk space has been recovered

During the 2 scans DSRW ran, the message 'one or more files appear to be securely protected and will not be scanned, continuing search' appeared. I realise the 'till now' figure is cumulative, but I've only run two searches (set I and set II), and my free disk space hasn't changed. On the first search there were files in the windows directory called something like set1.tmp through to set8.tmp, two of which were about 1Gb each. I'm sorry I didn't take too much notice of the names because I thought I'd found the problem. On subsequent searches the files are not found, so I assume they've been deleted, but still my free disk space is the same.

I should say that before this I had problems when attempting to install ms offi... Read more

Answer:Lost disk space

Hate to say it but XP OS will consume ~4Gb and this is what you are seeing.
 

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Question: Lost disk space

I recently had an issue with getting low disk space error messages. I cleaned out several GBs of disk space at least three times and each time the drive filled back up within minutes. I've done all scans and cleared system restore and the problem seems to be resolved. The problem now is that after running diskeeper lite and completely defraging the drive, according to the graphics there seems to be alot of red/fragmented files still on the drive. My question is: is there a program that I can use to locate those fragments and recover the disk space short of reformatting?? My estimate for lost space is between 10 and 12 GB.

Thnx in advance
 

Answer:Lost disk space

Try analyzing the drive with windows' built in defrag utility.
 

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Could there be lost files in my computer taking up space on my hard disk.
If so is there a way to get rid of them.
If they are unaccessible, I don't see why I should keep them.
Just trying to keep an old bird flying,
Dave
 

Answer:Looking for lost disk space

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Question: Lost disk space

here's the basic problem:

I've just installed a new Hard Disk into my spare computer (80GB). I then installed XP onto this HD.

During installation, I set a partition of 50GB and installed XP to this partition.

The problem is, how do I locate and utilise the remaining 30GB?

I was of the assumption that the 30GB would display as an unformatted drive in XP (my computer) after installation had completed.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

Answer:Lost disk space

Are you booting from your win xp CD? If so when you create a partition, say 50GB, underneath it should say unpartisioned space, set up a partition in the selcted space. I.e. press enter, it should then ask you to select the size, and then what file format you want to format it in.

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Question: Lost Disk Space

Hi there,

I have a problem with my system. It seems to be delting my disk space. Today I have lost 700mbs for disk space?? I have not downloaded anything? below is my hijackthis log. I thought I might a virus which is causing this to happen. I would appreciate if someone could take a look.

Many thanks

Runner77

ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:01:27 PM, on 28/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Cyberlink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UStorSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TightVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
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Question: Disk space lost

Hi, I have been trying to figure out what is wrong. sometime ago I noticed that the readings from properties, disk space reporter are not consistent. I wil try to explain. Please forgive my english for it is not my native lang.

My laptop has a 40gb hd with 2 partitions.

Used space in dsk c: according to properties is 5.03 Gb and 12.49 free space.

Disk Space reporter reads 4.17 gb of used space So were did the .86 gb of space went.

In Disk d: sometimes has been up to 2 gb of difference. right now I reformatted.

When defraging dsk d: I have read many A???????.exe or .dll files which cannot be located or seen by any other program but the defrag client. When I detected this the first time I called my technician who advised to reformat which I did.

I have reformatted my D: partition 3 times. due the reading of this files by defrag. I have run several antivirus, spyware, maleware, and everything comes clean. no infections detected. But it is very weird that my disk space starts to disappear for some invisible files.

Please advice. Any help to understand or get rid of this problem will be highly appreciated

I already posted in the thread Am I infected? and after following instruction the person who helped concluded that it might not be a maleware problem.

Answer:Disk space lost

a.exe is registered as the [email protected] worm which is transmitted via e-mail and attempts to install itself on your computer. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system.Sometimes Malwarebytes can miss things. That's why we scan with multiple scanners. This is normally done in the HJT forum. Read the preparation guide:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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I have a 120Gb Vertex III SSD disk on which I had 56 Gb free space space left untill the beginning of this week.
Now, suddenly I seem to have lost 6 Gb. of space, without having installed any new programs.
I can't make use of system recovery as on advice this item has been switched off from the beginning.
What could be the matter and what can I do to recover the lost space?
Are there any programs that would be advisable to transfer to my WD harddisk?

Answer:lost space on my ssd disk

Hello pmk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check through the items in the tutorial below to see if it may help ID where the HDD space is being used at. In particular, using OPTION ONE with the WinDirStat program may help the most.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Question: lost disk space

Hi folks..
I formatted my PC sometime back and have reinstalled Windows Vista SP1 with proper updates.
A week back i realised that my system has eaten around 15GB of my HDD space.
I did vssadmin, disk cleanup and even vsp1cln. But, unfortunately, I got back only 800 MB
Please help me to get out of this trouble !!

Thanks
 

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Question: Lost Disk Space

I have a Dell server with a 400GB HD. After installing Windows 2000 Server, Disk Management only reads 10GB of disk space for Partition C: and 120GB for Partition D:. Between drives C: and D: the total disk space is about 130GB. I lost almost 270GB of space. I installed Acronis Disk Director to see if I can recover that 270GB of missing space. Well Acronis only sees the same amount that Windows does.

Is there any other utility that I can use to regain that lost space.

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Lost Disk Space

TechnoBlast said:

I have a Dell server with a 400GB HD. After installing Windows 2000 Server, Disk Management only reads 10GB of disk space for Partition C: and 120GB for Partition D:. Between drives C: and D: the total disk space is about 130GB. I lost almost 270GB of space. I installed Acronis Disk Director to see if I can recover that 270GB of missing space. Well Acronis only sees the same amount that Windows does.

Is there any other utility that I can use to regain that lost space.

Thanks for any help.Click to expand...
Did you get a disk with the drive to enable large drive capability?
 

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Question: Lost Disk Space

I have 2000 on c and Xp pro on d drive, when i check the disk space from MY Computer details on drive D, it shows much lesser than it shows when i check the files in the drive.......i have allotted 20 Gb and have nothing more than just the operating system, no files and even the system restore is turned off. i do not want to format the drive too.
 

Answer:Lost Disk Space

Some actual figures would be helpful, as to the difference.

Also do not forget that the pagefile could use a lot but as a hidden file will not show up when checking the files.
 

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Question: Lost Disk Space

I recently fixed an Avent 7095 laptop by installing XP and choosing the option which did not involve re-formating the HDD.
The HDD seems to have a lot of space that is either hidden somewhere or lost. Is there some way of recovering it?

Answer:Lost Disk Space

I have an advent desktop pc (No sniggering,oh ok you can if you want,I think you`ll find it's a hidden portion with the operating system on it for a factory restore.By the way my the pc works fine never let me down in 3 years, well done pc world.

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Question: Lost disk space

When performing system restore, I find that I have lost about 2Gb of disk space when my PC restarts.Can you tell me how I can go about reclaiming this lost space?

Answer:Lost disk space

Can you think of anything that might account for that change in drive space?  Such a change, merely due to System Restore, seems odd.Anyway, why not use Windows Disk Cleanup tool and see where you stand?  If you want to try some other cleanup tool, I suggest CCleaner.

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Question: Lost Disk Space

I seem to have lost 2.73mgb of disk space?I have a 40mgb hard drive, partitioned C & D, yet the disk manager shows total capacity of 34.18 on C and 3,09 on D, where did the 2,73 mgb go?The free space is 26.16 on c and 2,22 on d, so I don't really miss the 2,73mgb - but where did it go?

Answer:Lost Disk Space

It is correct. Because GB in marketing is not GB in Computing. GB inm marketing = 1000MB, GB in computing = 1024MB, same as MB, 1000K in marketing and 1024K in computing, so 40GB is really 40/1.024/1.024 = 38.15GB even less if some part is used to store some recovery "disk".

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Hello all,

I lost 7GB+ of my hard disk space due to some unknown reasons. I was trying to move a large .exe file(1.78GB) to a folder, and my computer didn't seem responsing, so I repeated the "cut" & "paste for a couple times. Then my pc just froze, so I had to cut the power. After it restarted, I noticed that I lost 7GB+ of hard disk space. My guess is that WinXp held a large space to make copies of the .exe files, but the power was off before it put the copies into the specified locations. And WinXp wasn't able to release the space after restarting. Does anyone know if I can get back my hard disk space? or I need to reinstall windows? Any helps will be appreciated. Many thanks!!

Answer:Lost Hard Disk Space (7GB+)

How does your Recycle Bin look?

Do a chkdsk /f

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Hello Experts,
 
I just want to get your thoughts on why my disk space has suddenly lost. The machine is running on VM and I allocated 80 GB of disk space. After a couple of weeks it is almost full with only 700MB left. Sometimes it gets to a point that the space is 0. 
Would someone tell me what I need to do in order to recover the unaccounted space. I don't have much program installed on the said VM. It could only have at least 40 GB used.
 
Thanks in advance
 
 

Answer:Sudden Lost of Disk Space

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &n... Read more

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I have an 80gb hard disk, it has 3 partitions:recovery = 6.99gbC: = 27.95D: = 39.60Total 74.54Does anyone know where the other 5.46gb went??

Answer:Lost Hard Disk Space

Don't worry this is the difference in the way tht manufacturers and windows count disk space.Manufacturer 1G = 1000Windows 1G = 1024divide 1024 into 80000 aand get 78.125G knock abit off for formating and master boot record and 74G is correct.

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Well i found this program called auslogics disk defrag and i did a defrag over night and then i check my pc in the morning and 80 gb of space is missing. I'm one of those freaks who monitor their disk space constantly even though i have 1 tb but still where did my space go? I goggled this problem and there are numerous threads posting a fix and that is deleting shadow copies by right click the hard drive in windows but i tried multiple times and it does not work! Any one have suggestions on how to fix this ? I included a picture of the "unknown" disk space. Any suggestions on how to retrieve my space?

Answer:Lost Disk Space After Defrag

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SkippyDogg


Well i found this program called auslogics disk defrag and i did a defrag over night and then i check my pc in the morning and 80 gb of space is missing. I'm one of those freaks who monitor their disk space constantly even though i have 1 tb but still where did my space go? I goggled this problem and there are numerous threads posting a fix and that is deleting shadow copies by right click the hard drive in windows but i tried multiple times and it does not work! Any one have suggestions on how to fix this ? I included a picture of the "unknown" disk space. Any suggestions on how to retrieve my space?


Have you tried contacting them and ask the question?

Contact Us

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Hello all,

I lost 7GB+ of my hard disk space due to some un-known reasons. I was trying to move a large .exe file(1.78GB) to a folder, and my computer didn't seem responsing, so I repeat the "cut" & "paste for a couple times. Then my pc just froze, so I had to cut the power. After my pc restarted, I just lost 7GB+ of space. My guess is that WinXp held a large space to make copies of the .exe files, but the power was off before it put the copies into the specified folder. And WinXp couldn't release the space even after restarting. Do you know anyway that I can get back my hard disk space? or I need to reinstall windows? Any helps will be appreciated. Many thanks!!
 

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i dont even really know where to begin guys. ill do my best to explain my situation.

i had a pc dual booting windows and linux, the disk is 200gig and was partitioned as such

C: (this drive did hold windows, but i moved win to d:, long story, so this partion held mostly nothing (just the boot info for win)

D: (this drive held the main windows os, and some media, but was mostly reserved for windows)

G: (this was my storage drive, i think it was about 140 gigs, it had all my backed up audio and video)

??: (linux was installed at the end of my disk, i dont know what drive letter it was issued )

what happened was, someone changed my linux loggin password, and i was unable to figure it out (i not that good), so i had to format the linux partiton and reinstall. once i reinstalled i found that somehow the install corrupted the windows file hal.dll, and i was without a rescue disk. but linux worked fine, and at that point i know that my disk was still in order.

so i put in my windoes disk, couldent figure out the recovery console, i decided to just do a reinstall. when the windows installer prompted me to choose where i wanted to install, it gave me only one option...

C: 137gigs, used space

i found this very strange, b/c my C: drive was previously only 9gigs, and because NONE of the other partitions showed up.

137 gigs was also the size of my previous G: drive

so like a fool, i continued with the install, and now i have an operation window... Read more

Answer:I just lost ALOT of disk space...

Windows XP is not capable of using a disk bigger then 137GB unless it has Service-Pack 1 or 2 slipstreamed to it.

Link -> Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2
 

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I was trying to install windows xp on this hard drive that had 2 partitions on it. i wanted it as just one hard drive so i deleted one partition that was 20gb, and the remaining 35gb on the other partition, give or take remins. the 60gb hard now only shows as a 35gb hard drive. is there anything i can do?

Answer:hard disk space lost

you need to delete both partitions and create one partition that is the full size of the drive. you could try partition magic to merge the partitions though

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Hello Experts,
 
I just want to get your thoughts on why my disk space has suddenly lost. The machine is running on VM and I allocated 80 GB of disk space. After a couple of weeks it is almost full with only 700MB left. Sometimes it gets to a point that the space is 0. 
Would someone tell me what I need to do in order to recover the unaccounted space. I don't have much program installed on the said VM. It could only have at least 40 GB used.
 
Thanks in advance
 
 

Answer:Sudden Lost of Disk Space

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
 &#... Read more

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  Document and settings folder has grown to 62Gig there are 6sub folders with about 30Mb in the folder is there any way of getting the 61+Gig back into the C: drive without doing a full format of the machine.

Answer:Hard disk lost space

C:\Documents and Settings\What Operating System?This folder includes pretty much everything in short of Program Files.For example, your Temporary Files, User Settings, Personal Files (my documents, my pictures, ect...), Your Desktop is located there and your Application Data is located in Documents and Settings.You can free up a lot of space automatically using CCleaner.My suggestion is going through your files (Desktop and My Documents First) and deleting what you don't need.Then remove programs you don't use anymore.

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Hi, I have a 4g WD external Hard disk on which I usually backup my files. I only plug it into my laptop (windows xp) when I need files from it or when I need to back up my files. At one point, about two months ago, when I plugged it in and went to my computer to browse it, it didn't open when I double clicked it. When I right clicked it, other than the usual on the menu, I also got some weird messages like "if freedom is outlawed, then only outlaws will have freedom. But then I explored it and was able to do everything regularly. After that, I put the device away for some time. I realized then, that the task manager wasn't working, it said that it had been disabled by the administrator. The computer was considerably slower too. So I formatted my hard disk and installed xp all over again using the backup CD provided with the laptop. Yesterday, I plugged in the hard drive and when I explored it, I found that all the files disappeared, and they were replaced by a folder called "Recycler". There is nothing in the folder. But when I checked out the space on the disk, a big chunk of it was still being used. Does this mean that the files are still there? The freedom message was also gone. I have very important files on that hard disk. Is there away to get those files back?

THANKS

According to the instructions I had to attach some files, and paste a log here, so here it is:


DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Rafik at 18:57:16.56 on Sat 01/10/2009 ... Read more

Answer:Lost files but disk space still used

BUMP, please

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I have about 51Gigs of total space on C drive. Total space occupied is about 15Gigs, but it shows me that there are about 10Gigs of free space left. My question is: "Where is the other 25Gigs of somewhere lost space?" I checked everything, but could not find it.
Thank you in advance

Answer:Lost space on hard disk

Ok this is your primary drive i am assuming, before we can go further what operating system are you running XP or Vista an have you formated or done any partitioning to the disk recently?

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i bought a samsung 1000 gb hdd. model:HD103SJ (1000GB/7200rpm/32M) it was my primary hdd. when i bought it, had 938GB total space... i formatted n pertitioned it couple times... last time when i broke all pertition then it showed total 931. something... so total more than 7 gigs r completely vanished.... i tried to find that space but as i said, completely vanished..... so pertitioned it again with 931 gigs...... now how can i regain that 7 gigs????? plzzz help guys..........

Answer:hard disk lost space

harddrive becomes smaler and smaler over time.
when you format a HD or check it for errors.. bad sectors are marked as unusable and are not used by filesystems.
those bad sectors can't be repaired, they are vanished indeed.

but however 7 GB is alot.
how old is your HD?

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Hi,

3 weeks ago, I suddenly saw that the space memory of my disk went from 80gb free to 20gb free and it is now at 10gb free...People from another community told me I had a vundo. I tried a lot of anti malware, I used Norton 360, anti trojan elite, Vundo fix...I asked the help of a specialist who did not find anything but advice me to reinstall vista 64.
Could you help me before I install Vista again? Here is my log

[09/02/2008, 0:15:38] - VirtumundoBeGone v1.5 ( "C:\Users\LENOVO_USER\Desktop\VirtumundoBeGone.exe" )
[09/02/2008, 0:15:40] - User choose NOT to continue. Exiting...

[09/02/2008, 0:15:54] - VirtumundoBeGone v1.5 ( "C:\Users\LENOVO_USER\Desktop\VirtumundoBeGone.exe" )
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - Detected System Information:
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - Windows Version: 6.0.6001, Service Pack 1
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - Current Username: LENOVO_USER (Admin)
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - Windows is in NORMAL mode.
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - Searching for Browser Helper Objects:
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - BHO 1: {053F9267-DC04-4294-A72C-58F732D338C0} (HP Print Clips)
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - BHO 2: {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} (Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper)
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - BHO 3: {22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} (Skype add-on (mastermind))
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - BHO 4: {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} ()
[09/02/2008, 0:15:55] - WARNING: BHO has no default name. Checking for Winlogon refere... Read more

Answer:Lost Of Memory Space On Disk

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=931791Be sure and install and run MBAM as administrator(right click)

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I recently installed Windows 7 Premium Home edition and last week I noticed a mismatch with the space taken up on the C:/ drive and with that shown on the 'Local Disk (C:)' icon shown when I click on 'Computer'.
It originally showed 148 GB spare out of a total disk space of 465 GB. When I go into the C:/ and click on 'Select all' from the Edit menu it will read 234 GB when I click on Properties from the File menu.
The amount of free space seems to be getting progressively less - it was 148 GB about a week ago - it is now 134 GB - despite the fact that I have only downloaded a few MBs of graphic files.
Any one any idea of the cause of this and how it can be resolved?

Answer:Lost disk Space on C:/ Drive

Most likely to be "Restore points".
You can set the amount of space devoted to this - mine is set at 5% (16Gig)
If you have CCleaner it is easy to see how many restore points - (tools-system restore. Try deleting the oldest one and see if you get more space). Come back if more details needed.
Another useful tool is Treesize free. You can see where stuff is.
Treesize

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Running L412 Thinkpad. Windows 7 64bit Home Premium. 360Gb HDD. Downloaded and run WinDirStat which reports that I have 68Gb <unknown> disk space taken up. Windows System restore is turned off. System volume information shows 7.7Gb.  RRbackups is empty. Any ideas much appreciated

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I have a dell core two duo with XP 2.5 gig of ram and a 75 gig hard drive. I took my hard drive out of my old comp which is a 120 gig hard drive and put it in my new comp. i got it too see it but it wouldnt let me use it until I formatted it so i right clicked on it and selected format. when It formatted though it only showed that the second harddrive only had 31.4 gig of usable space. so then i used fdisk on it too see if it had a partition on it when i went into fdisk functions i selected 4 to see all the drives with partitions and it didnt even see the second drive. and that cant be right because I know that the drive is bigger that 31.4 gig. what do I do?
 

Answer:second harddrive added disk space lost

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Hi. My friend recently gave her thumb drive to me, and asked me to try and figure out how to fix it.

It's a 2gb thumb drive (1.97gb, it reality), and it worked fine. However, a few days ago, most of it's files disappeared, with only about four remaining... the funny thing was, according to cmd, explorer, and even foldersizes (that's a program from keymetric), the drive has 700 Mb worth of used space, even if the four remaining files were only about 500 Kb each (*.mht files).

Now, at first, the simplest solution was that the original files that 'disappeared' were simply hidden. this was not the case. The files simply aren't there, or are hidden by some arcane way that I can't fathom (for example, that old win98 trick of renaming, via .bat file, your folders with ASCII characters that make Windows unable to access them).

We are not discounting the fact that it was a virus that caused all this grief (in fact, i'm pretty sure some form of malware caused it... there was one that was detected by my Kaspersky 2009 the instant I plugged in the thumbdrive). However, we were hoping to avoid a REFORMAT, since we were hoping to salvage those missing files... they were pretty important. We keep hoping that the missing 700 MB are actually the missing files (though my friend can't give me a definite answer as to whether the actually files that disappeared were 700 MB in size).

Any helpful comments? Thanks.
 

Answer:Lost space on USB 2.0 Flash Disk Drive

700 MB of its capacity is propbaly gone bad by some means. There are quite a lot of programs for file recovery out there. Hope it isn't totally unaccessible.
 

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hello all,
i have downloaded lost planet 2 and i am trying to install it the problem is its giving me out of disk space error.i have changed installation location but same result i have enough space in my HDD

 

Answer:Lost Planet 2 - Out of Disk Space Problem

darkspidy said:


i have downloaded lost planet 2 and i am trying to installClick to expand...

Where did you download this game from?
 

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I had to use system restore point yesterday. I ended up running it twice to go back to a previous restore point. First time it did it?s job but second time around it flailed to restore. Somewhere in the process of these I have lost approx 15 gig disk space as when checking my free space it plummeted from 65gb to around 50. I ran disk clean up but only got about 1 gig back. So I wonder where this ?orphaned? disk space has gone and if there is any chance of getting it back?

thanks, Wayne

Answer:Lost 15 gig disk space after using system restore

Windows can be a bit unpredictable in the way it handles free space reporting I find. Firstly, the lost space may well 'reappear' on its own, particularly if you leave the PC on and allow it to run its auto maintenance schedule. Secondly, when you ran a disc clean did you do a full system file clean and (at your own risk) use the 'more options' to delete old restore points. If you do that you WILL lose the restore points you used earlier unless they were the last in the set.

Tbh, restore points are not a great option, if you need to roll back you should ideally be using a disk image (imo).

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hi
i have a problem with my laptop.70 gig of my hard space is missed . i know that it is in c:/user/sadra/appdata/local but
when i check each subfolder or subfile in "local" i cant find such a huge space like that.
i have read many posts about it but in fact all solutions were useless .
i appreciate any suggestion.

Answer:hard disk free space lost

Please post a snip of your maximised disk management window
start>type diskmgmt.msc>enter
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Have you turned on show hidden files and folders
Control Panel>folder options>view>tick show hidden files and folders
May just be that the file in question is hidden so you cant see it

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While trying to repair a boot up problem on XP SP2 I lost the hal.dll file and Windows would not start in any mode.

I tried the recovery disk from Mesh and it started to reinstall windows, no repair option. I got stuck at the product code which I could not find. I then installed my original XP SPI to get my computer running. As I now had a real mess and needed to reinstall all of my programmes I took the opportunity to upgarde to Visa SP1.

Now all is excellent except for the fact that I still get offered the dual boot although it defaults to Vista after 30 seconds. I now have an extra 5GB partition with what is obviously a partial installation of Windows SP2.

Not a major problem but I would like to get rid of the dual boot option for a faster boot up and also recover the 5GB of disk space.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Axel
 

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Hi there, this is my first time here. Looks like a great resource!
This is my problem, well of a good friend, actually. He just bought a second hand laptop, a Compaq C700 with 150GB HDD and 2GB of memory. It runs with Vista Home Premium. He uses AVG Free and Windows firewall.
Firstly, it was full of bugs and I have been systematically helping him to get rid of those, and we seem to be winning.
However, when I examine drives C and D things don&#8217;t seem to add up. The system takes up some 15GB, and installed software a further 4GB. I have gone through and uninstalled any unwanted or unknown software. I have gone through and removed all unwanted files. Run CCleaner. And carried out numerous scans AV including online scans. So in general I have done my (mid-intermediate skills) best to clean the beast up. As it stands, on drive C there is around 20GB accounted for. Originally it was 90GB full, and now it is down to 50GB. I can&#8217;t account for the other 30gigs! On drive D, which is 12gigs in size, 9 of those are unaccounted for. The only file on D is a recovery file of a few Kbs.
I should say that I have searched with &#8216;hidden files and folders&#8217;, and &#8216;display system files&#8217; activated in Computer>Folder Options>View. Also I am an XP pro user and this has been the first time I have worked with Vista. My understanding is that the space will be taken up with the System, then any software, and the rest should be available sto... Read more

Answer:Solved: Lost disk space in Vista

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Hi, I shrank my D partition in 30 GB so i could increase my C(system) partition.
As the free allotted space was on the right side of D: I moved D with Partition Wizard, but after doing it only 80 MB of free space were at the left of D (;right of C) where was my space gone? 28.2 GB!! How can I fix It?
I use win 7 with a 640 GB HDD. Thanks
 

Answer:Lost disk space after moving partition

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Hello community..

New laptop Toshiba Satellite L500. 320Gb hard disk with 2 partitions, C + D (160Gb + 160Gb)

I used the windows7 home premium backup utility to make an image of my "C" drive. I saved the files on the separate partition "D".

The program advised me that although it was on a separate drive, it was actually on the same physical drive as my operating system and as such, in the event of hard disk failure, I would be boned. All logical stuff, and I accepted and went ahead knowing that I was about to buy a new external HD. So when I got my new USB external HD, I copied the backup files from D, pasted to X and then deleted the backup from D. (After a freak powercut once at a crucial time, I never move files, I always copy then delete the original).

Question: Why have I lost the 15Gb of space that was taken by the backup image of the C drive? I have system restore turned off on the D drive. I have run M$ disk cleanup utility, also CCleaner but I am mising 15Gb. I have also done: folder options --> view --> show hidden files and folders + Show protected sytem files, but cannot see anything on the drive. Any suggestions, please?

Thanks
D

EDIT: Also, when I right click on the backup image it says it has no size at all, so I only know how big it is from knowing the hard disk free space before and after. Why is this too?

Answer:lost disk space for system backup

Download windirstat and see for yourself
Ill get the link
http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

After you get to the segments on the HD, either click or put cursor (forget which) to get more information
Dont forget the worst case scenario.
Run anti virus scan
Download and scan with Malwarbytes, update before you scan

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I had to use system restore point yesterday. I ended up running it twice to go back to a previous restore point. First time it did it?s job but second time around it flailed to restore. Somewhere in the process of these I have lost approx 15 gig disk space as when checking my free space it plummeted from 65gb to around 50. I ran disk clean up but only got about 1 gig back. So I wonder where this ?orphaned? disk space has gone and if there is any chance of getting it back?

thanks, Wayne

Answer:Lost 15 gig disk space after using system restore

Windows can be a bit unpredictable in the way it handles free space reporting I find. Firstly, the lost space may well 'reappear' on its own, particularly if you leave the PC on and allow it to run its auto maintenance schedule. Secondly, when you ran a disc clean did you do a full system file clean and (at your own risk) use the 'more options' to delete old restore points. If you do that you WILL lose the restore points you used earlier unless they were the last in the set.

Tbh, restore points are not a great option, if you need to roll back you should ideally be using a disk image (imo).

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To free up an extra 1.7Gb of storage space I created a set of Master CDs from the backup data on my hard disk. Although the Master CDs were created succesfully the free space failed to appear in the form of a virtual hard disk assigned the letter "D" as described in the user's guide. I was therefore advised to reformat the hard drive and reinstall my software from the Master CDs. After all this my hard disk properties show a capacity of 37.2 Gb for a 40Gb hard drive. I understand that formatting accounts for some of the missing space, but is it possible that a portion of my hard drive remains hidden?

Answer:Lost hard disk space & hidden partitions

No. the disk manufacturer always gives capacity in whole numbers. But if you remember that 1mb is actually 1024kb and you do your sums you will see that the actual capacity is about right.

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Hello everyone,

I am new in the forum, so i don't know if there is a successful solution to the problem that i will write below. If there is i woulk like you to send me the link in the forum so as to read it.

I am owner of a HP laptop with Windows vista 32bit and my ahrd disc space is 160gb (142 in reality). I have a loss of about 35 gb in my disc space, that i am unable to find them. I have tried disk cleanup, deleting temporary files, shadow copies, i have used programmes such as cc cleaner, but i still have problem with the disc space capacity. I have chosen all folder one by one with right click and properties, i have arranged not to have hidden folders and i have also checked them, but still i cannot find the solution.

Could someone please help me??

Thank you in advance for possible answers and for the time that you'll spend.

If you have any questions, please ask me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Windows vista lost space on hard disk

Hi manos667

Have look at this link:

System Restore - disk space

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I lost 70GB of my hard disk by partition HD in vista using Computer management. I realised it after I merge that partition with original drive. Can you please give me advice to get back my 70GB lost space. Thank you.

Answer:Lost hard disk space by partition HD in Vista

I didn't format new partition before I merge it with original drive.

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OS: Windows Me PIII 800 Mhzsince a few days when my drive e is scanned by scandisk it crashes when it gets to the part 'of lost file fragments' and says scandskw closes due to 'dskmaint.dll'. This is causing me huge problems as today I tried to delete 700mb data it went to the recycle bin then when deleting pc crashes and when the pc is restarted the data is missing however it hasnt cleared any empty space on e drive , i suspect this is a problem with scandisk how can i repair scandisck ive looked over the net but cant seem to find a specific solution. pleaase try to help me cos otherwise this is going to eat my whole e drive up which is about 6gb of mp3s and documents etc. I tried tweakui to repair system files but it doesnt is there a way of reparing scandisck but i suspect its not enirely scandisck problem because scandick works fine on c: d: F: and g: its just on e drive that the problem arises. also on a last resort if i formatted e drive would it destroy the partition which i dont want to happen but i would format e drive if that gave me the opportuunity to give me full use of the space. also this problem hasnt affected my pc use its just that its eating away vaulauble hard disck space and whenever my pc crashes the error box appears on startup please help!

Answer:URGENT HELP : Scandisk Crashes Lost Disk Space

so how do i repair this drive why is it that scndskw crashes! is it cos last week i clsoed the pc twice by not properly shutting down i hope not!

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I'm hoping I can get some assistance. It was definitely user error. I know just enough to be dangerous and that's usually my problem. (Hey what if I delete this? Ugh!)

Operating system: XP Pro
Harddrive: Maxter 250GB, Seagate Barricuda (20GB) two of them.
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1600+ 1.40GHz Processor
MotherBoard: MSI K7t266 Pro2-RU Via Kt266A Athlon/Duron
Skt A DDR ATX MB


Background:I had a raid configuration with two (20GB) Seatgate drives but one drive crashed. I could no longer use windows because they were my operating system and my Maxtor (250GB) was my Data drive. (I don't know much about the raid set up).

Not understanding how the raid works, I simply reinstalled windows on my 250GB drive and ignored the raid hard drives, but when I re-installed everything I really didn't like having my operating system on the same drive letter as my data, so I downloaded Partition Commander 9 and created a new partition. I really didn't know what I was doing and it wasn't really the way I wanted it, but it worked.

While rebuilding my PC I lost some software and ending up searching for one or two things on the internet (cracks, regkeys etc, yes I know shame on me). While doing this I ended up with a nasty trojan virus that destroyed my computer, yeah I know I probably deserved it.

When I rebuilt my machine again I really only wanted a 50GB drive (partition excuse me if I screw up terminology) and the other 180+GB to be m... Read more

Answer:I lost half my disk space (120GB) and can't get it back.

Problem much deeper

I think I really screwed up this time.

I decided to re-install windows. So I boot up on the windows XP CD, and I blow away the C: drive and restart the install.

When I come back now I have a raw drive with 130GB and it's prompting me to add partitions and format etc.

I'm STILL missing the original 120GB!!!

I want to just start all over from scratch, but XP still ONLY SEES HALF MY HARD DRIVE!


Any ideas? I'm totally lost at this point.
 

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Hi guys,

So a few months ago I went into disk management in Windows Xp Pro and marked the HP Recovery partation as active and rebooted the laptop. It then started saying no operating system and so I downloaded Linux with a USB stick and was up and running again. I tried fixing it in there but that didn't I finally installed Windows 7 and this is the part where I noticed I lost so much hard disk space. Can someone please help me or will I need to replace this.
P.S The hard drive now has only 11.9 GB and 1.20 free space. I have also deleted some non-windows partitions but am not sure if I deleted some hard drive space to since in disk management it shows 137.04 free space... really weird so please help.

Answer:Installed Windows 7 and I lost about 350GB hard disk space.

It would help if you would post a screenshot of your Disk Management. Use the Snipping Tool to do this. Follow this tutorial. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums Be sure and expand the columns so we can read all of the print before you do the Snip.

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Hello all. First of all, I am a newbie. Second, I am not very knowledgeable about computers, so please forgive me if this question/issue seems stupid. Hoping someone can help me.

I used a utilities program called Glary Utilities. From time to time, I use the File Shredder to Wipe the free space of my hard drive. For the last couple of years, I have not had an issue and it increases my free space on my drive. Until a few days ago, the File Shredder/Wipe free space funtion would automatically shut down my computer about 65% of the way thru the wipe down process.

When I restarted my computer, I had lost over 89gigs of free space and do not know how to recover it. I tried to perform a system restore, but that did not help. Did I destroy my laptop? Is there anyway to get the free space back? Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Answer:Lost Hard disk drive space using Glary Utilites

hi, first let me say i do not like programs like Glary Utilities,registry repair tools ,as they tend to cause more problems than fix .
my suggestion are what i use , windows defrag tool ,and TFC Temp Cleaner ,get that here , http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

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I'm in desperate need of help. I need to get this Office 2007 working SOON. I have over 2 months of notes typed up in it and my midterms are coming up within the week... I NEED to study.

I first had a problem with Word's Building Blocks file, which caused the custom cover pages and page number things to disapper. I decided to uninstall the technical refresh and everything and reinstall from scratch.

It wouldn't install because there was still some "MUI" files instlaled. I downloaded CCleaner and uninstalled those with the program. The installation then went sucessful, but the Normal.dotx file was messed.

Soon after one of my files CORRUPTED... but I was able to recover it using the 2003 Viewer for 2007 files.

Now I've delted everything and reinstalled again and I get "There is not enough memory or disk space to run Word". I found otu that I need to rename the Normal file and let it get recreated, but there is no Application Data/Microsoft/Templates folder!!! I search for Normal and there si ntohing!

HELP ME!!!!
 

Answer:Office 2007: Not enough memory or disk space to run it!! (Lost EXAM NOTES!!)

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insufficient disk space to recover lost data chkdsk error in my external hdd.hdd is opened but it seems to lost clusters so i see my folders with another names

Answer:insufficient disk space to recover lost data chkdsk error

"so i see my folders with another names"Are you able to delete files to gain space?https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/li...message edited by Johnw

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i have win7 home edition 32bit given with my pc installed.
after a while i installed ubuntu 10.10 dual/boot and allocated 20GB as a partition to it.
dual boot worked fine i could use both os without problem
at some time i had some virus problems in win 7 and decided to format disk and reinstall.
i have no win7 installation disk but a win7 recovery disk given with the pc in order to use in these situations.
when i used the recovery cd before reinstalling windows i formatted disk (using the recovery cd to do it).
the rest of the install worked all right. however the problem is that now the 20GB of hard disk space allocated to ubuntu are lost. windows recognizes only the rest space and does not show any other partition. i also used easeus partition magic tool but got the same result.
what do i have to do to be able to use all disk space.
do full HD format with some option? and how?

Answer:Win7 problem after format and recover (lost disk space) urgent!!!!

Right click on your My computer icon on the desktop > Manage . It will open the computer management window. Maximize the window, click on "Disk management" in the left hand side pane, and post a snipshot ot the resulting windoe , for a better understanding of the present situation .

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Ubuntu uses a different format structure for the disks and partitions , so usually the ubuntu partitions are not generally shown in windows. But it is visible in the disk management window, without any drive letter assigned to it .

EDIT : If you want to access the linux partition from within windows, you may try this program : http://www.techiequest.com/diskinter...-from-windows/

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Hello,
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.

Thanks.

Answer: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:

Code:

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. . .

jcgriff2

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Once Upon a time...today actually... I tried to reformat my WinXP Pro version with a new WinXP Pro version, having lost the first disk I purchased.
In a first attempt at reformatting my machine with WinXP PRo I accidentally installed a parallel version in a different partition. I searched the net to find out how to delete one of the OS's from my computer. I found out that by going to the start menu>Run and typing cmd in the open line that I could then delete any additional OS versions according to the ID #. When I restarted my system and pressed any key to boot from my CD Rom with the New WinXP installation disk in the Drive...I saw that the computer recognized both of the WinXP OS's that I had running on my machine(one in the C: partition and one in the D:). In an attempt to delete the second system ID 2(BOOTCFG /Delete /ID 2...residing in the D: partition) ...it came up with " ERROR: Wrong Boot id specified ...and when I tried " BOOTCFG /Delete /ID 1"(WinXP OS residing in the C: partition) I got "Cannot delete the OS entry, since there is only one OS entry" when actually there are two. "cmd.exe" running in my machine, only recognized the one in my C drive, ID 1. In this amateur attempt to reformat my machine I have lost my 90 gig F: partition and I'm not sure how to get that back. The C: partition shows 20 gigs total in the properties menu and the D:partition shows only 17 in total. There should be 120 gigs all... Read more

Answer:Accidentally Installed Paralel Versions Of Winxp Os And Lost 90 Gigs Of Hard Disk Space

Reboot with the cd into the installation of windows xp, and when it says what partition youd like to install it to. Delete both partitions, and create one. Or if your drive isnt partitioned, just format the drive.

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

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...ry&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3411015

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

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

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

Close up pic of the files here the link.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/...ta/Closeup.jpg
Now is there anyway to solve this problem ?
 

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

Hi and welcome

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

Ken J
 

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Hi

I have recurring problem, which I have noticed on PCs other than my own. The used space on my hard disk drive is approximately 5GB higher than the total of all the files on it. (It's always been around 5GB, every time I've seen it). The only thing I can do is to reformat the disk, and it will be fine for a few months, and then the same amount will "disappear" again. Disk cleanup, ccleaner, etc don't help, and it's not the recycle bin or temporary files.

It happens on my primary (Windows XP) partition, but not on the secondary partition, and last week it happened on my external hard disk after I deleted a large quantity of data.

I only have 60GB in total (30GB on the primary partition) in my laptop, and 40GB on the eternal drive, so its pretty annoying to lose 10GB. If it makes any difference, my external drive is a 2.5" laptop drive, a Hitachi Travelstar, NTFS formatted. Not sure what brand is in the laptop, but it's FAT32. But I've seen this happen on a friend's desktop too (again only on the primary partition).

Any ideas why this happens and if I can do anything about it that doesn't involve reformatting?

drawde
 

Answer:"Lost" hard disk space

Tell me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but what size blocks do you have on your drives, because without decent sub-block allocation, you'll often lose parts of blocks for files when they're smaller than the block size. Even with sub-block allocation, you'll still lose a bit because of the overheads, but 5GB seems a little steep for that size of disk.

If I compare my size of files, with size on disk, I'm losing ~1-2% of the disk. That's with the default block size of 4K. But it probably depends on the number of small file you have around the place.

After deleting a large number of files, it's probably worth-while running a disk cleaner to make all the blocks contiguous again, and that should give you back most of your space, but if they are really not getting re-allocated as free space, then I'll have to dig more.

Rich.
 

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Can someone help me?

Volume Tiger (C:)
Volume size = 37.25 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 10.01 GB
Free space = 27.25 GB
Percent free space = 73 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 0 %
File fragmentation = 0 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 64,538
Average file size = 257 KB
Total fragmented files = 4
Total excess fragments = 14
Average fragments per file = 1.00

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 766 MB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 6,782
Fragmented folders = 1
Excess folder fragments = 0

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 156 MB
MFT record count = 71,740
Percent MFT in use = 45 %
Total MFT fragments = 2

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Answer:These files cant be defraged

Run scandisk in safe mode (tap F8 while booting) and set it to autofix. Then run defrag again.

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Hello again CH, Need some help with my defrag. Error message  (MMC cannot open this file C:\windows\systems32\defrag.msc.) Doesn't exist ,not mmc console, created by later version of mmc, Don't have access.   Help

Answer:xp defragmenter is defraged

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2008/07/13/fix-mmc-cannot-open-the-file-cwindowssystem32dfrgmsc-problem/

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Hi, Just finished building a new pc, windows 98 installed fine so did some software, but when i go to install most of my games and also 3d max V5 it comes up with errors most of them are about having low disk space for swap files, but i have an empty 80 gig hdd. This seems to mainly be with the .cab files or other large files. Also the games that do install randomly crash straight to desktop which may or may not be connected to this problem. my system is as followsmb = aopen ax4c maxcpu = p4 2.8 800 fsbram = 512 ddr 400hdd = 80 gig (virtually empty)vcard = geforce 2 tiany help would be very gratefull as i need the pc for studying 3d animation.

Answer:low disk space when lots of disk space exists

Have you visited the Windows site to update your OS. There was an update to allow 98 to work properly with disks over 30Gb though I don't recall what the symptoms were.

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I'm asking this for someone else.

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

Answer:Solved: Incorrect disk space, low disk space

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

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

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As the title says I made a defrag schedule for my main HDD for games and movies and also set my 32gb ssd to defrag. Also freespace defrag and cut it off half way though please tell me did it do any damage to my ssd. As i'v head you don't defrag them.

Answer:Accidently defraged ssd and freespace

I would not worry about the defrag. The reason(s) defrag is not recommended for SSD's is due to two factors, as far as I know.
1. Read speeds are so fast it doesn't matter if the files are fragmented and
2. Defragging increases the number of write cycles, and it is the write cycles that wear out SSD's

One round of defragging should not be a problem...

Edit: You made me curious. I checked my drive's Host Writes, it was 296.50 GB. I then "analyzed" my SSD using Win 7's defrag tool and it said my drive was 11% fragmented. Being curious and the type who laughs in the face of danger (or just lacks common sense), I defragged the SSD.

Defrag completed fairly quickly, and the Host Writes value was 305.13 GB.

So I took about 9 GB of "life" off my drive by defragging it. Sigh...

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hello,
I recently formated my desktop, I have everything saved on the (F) partition, and i formatted the primary partition (C) which leaves me with huge chunk of Unallocated space that is unable to use. Everytime i try to create a new partition, it says that space is not enough ( i even tried creating the min amount of space 8mb) when the space available is almost 500 Gigs.
I tried researching the web but no help... please help me im running out of disk space and i dont want to delete anything

Answer:Unallocated disk space error, Can not partition volume space

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Am I the only one to notice and complain over this in W8.1.

This morning a new Adobe Flash update has appeared, KB3079777. The update is sized at 17.9mb. Nothing is running on the PC, its idle and with no disk activity. Free space is 55.4GB. I apply the update and free space immediately falls to 54.9gb. This behaviour is consistent with every such patch applied. Now over time, that space will return which suggests that something else is going on here. But what ?

Answer:Free disk space & space used by a single Flash Update.

Looks like it is just me then. Today brought a 4.6Mb W8.1>W10 computability update. My free space changed from 55.2Gb to 54.7Gb.

Sounds about right. Ho hum....

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Hello to all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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One of my computers is almost out of space on Drive C: so I ran a TreeSize Free scan to find the areas of biggest usage. The single largest chunk was SysPart, followed by Windows, then Users files. Further analysis shows SYSPART actually seems to contain a duplication of everything on the regular C: Drive but I can't see where to access it to delete anything. This computer has 4 user profiles and in the scan, all 4 profiles are listed in C: as well as in SYSPART. Three profiles are listed with duplicate amounts in SYSPART and in C: Drive, while the other one strangely enough has storage in SYSPART and 0GB in the C: Drive.

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i wanted to copy a cd image (4.18GB ISO format) from partition F: (NTFS 9GB free) to partition D: (FAT32 12GB free space) and windows gives me that crap there is not enough space and i should do a disk clean up..ok i made a disk clean up to partition D: and there was 3GB of system restore files!!! maybe coz i deleted 6GB earlier anyway i deleted the system restore files and i turned it off so i have now 15GB free space on partition D: and yet it tells me there is not enough space..

i tried a trick i thought i can use winrar to archive the ISO image and select the destination folder on the partition i wanna move it to..but at like 80% winrar popped up a message that only NTFS partions can have files with file size more than 4GB..i hope theres nothing wrong with my windows or my hard disk..and i wanna know if theres a way to move that ISO image..thanx in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: 15GB free space and it tells me not enough disk space??!!!!!

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How do I merge the 18 gb system drive, that has no drive letter, with my c: Drive.

See screen shot:

Answer:Runnig out of disk space...7% of free space left.

You can not merge it. Right click on it and try to shrink it to about 350MB.

Another solution: Um. 55GB (yes, GB) System Reserved Partition?! Solved

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Setting up a new box, Vista sadly to say. Installed MS Office XP Pro and get the following error when closing MS Word ONLY. Excel saves without any errors.

The disk is full. Free some space on this drive, or save the document on another disk. Try one of the following:
*Close any unneeded documents, programs, and windows.
*Save the document on another disk.

I've moved the file location and same error. I cleaned up the drive including removing all restore point except the last one.

Now this thing has a 250 gig drive but it is also used for security in a mini mart with 8 cameras. There are about 145 Gigs of video from the security cameras on this box. At this time I am just setting it up, no cameras are connected, and the security program hasn't been set up yet. I just moved the files from the old drive to this one. BTW the old drive crashed.

I've tried the detect and repair in MS Word and no help. I have uninstalled MS Office and reinstalled and no help and even went into Properties and set the user up on quota with no limits and still no help.

So now I am at a loss and have no idea what to try next. Really don't want to delete the security files because it took 6 hours to transfer them to this computer and unless all else fails this isn't a option I want to use.

Now on the old box, which had XP Pro this, was not a problem so on Vista it should not be either but then Vista is a MS Software so this is understandable. Actually, the old box had a 15... Read more

Answer:disk space is full. Free some space on this drive

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

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 I have a computer that has their "c: drive" almost full (221 gb drive). Every time it boots a message comes up saying "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified." So first I tried adjusting the Virtual Memory BUT, I only have a drive C and a previous drive that is no longer there. So I am not for sure what drive to set my virtual memory to because there is not enough space on C drive with it being almost completely full and the one drive is non-existent. I am sure its a easy fix and im missing a step but i appreciate the help guys   Thanks!

Answer:Low Disk Space "Temporary File Space Error"

I would type Run in the search box. Start it and then in the Run box type %temp%. This will open up the temp folder for the current user. These files are safe to delete. Log in to every other user and use the same command. Once those are deleted, use Ccleaner to clear all the browser cache then set the Paging file to 1.5 times the RAM on the system.

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Hi

We just placed a new Dell Dimension. It has a 40 Gig hard drive.

User keeps getting this message:

DISK FREE SPACE HAS DROPPED BELOW THE MINIMUM THRESHOLD. FREE UP SPACE ON YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE BY:

1. BACKING UP YOUR DATA TO A TAPE BACKUP, ZIP OR NETWORK DRIVE
2. DELETE UNUSED FILES

IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHICH FILES ARE SAFE TO MOVE OR DELETE, CONTACT YOUR HELP DESK OR CONSULT YOUR SOFTWARE MANUALS.

This machine has over 30 gigs of free space. It's impossible that there is a disk space issue.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Some sort of mis-communication or setting?

Thanks
 

Answer:Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?
 

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Hi everyone!

This is my first post on this forum

My Hard Drive is almost full but I don't understand why. I've check how many space was left on my C:\ with its property windows and it says "22GB left" but when I enter the C:\ drive and I select all the files and then toggle the property windows, it says that only 92.5 GB is used...Is there any "invisible" files that I don't see?

Check the attachement (in french sorry ) for more informations

Regards,

Answer:Disk Space doesn't show real used space

  
Quote: Originally Posted by holytoutant


Hi everyone!

This is my first post on this forum

My Hard Drive is almost full but I don't understand why. I've check how many space was left on my C:\ with its property windows and it says "22GB left" but when I enter the C:\ drive and I select all the files and then toggle the property windows, it says that only 92.5 GB is used...Is there any "invisible" files that I don't see?

Check the attachement (in french sorry ) for more informations

Regards,


A free utility named "Folder Size" will show you the disk space used in an easy to view GUI;

Folder Size - Freeware file size analysis. Check the directory sizes, folder sizes and file sizes on your computer with this freeware tree size analysis tool.

HTH

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I have 654 GB space in c . and when i extend it into another drive it shows unallocated disk . when i tried to make a new drive throuh new simple volume it show an error "you cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contain the maxximum number of partition "

Answer:how to create unallocated disk space to free space ..

A hard disk can only contain four partition. They can be either four primary partitions or three primary partitions and one extended partition. An expended partition can contain as many logical drives as there is space and drive letters to accommodate them.The only partition you can extend into the unallocated space is the last one in the partition tablet. If you want to extend any other partition you need to move existing partitions into the unallocated space until the space is immediately after the partition you want to extend. To do that you will need some third party software like partition magic. Stuart

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HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics

Answer:HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space

Originally Posted by npm1


HELP PLEASE... uninsstalling software...not enough disk space...please free space http://www.vistax64.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

when i try to install software it comes up with (drive)not enough disk space..when i have 30gb left..

when i attempt to create a restore point twice 1st came up with 0x80070070 and 2nd was

when i load a picture it says not enough picture please close some apps/free up disk space

when i uninstall a software it says an error occured while writing installation information to disk.check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click retry or cancel end the ..

my computer has 1 harddrive split into C and D partitions...its an ACER 57357 with 4gb ram,2.16ghz-667mhz fsb-1mb l2 cache, 320gb harddrive, 4500m intergrated graphics




We could use a screenshot of your disk management console

Ken

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I get this Error Message: "Low Disk space. You are running out of space on Recovery E:" Please tell me why i get it and how to turn it  off. It happens every 10 mins I just bough the PC there is no way anything is running out of space there is basically nothing on it

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I ran the disk sweep, disk defrag, TweakNow2006 registry cleaner and registry defrag, all of which I have done many times before, and after the reboot (required after registry defrag), every time I open my browser, IE, and almost everytime I open a new tab, the computer runs some type of scan. The picture shows each frame/step of the scan, top to bottom, left to right, 1 through 6. On #3, when I hit "Ok", I get #4. When I hit "Browse" I get five, and when I hit "Cancel" I get six. I have never used or seen this scan before. I'd appreciate any help in this matter. Thank you!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/cheetah7985/ScanError.jpg


 

Answer:Swept, De-fragged, Deleted EReg Errors, and Reg Defraged, now a problem.

Hi Dark angel, well im not familiar with this problem, but i googled the "1706" error code and i found this..... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297834

Do you have Office installed and if so is it working ok?

Im thinking maybe one the maintenance prog's you ran have deleted or messed up a file.

Have you tried system restore?

If that works i would advise you dont use those maintenance app's anymore, they dont really do much at all and when they do it is not always good.

Ccleaner and a good defragger is adequate maintenance.

Ccleaner ~ http://majorgeeks.com/download4191.html
 

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Hi

My laptop has 2x 7,200RMP ~320 GB hardrives. Previously I was using Vista and all partitions were devided equally (~150 GB) . After I've installed Win7 on C, part. D (which also has recovery files) suddenly became 13 GB,whilst other ones stayed the same.
So my question is where did the other 135 GB go ?

Thx in advance

Answer:HDD free space lost in Space....

Try posting a screen shot of disk mgmt so we can give a more accurate answer.

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Hello,

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

Answer:Windows 10 Low Disk Space/Phantom Space

moved to W10 as unlikely to be a malware issue
 

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Hello,Can someone please, please, please help me. I have a Windows 7 Pro machine, with 500GB and recently it has been decreasing in hard drive capacity to the point I had only a few GBs left, so I decided to get rid of some large old files - it turns out - the MORE I DELETE THE LESS SPACE IS ACTUALLY FREED UP! As illogical as it may seem, I'm not on crack! Clearly this must be due to some sort of virus since I happened to have carried out a full scan scan  my system (just felt like doing it, not suspecting anything - I have a good habit of scanning every couple of months!) yesterday using AVAST and nothing turned up. However when I did a preboot scan two or three trojans came up which I deleted - only for this problem to come up. What do I do?I now have 0 bits of free space - none whatsoever on my C drive. I neither have a backup copy or recover disk created because I was unable to create a HP Elitbook recovery disk due to some technical issues. Any assistance would be kindly appreciated as I have some very important work to do and can't afford to waste days on end trying to sort this out - I might just throw it out the window on to my car!Thank you once again 

Answer:0 Disk Space : More I delete the less space I have Problem!

Without the Recovery CD your not in a good spot...Order one from HP.

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Hi peeps and thanks in advance for any help you can give me! My laptop is doing my head in thanks to its new-found ability to chew up free disk space on my C:/ drive. Not sure if this problem has been on-going for a few weeks or something, but it's come to a head now!! A few bits of info that might be handy: Vista Home Premium 32bit, laptop is about three years old, 160GB HDD partitioned into a C: and a D: (both with approx 70GB total space according to Properties).
The story goes like this:

1) Got low disk space warning pop up (something like 300MB left!) - thought that this was entirely plausible since my wife keeps taking videos of our little baby on her camera and saving them on the lappy!
2) Decided to move some User folders from the C: to the D: and in the process moved about 5GB which then freed up several gig of space on the C: drive. Then I noticed that this was consistently dropping and the HDD light was flickering all the time, even when the laptop was not in use.
3) Updated and ran all the following programs: AVG 2011 Free, CCleaner, CWShredder, Malwarbytes - and nothing untoward reported.
4) Booted into safe mode and ran the programs again and still nothing reported.
5) Accessed VSS records via a command prompt and this was set to UNBOUNDED maximum capacity and showing as 16GB in use on disk, so revised this down to 12GB (a cautious approach, I admit!) and freed up a bit more space but this again is slowly being reduced.
6) Ran WinDirStat and this is showing ... Read more

Answer:Hard disk constantly running (writing?) and disk space disappearing

Andrew
First, lets find out what is on the drive
JDiskReport or my preference
http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

This link may help and give information.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/0...pace-in-vista/

Scan with your antivirus
Scan with malwarebytes. Did you update, when you ran your report?

Space is probably being taken by restore points, Did you check for that possiblity?

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I've had my Acer Aspire 5310 laptop for a few months now with Windows Vista. I have an 80GB hard drive, partitioned into two drives as default.

Until now I've never noticed that the numbers didn't add up. I know when you buy and 80GB hard drive, it should actually show up as less due to bits and bytes and what not (80GB=74GB roughly) but I found something fishy in Disk Management. There is a drive showing up with no letter assigned to it which is nearly 10GB in size and after doing the math it accounts for the 10GB i lack after adding my two 32GB hard drives together.

So I have 2 x 32GB drives plus this weird drive which is 10.

I have attached the screenshot of disk management.

If anyone knows what is going on here I would very much appreciate it!

Cheers, Darren (newbie)

Answer:Problem with Vista Disk Management/Being robbed of hard disk space!

has this just recently appeared? This is a longshot, but if you have Kaspersky lap installed then that could be the problem. It autologs roughly 10 gigs of data without your permission, it is easy to get rid of, but annoying none the less.
However this doesn't seem to likely as what seems to have happened here is that you have accidently split one of your hard drives into two. Either that or a program like deamon tools has created a virtual drive. Do you use either deamon tools or alcohol 120?

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Then you may like to free up your computer with this cool disk cleaning software which is specially designed for Windows. The following steps will show you how to clear the junk files or useless stuff on the computer.
1, Run Colorful Disk Clean Desktop. (click here, Add folder or disk you want to scan. The data will be displayed as a color-coded sunburst map which clearly shows the size of each file or folder. It becomes quite easy for you to catch the space hogs. Information about each files or folder will also be displayed in the side bar on the right.
Drag the useless file or folder to the delete displaying area which is on the bottom of the program window beside the button “Delete”.
Left click the delete displaying area, the detail (name, size) will show up. If you don’t want to delete one file, select it on the top in the newly showing window. Then it will disappear in your file deleting area and return to its original state. Click “Delete” to delete file.
Additionally, you can also drag the piece of the colorful sunburst map to the delete displaying area to delete them. Folders are colored while files are in grey.
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Hi

1. I have Win7 64-bit installed.

2. Earlier I installed MySQL and created database (size: 2 GB) in my D: drive (size: 52.8 GB).

3. Then I formatted my C: drive and installed Win7 again. As a result, MySQL got uninstalled and something happened to the database in D: drive.

4. After the new Win7 installation, My Computer shows D: [50.8 GB free of 52.8 GB] but the disk is empty.

5. How do I recover these 2 GBs?
Regards
Arpit

Answer:Hard Disk space seen as occupied... But disk is empty inside

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management, showing all the details of the D drive.

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Hello Members!I have a Windows 8 OS backup on a Pen-drive & mine is a branded PC from HP~ AIO make.Is it possible to format the entire Hard-drive to reclaim the Space used by Recovery Image desk (D:)? Can someone please help guide me on how to format an entire Hard-drive (both C: & D:) in context to an HP Desktop environment?Help will be sincerely appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to recover the Hard-disk space utilised by Recovery Disk(D:)?

Yes. But not-recommended.The recovery partition  is the only way you have to repair your system in the event of a failure. The computer makers now want you to use that recover if ever a major failure makes your computer unusable. If you need more storage for your photos and videos, consider these methods:A. Use DVD discs to store photos and videos.B. Use a cloud service to save your most important information. C. Purchase in economic external hard drive for extra storage.It would be a b ad idea to format our hard drive unless there was something urgent.

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Hello Members!I have a Windows 8 OS backup on a Pen-drive & mine is a branded PC from HP~ AIO make.Is it possible to format the entire Hard-drive to reclaim the Space used by Recovery Image desk (D:)? Can someone please help guide me on how to format an entire Hard-drive (both C: & D:) in context to an HP Desktop environment?Help will be sincerely appreciated.Thank you.

Answer:Is it possible to recover the Hard-disk space utilised by Recovery Disk(D:)?

Yes. But not-recommended.The recovery partition  is the only way you have to repair your system in the event of a failure. The computer makers now want you to use that recover if ever a major failure makes your computer unusable. If you need more storage for your photos and videos, consider these methods:A. Use DVD discs to store photos and videos.B. Use a cloud service to save your most important information. C. Purchase in economic external hard drive for extra storage.It would be a b ad idea to format our hard drive unless there was something urgent.

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I've a full system backup and 139 GBs of free disk space, but Disk Management won't allow me to create a new partition to restore the image because I don't have any unallocated disk space. Is my backup image useless?
 

Answer:No unallocated disk space in Disk Management and can't create new partition.

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Hi,

I have a windows 8.1 machine with a simple mirror (two disks). Due to the lack of sata ports I can't add more disks so naturally, I have to increase the size of my disks in the mirror. Can I remove one disk, replace it with a larger, sync up the mirror and
then repeat with the other disk? I can't see any option to remove a disk in control panel though

Thanks!

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I have been getting several Low Disk Space errors on my computer lately. Each time I check the c: drive properties, it shows drastically different storage space numbers. One minute 13.8 gb available, the next 540 MB. My Highjackthis file is below. I don't really know how to decifer the info or what to do next. Anybody?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:46:13 PM, on 09/07/07
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaseya\Agent\AgentMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
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I have a Windows Vista Ultimate systemService Pack 2I continue to receive a message stated that I have Low Disk space on Recovery Disk DWhen I look at the D Disk the 2 applications with the most KB's are: Start Rep Application 492 KBRecENV Application 418 KBWhat should I do with them? May I delete them, or do I need them? If I need them am I able to store them somewhere else? The 2 above applications were Modified on 11/02/2006

Answer:Low Disk space on Recovery Disk data backup

You should not delete or modify in any way the contents of the recovery partition. Doing so could make it impossible to do a system recovery. In any event deleting these files would reclaim very little space.

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