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Lost Hard Drive space?

Question: Lost Hard Drive space?

Help!
I suddenly appear to have lost a big chunk of my HD. It seems to have happened since I began edit my Hi8 video form AVi in Ulead Studio 7.
I have a 60GB HD and realising that AVi files are very large, have only been downloading in stages of around 6GB, then editing and converting to MPEG2. I then remove the AVi files before doing the next batch.
My HD generally has around 10GB in use which goes up to around 15 to 20GB with my AVi files, on checking my system today I only have 16GB of space free, yet my Video folder is only holding 6GB's!
Where has approx 28GB of space gone?
Any help or advice on how I check this will be much appreciated.
Many thanks
Chris

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OK so I have an external hard drive with some incredible magic disappearing space. Here is what I did.

I use this FAT32 hard drive to transfer files from mac to pc and vice versa.

I had about 96 gigs of stuff I wanted to delete and I moved them to the trash bin on the mac. I tried to delete, it would only let me delete about 60 gigs reset was locked or something.

I gave up on the mac cause im better with the pc and went to the H:\.trashes and found the files. (External is H:\ obviously.)

there was 36 gigs left of stuff which i tried to delete via recycle bin. While it was deleting the 96,000 files, i accidently hit the upper-right hand red "X" to close the dialogue box, and it closed. Now my hard drive is missing about 30 gigs of unallocated space. Is there any way to see the files that OBVIOUSLY and due to my own stupidity are still there?
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. You guys are the best.
 

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i partioned my 640gb drive using the linux based parted magic livecd/usb and put in os and when i started pc again in vista it reads the whole drive as only 596gb someone told me linux can do something to your drive to cause this and windows cant see it so i put in a disc with linux mint and it saw the whole 640gb does anyone know how this happened and particularly whay i can do to get bk my missing 40gb.

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I have a 550cpu with 20gb hdd. I lost 18gb, fdisk would only recognize 2gb. I had updated norton antivirus with internet firewall but it must have been a virus unless there was hdd failure. How can I tell? Can I recover? How large hdd can my system handle? Meanwhile I bought a new system from Wal Mart. Thanks for any help. charog
 

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after trying to install sam linux 2007,when i run windows it say's i only have 503mb of hard drive space,when i know it's a 10gb drive.yet when i run sam 2007 live cd it detects 10 gb and six partitions.windows doe's not see any.anyone know whats gone wrong or how to correct it.

Answer:hard drive lost most of it's space

What version of Windows, what model of hard drive, and how many partitions are really there? Did you use some sort of drive overlay software? Any kind of compression being used?Details are helpful, including what is SAM Linux?

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Hey Everyone, I'm having an "interesting" problem with my PC. It says that I have 80 gigs left on a 120 gig HD. The problem is, I've only had my computer for a month now, and there is no way I've used up 40 gigs worth of space. I used a HD scan - treesize - which shows I've only used about 10 gigs of HD space. Does anyone know why there is this discrepancy between what the HD says I have left and what the HD scanner says I have. This problem is really annoying, since the computer seems to be telling me I'm losing about a gig of HD space a day. Yesterday it was 85, today it's 83.

Answer:lost hard drive space - or is it?

Where are you seeing the reported sizes ? ?Easiest way would be to open Windows Explorer and see where th largest files are...

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I installed a new hard drive 40GB.
After install I used Partition magic to create 3 partitions.
Using Fdisk I see that I now only have 32015 Megabits total.
Where did 7985 Megs go.

Win98Se
40Gb hard drive
256 Memory
Hp Pavilion Machine
 

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I have a computer that someone ran fdisk and then formatted. The 10 G hard drive now reads 503 mb. We ran the fdisk and reformatted and still have the same thing. Any ideas as to what has caused this???
 

Answer:Lost Hard Drive Space

Check in the machine's BIOS setup if the disk mode is set to NORMAL, it should be in LBA. Another reason is that if your PC is an old machine, u would have to use anyway the Ontrack Disk manager to allow full capacity recognition...
 

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A USB hard has malfunctioned and lost 100Gb of it's original capacity. Apparently it just disappeared one day, the drive was formated in an attempt to restore it but the drive still registers only 50Gb. I have checked the drive in Windows Disk Manager but it states 50Gb 'Healthy'. I've never known a hard drive to do anything like this before and I'm stumped. I've seen drives that will not read/right past a bad sector or right sectors off, but all signs show that these aren't the case.

Answer:USB Hard Drive Lost Space

Is it supposed to be a 150GB drive?Was it originally partitioned?Did you lose any data?Who makes it?

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Okay, this has been going on for a while, and I'm getting sick of it.


Since a couple months ago, roughly July of last year, I've been losing disk space on my C drive even when I haven't downloaded a single byte or installed any programs. Though this might sound crazy, I've looked for viruses like a detective, in hopes that it's what's causing this. But I don't have a virus, and I'm down to 16.4 GB out of a 232 GB HDD. I'm going crazy, because since then, I've had a 32 GB average of anything on that drive, and I had a couple games and programs on there even with that in there. In 3 weeks, I've been losing at least 3 GB.

Please help me, I've tried:
-Deleting every restore point/shadow copy except the most recent
-Overlooked the winsxs folder, it's only 8.35 GB, I can live with that.
-Downloaded TreeSize, found that a folder called [Files], taking up 201,663 MB: should I delete this file? The owner is called 'TrustedInstaller' according to TreeSize.

Thanks so much for any reply.
-Ryuzaki

Answer:Hard Drive Space lost?

hey man, i no you said u deleted all the restore points, but if you go to "backup and restore center" and go to "create a restore point or change settings" if u still have a hard drive checked thats where your losing your space. i had that issue on my laptop and i was deleting the the backups but was still losing about 500mbs a day. after i unchecked it everything was back to awsome.

hope that helped in some way

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I?m using Windows XP Pentium 4, 1000gb RAM.Over the past month I seem to be losing space on my Hard Drive it is only 50gb big enough for what I want. I was using 10.5gb 4 weeks ago now it is 12.5gb. I have installed a couple of programmes and uninstalled them using Advanced Uninstaller PRO 2006, I have also ran CCLeaner, Regseeker. I have know idea where the extra 2gb have come from. Running Duplicate File in Advanced Uninstaller there are 408 Duplicate Files in 200 Different Groups, there are a number of ATI Support files and plenty of Empty Folder Group can I safely delete them or should I leave them alone.

Answer:Lost space on Hard Drive

Not sure of those but often system restore will take up a lot of space. Go into it and reduce the space it uses.

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I recently tried to download a game by RUN instead of SAVE, when the download was finished I pressed RUN, but I waited for a while and nothing happend no startup, nothing. so I restarted my computer and now the 1+GB or HDD that the program took is now taking my HDD space and I can't find it so that I can delete\end the program and get the HDD space back!

How can I find that process if its hidden *I already checked Task Manager, but couldn't find the program* or How can I find this group of files so that I can delete it *It is NOT in the windows/Temp (folder)*

PLEASE HELP.

Answer:Lost hard drive space!! PLEASE HELP!!!

You can try this: Temp File Cleaner

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Hi, I have T60 with 55GB hard disk space.Recently I noticed it's consistently 85% full.I also noticed that C preload drive only has 16.8 GB used by few other disk utility programs (or if I simply add up each folder sizes under C:\).I can't figure out what happened to about 30 GB space on my drive.I did clean system restore points, IE caches and usual items.Is it being used by Thinkvantage program,etc?Any help will be appreciated! 

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Hello,I have a 40 gb western digital HD that came out of my old computer and I did a format on it and use it for an external drive.I checked the space available and there is only 492 mb available on the disk.I don't know if the jumpers would have anything to do with it but they are set on master.The disk is completly empty. Thanks for any help.
 

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I wiped clean and reformatted my hard drive with Windows 98 (from XP).  I am now missing 8gb from my hard drive space.I have no idea what the solution is, much less the cause of it all!Help!

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http://www.computerhope.com/sfdisk1.htm

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I have a system and 3 internal hard drives.

The drvies are 120GB, 160GB, and 180GB but my system only recognizes 111GB, 149GB, and 167GB respectively. Tha tis about a 7% loss of space for each drive. 33 gigs lost in total. That's a lot of space.

None of the drives are partitioned and it's not and HP or other like system. It's a custom built PC. I only have an OS (WINXP) installed on my C drive (the 160 GB drive).

No matter how I connect these drives (on-borad IDE or IDE controller card) my system will not recognize the full space of any hard drive I install on my system.

The 120 is slave to the 160 and the 180 is on an ATA controller card (Promise Technologies) all by itself. All are Western Digital. The 180 is a special edition (and I recommend you stay away from WD special edition HDs. I have had to swap it for a refurb 3 times in 1.5 years. This is the first time I have installed it on a newer computer, though, so I hope it does not break like it did on my old, ancient system 3 times. My old system was and AMD 850 Duron with 128M RAM..but I digress).

So is there a way to get back this 33 gigs of missing HD space or is this just the way it is with WINXP?

Thanks in advance.

BTW, my MB is an ASUS P4P800SE with a Cerleron D 2.4MHz in case any of that matters.
 

Answer:7% of hard drive space lost on ALL hard drives...

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Hey guys
So I bought a windows 7 netbook a few months ago, and within the first couple of weeks it caught a big virus and almost nothing in the computer was working anymore. So I panicked and since this was the only computer I had, I downloaded a copy of linux, put it on a bootable USB and installed Linux over windows 7. Then eventually I made another bootable USB for windows 7, and I put it in and it only showed one hard disk where it was possible to install windows, and it was the C drive with only 97 gigs of memory (the computer actually has 250 gigs). So I installed windows over linux and now Im wondering where is the rest of my hard drive? Is there any way to get it back?

Thanks

Answer:Hard Drive space disappeared/lost

before you install windows on the choosing your hard drive to install to, from there you can choose to create partitions, delete them, or format entire volumes.
Your best bet is to format the entire drive this way and do a fresh install.

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A few days ago I had about 26-27 GB of free space on my hard drive C.
 
Today I only have 17 GB of free space.
 
The only thing I remember doing was installing a few programs because one of my programs stopped working suddenly so I needed an alternative program.  The alternatives didn't work either so I uninstalled them.  But now I still am left with about 10 GB of lost space that I don't know what happened to.
 
I feel like I don't have lots of programs installed onto my computer(or any large files) and the ones I do have are not big.  So I feel like I should have more free space available, and I feel like something bad or unnecessary is taking up space on my computer.  So I'm hoping someone here can help me free up some space or find what could be taking up this space on my computer.
 
I ran a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan and it found nothing.  I also ran CCleaner and it didn't free up much space.
 
I have Windows 7 Home Premium.  My computer is a ASUS Notebook K52F/K62F Series laptop.
 
Hopefully somebody can help me, thank you.

Answer:I lost about 10 GB of hard drive space in a few days.

Hello, possibly a rootkit infection, we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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Ok so basically I was playing an older game, which when i was quiting, ended up freezing and crashing...I had to manually turn off my computer. I turned the computer back on saw that I had gone from having 279gb of free space to only 267gb! I've tried to defrag with Defraggler, cleaned about 17gb worth, but still nothing to add to my HDD. I checked my disk cleaner Ccleaner and it said that I only needed to clean 8.67mb? how is that possible, I just defraged the computer, I should have plenty to clean up.

How should I go about recovering that space that I lost in the crash, and how exactly do crashes cause this to happen?

Shadow Storage :

0gb used storage
0gb allocated storage
1gb maximum size

Answer:PC Crash = Lost Hard Drive Space!!! HELP!!!

I'd try running the chkdsk /r command on the boot/system partition.You may get a bunch of chkdsk files which may need further effort.Recover CHK FilesLouis

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Please can you help!! i have XP, 256 ram, 2.28 GB hard drive. been trying to remove east asian language pack installed year ago, whick took huge chunk of my disc space. so set a system restore date then reinstalled EAL pack from XP CD ROM thinking i could uninstall it easily and maybe regain some space. however it didnt uninstall by my unchecking box in Regional & Languages/Languages/East Asian Languages. I found I lost even more disc space, so did system restore but it didnt correct it - did a 2nd system restore and now i am down to 8% free space (194 mb)! dont know what to try next! I know I should have left well alone as I have been operating quite well on 27% free disc space (about 600 MB)up to now. obviously got too much time on my hands!!

Answer:Lost all my hard drive disc space!!

Try and remoove the language packs in safemode.Failing that, buy a bigger hard disk. 2.2Gb really isnt alot for a system running XP as it will take up nearly half that with windows alon.You can add a second hard disk without having to reinstall windows or any programs.

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Re: Lost Hard drive space.Dell: T-600 XPS Desktop.Hard drive: 20gb.Windows: 98SE.Ram: 768mb.Dear Computer Hope Community:I had recently performed a "Webroot Erase drive" cleanout of the whole hard drive in order to start anew. I utilized their function known as the Guttman method, which entailes 35 passes to completely erase all data permanently. This is better than just reformating the hard drive, of which this is not guaranteed to eliminate all of the prior data. Upon my reinstallation of the Windows operating system, I had checked the storage capacity on my hard drive and I have lost 18 gb, or it had indicated that the drive has only 2 gb instead of 20 gb. Could someone who is familiar with such, please explain what had occurred and how to solve this mystery. This will be very much appreciated.Yours sincerely,Eddy.

Answer:Lost hard drive space capacity.

During reinstall of OS be sure to delete all prior partitions prior to installation. It should come up and state that it found a FAT32 partition or other partition type and delete to delete this and create a new one. You should then get your full storage capacity back, less than 20gb but greater than 17gb due to the 1000 = 1024 mislead of drive manufacturers.

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Hello, I recently just noticed the max capacity of my hard drive had reduced by about 30GB. It went from a max capacity of 160GB to 127GB. I recently installed Windows Vista Ultimate x64 from Windows XP Professional x32. At first I didn't notice this, but after I installed a few games I realized my free space was much lower than it should have been. On XP I'm almost positive it always said I had 150+ GB. This is a self built machine, so there was no manufacturer software on it. There is no visible partition. Any help would be appreciated.

Will
 

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Hi, I have reformatted my laptop which is a hp compaq 6715b. Before i done this i had 250g of space, since doing this i only have 127g of space. Any ideas where its gone and how to get it back? Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Lost hard drive space

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Please, MY E: hard drive pie is blue and full need help solving this. Thanks.

Answer:lOST HARD DRIVE SPACE (e:) IS FULL NEED HELP XPS 410

Let me google that for you

Im assuming this is a joke , if not that link will help you anyway

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Hey guys,
I have my laptop partitioned into 2 drives. One for system and one for everything else.

On my system drive i have 60Gb and the D drive is 300ish. I have started to get the "Low resources" message on the C drive. I have looked around everywhere for the 60gb's and it gone. Vanished into thin air.

I navigate to C:\users and check the properties. it says there is 35gigs being used. Inside there users\kcameron - thats me - it says used 34gigs.

When i check through all of the libary folders inside i cannot find more then a few megs of stuff. so 34gigs is being used, but i cannot find it.

anyone have any ideas, or tools i could use to check this out? Its to the point where i cannot open many things without the system getting angry. I could always re-format, but other then this problem everything else is find.

thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Lost hard drive space

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I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 / 320 gig hard drive. I installed in older computer and only recognized 131 gigs of space. On the advice of a friend I went ahead and formatted that partition with the thought that after I installed Windows 2000 I would reclaim the lost the entire hard drive. WRONG! Now no matter what I do it only sees that 131 gig. The rest is gone. I have even installed the hard drive on a friends computer who is running Vista and it only sees the 131 gig. Is there anyway I can recover this hard drive?
 

Answer:Help! Reclaim lost Hard drive space

Once it is formated you have two choices. You can use a utility such as Partition Magic or Acronis Disk Director to stretch the partition. Or partition and format the unused space as D and E partitions.

Another option is to do a fresh install, this time using a Windows 2000with SP3 or higher CD (supports large drives).
 

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I've just installed a 160 GB SATA hard drive to use as a slave and have formatted it but it reads as 149 GB. I know one or two GB may be used up here and there but is about 10 GB right?

Answer:Lost space when formatting a hard drive

P.S. The other 11 GB or so appears as "unallocated". Can I "allocate" it so that I can use it?

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SO my 80GB laptop crashed, and went insane, so I had to reinstall XP, when I finally get back in I appear to have lost half my hard drive space, and also have two hard drives. One says it is FAT and has a 7 MB capacity, and the other says it has 37 GB of space. I am no genius, but I am confused and in dire need of help!!

Thank you!
 

Answer:Lost 40GB of hard drive space!

Sound like you might have accidently partitioned your hard drive when you reinstalled XP.

To check stick the XP cd in & boot up. Follow the screens as if you were going to format again. Don't worry you can back out. See what it says about your hard drive there. If you want to go back to just one 80gig drive you will have to delete the partitions & install again. This will be a format (you will lose all your files so back up what you need) not just reinstalling.
 

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I downloaded a free trial program called PC Optimzer, to clean up space on pc. But i run one of its programs called,Secure Dealete Disc Driveswhich removed a big chunk of my free space,about 7GB. please can any one tell me how i could get this back, i have tried to contact PC Optimizer all week with emails and phone, to no luck...

Answer:lost free space on hard drive, where has it gone.

Which OS are you using ?Have you tried System Restore ?

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Ah never mind, i somehow obtained 4 gb of IE temp files
 

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Yesterday I had 40 GB of free space and today I have 7 GB. I was hoping no one was using my system to store things, or if this might just be a reporting error. I physically can't see any extra files.

Maxtor n256 80GB

I was deleting files from the drive and also deleted a movie that was 6+GB so having 7 GB of free space doesn't make sense
The content of the drive is pictures some movies, a few program files, and some word documents.
I emptied the trash on my Dell. I analyzed the drive and the defagmentor says I only have 7 GB of free space.

Is there a program that will account for the files and sizes of the files on my drive?


I have Dell dimension 8400, running XP 2002, service pac3

Thanks for any advice
Dan

Answer:external hard drive lost free space

Hi SMACK599

Can you download this program. It will show you exactly what files are taking up the most amount of space on your computer. It's called WinDirStat and once you have run the program, it will start detailing your pc. Let it do it's thing and when finished it should show you what is taking up space and where. Simply hover your mouse over the colours at the bottom of the window to see what the file is and where it is. If you see one that looks very large, click on it and it will be highlighted for you at the top.
Let us know if this helps.
Which defrag program are you using?

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I was steered toward this stire from techsupportforum.com.
The re-installation happened(I found out later I didn't have to) after someone installed Linux in my system for a project we're working on(don't ask, long story). The addition of Linux slowed down my whole computer and I am pretty certain I uninstalled Linux(I no longer have the WXP or Linux option when I first turn on my PC). After re-installing XP(from my D drive?) there is less than a gig of space left.

The person helping me at techsupport forum suggested I download Tree Size and report back to him the results....which are the following:

n C:\
I have 24.4 GB being used:

7.3 GB Documents & Settings
6.7 GB Windows
4.6 GB Program Files
3.9 GB Recycler (if this means the recycle bin, it's currently empty)
1.2 GB Files
0.7 GB HP
many other files below are all listed as 0 GB

If I'm only taking using 24.4 GB and my hard drive capacity is 55.4 GB, why do I only have 447 MB of free space left? We've tired to open up the System Volume root folder in my C drive, but access is always denied with everything we've tried so far....very frustrating...

Can anyone help?

Answer:Reinstalled WXP - lost half my hard drive space???

It sounds like the Linux partition is still there.

When you installed XP did you reformat and install. A good possibility the Linux partition was not seen and therefore still intact.

In disk manager, how does the hard drive show up?

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Can someone help me please. the other day my computer crashed and i had no choice but to reformat the hard drive and start from scratch. I installed everything fine but...... I have a 20Gb hard drive installed, but I have windows ME, and it says that it is only 1.99Gb, please help me because i have lost a hell of a lot of space.
Cheers.
 

Answer:{SOLVED} lost 18 gigabytes of hard drive space.

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Hi

I posted the other week and was told that i had a Ramnit virus and it was best to reinstall windows, so i did.
A friend of mine said that i should first use XP as that would format my drive then upgrade to Windows 7. (not sure if that was correct but he knows a bit so i did). When i tried to install XP it showed 2 drived "c" and "d" both as 132000mb (can't remember exact figure) so i formated "c" leaving "d" as it was. My "d" drive only had saved data on it and no programmes. Later i realised that it had not shown all my drive as i have 2 500gb drives and it only showed 127gb on each. I installed XP then used my windows 7 to upgrade. When i checked My Computer it showed 2 drived both 127gb. I went on to the control panel and to disk management where i could clearly see the missing part of my "c" drive and activated it so i now have another drive "k" which is 337gb and i formated the drive which is showing as blank. On the disk management page though the list at the top shows my "d" drive which it now calls "e" as being 128gb but the bit below shows "e"as 465gb NTFS healthy and active primary partition. Also the problem that i had with the redirect virus still seems to be there. When i search on google it first takes me to another page which i then close and on the second click to the link it takes me to the page i wanted to go to. I also get ramdom blank pages opening up t... Read more

Answer:still redirects after re install and lost hard drive space

Hi,

If still having redirect issues please follow the steps below.
Download OTL to your desktop.
Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
Copy-paste following contents into custom scan -area:
netsvcs
drivers32
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
CREATERESTOREPOINT
%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs
Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply. You may need two posts to fit them all in.


Let me also know if you're using a router (what brand & model).

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I rebuilt my PC with XP. All has gone well with the exception that I seem to of lost loads of hard drive space somewhere. I have lost about 90 gig. I think the loss is related to the partitioning. If there a way of getting it back without rebuilding the PC again?

Any support will be much appreciated.

Answer:Rebuilt PC and lost loads of hard drive space!

Hi Terry and welcome to TSF.
Could you say how big your disc is and what partitions are on it and how big each partition is?

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Having upgraded my PC with new motherboard, SATA II hard drive, Intel P4 processor and DDR II memory, I have lost all but 2.5 Gb of a 160 gb hard drive. This has come as a result of the continuos looping of the loading of XP Pro with associated re-partitioning of the hard drive. Is there a method of recovering the rest of the hard drive? All I can see in My Computer is a "C" Drive with 2.5 Gb, most of which is occupied by XP

Answer:Lost Hard Drive space after loading Windows XP pro

start - setting -control panel - admin tools - computer management -disk managementCAn you see the rest of the drive in there?If so, right click on the unallicated part of the drive and allicate a drive letter and format as necessary.

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I used the system restore on my computer, but since I didn't have any restore points it went back to its original state.
Afterward I noticed that my hard drive lost a whole bunch of space. Is there a way to recover that space?

Answer:Lost space on hard drive after system restore

I never use Restore, however, I would imagine the lost space is the original system backed up.

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Hi there,

I found a problem at my (almost new) Toshiba Satellite C650-15X laptop I bought several months ago. It has hard drive with 500GB volume in 2 partitions: C and D- with 250GB each; and Windows 7 Premium, 64/bit operating system.

There is something strange at D partition: it's 225GB of missing space! After marking all files at D partition> Properties, there is only 25GB in use and really small amount or no free space! There isn't any system or other hired files together with this 25GB's. More than 220GB in D partition is just disappeared.

Partition C looks normal. Was tried all known Windows tools: disc check, defragmentation, troubleshooters etc without results. Any suggestions or idea what?s happened and how to fix it? Thanks advance!

Answer:Lost Hard Drive space on Satellite C650-15X

Can you please open Computer Management > Disk Management. Make a screenshot and post it here.
I would like to see exact HDD structure.

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So I tried installing Lineage 2 this afternoon and then I after entering in the login screen the game would crash. So I tried to uninstall, and then reinstall. The problem was that I lost about 1-2 gigs of hard drive space, so I deleted some excess videos I had on my hard drive leading me to have around 3.0gbs. So even though that was kind of odd, I try playing again, and the same problem occurs. So again I uninstall and reinstall, and now I have 780megs free. So I am understandably confused and angry! Help me, I need my lost hard drive space back!

Answer:help! uninstalling my Lineage 2 leads to lost hard drive space

oh yea and if it helps, I checked my hard drive space (it is 70.9gbs worth of capacity as it says on the pie chart) against my C drive by selecting all my files and folders in that c drive, including the hidden ones, and doing the properties thing to see how much space it is taking up, it says 65.7, so that's a good 4-5gigs of space that I have no clue went. and yes I emptied the recycle bin =)

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I have just deleted a partion on the hard drive of my Thinkpad X230. I followed the instructions by deleting the volume I didn't need (which was volume D). However, free space that was in D has not been added to the the existing volume (Volume C) as this has not increased in size. Have I made a terrible mistake and lost the space for ever? It is not the original hard drive that came with the laptop - I had a solid state drive installed. Can anyone help?













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Answer:Hard drive space appears lost after deleting a partition

HiHow have you deleted the volume exactly? Did you use Windows Disk Manager app or the tool diskpart.exe or what?Anyway, open the tool you need - diskmgmt.msc, delete the volume and expand existing volume. Follow application help if you need.

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Ok Folks, I sure hope you can help me out with this, as it is very frustrating for me.
This is what happend. Our windows files were messed up so we decided to do a full system recovery, starting with reformating our hard drive.

I read up on it and decided the best way to do this wast to use a win98 start up disk and do a format C: so we did.
We have a 20 gig hard drive, and we noticed after installing XP that it showed us only having a 2 gig hard drive. Now i realize that if you partition a hard drive with fdisk and answer no when it asks if you want to enable large disk support it makes your partiton a fat16 which only enables you to use 2 gigs of hd space, so i choose to answer yes, well, when i go to create a primary dos partition the maximum amount of space available is 2 gigs, it wont allow me to change it to the 20 gigs that are supposed to be available. Ive tried installing xp on the 2 gigs available, thinking that somewhere along the way it would recalculate my drive space and fix the problem, but it doesnt. So ive reformated like 5 times, used fdisk to partiton and delete partitions and tried everything i can think of. What am i doing wrong? I mean, is there a way to have dos recalculate the amount of space on my hard drive? There has to be. IT seems that the computer is stuck thinking i only have 2 gigs, and needs to erace this from memory, and recalculate the amount of space available. I also went into the setup by pressing f10 and chose to set default settings, ... Read more

Answer:Reinstall/Fdisk/partition/lost hard drive space

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp
 

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This was supposed to be a clean install (by a tech who supposedly makes his living this way), yet there are files from 2002 still on this computer when I had it built. This is what bothers me. This is a 20 gig hard drive and when I defrag, I find it only has 22% free space. I do download movies but delete them after viewing and I have a minimum of programs installed. So where is the other 14.99Gig space at? I don't download music and basically I do not know what could possibly be taking up this much space.I do use CCleaner every day but not the registry function. Any tips or help would be welcome.

Answer:[SOLVED] Recent XP re-install-lost hard drive space

First go to Add Remove Programs and Uninstall any programs and software you no longer need or use. Move any pictures, documents and music to a USB Flash Drive you want to keep, and delete those you don't. Then download CCleaner. Analyze your drive and delete the temp files it finds.
Go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and hit enter. In the Disk Management software see if there is an Unallocated space on your the Drive that has the C: partition on it. If you have Unallocated space on the same line, then use a 3rd party partition utility like Easus Partitioning Master to extend your C: partition into the unallocated space to increase the C: drive. Be sure to backup all data first.

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Two questions, one post:

The first. I have a dell digital jukebox mp3 player that allows for storage of data or music. I tried to copy a 600mb file from the mp3 player onto my hard drive. I had a little over 600 mb of space left on my hard drive (a total storage capacity of 6GB). It said i had run out of space. So i deleted some files, move some things around and i had 1.1 GB of space free for this transfer. i tried again and this time again the message i got was not enough space on drive c:/. So i cancelled out and checked to see what i had on my hard drive, 500mb free!!!?? So i have lost hard drive space and not gain a file...So i investigated and found that i have 1.81 GB of data on c:\ documents settings\user. but once i get into user, i have 6 folders none of which display nearly that much data. They are, favorites, start menu, cookies, desktop, my documents, and a file named ntuser. the ntuser file is 1mb, and my desktop has 700 or so mb on it. So my question is how can i get back this lost hd space, its a very strange issue.

Blue screen. Im on xp pro sp1, i use adaware, registry mechanic, and im generally tidy with my windows; note, reinstalling windows did not solve this. I never used to have this issue, but lately when i go to open or close certain programs i jump to blue screen. it references trixdp.dll i think it was, and then "begin physical dump of memory" i must reboot at this point. I use VLC media player, and exiting this program mandates a blue ... Read more

Answer:Lost Hard drive space and a blue screen problem

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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 have just fdisked  my sons hard drive with winxp on. and then formatted it. I used a floppy disk which I downloaded from the internet called Ranish partition manager version 2.38 beta 1.91  the problem is I can't install winxp. In the fdisk programe the fixed driveDisk      Drv    Mbytes       Free    Usage1                    24986                     100%            c:       57242I now have less than this now half the 57242How can i get the drive back to normal.

Answer:Lost hard drive drive space.

Why are you using Fdisks when the Windows XP CD-ROM can create and remove partitions for you?

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I have a 250 GB Hard Drive (brand new) which is mysteriously divided into two sections. I am running Vista on an 80 GB section. The other section marked Unallocated (152.46 GB) is visible in Disk Management but none of the usual options are available New Simple Volume etc
I cannot access this section at all. Does anybody have any ideas?
 

Answer:Problem with "lost" space on Hard Drive

You should start Disk Management with elevated privilege - ie RunAs Administrator. Vista should then allow any hardware changes to take place.
 

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I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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

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

I'm a little confused about your question

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

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

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My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

Answer:running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

Your attachment(s) aren't visible to us.

Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Alternatively, you could also generate a screenshot of your WinDirStat window and upload it for our perusal using this guide:-

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/14...ool-vista.html

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I'd like to run a batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space available, then run some commands to create a directory to copy the files from remote server.
Details:

Read a text file with all the server ips
Run as service account
Verify that there is enough space on C:
Create a Install directory on remote server
Then copy the file from my computer remote server.

Can anybody please help me!!!
 

Answer:batch file to check hard drive space on an XP computer, and if there is enough space

I found this code on "SpiceWorks.com'.

I have not tested. I have not test (just to be clear). It's set up to determine % of free space (on a text file listing of servers) but could be modified to do what you want.
 

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I have a WD Red 2.0 TB drive (1.8 TB formatted) and have been watching it fill up (%used) for some time now. I have lost 1 TB to "unknown" according to WinDirStat. VSS is NOT RUNNING, which I read about in the tutorial here: System Protection - Turn On or Off.

So, what could be eating this space and how do I recover it?

FYI - the usual litany - No viruses; Disk Cleanup was run; Drive diagnostics pass; Chkdsk, defrag, etc. all OK.
Also, the thing I use the drive for is to maintain program libraries. I perform a lot of temporary folder copies and delete old copies. The recycle bin is empty. Have no idea why this space is lost.

Answer:Lost space on external drive - Lost 1TB of 2TB drive

I've always found WinDirStat results a bit cryptic.

Maybe you can get a more sensible result with a similar free application:

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

The usual suspects are hibernation file, System Restore points, page file, malware/virus, or some program doing something you don't expect it to do. For instance, we recently had a case here where someone was using a cloud backup program that was mis-configured and putting the backups on local drives, rather than in the cloud.

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Hey guys,
I'm having a big problem with my hard drive space. First of all it keeps decreasing for no apparent reason when i am connected to the internet even though i'm not downloading anything. And i'm not talking about mb but GB!! My first guess was a vius so i ran my antivirus (avast) and removed some issues, but the trouble continues... I installed the WinDirStas as i saw in other posts to find if i missed something. And to my surprise i discovered that my HD is occupied by ~80GB of unaccessible files! I'm not sure i am saying that correctly so see for yourselves...

Answer:Hard drive space decreasing and showing less space available

I think you should read as 8 point 8... but you do need more overhead for Windows. Look at your pagefile settings in System and maybe have a look at what Windows Indexing settings are...

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What do you folks use to monitor disk usage on your file server? I was hoping for some widget-like program that displays the information in an elegant and succinct manner. I'm on XP, so no side-bar stuff.

TIA.
 

Answer:hard drive space / server space monitor

In the past I've used a little applet called Coolmon to monitor my PC. It's a text overlay that sits on your desktop.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/CoolMon.shtml

Very simple and concise.
 

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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 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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Hi,My PC Spec isAMD 1700XP + 512Mb Ram + 2 x 40Gb Hard Drives + Windows XP SP2.I have recently purchased an external USB2 DVD recorder which appears to work well and I have been experimenting with it.Yesterday I downloaded and installed a shareware DVD copier programme called "1Click-DVD-Copy".I used it to try and copy a 7.9Gb pre recorded DVD Movie which it was supposed to do by compressing the data and writing it back to a standard 4.7Gb disk.It seemed to work OK but as I am not interested in copying DVD's and was just experimenting I later removed the programme from my PC.When I turned my PC on today I discovered that my hard drive space was 4.3Gb less than before I used the DVD copier.I have carefully searched through the files on the offending drive but can not find the "missing" 4.3Gb.I have also carried out a system restore which has made no difference.Everything else appears to be working OK.Can anyone advise me how I might locate and delete the files that are using my "missing" 4.3Gb.Thanks

Answer:I've Lost 4.3 Gb of Hard Disc Space

It seems the program didnt delete the temp file i made of the dvd,you could try looking in the programs folder in your c/ drive for a folder with the name of the app you installed it may well have left it there.

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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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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 everyone,
Today i defragmentated my PC, i have 3 partitions, C in which i installed windows and programs, D for downloads and other stuff, and E for games, movie making and others. I used defrag today, on C i won 0.5 GB, on D nothing changed but on E i've lost over 40 GB.

E has 197 GB overall, 121 are used and 23.2 GB are free, so i miss 42GB, lost today after defrag.

What can i do to recover those GB back?
Thanks,

Answer:lost space on hard after defrag

For both Vista and 7
Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

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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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  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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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 have a sea gate 300 gig hard drive and I cannot get the space/size on it to change. I've re booted, taken it in and out and tried different computers but they all think that there is 138 gigs free of the 300. I have a folder of stuff that has said "24.3 gigs" via properties for about a week now though I can open and close the files, play videos in it, and have added about 15 gigs of stuff to the folder. About 3 months ago I created a partition and made most of the 300 gigs FAT32 so I can play it on my ps3. I've had no issues until now. Also, I have the exact same hard drive also in FAT32 and it suddenly will not show up and it appears to be doing the same thing. When I delete files from the folder, the image still shows as it being filled with that file (on my computer). Though moved files etc still work with no issues on my computer.

I have vista, if that makes a difference.
 

Answer:Hard drive space on portable hard drive won't change even when I add and remove gigs

Re: Hard drive space on portable hard drive won't change even when I add and remove g

Also, it won't show up on my usb dvd player as of last week. Though as I said, both come up fine on my computer.
 

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I have 11.4 gig available on my Hard drive. Rescue and Recovery reports that there are backups of 42.7 on the HD and 35.4 on the USB drive. Lenovo System Tools says I have a total Drive space of 128.1 GIG on my HD. We know that 42.7 GIG is a Backup image on HD, and 11.4 is available on HD, and we are now using 35.4 GIG of space on the hard drive. Therefore 42.7 + 11.4 + 35.4 = 89.4. There is still a missing 38.6 GIG even if I could remove 42.7 GIG from the hard drive. Does anyone know how I can remove the 42.7 GIG backup image from my hard drive and also recover another 38.6 Gig of space? Rescue and Recovery / advanced tab will only let me remove 35.4 GIG on the external USB Drive.   





Richard N. Kaufman

Answer:I have lost 80 gigabytes from my 128.1 GIGs of total drive space (160 GIG - 5400 rpm drive)

You have not mentioned which OS you are using?Did you check out system restore and the space allocated to that?

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DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by michael wee at 10:24:28.51 on Wed 08/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2029.1010 [GMT 8:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
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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
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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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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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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'm running Win XP Home with 3200+ AMD, 1024 Mb RAM, 2X120 GB SATA Raid hard drives plus a 200GB IDE back-up drive. I run Ghost to keep the IDE drive current with the data on the SATA drives (Belt braces etc).I have been playing with transfering Video files from my camcorder and have created a number of large video files on the SATA drives (say 40Gbs worth).Because I keep two or three Ghost back-up files on the IDE drive (80GBs Worth), Ghost said there was not enough space to do the regular back-up task. I transfered one of the historical back-ups to the SATA drive to free up the space, but this made things worse. The IDE drive says it is full yet I can only see two 30GB files and the SATA drive is also nearly full, yet I would say there is 80Gbs of files on it tops.I have run NAV, I have defragged the drive (ones to full to defrag), I have tried various clean-up utilities and Ashampoo yet nothing frees up the space, nor makes the clutter visible.Anybody got any ideas?

Answer:Lost Space of Hard Drives (Ghost Data?)

Could be connected to recycle bin and/or windows temp folder. A friend had a similar problem which, funnily enough, was cleared by Window Washer and a cold boot. As to the exact cause, I do not know, especially after reading the steps you have taken so far. Which version of Ghost are you using? Version 9.0 should be all right, but any version using PC DOS might have a problem with a 200Gb HDD.

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Dear All,

This is my first ever post here. I bought a new Hitachi 300GB hard disc. I put that in a caddy and connect it via a USB port to my computer. I partitioned it into 200GB and 100GB. I tried to clone the C disc of my computer onto this new hard disc with Acronis True.

I tried to swap the new hard disc with the already installed one but it would not work. I swapped to the old one again and tried to use the disc managment. Now the clone does not appear and I also have lost the 200GB space. The disc management shows only a single partition of about 90GB. The two partitions are disappeared.

Spent almost the whole night. Please help to
1. recover the space
2. clone the hard disc.
 

Answer:External Hard disc in a caddy lost space

I bet you have the Dell HPA issue. See this Acronis article for more information: http://kb.acronis.com/content/1710
 

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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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Yesterday I restored my Acer Extensa laptop, Vista with 160gb hard drive and 2 gb m to the factory default image using discs made when I purchased the laptop. On my C drive I now only have 28.2 gb when it should be 69.5gb and the D drive is 69.5gb. Have I done something wrong? Where has the space gone.

Answer:Lost space on C drive

I forgot to say that I still have 74 updates to instal so there will not be much space left.

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http://www.theabsolute.net/sware/dskinv.htmland more......

Answer:Lost drive space maybe this can help

That does not look very useful at all. How would drive space simply dissapear?

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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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I have just got a 16GB PNY flash drive 2 days ago so i could attempt to create a boot drive on it. I doubted i had set it up right so i wanted to start over. I formatted the drive, and now half of the space is missing. I am using Windows 7 so i tried using the Disk Management tool to try to find out what happened. In Disk Management I saw that the missing space still exists as unallocated space. I then tried to delete the partition so i could re-allocate all the space as one partition, but the delete option was grayed out. so now i have no idea how to get my space back.

So my question is how can I get my flash drive back to having 16gb of space on it?
 

Answer:Flash drive space lost

Gparted, Included with most Linux distros (I personally use Puppy Linux)

EASEUS Partition Master for Windows
 

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During a routine check of Hard Drive space, I was surprised to see I was using 60GB

However, I set explorer to display everything, selected it all, and got 40GB.

I've uploaded a picture of it.


I can't explain it. Where in the world did 20GB of space just... vanish?

Answer:[SOLVED] Lost space in C: drive

Hi and Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista!

I would suggest that you use TreeSize to look deeper into your system for answers. It will provide you with a detailed folder-by-folder analysis of the space used by the hard drive. You can download it HERE.

By far, the largest difference that you will see will be in the \users\ folder. This folder contains files that Vista does not allow you to see, regardless of the level of your admin account. Excluded \users\ folders by Vista include the subfolders \Default, \Public and \appdata.

Here is a screen shot of the system that I am currently on to show the difference between that which Windows repots and TreeSize:

THUMBNAIL



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Answer:LOST DRIVE SPACE AFTER DEFRAG

Can anyone tell me why my hd has gone down in size after a defragIt was 2.03gb now 1.69gbwin 98se

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Hello everybody. I hope I can keep this post as non-confusing as possible, but the other day when I was going through my drives, I saw like 2.5 gigs free on my D drive, which has all my music and programs.

Today, I come to my machine after installing nothing and I see 35mb free space...and that very annoying "Low Disk Space" bubble in WinXP.

Does anyone have any ideas what could've happened?

Thanks

-Mark
 

Answer:Lost ALOT of Drive Space

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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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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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For the second time in 6 months my win 7 has gone through a update sequence that windows failed. The system then goes through a sort of undoing process. Very lengthy process. After witch I have lost roughly 18GB of drive space. I did a drive clean-up only to regain under 2GB of space back.

sound familiar to anyone? Can help? please

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hi everyone
my hard drive is 250 gb which was split into 4 partitions, made with norton partition magic. i deleted all the partitions except for C: and reformatted the drive. re-installed xp and now my C: drive is only 120gb, when i deleted the other partitions, i thought they would just go back on the C: drive

how can i get that space back without having to format again, any help would be great

ps: file system ntfs

Answer:lost h drive space after partition and reformat

They are now unallocated space, use NPM to redistribute the free space to C. Then defragment your system.

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hi there..

my name is Anis...i just bought external hard drive 500gb...but after I formatted it..it's just about 400++ gb can be used..i would like to know..how to use the extra/reserve space for my ext hard disk?by any means, i want to fully use my 500gb space for the external...please help me...thank you...
 

Answer:How to fully use the extra hard disk space for external hard drive?

It should have about 465GB, what are you seeing?

You will not have 500GB due to the conversion between binary and decimal for reporting sizes.
 

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I had my system setup as dual boot (with separate drives) while making a change over from win7 home premium to widows 7 ultimate. After i got everything set up the way i wanted it, in win 7 ultimate, I figured I would delete the home premium and clone the drive with easus utility. this way i could have just one drive and one OS.
When I cloned the drive with my new OS on it, to my 600 GB hdd that I had just formatted but not partitioned. I lost all the space on the 600GB empty drive. the drive property says that it is a 700 MB drive now and that it's 3/4 full but when i click on that drive it says this folder is empty. also the OS is running on a 160GB drive and will not start windows unless the 600 GB drive is present. with the 600GB drive by it self will not boot either.
What Did I do wrong? How can i get the OS ultimate to run on its own drive again?
How do i get back the space on my 600GB drive. And how can i move my New OS to the Main C: drive?
any input would help shed some light, I can usually figure these types of things out but there seems to be something i am not grasping here. thanks for listening.

Answer:cloned hdd with easus back up, lost all drive space

Post a picture of Windows Disk Management with both drives connected so we can see what is happening.

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how do i get it back? my total disk space in c is 37.28 gb. i had 80% free space in c before i did a clean reinstall as my hubby messed up something. im now down to 69% free space. what happened to it? the computer is working fine and i know windows xp home sp2 uses a lot of space but this is a puzzle to me. any suggestions welcomed. ive cleaned the disk and defragged but it didnt give me back much free space. i thought a clean reinstall is supposed to wipe everything out and put you back to brand new.
 

Answer:lost free space in drive c after windows xp reinstall

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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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Hi everyone,
I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive.

I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on.
That might have been a mistake.

Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on my hard disk that I can't use and I don't know how to add it back to my c: partition.

There was another post about this a couple years ago, but I don't understand the instructions and am not actually sure if it worked. Can someone explain how to do this, please?

I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I'm not familiar with partitioning disks. It was just the one time with Ubuntu.

Answer:Hard drive partition: adding free space back to c: drive

The unallocated area is actually an empty extended partition. You need to delete that first.

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Hello and good evening to you all. I have a slight problem and i'm hoping to get some help please. I have a nice samsung laptop, it came with 320gb hard drive, and when i set it up it was split into the following:
C drive: 45.9GB free of 112GB
D drive: 167GB free of 167GB
I've put some music and a few other things on the c drive, so its beginning to fill up, so I need to know HOW to increase the space on the C drive by getting more space from the D drive please.
many thanks

Answer:How to increase space on my Primary Hard Drive from secondary drive

use this but read carefully
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
eaesus partition manager
sanap

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I install a new hard drive because my old drive had no more available space. I then used IBM Recovery CD's to rebuild system out of the box.  Rebuild was flawless except that I now only have 618GB of useable space on the Creload partition. What happened to the other approx. 400 GB.  The recovery partition used up almost 318GB of space.  My old drive was 160 GB, and the available space on the Creload was 145 GB, so technically I should have only lost about 15 GB on the Recovery side of the partition. Here is what I found interesting using the disk managment, the recovery partition is formatted for FAT32 file system, the Creload is formated to NTFS. I did not format  the new drive just installed it and then started using the CD's.  The only thing I can figure is that the drive must have been formatted for FAT32 and the files from the CD's were copied directly over to this format and expanded.  The Creload was created properly by formatting and installing the system from the recovery partition. Before installing the rest of my software I am wondering if I should start again and reformat the entire new hard disk into a NTFS format then start all over.  Will this fix this issue and maximize the available space for this 1TB drive? Any comments would be appreciated!

Answer:Upgraded Hard Drive to 1TB - C Drive Space was limited to 618 GB, Partition used UP 320 GB

While I cannot explain what happened with the reconfiguration of the hard drive, I can tell you that your 1TB hard drive is actually 931GB hard drive. Reason being....... An OS [operating system] sees 1GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.A hard drive manufacturer sees 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.The manufacturer lists their numbers in the specifications. Thus, 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. It would have to be 1,099,511,627,776 bytes in order for the OS to see full 1TB available.  I would suggest leaving 15GB or 16GB of unallocated space for the recovery partition and the rest for the OS. Hopefully that will work.Message Edited by ortegaluis on 03-27-2009 11:17 PM





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