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What is the default disk space usage for system protection?

Question: What is the default disk space usage for system protection?

I was doing to some research and found out that my system protection usage is using 226 GB. For some reason it is at 53%.

Can I delete the restore points w/o causing harm to my computer? What is in those files?

If I decide to delete, what is the recommended size should it be? I have a 500GB HHD

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Answer: What is the default disk space usage for system protection?

Your specs show Avast AV, and Avast has a known problem with setting the max usage for system restore.

Here are some Avast forum threads about this:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=163039.0

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Hi,
 
A few weeks back, my C: drive started mysteriously filling up to the point where it was running out of space completely.
 
I would run CCleaner, organize things, clean out my downloads folder, and in some cases even delete some of the games I hadn't played in a while to make more room. A couple days would go by and it would be filling up again!
 
I finally figured out that my System Protection maximum disk usage was set to 50%, and Windows 7 was graciously creating many restore points every time I made any sort of change to my system (removing a game, for instance or installing a new one) and it was filling up my hard drive quickly.
 
I don't know how this got set to 50%, I certainly didn't do it as I didn't even know this existed. It is supposed to be 10% by default.
 
I changed it to 10% and deleted the old restore points. Things were back to normal for about a week, and then I noticed it was filling up again.
 
I just not checked it, and it was set back to 50% again! I changed it back down to 5% and again deleted the old restore points.
 
I have run Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and I have run a full scan using Avast! Free, and I have run a full scan using Spybot Search & Destroy, and none of these have caught the culprit. Could anyone help diagnose why my system protection settings keep getting changed to 50% maximum disk space being available for system restore points? I would like to set this to 5% or 10% and have it stay there... Read more

Answer:System protection maximum disk usage changing itself to 50%

The easiest (and best) solution is to completely disable system restore and begin using disc imaging software on a regular basis instead. It's more reliable, all encompassing, and infinitely better protection.

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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore to fix a Flash Player problem but I did not have restore points going back as far I wanted. I only had 3 Scheduled system restore point going back to March 23rd and 8 restores points done by Revo and various Flash Player install/unsintall restore point created while trying to fix said problem. I thought those 8 restore points might have deleted older scheduled ones but my maximum space hasn't been reached yet and I did not turn off system restore.

From what I read online, I have a crazy amount of space allocated to shadow storage so I was curious as to why I did not have more system points to choose from. Any ideas? Is there anything that can delete restore point besides turn system restore off?
Used 33 GB
Allocated 35GB
Maximum 87GB

Also when I went to select the disk to restore it said
Partition_1(C:) (system) Ready to restore
(Partition_1(C:) The disk cannot be found
I have two disks Partition_1 (C:) and Recovery (D:) which is the factory restore stuff and is locked so I don?t create points for this one.

The Partition_1(C:) (Missing) shows in the available disks in system protection. Should I just uncheck it?

Answer:System Restore Disk Space Usage and System Recovery

Hello pineapplegrunt.

Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).

I believe your problem is that System Restore points are automatically deleted, by default, after 90 days.

I believe there are ways to change this, although from the top of my head I think you have to use a third party application (to do this easily). However, it is not really recommended to keep such long system restore points, if you want an image of your drive going that far back, you probably should look into creating a backup image or something and not relying on system restore.

Can I ask what your flash player problem is, have you been able to fix that?

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Hi,
I have a 250gb hard drive with Disk Space Usage for System Restore currently set at 12%...
recommendations?
Thanks
Dave
XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Answer:Disk Space Usage for System Restore - How much is enough?

My suggestion would be to NOT count on System Restore for an unsupported O/S with any number of vulnerabilites...but to use any known software program to make and store routine backups of the system.
 
I believe that 3d-party software does a better job of being reliable...than the Windows SR function.  Just my opinion.
 
Louis

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Hi,
I have a 250gb hard drive with Disk Space Usage for System Restore currently set at 12%...
recommendations?
Thanks
Dave
XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Answer:Disk Space Usage for System Restore - How much is enough?

My suggestion would be to NOT count on System Restore for an unsupported O/S with any number of vulnerabilites...but to use any known software program to make and store routine backups of the system.
 
I believe that 3d-party software does a better job of being reliable...than the Windows SR function.  Just my opinion.
 
Louis

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My OS is Vista 64 Home Premium. I would like to minimize the disk space that the OS allocates for this function but don't see the option under System Properties where it is found in XP. Where can I find it in Vista?

Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind this thread, I just found the answer here:

System Restore - disk space

Answer:Managing System Restore Disk Space Usage

had the same question. Thanks for posting the answer

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Hey there, so I've just been looking at my old desktop PC and i was looking into the system restore settings and seen that 12% of disc space is reserved for restore points. i've changed this 10% now as the PC barely gets any use anyway, will that be ok? (Equates to about 10GB)
 
I also noticed that my 2nd hard drive was enabled for system restore... However, this drive only has media on it, no programs, no operating system nothing, just music files.  Now my question is, can i use this drive for system restore points even though the OS is not installed on it? The Reason I ask is because i have a lot more free space on this drive...  If not, should I just go ahead and disable monitoring on that drive?
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:System restore disk space usage and using on a 2nd hard drive?

First of all yes, 10% is fine. Second, system restore keeps it's files in a hidden folder named "System Volume Information", and there is one of those folders on each drive on which System Restore is enabled. Last, the system restore points for any given drive MUST be stored on that drive.
 
Personally, I'd suggest disabling system restore completely and using disc imaging software instead.

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HI guys
I am trying to reduce the disk space used by system restore.I am running Windows XP Pro SP3 and as you can see from the image attached (Restore.jpeg)that i have set the disk space usage to 799 MB.
When i did a scan using tree size free it showed that system volume information folder is 1435 MB(Treesize.jpeg).
Is it that system volume information folder is not just used for system restore but something else is also saved in that folder.
I guess i am not able to see whats causing this, hope i can get some help.
 

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Just wondering what MG might suggest for System Restore disk
usage setting in Win XP.

At the lowest setting of 1% on my machine that is 2010MB,
and at 3% it is 3820MB. Setting at 2% is not available.
(148GB total space; 117GB free)

I rarely use it although occasionally it is a lifesaver.
When needed, a restore point from the last two or three days
is usually what I need, so a large number of restore points is
generally not necessary.

I do not know how much disk space is needed for each restore point.

Disk defragmenting takes a good deal longer with larger disk
usage settings.

I'm thinking 2010MB is sufficient.

Suggestions?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Suggested setting for System Restore disk space usage?

IMO, looks like spyware....
Run me first
 

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It just keeps going back to this setting. I know about it and regularly adjust now, so it's more of just an annoyance now. But it caused me to reinstall windows twice before even thinking of this problem.

I'd really appreciate any advice, and sorry if this isn't the correct subforum.

Answer:Disk space usage for system restore constantly resetting to 50% of HD

This is a known problem that is sometimes caused by third party software, I just cant remember the name of the program that causes it, hopefuly someone else will fill us in

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I have 50GB of hard drive space reporting as unusable, seems to be the system restore data. Disk Cleanup reports the max limit for system restore is set to 7GB, but the actual used is 50GB. How can the actual exceed the max quota? I deleted all previous restore points, and did a disk cleanup, but nothing changes.

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Question: Disk Space Usage

I purchased a 60 GB disk drive.  When I add up the total space of all of the directories on the drive, it adds up to 19 GB,  when I click on properties, it shows 7 GB available. Where is my disk space?  I suspect the space used by the backup utility but I can't figure out how or where to view this and how to get rid of old backups.  (Backups no longer work because there is no space available). How do I view and remove unused backups? Thanks Except for this problem, my Thinkpad is wonderful.

Answer:Disk Space Usage

Use the program below to see what folders are taking up the space. Probably the "rescue & recovery backups". If the space is in the C:\RRBackups folder read the following site. http://blog.keeme.net/archives/1Try Space Monger the rectangles are based on folder tree and the size of data in folder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceMongerhttp://www.sixty-five.cc/sm/v1x.phpDownload http://www.mediafire.com/?dig4jayzigu

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So I got a new Dell laptop with 120GB SSD, and I installed Windows 10 on it. After installation I had 90GB free space, and that seemed normal because I thought it needed space for all the system files. Then I installed Visual Studio and some minor programs and I was at 70GB. I though it wasn't a big deal yet. Then I installed a few more minor programs, none of which exceeded 5GB in total, and now I'm at 49GB free space. That's when I started worrying something might be wrong. I asked some tech guy I know about it and he said that Windows 10 saves backups of files or something and that I need clear temp files or something. I didn't quite understand him, so I'm posting here in case someone else knows what to do.
Any ideas?
Thanks

Answer:Unexplained disk space usage

Check your shadowstorage. Use this command in an elevated command prompt

vssadmin list shadowstorage

If it is quasi zero, then we are on the wrong track.

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hi, i want to know how to use the maximum disk space slider in the system restore page. can anyone help? thank you

Answer:disk space usage slider

Hello soulfood,

The tutorial below can help show you how to. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just installed Win 7 Ultimate on my UMPC, Viliv X70. I am surprised at how well it runs (using optimized for best performance setting without aero) on my fairly slow umpc (1.3ghz atom, 1 gb ram, 16gb ssd). Even the diskspace requirement surprised me.

But the disk space usage is also what i have question about. When i right click and select property for drive C, the used space is 7.27 GB and free space is 2.95 GB on a 10.2 GB partition.

But when i go to the root dir of drive C and select all the files and folders and right click on property, the total space used by 65 thousands files is 9.81 GB.

I don't have disk compression enabled.

Anyone has an answer to this? all of my other drives shows the expected disk space usage whether by right clicking on the drive letter and select property or by highlighting all the files and folders and select property?

Btw, i really miss the "ask me what to do" option in XP when you do shutdown in Win 7. I guess there is no way to bring that back unless anyone here knows how?

Answer:Disk space usage discrepancy

Normal behavior.

Mine shows 11 occupied one way and 21 the other. If I show hidden files, it says 17.

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I've been setting myself up to do an OS install. I wanted to do by "slipstreaming" a CD with the OS and SP2 included ala Fred Langa InfoWeek 9/20/2004. To do so I have to have an extra gig on my drive. I've got my OS and aps on 15G partition of an 80G ATA drive and as I got ready to do the above I start getting low disk space warnings. After deleting a few unneeded aps to free up the space, I find I'm losing it back or rather the freed space is filling back up. I weekly use AdAware, Spybot, ZoneAlarm w/antivirus and monthly Panda, so I thought I was virus free. Maybe not! Anyway, I think I'm a candidate to ask if you folks would look at a HiJack log. What is the current method of using it? Thanks
J.
 

Answer:Losing disk space with each usage

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I purchased a Surface Pro 4 back in Janaury and noted that the OS was taking up less than 16GB of hard drive space.
Last week I had to do a reset and ended up having to reinstall the OS from a USB (ran into all kinds of issues, but got there in the end....), but now the OS is taking up over 25GB of hard drive space.
Are there any files I can safely delete that may be chewing up the extra 8-10GB of space?
I've looked at the windows.old, but it's less than 600KB.
Have also ran the disk clean up tool after reinstalling Windows, but it only found 300MB of stuff it could get rid of.
Can anyone suggest any files I can safely get rid of in the Windows file?

Answer:Disk space usage seems high

Hey there. When I install new builds etc. I use cleanmgr (a.k.a. Disk Cleanup). Type it in the search bar on the bottom of your desktop. It would be good to run that because it looks for unnecessary files in your computer and you can delete them that way.

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So I cleared out some stuff on my computer last night to give me 804 gigs of available space, I shut down my desktop and there were 19 updates installed. I come on today to find that I only have 783 gigs of available space and I am not sure where that 21 gigs went. I have this 30 day Norton Internet Security that I was about to uninstall (in place of Windows Essentials) but then I read about "Norton Recycle Bins". Does that affect me in any way? I really have no idea where the space went and it's kinda of a piss off.

I download space monger to see where the space is going and it says that I have 4 folders that are unable to scan that eat up 60 gigs. Any idea what these folders could be?
 

Answer:Mysterious Disk Space Usage - Vista x64

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Hi, there's an app which show where all your harddisk space has gone, in nice pretty coloured blocks but my harddrive packed in and i lost it, any ideas what its called and where to find it? I think Phantasm recomended it in the first place.
Cheers
 

Answer:Hard disk space usage Utility

SequoiaView
 

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Hi. Since yesterday, My laptop suddenly started lagging a lot. I opened Task Manager and saw that the Disk Usage was at 100%! The only things causing it to rise are the essential Windows Programs. This causes so much lag though, that if I try to run more than 1 application at a time, nothing starts responding and it forces Me to Force Shutdown manually by holding the power button. I tried a new Browser (went from Firefox to Chrome) and still the same problem. I decided I want to upgrade to Windows 10, since I'm qualified to have it free, but whenever I try to install it, the "Checking for Updates" loading bar never finishes and if I try to close it or anything else, it'll freeze up all over again. Please help!

What should I do? I had to go into Safe Mode to be able to make an account here and type this up. I've already uninstalled some stuff, even though I barely have anything occupying a lot of space to begin with. I certainly didn't download anything malicious, as the day before it started lagging, it worked absolutely fine and haven't downloaded anything from then on.

Thank You!

Answer:Disk Usage 100% despite great free space.

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

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In Win 10, when I view all my drives in "This PC", one of the drives is missing its disk space usage info. The disk space bar is present but not the info showing the actual amount free. (screenshot attached)

Any advice to fix this would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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If I right-click my C:\ drive in Explorer and select Properties, the disk usage is reported as 39.4 GB.

If I select all the top-level folders, right-click and select Properties the Size on Disk is reported as 29.0 GB.

If I show Hidden Folders/Files and the Protected OS files, then select everything, the Size on Disk is reported as 37.0 GB.

6 GB of this difference is down to hiberfil.sys

Can anyone clarify what accounts for the remaining differences?
39.4 - 37.0 = 2.4 GB
37.0 - 29.0 - 6.0 = 1 GB

Answer:DIsk space usage - different figures reported

Files Explorer cannot see. Or has access to see.
See: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/...28/336219.aspx

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I know programs like Skype and MSN run pretty high in CPU usage, especially at once, and there are always background programs Windows has, but... Running at a consistent 100%?

There's also something eating my free space. I know I'm low on it, but going from 500 something (I'm getting ready to move a lot of my artwork off my laptop) MB to 181 MB without doing anything? Is that just from having low space or could something be eating it in the background?

My laptop uses Windows XP Pro, and I've run checks on the various programs in my Task Bar by a couple different Windows sites; they're all legit, but I'm still wondering what it is that might be causing this. I'm not really computer savvy excepting the occasional program, so it's a bit frustrating. Any ideas, or should I just start yanking files off my computer?
 

Answer:High CPU Usage and Disk Space Loss

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Hi, I have a problem with my temporary internet folder because it has a 4 gig file in it.  I have erased everything in this folder and checked the show hidden file in the options menu but the folder still holds huge amount of data that is nowhere to be seen. I suspect that other folders in my pc have the same problem. I have updated my avg antivirus and i also have a spybot and zone alarm program running.  I had the same problem before and the only remedy I can think of is to reformat my hard disk but I don't want to go through the same process again this time. Hope you guys can help. Its eating up a huge space in my disk that I only have 200mb of free space.

Answer:Unseen Hard disk space usage

Does the folder show to be empty?  If so and nothing is seen how do you know it's there?  Temporary internet file can be emptied by clicking tools, then deleting cookies and then files including offline content.  If you have done this did you click settings, then show files?  If so what did you see? If nothing click objects and look there, you will have option of deleting those objects but be very carefull what you delete or you will need to reinstall.

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Hi. Since yesterday, My laptop suddenly started lagging a lot. I opened Task Manager and saw that the Disk Usage was at 100%! The only things causing it to rise are the essential Windows Programs. This causes so much lag though, that if I try to run more than 1 application at a time, nothing starts responding and it forces Me to Force Shutdown manually by holding the power button. I tried a new Browser (went from Firefox to Chrome) and still the same problem. I decided I want to upgrade to Windows 10, since I'm qualified to have it free, but whenever I try to install it, the "Checking for Updates" loading bar never finishes and if I try to close it or anything else, it'll freeze up all over again. Please help!

What should I do? I had to go into Safe Mode to be able to make an account here and type this up. I've already uninstalled some stuff, even though I barely have anything occupying a lot of space to begin with. I certainly didn't download anything malicious, as the day before it started lagging, it worked absolutely fine and haven't downloaded anything from then on.

Thank You!

Answer:Disk Usage 100% despite great free space.

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:
Open an admin command promptCopy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enterWhen it finished reboot your systemOpen again an admin command promptEnter sfc/scannow again
If sfc/scannow does NOT say "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violation" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

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Hi!

My system specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5-3317U CPU @ 1.70 Ghz,
8,0GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 400

My Computer Management shows 112 GB of used space more than I have for my C: drive. It shows 233 GB (capacity), 208 (used space) and 24,7 (free space).
I checked pagefil and hiberfil and everything looks fine but I can not detect where that 112 extra GB come from.
I scanned my drives with WinDirStat but it shows that my C: drive use just 95,8 GB.

Answer:HDD showing 112 GB incorrect disk space usage

Look at System Restore.

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In Win 10, when I view all my drives in "This PC", one of the drives is missing its disk space usage info. The disk space bar is present but not the info showing the actual amount free. (screenshot attached)

Any advice to fix this would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Hi,

For some reason, the disk space usage bars in 'My Computer' are missing. Although they should be visible in 'tile view', I can only see the drive icons, not the bars. Interestingly, When I open a file in e.g. Word I can see the bars in the open file dialog (also in 'tile view'). I've already tried resetting the folder view settings, but without any luck.

I was able to find one other thread about this problem, but no one was able to pinpoint the problem and provide a proper solution.

Hopefully, someone can help me out.. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Disk space usage bars in 'My Computer' are missing

Hello KeyMs, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you haven't already tried OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to reset folder views back to default, then it may be worth a try.

Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8
Could you also post back with a screenshot showing this to see if it may reveal a cause?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Windows Backup Program - how can I cope with its high Disk Space usage (because it creates too frequently new Backu-up sets)?

On my new Windows 7 Ultimate PC (64 bit). I need to backup my C Partition (approximately 23 GB in the system Image created by Windows Backup) , most of the data files of my H partition (approximately 14 GB) and most of the photo files on my F Disk (approximately 120 GB).

I bought with my PC an additional 2TB internal disk, that I intend to use nearly exclusively for Backups.

I was looking forward to use Windows Backup and its excellent incremental Backup capabilities. I was intending to run the Backup program weekly and to backup with it the C partition, my data files(on H) and my photo files (on F). In addition, I was intending to create less frequently backups on large external USB disks, that I store in a Safe of my bank.

I was quite happy with my first tests of the Windows-Backup. But after running the Backup Program approximately 5 times (I do not remember exactly the number of times), I was surprised to see that the Backup program had already created a new Backup Set with a new Full Backup of approximately 123 GB. After the creation of approximately 15 Backup sets, my Backup Disk will be more or less full.

Creating a new Backup Set as frequently as the Back-Up Program did, represents an important problem for me. Because, I was intending to keep my backups for quite long time.

I will therefore appreciate very much to get some help, in ... Read more

Answer:Windows Backup - reduce its disk space usage?

Wow a lot to read, I will answer what I know.

All schedules are handled by the task scheduler. Go to start by the windows orb and type task scheduler. Once in the scheduler there is a panel on the left. Click on the little triangles on the left of the names to open the tree, in full.

You will see system restore, you can go in and change the schedule. You can even turn the schedule off so that you can do it manually.

Do the same for windows back up.

I wil look at the rest of your post and help if I can.

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I have a question regarding restore points; when I go into the system protection configuration settings one of the options is the setting for maximum disk space usage.

I had the slider set to 4% of my total disk memory which is about 27.45 GB, (I have a 750GB Hard drive). Is that where I should be? The amount of used disk space on that hard drive is about 380 GB. Of the three options given for restore settings I have ticked the "Restore System Settings and Previous Versions of Files".

I'm assuming that the 4% I have set in "Maximum Usage" is enough because it only needs to hold some system information reference links, (I think). What I mean is I don't think that the slider should be set to the same amount of gigabytes as the amount of used space on my hard disk, right?

I would appreciate an answer as soon as possible. Without going into too much detail the need for me to know this has a lot hinged on it.
Thank you, Rich

Answer:What is Meant by 'Max Usage' when configuring System Protection?

Hello wingclip and welcome to Seven Forums.

That slider lets you set aside a percentage of your total hard drive for restore points and other system info. Using just approximate figures, if you set aside 10% of your hard drive, you'd be left with about 675GB of usable hard drive space. (750GB - 75GB = 675GB.)

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

NOTE: A hard drive rated as 750GB by the manufacturer really has only 698GB of usable space because the manufacturer says 1GB = 1000MB but the computer says 1GB = 1024MB. Not trying to make it confusing but the larger the hard drive the greater the difference in usable space.

I think you should be fine with 4%. If the 4% doesn't provide enough space for the next newest restore point, the oldest restore points(s) will automatically be deleted to make enough room.

Hope this helps.

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Hi,

So recently i have installed a new SSD into my Desktop computer. All Hard Drives are working fine.

However one SSD doesn't display the disk usage in "This Computer". I was wondering why and also how can i fix this please?

I have attached a screen shot to show what i mean.

I have already tried the following.
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/di...c-my-computer/

Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated please.

Answer:Disk space usage bar in My Computer is missing (Only One Hard Drive)

Originally Posted by FatCake


Hi,

So recently i have installed a new SSD into my Desktop computer. All Hard Drives are working fine.

However one SSD doesn't display the disk usage in "This Computer". I was wondering why and also how can i fix this please?

I have attached a screen shot to show what i mean.

I have already tried the following.
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/di...c-my-computer/

Any thoughts or suggestions will be appreciated please.



Shorten the name of the drive.

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It's not so much of a problem as I do have ample disk space I'm just more curious.

So when I go to run disk cleanup it tells me I have 5GB in the Temp folder to delete. The thing is it won't remove these.
Now I think the problem lies in the WER folder which probably got out of hand when my computer was throwing up a lot of problems at the beginning of the year (mind you there are still a couple of problems but are minor). If I view the properties of the WER folder it is reporting to be 35GB in size yet apparently I'm only using 27GB of my C:\ in total.
Now the even odder thing is if I go into this folder it says the total size is 84.6GB yet my total C:\ is 72GB in size.
I must also add which you can see in the screenshot above that the modified dates are rather weird being way off into the future and also a couple in the past.

I know I can quite safely manually delete these but am wondering if this is normal behaviour or if not has anyone seen it before and why it happens?
 

Answer:Bizzare apparent disk space usage in Temp folder

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How do I set Windows 7's Recycle Bin to automatically have a default disk space allocation for deleted files from external hard drives and TrueCrypt-mounted volumes?

I remember in Windows XP, I can set a percentage of total disk space that will automatically used as storage capacity for deleted files by the Recycle Bin, and this will be applied to all external HDs or TC-mounted volumes.

Windows 7 defaults to the 'Don't move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted' setting for newly mounted external HDs and TC mounted volumes. Since I am expecting deleted files to go to the Recycle Bin, sometimes this causes an 'Oops' when I delete files in external hard drives or TC mounted volumes, as Windows does not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin, but just deletes the files permanently. I have to remember to manually set a custom Recycle Bin storage space for each new drive that is mounted by Windows to avoid this problem.

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.

Answer:Automatic setting of default disk space allocation for Recycle Bin

In order to allocate sizes you have to right-click the Recycle Bin and choose Properties.

Select each drive and use Custom size to allocate the size you want.

I don't know of any way to set these automatically.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...e-Bin-settings

You might find this of interest;

http://www.fcleaner.com/recyclebinex

Regards....Mike Connor

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While investigating in Disk Management after having my Yoga 11s laptop for a few months, I noticed a bunch of partitions that are taking up a large portion of space on my computer. Which brought up a bunch of questions (related to the screenshot below): What are the EFI System Partition and OEM Partitions?Does the recovery partition work with that OneKey Recovery?What does OneKey actually supposed to back up? Both the core OS files and all of the personal files/data?Why are there two recovery partitions listed?If the other 4 partitions are needed/used why are they all 100% free space.Should I be storing personal files on the D: primary partition or C: partition?The allocation of file space doesn't seem to line up with Lenovo's description here (which also mentions only 3 partitions, not 6): http://download.lenovo.com/express/HT062547.htmlI just purchased a 2TB external drive and planned to partition it into two 1TB partitions and use one for backup and one for storage. In this case, do I need such a large recovery parition, or any at all on my computer?I had planned on using the Windows 8.1 native File History for backups on the external. OneKey seems to be more of a manual backup process, but I'm trying to figure out the best why to backup both my own personal files and the system files themselves. What's the best why to set that up?See screenshot:  Thank you for the help! Kevin

Answer:Default partitions taking up large amount of disk space

the first 4 which are 100% use a different file system but they will have stuff on themyou should just use the c drive to store your infoyout 2tb when you backup the storage size only needs to be 101.74 gb as this is the size of your hdd on your deviceonekey/nova button is the factory reset button/software all of the extra partitions on your device (other that c) are to restore your device as easy as possible and with all software and drivers (like you first got it out the box), if you are never going to use the onekey or nova button you can remove them and gain the extra space, but saying that i would leave them as they are handy if you even need to reinstall the os for any reason

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Hello.
I Have a Netbook Windosw Home Premium 64bit (no CD Drive). After an Windows Update I can't boot anymore. By searching google I found a lot of posts with the same problem, with or without solutions that worked for these people. Unfortunately non worked for me.

Can you please show me how to enable System Protection vy using CMD for C:\ so i can do a System Restore?

Thank you very much for your future efforts!

Best Regards
Vincent

Answer:Enable System Protection on Local Disk (C:) with CMD

What happens if you boot normally? I think you see bios screen. What happens exactly? Error message please

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Hi all. I bought a new Laptop with Vista on it. It is only 1 month old. I have not installed any programs, and it is out of disk space.

I wanted a fast drive, so I bought a solid state drive. But I'm a poor college student and so got the 64GB one, which only has 58GB of space (because Lenovo put something on a separate partition which they say I cannot get rid of).

The only thing installed is WinVist and MS Office 2007 (and McAfee and other progrms that came with the PC which weren't taking up much space).

Those two programs took up 30GB of space. Yesterday, some Windows backup thing started to run and said "There isn't enough room on this drive to do the backup, do you want to do it anyway? (I'm paraphrasing)". Since I like having things backed up, I said Yes anyway (and to see what happened).

Now I have 1 GB free on my drive. Lenovo won't help me with Windows because that's "a configuration issue" and they don't do that. How do I get rid of this backup and get at least 20GB back? Then, how can I configure Windows and Office to take up less disk space?

It seems like Lenovo sold me a PC with a disk drive that doesn't have enough space to operate correctly. And they won't help me resolve the problem.

Also, it seems that it is not as easy to separate your data in WinVista as magazine articles would have you believe. I tried configuring it so my "Documents" was on another external drive, but that proved too difficult.

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Answer:My new system is out of disk space

Can you open up disk cleanup and in the advanced section, clear out all restore points. That should free up some space. Next, turn off hibernation as it takes a chunk out of your hard drive space quivalent to your ram:

Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.In the search results list, right-click Cmd, and then click Run as Administrator on the pop up contextual menu.If you are prompted by User Account Control for permission, click Continue.At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: powercfg.exe -h offType exit, and then press ENTER.Then install glary utilities and let it scrub your hard drive on the on-click maintanence tab:

www.glaryutilities.com/gu.html

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Less than a month ago I build a new rig, installed Windows 7 on my SSD and at a later time I attached my old 1TB large disk with still had XP installed on it.

Windows is protecting this drive, all folders are flagged read only and I'm unable to remove the read only flag, each time I try, and check back after processing a job to un flag it, there still there.

I'm able to delete files and folders after accepting the UAC popup, however, there are several folders I want to remove but am unable to, /Boot, /Documents & Settings, /Windows and some root system files, but windows doesn't let me.
(I need to run programs with elevated rights in order to be able to modify those files)

The /Boot is from an older Windows 7 install and it should be safe removing it, because I installed windows 7 on a SSD with out any other disks attached, so no dual boot stuff.

But worst of all, many files are also flagged read only, along with my project files that I'm now unable to modify.
What buttons do I need to press to get windows to understand he should not be protecting this disk and there ain't no windows installed on it so I can clean up get rid of those read only flags on the files

Answer:Trying to remove Windows system file protection from 2nd disk

Try this:
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

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Hello,
I'm here to ask for an advice for this new issue occurred with my vaio.
A recently made a system refresh for fixing some other bugs but after this my PC became extremely slow.
Everything seems to go in the right way in refresh, no errors, no blocks, nothing wrong at all.
This issue is related to disk usage that in prompt is always very high, always greater than 90%, normally capped at 100%.
What is using my disk are 2 processes of windows, not 3rd part softwares: system and another processo including lots of windows functions.
I googled this and found a lot of people having same problem and, according to those threads:
1 i tried to disable windows search from services
2 no driver issues, my PC came out with w8 and i never updated them, so drivers are the same I had before the system refresh
3 avg installed now, but also before refresh and never gave problema
4 no bloatware, malware or viruses. After refresh I uninstalled a lot of Sony bleeps but I think this bug was there Aldo before uninstall, I simply thought that slow was related with those software, it wasnt.
Any ideas? Any system scan to post?
Thanks for reading and help,
Sssank

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I was forced to do a system recovery last night. The problem is, when my computer turned back on, the C drive only had about 8GB out of a potential 143GB free to use. I ran WinDirStat and that's telling me there's only been 23GB or so used on that HDD so I have no idea what the rest is being used as, any help is appreciated, thanks.

Answer:After system recovery, disk space is low.

ATF Cleanerhttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Securi...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...http://www.atribune.org/http://www.atribune.org/index.php?o...Forumhttp://www.atribune.org/forums/ Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program. Under Main choose: Select All Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All Click the Empty Selected button. NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All Click the Empty Selected button. NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.This will remove all files from the items that are checked so if you have some cookies you'd like to save, please move them to a different directory first.The info in these links should help.Slimming Down Windows XPhttp://www.graphixanstuff.com/Forum...http://boldfortune.blogspot.com/http://www.roger.id.au/index.php?se...

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I installed Windows 8 dual booting with windows 7. I followed easyBCD method to solve installation issue.
Now everything is fine except the system reserve itself is running low on disk space.
What should I do?

Answer:Low disk space on System Reserve

What's the total capacity and the occupied space of the System Reserved partition on your PC?

Why is it a problem?

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Just wondering how much disk space should I use for System Restore? with:

Dell 8100 (an oldie buy I still like it)
Pentium 4 1400MHz
256 Ram
75GB hard drive (I am currently using 6.25GB)
Windows ME
Explorer 6.028

And in general what gets saved in System Restore, the registry? browser settings? other stuff? And where is it saved to? Is it in Windows folder System or System32 or to the hidden folder in Windows called SYSBCKUP or some other place?


Thanks
 

Answer:how much disk space for System Restore

It's saved in System Volume Information.

The Registry is backed up along with personal settings.

As for how much space? It's up to you. With 75G Windows will use 12%
or 7.5G which is alot of space.

Set it to about 2 or 3 % which will save about 20 restore points.

It's a personal thing. The debates are endless.
 

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Hi
I hope you fine
my problem i think its simple
I want to restore my system before a week but my windows 7 restoring points just before 2 days
when i searched through internet i found that i must increase the disk space of restoring but when i did just like
How much disk space does System Restore require?
but after i press apply the following messages :



then


thanks in advance

Answer:Disk space for system restore :(

Hello Dentelle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Just to clarify, the restore points would have already needed to been created before you will be able to restore back to a week ago. Increasing the disk space will just allow you to be able to store more newly created restore points.

Double check to make sure that your Windows Event Log service is enabled, started, and set to Automatic. Afterwards, try again.Services - Start or DisableIn addition, see: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I installed Windows 8 dual booting with Windows 7. Earlier I was having problem to install it. Then I followed this method
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Forums
which allowed me to install Win8.
Everything is fine right now, except the system reserve itself is running low on disk space.
What should I do?

Answer:Low disk space on System Reserve

The first question is "Which C:\?" Windows 7 C:\ or Windows 8 C:\ - I guess Windows 7 C:\ In which case - the System Reserved volume is redundant since the Windows 7 C:\ is now the System disk.

Assuming you are in Windows 8 open Start, and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. Make the Disk Management console full screen and make sure the Status column is wide enough to see the full entries. Hopefully the System Reserved volume will just be a Primary Partition, and the Windows 7 volume will be System, Active. Your C:\drive Windows 8 should be Boot, Crash Dump, Pagefile

press the Windows key and PrtSc together to take a screenshot, and post that here.

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I installed some MS Office Updates, which ate up .6 GB of hard drive. I regretted doing so and wanted to back out the changes & recover the space, so I ran System Restore and then disk cleanup. But then I was out another .3 GB! How do I recover?

Also, System Restore renamed several small files and added "(2") before the suffix of the cloned file (i.e. wmasf.dll was copied and renamed wmasf(2).dll.) Can I delete these "(2)" files? How can I find other obsolete files I don't need, and remove them?

Thanks

Answer:System Restore Ate Up Disk Space

I installed some MS Office Updates, which ate up .6 GB of hard drive. I regretted doing so and wanted to back out the changes & recover the space, so I ran System Restore and then disk cleanup. But then I was out another .3 GB! How do I recover?Also, System Restore renamed several small files and added "(2") before the suffix of the cloned file (i.e. wmasf.dll was copied and renamed wmasf(2).dll.) Can I delete these "(2)" files? How can I find other obsolete files I don't need, and remove them?ThanksI don't think System restore remames files or adds any but if you want to get more disk space you can do the following.Go to Disk cleanup and click more options and under system restore select the option " You can free up more disk space by removing all but the most recent restore points."

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Hi forum! Thanks for your help!
I am having this free disk space problem that I'd like to understand. The message appeared quite some time ago. I had my thunderbird profile in the C disk, as well as some data. So, I moved it and deleted other stuff, and got myself bright beautiful blank space on the C, around 7gbs.-
Thing is it was a month ago or so, and now, the problem appears again. So, I am asking for a kind of solution, but in first place, I'd like to kwon what's going on.-
I have downloaded quite a few things, but they are in another partition. I always wipe off the temporal files, as well as internet temporary files. If I install programs, they are in another partitio too, but is not the case, for I have not installed almost anything(I know that even if we put the 'program' in a partition, some data goes in C nevertheless).-
I am aware of the existance of those progs that will show the ammount of data and its location and stuff. I have read mostly how to get rid of useless things, but I'd like to know what happens, and if I can prevent it from occuring.-
I have seen so far, with one of those that show the data, that the same archive can be located in both folders. That happened with the thunderbird profile files, which 1 gb would be 2 gb of disk allocation.-

Thanks again, and be well!

Answer:Free system disk space going out by itself

Hey!
Update:
I didn't do a thing, and I have now 3,5 GB of free space, out of nowhere. Any ideas?

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My machine seems to be filling up faster than I can delete files! Twice in the last month I have dumped 50 to 60 megs worth of files, only to have messages pop on to the screen to the effect that I have run out of disk space and a multitude of other quirky performance problems. The problem is getting to the point where I?m having a difficult time staying connected so if I all of a sudden do not reply? that?s why!

I'm new to the forum so if I screw up, let me know.

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Answer:loosing disk / system space

Well, using CCleaner, you can free space routinely. Also, you can set your browser to allow less temporary files to be saved. Internet Options, Temporary Internet File Options, slide the bar to the left for using less space.

I guess I would do more, but your running a 2 gig hard drive. Going for a larger, used hard drive would be a better idea if the above does not work. We could also modify your swap file (memory writes to your hard drive when you run out) since with only 64 megs, this is also a problem for you if nothing else works, but a 4,6 or 8 gig hard drive would go a long way. It would also automatically create a larger swap file and may help performance.
 

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I am encountering a problem that is crippling my laptop. Over the past weekend I have been expierencing my laptop coming down to a standstill in processes it takes nearly two minutes to open up a page on chrome and running a game... forget about it. When I open up task manager it shows that 100% of my disk is being used but when I look at the processes using it all I see is System 0.1 MB/s. When i go into the performance tab of task manager and click on disk it reads:

Active time: 100%
Average Response Time: 0 ms then it spikes to a random # in the thosands
Read Speed: 0 KB/s (Like the Response time it jumps around)
Write Speed: 0 KB/s (Same as above)
Capcity: 932
Formatted: 931
System Disk: Yes
Page File: Yes
System:
Acer Aspire V-5
AMD A-10-5757M
Radeon 8650G and Radeon HD 8750M
8 GB Ram
Fixes Tried (Failed)
Downgrading from 8.1.1 to 8.1CCleanerDisabling and stopping Superfetch, BITS (Background Intelligent Transparent Service), Windows Update, and Windows Search.A clean boot (I still encountered the same issue)Readjusting the virtual memory

I would love if somoene could help me with this issue as I need to use my computer and this is making it neigh impossible to do.

Answer:100% Disk System Disk Usage with only 0.1 MB/s

Exactly the same problem - Acer Aspire One.
I was having performance problems and ran chkdsk which found some bad clusters. Next thing I know, I restart and Windows won't come up. I could get a cmd prompt going and copied out my files and reset the system. Still nothing. Finally got it going by turning it on and plugging in a recovery flash drive. Completely reinistalled 8.0. Installed 126 updates. Installed 8.1. Installed 26 updates. And now I'm smack in the 100% disk usage.
Tried setting Virtual Memory, which was small.

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I'm trying to restore a system restore point through windows 8 installation but it gives me the error that I do not have enough disk space.
is there any way I can free up disk space so I can do a system restore?
maybe through command prompt?

ive also tried to do the option of Refresh your PC, but it's also giving me the same error.

any help would be great. Thanks

Answer:System restore point: not enough disk space

So how much space is used on your Hard drive?

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When my disc was empty, I allocated 10% of it to System Restore. Now I want to recover that space. I tried disabling System Restore and rebooting, but the _RESTORE folder still shows it using 4 GB, 10% of my disc. I also slid the slider down to 4% and then running disc cleanup, still no change.

What would happen if I delete that folder? Is there any other way to recover the space? Thanks.

Answer:System restore - how to recover disk space from it?

reenable restore, run system restore and tell it to remove restore points. then disable it. it should of removed the points during the disable, dont know why it didn't

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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 have been running Windows 7 on my 'C' drive and then decided to dual boot the machine by putting XP on the 'D' drive. I now have a dual boot machine but when in XP a message pops up about every 5 minutes saying Low Disk Space on the system reserved C drive. Firstly XP is running on 'D' not 'C' and secondly there is plenty of disc space. On the the 'C' drive there is 735GB free on a 1Tb drive and on 'D' there is 459Gb free on a 500Gb drive. As the message pops upevery 5 minutes it is annoying - how do I get rid of it? Thanks for any help.

Answer:Low Disk Space on dual boot system

Read this Click Here - in particular the registry change at the end of "more information" section

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Hi,

After running WinXP for almost 7 years I took the plunge last week and bought a new computer with Win 7 Home Premium. Today I upgraded it to Win 7 Professional.

Now my computer specs are:
HP p7-1157c AMD A6-3600 APU w/Radeon ? HD Graphics 2.10GHz
8 Gbs of Memory
64-bit running Windows 7 Pro w/Internet Explorer 9.

Today while still exploring the features of Win 7 I noticed all my previous Restore Points except for two that were created today were gone. It seems all the ones created before my last reboot had been deleted.

I think I found out why after checking the Restore configuration settings for the drive.

Only 1 % of the 919 GB drive was being allotted for Restore Points. So I changed that to 20 % for the time being.

Now I am trying to find out how much space should I actually set aside for restore points for the size of my hard drive?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

Answer:How much disk space is needed for System Restore?

I have 5G physically allocated and have about 20 restore points.

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Hi

I recently noticed that my computer had lost several gigs of disk space. I found them in System volume information. It seems that system restore is overriding the manual control - which should set the limit at one gig. The folder at the moment contains 10 gig! I don't have a problem with deleting the files but am worried about what may be causing the problem. I checked the times when new files are created and they seem to coincide with times when the computer has been hanging. This hanging was caused by games and by P2P programs.
Could anyone out there advise me as to what the problem is and how to prevent it from happening again?
I would really appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance
Paul
 

Answer:System restore eating up disk space.

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I?ve moved this problem here from the SP2 forum because I?m not sure if it?s directly related to SP2.I?ve tried and failed four times to install SP2 onto my XP Pro laptop. This led to me trying five system restores over the last week or so. The first three completed successfully; the fourth looked like it had but then on reboot said it hadn?t because the power had been disconnected; when I tried again, system restore eventually said it couldn?t complete because there wasn?t enough disk space.That?s because over the same period the amount of free space on my drive has dropped from 80% (of 56 Gb) to 5%. In other words over 40 Gb has gone. This has happened in big chunks after each restore.The restores took longer and longer. The final, failed, one took over nine hours. I don?t know if this is relevant but I think I?ve also got a new directory called Windows.0. It?s 488 Mb and contains about 3,500 files.I?ve given up on SP2 for now but I would quite like my disk space back. All ideas very gratefully received.Jim

Answer:System restore is eating my disk space

I would start by checking for temp files.look at c:\windows\temphow big is it?search for files, and enter 'tmp' and ditto for 'chk'i am guessing, but i wonder if the temp folder is full of bumf, or you have loads of check disk stuff that needs deleting.Maybe you have loads of *.tmp files and/or *.chk files.IE. you have loads of tmp files that need deleting (*.tmp), or loads of check-disk found lost cluster (*.chk) ditto.generally these can be deleted with out a care in the world.try and post back?

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I crashed my system, reloaded Windows only to find that I only have 21% disk space on the computer. Free space 15.5 gb, used space 55.96 gb.In the DOCUMENTS & SETTINGS folder I have two of every setting using 16.3 gb - attributes, read-only. In the PROGRAM folder used 26.9 gb read-only, archive. There are a lot of programs in this folder which are not on the start menu, the WINDOWS folder is only using 2.98 gb.Can anyone help; ps the computer is working fine.RegardsMick

Answer:crash system - reloaded, disk space 21%

Format the harddrive and reinstall again.click here

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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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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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I just had Win XP Pro installed on my machine. Primary HD is 80 GB. The drive previously ran Win 98 SE. The tech formatted it and installed Win XP Pro. System runs fine and all appears to function OK. However, the drive capacity is not accurately displayed anywhere in the system (other than BIOS). I'm trying to find out how I can have the drive space accurately displayed.

1. My Computer shows the drive as 19.1 GB, with 13.6 free

2. Right clicking on My Computer brings up Disk Management, which shows it as Drive 0, with total space of 74.50 GB. I'm OK with that number. The drive is divided into 2 sections, the blue section shows 19.10 GB space available, while the green section shows 55.39 free space available

Not sure if the above info helps or if there is more I can provide. I'd like to have My Computer, Windows Explorer, etc, accurately display the drive as an 80 GB.

Thanks.
 

Answer:System not recognizing full disk space

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I noticed the night before yesterday that my disk space began disappearing rapidly for no discernible reason. After doing a bit of digging on Google, I am now fairly certain that this is due to System Restore and Shadowcopies.

Two issues. First off, when I go to Disk Cleanup and delete the System Restores and Shadow Copies, I only get a few hundred MBs worth of space.

Second, and more important issue: When I go to the command prompt and type in vssadmin list shadowstorageI get the following message:

No items found that satisfy the query.

I've tried enabling and disabling System Restore in System Protection, to no avail, and when I try changing the maximum shadow storage size, I get the error The specified volume copy shadow storage association was not found.

I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer me, since my current free space is at 90MB and is dropping as I type.
 

Answer:System Restore gobbling up my disk space

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hey all! just googled pc forums and this site came up. its amazing!!!! going to be up all night reading some tips and stuff cos this is one huge forum.

I live in west yorkshire currently, soon to be the dales when the house completes. Beginner at pc's and am a financial recruitment consultant during the day.

good to be here! will be doing more reading than posting though!

got a bit of a problem that I could do with some help with:
my system is grinding to a halt.

i have 80gb hard drive but only 9gb left.

i am going to back up my music and pictures but they only add up to 4gb which means I am still losing masses of space.

is there anyway I can search to clear more hard drive space?? where do all the move clips go when you stream them??

this is wierd - i dont have 70gb worth of rubbish on my system.

any advice greatly appreciated!!!

thanks!
 

Answer:freeing hard disk space on my system

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Does it make a difference to delete old system restore points in order to free up disk space? My computer is 3 and a half years old, and I have never deleted restore points before or used the system restore utility before. Does that mean that my computer has saved restore points from the time I first obtained it? Or does it delete the oldest restore points itself?
My disk size is 27.9 GB.
 

Answer:Solved: system restore: disk space

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Anyone know how I can limit the system restore cache to just 10 GB? Everytime I clear up system restore, it comes right back hogging up my disk space 50 - 100 GB at a time. I'm running Vista Home Premium.

Answer:System Restore is eating up my disk space

Hopefully this guide will help you:
Change the amount of space used by System Restore | Windows Vista for Beginners

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I have been experiencing hard drive issues with my HP, for example, I will have 2.00 GB, restart, and have 1.00 Kb. It makes no sense, I have no idea where it goes, its like it disappears. Now, I am not an expert on PC's, so I probably can't give you details on my model number or whatever. I just need a solution ASAP. Could somebody please help me.

{Quickreview: When I restart my PC I loose my Gigabytes}
I can't keep up with my everyday PC tasks with no disk space, and I currently cannot afford a hard drive.

Answer:Loosing Disk Space on System Update

Hey, which Antivirus are you using?

How is your System Restore usage is set? Pagefile settings?

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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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While trying to help on another thread came across this website click here This shows you how to do it. J.B.

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As the title suggests, I have 100% disk usage on my desktop. I have tried every tip I've found through googling. Disabling search, deleting this, altering that. I have no disk errors.
I have transferred everything onto my laptop, and have done a full system reset. Task manager still shows 100%. Pc runs fine in safe mode.
I am now at the point of binning the whole thing and getting a cheap ebay replacement.
Any ideas?

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If I were to install Win 7 on a clean dual hard drive system, where would the BCD be located?

I think I can recall one case where Win 7 went onto a single drive system (where BCD can only be on C) only to find BCD moved to D drive when a second drive was plugged in.

These kinds of issues can bring a backup / restore strategy to it's knees. I've had a case where I could restore everything but the BCD, may as well have had no backup because the restored image could not be booted!

Can the BCD be bolted down to a specific drive? Or, is there a smarter way to handle the BCD from a backup perspective?

Answer:What is default location for BCD on a dual disk system?

It will reside on the System Active boot partition. If you install to a blank HD or delete all partitions during install, it will be on the 100mb System Reserved partition. This is rarely a problem.

Unplug all other HD's during any install or repair operation.

If you pre-partition the HD using a manager like Partition Wizard, installer cannot create the 100mb boot partition so the System Active boot files will reside on C.

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It's set to maximum in the restore menu in system properties at 22gb but I believe there is a way to increase that and I just can't remember how. If this is large enough to not be a concern then I will leave it.

Answer:How to make system restore disk space larger?

If this is large enough to not be a concern then I will leave it. It is usually emough for 95% of users - With the systems you list in your signature it will/should be plenty -

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I'm not sure if it's part of a malware, trojan or something that some games cannot be installed. I understand that compatibility problems might surface with Windows Vista but this is a case where I can't install the games which my friends can.

Can someone help me check my log for stuffs which is not supposed to be there? Or maybe something is supposed to be there?

Btw, I'm losing lots of hard disk space. It's running out fast too. It might be the works of Vista log files...or virus.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:43:10 AM, on 9/7/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Bioscrypt\VeriSoft\Bin\AsGHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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how can i reduce it. I can not imagine why it takes so much space. does anyone have an idea?System: T400, Vista bussiness 32 













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Answer:why the system takes so much space of the hard disk (about 110GB)?

Hi Halloechen_Wei, Probably Rescue and Recovery has made a bunch of backups that are taking up space. I don't remember exactly what the option is called, but if you start the Rescue and Recovery program, there is some way to "reclaim space" or something like that. Essentially you can delete some of the backups to reclaim some of the hard drive space. Good luck,Frank 





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My System Restore has been allocated 3% (10GB) of disk space that it can use, but it's using more than its allocated amount - 13.32GB.
Why does this happen?

Answer:System Restore using more than its fair share of disk space

Post a shot of disk management.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

It`s supposed to boot out older restore points to keep it at the required space you have allocated.

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I'm using Vista Home Premium, and I'm wondering if there is any easy way of finding how much disk space the System Restore Points take up? And I would like to determine that without having to turn off System Restore and doing a comparison of HDD usage. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:System Restore Points -- how to find disk space they use?

Open an elevated comand prompt. (Start, All Programs, Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator)

Type:vssadmin List ShadowStorage
Press Enter.
moper
 

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Hi GuysMy drive C is showing full and low disk space i have noting on it i count all files include hidden with paging etc total is 18 GB total disk is 30GB. Help me guysI tried disk cleanup remove unwanted software and folders but noting change

Answer:System C drive is full & showing low disk space

Windows 7 requires more space than that. Expand the drive. You cannot 'See' your (required) paging files and you cannot 'See' your system restore files. Depending on the hard drive size, 100GB is a more realistic partition size for Windows 7 but 80GB might work.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Hello there!

I just don't understand - I had to do a system restore ('course I forgot for what reason) but when I booted up again I had lost a fair amount of disk space. Then XP kept hounding me to DL SP2, although when I did a "search" SP2 entries were all over the place. How can I get back my disk space? I only have a 40G Hard Drive and it truly was holding it's own at about 87%, now I'm down to 80% and still have to install Roxio again. I also used up a lot of space with the HP Photosmart software files. That's another forum! I also installed the SP2 again. I found a lot of folders with duplicate names of programs that I had. I don't know what to do at this point. I just got this computer and so far it hasn't given me any trouble except being a hog with the free space. Seems like I must have a lot of garbage files.

What to do?

I have a Gateway E3460 (think that's the model) with a 40G HD, Pentium 2Ghz processor, 512 RAM and Nividia Video.

Thanks so much for your help.

747
 

Answer:Solved: Loss of disk space when I do system restore

If you are sure you dont need to restore your system back .. turn off system restore and renable it .. I have mine set on 5% to save space

Then run a program like ccleaner to take out the trash so to speak
 

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Hi! I have XP pro SP2 (and virtually nothing else) in an 11GB NTFS partition. Although the toal used file space is reported as upwards of 9.6 GB (often more), the visible and hidden files comprice at most 3.5 GB. I unchecked the "hide hidden system files" (or whatever) box and found, in the Windows directory, 4 enormous files with single-letter names: A, P, Q and R (I think). I have done all the other obvious things to reclaim desk space (clearing all temp and downloaded prog files, splitting the pagefile across 2 other disks (and eliminating it fronm this partition), getting rid of old system restore data (I think), defragmenting, etc.

My question is - does anyone know what these files are, why they are so big and whether I can remove them?

A secondary question (which may contain the answer to the first) is: it appears from partition magic (used to create the partition) that the partition is not bootable (and seems unwilling to be made bootable or to be moved to the beginning of the disk). Nonetheless, the machine boots perfectly well - it's the only OS on the machine at the moment).

Thanks,

J.

Answer:Xp Pro Disappearing Disk Space - Hidden System Files

When you right-click and view Properties...what is reflected for these files?

I've never seen a file with a single-letter name in Windows, only partitions.

Louis

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Want to increase disk space for system restore. to 1GB
have winXP SP2,

Tony

Answer:want to increase disk space system restore on WinXP SP2

How much is it now? . . just move the slider to the size you want

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Hey everyone,

So I've been fairly busy lately, and just recently started using my laptop again. It runs 64-bit Windows 10 and on startup, the system seems to be somewhat sluggish but nothing alarming. Once everything boots up, the system runs at what I would consider a normal speed. I noticed the system fan making more noise than usual and opened the task manager to find that 100% of the disk is being used. I have done the following things based on what I found through google:

Turned off the "Show Me Tips About Windows" feature
Quit Skype
Currently running a virus scan

What puzzles me is that it appears that most other people who encounter this issue experience a system wide slowdown after the machine boots, but I do not have this issue. I am hesitant to disable Superfetch as I do not fully understand what it does and it appeared to be more of a fix for users with a SSD, whereas I have an HDD. To go along with the disk usage, my battery life seems to have diminished, however I attribute this to the disk usage.

I haven't posted here in a long time, and have forgotten how to submit a machine log or system stat log. I can post one later if it would help.

Thanks in advance. I really appreciate the help and insight.
 

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For the last week or so my system has been very slow to startup, and during this time the disk shows at 100% usage.
It takes at least 5-10 minutes until everything has loaded and disk usage returns to normal and the system is usable.

I have checked the resource monitor and there is nothing specific that is thrashing the disk, the top apps consuming most I/O changes as the system starts.
I have uninstalled McAfee to rule that out.
If I start in safe mode, then everything is fine.
I have tried stopping certain services which I have read are common culprits, such as superfetch and shadow copy, but it had no effect.

Answer:100% DISK usage causing slow system startup

if you start in safe mode and everything is fine, then please try this. Open msconfig– click on the services tab– check the box hide all Microsoft services– note which services are checked and then uncheck them all – restart your PC and if everything runs fine do the following steps.
Open msconfig – go to the services tab – check the box hide all Microsoft services – check half of the services you had unchecked – restart. By doing this process a few times you will identify the offending service.

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Hi everyone. I am currently having issues trying to diagnose the system and compressed memory bug that causes slow disk operations. I am running a computer that I have built myself. i5 6600k, 16 GB of RAM, 2 SSD and 1 HDD. The slow operations only happen on the HDD. I can notice this when folders start to become slow and playing saved videos start to lag and drop frames. I can copy these videos and watch them just fine on the SSDs without any lag at all. I have tried multiple fixes such as disabling the notifications from windows and One Drive does not seem to be installed on my computer. I have also tried all of the solutions here BEST FIX: 100% Disk Usage by ?System and Compressed Memory? in Windows 10 - Appuals.com I just tried the second one now so I'm not sure if that's going to work. I'm just a little worried that disabling the second one will have some kind of negative impact on my computer. I also have the same symptoms as the user suggested fix as mentioned in that link, but I am not sure how to go about changing the settings like they did.

It is also worth noting that this hard drive is from a previous laptop that I put into my desktop. The system boots off of one of the SSDs and the HDD that is slow is side drive. I have tried repairing and checking the integrity of the system files, defragging the drive which I thought would help, but did not. None of the services I ran reported any problems including chkdsk. Lastly, I am still running on the 1511 version of ... Read more

Answer:System and compressed memory high disk usage

Hi, if you search the forum for
system and compressed memory

you will find useful information in several threads. It may not be easy or quick to resolve. Solutions are different for different users. This was much discussed about a year ago- hardly any reports recently.

Given that, I would suggest you manually update to the AU build from1511.
Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
Take due precautions, and create full disk images before you do so e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free) 0 disk images are strongly recommended here.

Why? People sometimes find the upgrade fails and their PC is unbootable, or they experience widely reported new issues with the AU esp. on older hardware. So your disk images (which you can then use routinely as good practice) can save you.

Could you please add your Win 10 build and Pro/Home to your specs.

Thanks!

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Hi everyone. I am currently having issues trying to diagnose the system and compressed memory bug that causes slow disk operations. I am running a computer that I have built myself. i5 6600k, 16 GB of RAM, 2 SSD and 1 HDD. The slow operations only happen on the HDD. I can notice this when folders start to become slow and playing saved videos start to lag and drop frames. I can copy these videos and watch them just fine on the SSDs without any lag at all. I have tried multiple fixes such as disabling the notifications from windows and One Drive does not seem to be installed on my computer. I have also tried all of the solutions here BEST FIX: 100% Disk Usage by ?System and Compressed Memory? in Windows 10 - Appuals.com I just tried the second one now so I'm not sure if that's going to work. I'm just a little worried that disabling the second one will have some kind of negative impact on my computer. I also have the same symptoms as the user suggested fix as mentioned in that link, but I am not sure how to go about changing the settings like they did.

It is also worth noting that this hard drive is from a previous laptop that I put into my desktop. The system boots off of one of the SSDs and the HDD that is slow is side drive. I have tried repairing and checking the integrity of the system files, defragging the drive which I thought would help, but did not. None of the services I ran reported any problems including chkdsk. Lastly, I am still running on the 1511 version of ... Read more

Answer:System and compressed memory high disk usage

Hi, if you search the forum for
system and compressed memory

you will find useful information in several threads. It may not be easy or quick to resolve. Solutions are different for different users. This was much discussed about a year ago- hardly any reports recently.

Given that, I would suggest you manually update to the AU build from1511.
Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
Take due precautions, and create full disk images before you do so e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free) 0 disk images are strongly recommended here.

Why? People sometimes find the upgrade fails and their PC is unbootable, or they experience widely reported new issues with the AU esp. on older hardware. So your disk images (which you can then use routinely as good practice) can save you.

Could you please add your Win 10 build and Pro/Home to your specs.

Thanks!

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For the last week or so my system has been very slow to startup, and during this time the disk shows at 100% usage.
It takes at least 5-10 minutes until everything has loaded and disk usage returns to normal and the system is usable.

I have checked the resource monitor and there is nothing specific that is thrashing the disk, the top apps consuming most I/O changes as the system starts.
I have uninstalled McAfee to rule that out.
If I start in safe mode, then everything is fine.
I have tried stopping certain services which I have read are common culprits, such as superfetch and shadow copy, but it had no effect.

Answer:100% DISK usage causing slow system startup

if you start in safe mode and everything is fine, then please try this. Open msconfig– click on the services tab– check the box hide all Microsoft services– note which services are checked and then uncheck them all – restart your PC and if everything runs fine do the following steps.
Open msconfig – go to the services tab – check the box hide all Microsoft services – check half of the services you had unchecked – restart. By doing this process a few times you will identify the offending service.

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hello i am also having the %100 disk usage problem and am starting a thread to upload my etl. file and see if i can get a solution. thnx. i should also mention i have tried every suggestion i have read on the internet even ones that worked for other people
did not work for me i.e. (switching to high performance power plan, disabling cd drive, etc.) no matter what i try "system" is always utilizing 90%-100% of my hard drive and it is driving me crazy.
i can barely do anything on computer without it taking 10x times longer than it should. ive also run dskchk and boot time virus scans and malware scans. all to no avail. i have more than enough ram and a quad core cpu. when i first purchased my laptop it
was running windows 8 and was lightning fast once i upgraded to 8.1 i think is when the issue started occurring.
i am currently installing the windows assessment and deployment kit right now and will upload my etl. file to the skydrive asap.

Answer:ntoskrnl.exe System %100 disk usage with windows 8.1. all the time!.

Jonny
In order to diagnose this problem please follow these instructions
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Install the WPT (windows Performance Toolkit) http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/4847.install-the-windows-performance-toolkit-wpt.aspx ,
open a CMD prompt with administrative rights (right click it>run as admin) and run this command for 60 secs to capture the high HD usage: 
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xperf -on PROC_THREAD+LOADER+CSWITCH+FILENAME+FILE_IO+FILE_IO_INIT+DISK_IO+DISK_IO_INIT+DRIVERS+PROFILE -f kernel.etl -stackwalk Profile+CSwitch+DiskReadInit+DiskWriteInit+DiskFlushInit+FileCreate+FileCleanup+FileClose+FileRead+FileWrite -BufferSize 1024 -MaxBuffers 1024 -MaxFile 1024 -FileMode Circular && timeout -1 && xperf -d XperfSlowIOcir.etl*When complete, zip the trace & upload it to skydrive (or some other file sharing service) and put a link to it in your next post.




Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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Hi
I was wondering after all the normal cleaning and maintenance how do I fix my problem when I get an error on my photo program that says not enough disk space on hard drive containing your system folder, need to free up more space. I have a new computor that has
64bit
dual core processor
3.20 ghz
4GB RAM memory
871 GB of free space
win 7
I Have oen pcture open that I am trying to print as a bussiness card that I want to print in a multiple print on a page of 10 and it won't allow me to print. Can someone please help me.
Thanks

Answer:free disk space on system folder hard drive?

You have 871 gb of free space yet it is saying that you have no free space? I doubt that is true, can you show me a screenshot of Computer to see the 'free space' on your drives.

Slasher

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Could somebody please explain to me why System Restore would show the status as disabled and direct me to run diskcleanup and make sure there is at least 200 MB of free disk space, when there is over 20Gb of free disk space? Thanks.

Answer:System Restore - Status Disabled But Lots Of Disk Space?

Hello,try going to start run services.msc find system restore and starting the service?

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I have a toshiba s305 s6916 laptop
c2d 2.0ghz
4gb ram
hd3650
320gb hard drive (around 290-300 available for use)
Recently i checked how much space i had left on my hard drive and was astounded that only 60gb remained! I took a screenshot using WinDirStat which shows what is taking up hard drive space.

Everything seemed fine except for one thing. System volum Information was 80+gb!!
Someone tell me what this is and how to get rid of it! Thanks i'm a noob at computers and am only 15 >.>
Thought you guys were the right people to come to.

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Answer:Help! System Volume Information eating up disk space!!! Win7

Shadow copies or previous versions as win 7 calls it.

right click my computer and go to properties then click system protection on the right and check the settings for the drive and how much space it is allocating for shadow copies.

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Hello, this is my first post.  I just reinstalled Windows XP Pro SP3 on my R51 after the OS bugged out on me.  I redownloaded and reinstalled all the drivers from Lenovo's web site, and then installed the most recent version of System Update.  After starting up SU it stalls at around 17% when it attempts to download "Lenovo Help Centre" and gives me an error message that I am out of disk space.  I find that hard to believe, since i still have 53GB of free space. - I have all my drivers installed and my computer is not detecting any unknown hardware.- i bought this R51 with the backup and restore partitons erased (since it was used), but SU was still working fine before I reinstalled Windows. This is what tvsu log spat out when it got the error: Severe 2008-07-16 , 12:54:50 at Tvsu.Engine.Task.Task.StartExecution() Message: An error occurred while the task: ApplicableUpdatesTask executed the process: HttpsFileDownloaderProcessthe message from exception isInsufficient disk space Exception:  Message: Insufficient disk space  Type: Tvt.FileDownloader.NotEnoughDiskSpace     at Tvsu.Engine.Task.Task.Start()   at Tvsu.Engine.Task.Task.StartExecution() Info 2008-07-16 , 12:54:50 at Tvsu.Gui.CustomComponents.Step.set_Image(StepImage value) Message: Setting FAILED status. Info 2008-07-16 , 12:54:50 at Tvsu.Gui.GUIContr... Read more

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Hi,

Thank you for WindowsSeven forums. I have just registered but during the last 6 months or so I have used the resources provided here - particularly the tutorials - to set up my Wndows Home Premium x64 system.

Looking at one of the tutorials: System Protection Restore Points - Delete
I have a couple of questions I hope someone can help me with.

Options 3 and 4 of the tutorial cover deleting system restore points selectively with CCleaner or System Restore Explorer.

My questions about doing such selective deletions of restore points with these utilities are:
1. Does it actually save any disk space; or is it simply cleaning up a list so that after the deletion of unneeded ones only the restore points considered useful are presented in the list - whereas system restore disk usage is left unaffected.
2. Is there any risk in deleting restore points at various arbitrary points; are they interdependent? Will deleting some cause a risk of others not working?

Essentially, if it is possible, I would like to keep restore points done at the begiining (after drivers, windows updates and installation of programs etc.) and delete the remaining ones except the most recent one - but I only want to do this to save significant disk space by the selective deletion.

Thank you.

Answer:Deleting System Restore Points Selectively - disk usage

Deleting the points does recover disk space. You can see it with
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

You can use this shortcut to make restore points with your comment

System Restore Point Shortcut

Makes it easier to know what happened. For instance before installing a program I may use it and comment "before installing zappos untried newsreader" or whatever.

I would not only rely on restore points. I've heard a thorough disk defrag can mess them up. It's good to also image your system to an external drive. You can find free imaging programs.
There's a list here:

Free Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities (thefreecountry.com)

But you may find some additional if you search the Software sub-forum on thiis forum.

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This has been going on the fast few days
 

 
and lately when I search on Google, I receive unusual traffic from your network and I have to enter capcha (Sorry I do not have a screenshot).
Am I infected?

Answer:System Process high disk usage and unusual traffic

Hello, let's see how it is after a few scans.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista... Read more

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the laotop specs are as follows on windows 7 home premium
Processor:
Intel Core 3rd Generation i7 3630QM 2.4GHz (3.4GHz w/Turbo Boost)
OS:
Windows 8 Home Premium x64 & Reinstall Disc
Display:
17.3 Inch Full High Definition (900p) LED Display with Anti-Glare
Video:
2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 650M DDR5
Memory:
8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz (2 DIMMs)
Hard Drive(s):
1 TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive +500gb 5400 rpm second sata hdd
i constantly hit 100% disk usage from initiating small things opening chrome spikes the usage to 100% in an instant. Ran installer for borderlands 2 constant 100% disk usage. Normally i used to be able to run 2-3 installers like dead space 3 + 2 other games simultaneously and still only hit about 75% disk usage. The software is the same as i always install so nothing changed there all drivers are up to date. Now any small processes spike my Disk usage to 100% causing even web surfing to lag. I put in a second HDD without formatting it or doing anything to it besides just putting it in. COuld this be the cause of all my troubles?

Answer:Great System High Disk Usage fresh install

Does the problem cease if you unplug the other HD? If so wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command.

You might need to wipe the OS HD before doing another perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Type Resource Manager in Start search box, click on HD to monitor usage patterns.

Other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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During my work concerning with IT help desk service management, i observed with task manager in windows 10 a typically high disk usage together with a typical 100% long time disk usage at windows startup.
I think of an intrinsic windows o.s. problem.
I have seen hundreds of cases, from old desktop to brand new machines.
I think that the problem is not connected to common and discussed workarounds as windows defender / automatic windows update / windows search disable, bit service and so on.
I have seen that windows paging activity contributes to disk load and slowsdown performance particularly on small systems. Not only disk load but also process execution is affected if the disk subsystem response is slow.
So i think that it's important to really explain us the problem from a technical point of view.
I speak as an 30 year work old windows technical fellow and supporter.

Answer:Why windows 8 to 10 operative system came with typically high disk usage ?

As a fellow IT Tech, I have learned that an upgrade doesn't always give you the best results. Various versions of the same OS (OEMs, retail, customized versions of each) and installed applications could all have an effect on how the now upgraded OS would react. At previous employers (5000+ users, 2000+ users) it was easier to deploy a fresh OS rather than upgrade and deal with possible issues like the ones you mentioned. The nice thing with 10, you can do a refresh, have a clean install and keep your data.

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Occasionally I'll be watching a movie with VLC player, and then suddenly everything freezes temporarily for 40 seconds or so.

Before everything else becomes fully frozen and unusable, I am able to see Task Manager showing disk usage pinned at 100%, but I don't hear the hard drive chugging.

I can't determine what is causing the disk use spikes.

Any ideas?

Answer:Random 100% disk usage spike causing frozen system

Hi, first absolute basics:
1. Please run a check on your disk (s).
Download and run Hard disk sentinel (trial) and post a screenshot of its GUI.

Ideally when or just after you have such a problem:
2. Please post a screenshot of your task manager, organising any columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant column tab. Repeat for different columns if useful.
(Ideally when you notice problems)

3. Please post a screenshot like this:
4. Compare performance after a clean boot.

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