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hard drive memory loss

Question: hard drive memory loss

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

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Preferred Solution: hard drive memory loss

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Answer: hard drive memory loss

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

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Hi, I started my laptop as nominal this morining but it failed to run my OS - Win XP Proffessional. The disc was running and I accessed the system controls. I then used Norton Disc Dr and repaired the FAT and some files. On booting the lap top then fired up with Win Millenium (which I had upgraded from 4 years ago). Some recent files and docs are available but I seem to have lost a number of recent programmes. I used a system disc but it will not let me access the C: drive.

Does anybody know how I might recover the 'lost' data and programmes.

I do not want to reload XP as I fear I will loose the files permanently.

Grateful for any suggestions, Thanks.

Answer:Hard Drive/Memory Problem with loss of OS

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3932 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 274631 MB, Free - 11719 MB; D: Total - 22075 MB, Free - 14472 MB; F: Total - 8131 MB, Free - 8041 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PWWAM
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled.

Window told me that C was full which did not make sense. I re-allocated 30 Gb from D and it disappeared very quickly (2 hrs).
Have lost minimum of 60 Gb.
I downloaded COMBOFIX and ran it three times. It halted the loss of memory in C - I now have only 11Gb to spare.
I installed McAfee for a full scan - no infection or virus detected.


Thank you in anticipation.

Answer:Hard drive memory loss 60Gb+ in 3 days

J P said:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3932 Mb
Graphics Card: LogMeIn Mirror Driver, 5 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 274631 MB, Free - 11719 MB; D: Total - 22075 MB, Free - 14472 MB; F: Total - 8131 MB, Free - 8041 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PWWAM
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled.

Window told me that C was full which did not make sense. I re-allocated 30 Gb from D and it disappeared very quickly (2 hrs).
Have lost minimum of 60 Gb.
I downloaded COMBOFIX and ran it three times. It halted the loss of memory in C - I now have only 11Gb to spare.
I installed McAfee for a full scan - no infection or virus detected.


Thank you in anticipation.Click to expand...

Problem solved. I ran COMBOFIX which stopped the loss of memory space just in time. (Down to 9Gb).
I used WinDirStat to identify very large file in C drive.
It turned out to be "Google World" which had been multiplied to 185Gb !! - presumably by a virus. Normal size of this application would be in region of 160Mb (guess).
Using WinDirstat I cleaned this file and restored my free memory space to 196Gb.
Hope this helps someone else here.

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When I put a file on and then take it off, the memory STAYS lost. I deleted everything off my drive and my 16 gig flash drive is down to 12.5 gigs (It originally had 15.5)

How do I fix this?

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Question: Hard Drive Loss

Hi, I have a Maxtor 20 gb Hard Drive as Master and a Maxtor 160 gb Hard Drive as Slave. I recently needed to format the Master so I backed up many files to the Slave. I reinstalled WinXP and it recognized the Slave drive, but if I click on it it tells me the disk has not been formatted, and I need to format it. My BIOS tells me the drive is only approximately 31 GB. There are no BIOS upgrades (That I can find) for my BIOS, plus since it recognized the drive in full before the format, I don't think that is the problem anyways. I have SP1 installed as well which is supposed to enable large drive support. So, I am really not sure what the problem is, hopefully someone else does. Also, Easy Recovery Pro finds the files on there, but it gives me an error before it gets to the files I need. I would really like to get the HD back in full if possible as I will lose a lot of hard work. I appreciate any help. Thanks, CD

Answer:Hard Drive Loss

GetData Back
Give that link a try and download VirtualLab, see if that'll work, I'm not quite sure why your computer is acting up, but I'm sorry for ya. That program should help to recover lost data on damaged partitions which is where I'd head with this thread...

I found that other link (the first link) because virtuallab says you can recover up to 1 meg to see how the program works without buying it >=( anyways, good luck

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Question: hard drive loss

i seem to be losing 10-50 megs off my hard drive each time i search the internet , when i run window washer 5 it appears to empty recycle bin of this amout but there is nothing in the bin when i ve checked before cleaning ??? can you help thanks

Answer:hard drive loss

try ccleaner it worked for me

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I have a drive of 100mb capacity, of which 82mb is in use, but when I look at it with Windows 7 it tells me the folder is empty. I suspect that some non Windows s/w has used it. I have tried a full format to no avail. What do I need to do to reclaim its full capacity please?

Answer:Hard drive loss of capacity

WHAT folder is empty?

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My second hard drive (a 300 gig sata drive) is acting weird. I watched a movie on it (so i know it worked at one point) in BartsPe I formated my primary hard drive (164 gig Pata). now all i see on the secondary drive is maybe 300 folders and only about 30 files in the first folder, it's exactly 399MB, I tried switching the hard drive mode, CHS, LBA, Large, auto and none worked. The drive used to be in Large mode, so I tried a data recovery tool in large mode and it can recover about 80% of the data, but i was hoping i could save it all. be advised I could have tried something and it worked and I just missed it.

included is a photo of the drive's properties page

Answer:Hard Drive Data Loss

try erd commander 2005

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um yah im new but i am losing disk space in vista but i disabled system restore and i got back about 100 gb then i lost 7 gb for no reason
if anybody can help that would be great cause i want to install gh3 on my system

Answer:Hard drive space loss

Use WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics to verify what applications fill your disk but I'm not sure this program will work under x64.Surly tool which work under x64 is TuneUp Disk Space Explorer - this part of TuneUp America - TuneUp Utilities 2008
but of course commercial

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I have a server that is running 8 - 18GB hard drives in a RAID 5 configuration. I am understanding that I can lose multiple drives as long as they are not next to each other.

Am I correct?

Please let me know.


Answer:RAID 5 Hard Drive Loss

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HI Guys
I have a 30 Gb C drive which reports loosing almost 400 mb data in a day without any new installations or downloads.
"Temporary internet files" says only 141mb on right clicking. but on disk cleanup option the same folder says 1900kb. On clicking view fiies there are hardly any files in that folder and subfolder.
What is the reason for this and any suggestions are welcome?
Thank you in advance.
Any body know where to get a USB floppy drive please post the number or address in India(even from abroad is fine)

Answer:Loss of hard drive space

Download CCleaner delete Temp files. You may have malware too, download Malwarebytes and run full scan.

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I recently purchased a deskstar hard drive 250 gigs, and i installed windows xp, after trying to reboot i ran into an error message, i talked to some people and they told me to just delete the old partition and reinstal windows. As soon as i deleted the old partition it now only reads my hard drive as being 33 gigs big. my bios says this, my hard disk manager says this and windows setup says this. I dont want to instal windows again until i get this figured out, how do i get the rest of my hard drive back?

Answer:Hard drive loss of storage

any HD above 137gb needs extra config support.
You would be much happier to PARTITION the 250 into (2) 125gb partitons.
1) avoids BIOS updates
2) allow you to use C:\ and D:\ to separate the 'system' from your 'user data'

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I previously posted this (on 5/9/14) as a problem with missing memory, but have been told that it is actually loss of hard drive space & that I should re-post the issue with a more accurate title in hopes that someone can help me...
I have an older computer, a Toshiba Satellite A215, 32-bit, 2.0 GB RAM, running Vista home premium service pack 2.
I loaned the computer to a former student for a semester and when I got it back it had some viruses. After running antivirus programs it seemed to be fine for a while.
Recently I noticed that my hard drive was filling up quickly. I backed up all my data and began deleting things I didn't need, but as soon as I clear up some space it disappeared again within a couple of hours.
I have run multiple anti malware/virus programs including MalwareBytes and AVG both show that there are no viruses or malware currently on my computer. I have emptied my recycle bin, run disk cleanup, and run CCleaner.
I have been unable to determine what is taking up hard drive space and am currently down to 567 MB of free memory (of 296 GB capacity) and have nothing left to delete.
Please help!

Answer:Loss of Hard Drive Space

Can anyone help?
I have to use my laptop at work and my boss is getting pretty pissed that it keeps crashing and "affecting my productivity".
He has suggested that I do a factory re-install on my laptop but because I am unable to locate my product keys I will lose some of the programs that I use for work (MS office, etc.) and I'll have to repurchase them.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd really appreciate it.

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I'm thinking of upgrading to Windows 7, but wanted to know which is best? I was thinking of going to ultimate but is it worth it? But my main question is why am I continually losing hard drive space. I recently updated to Vista from XP and that's when it really started. (That I noticed anyways). Yesterday it was at 227 GB of free space but now it's at 215 GB. Almost a week ago I had like 240 GB of space. Does it have something to do with updating to Vista? If so, will updating to Windows 7 do something similar?

Answer:loss of hard drive space

You may have a folder on C called "Windows Old"

Aslo, may be a lot of System restore points.

For most poeple, including myself, Ultimate is not worth it for what it offers over home premium. This will be the case for many users.

However, this may not be the case for you.

Have a look here to compare the features of each:

I would also highly recommend backing up important DATA you want to keep and do a clean instal of Win7. (meaning completely erase the HD then install)

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I noticed my 1tb hard drive was slowly losing gigs when I wasn't downloading anything. I've been logging it for a few days and I'm losing around 80 megs a day. This is with no downloads and deleting internet files. This is a few format with Vista 64. I do minor surfing and a decent amount of torrents from trusted sites.

Answer:Help, hard drive space loss

Check which folders are large in size and monitor them if you wish to locate what is growing

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Hi everyone.

I'm using a notebook ASUS A43S that comes with HDD 640GB. I recently formatted my notebook and surprised that the hard drive capacity loss (40GB) and left only 596.07GB. I used EASEUS Partition Manager to navigate and divide the hard drive before formatting the notebook. What should I do?

Answer:Loss hard drive capacity

Nothing, it's standard, you lose quite a bit in formatting.... a 2TB drive formats to 1.8TB and change.

It's a fun little game they have been playing for years.

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I have 80Gb hard drive space and was initially suffering from hard drive loss due to rescue and recovery's frequent backup.  I deleted the RnR completely.  However, there is still a loss of 30GB space!  Anybody knows how to solve this problem?  Thanks.

Answer:T61-7648CTO Hard Drive Loss although RR Deleted Already

Hello bestzack, please check, if windows system restore is on.You can resize the used disk space for system restore. RegardsAndreas

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Hi all,

I've got a strange hard drive problem that has me stumped. Basically, I opened my case to temporarily hook up an IDE hard drive to transfer some files, and when I booted up, my main hard drive (a 250 GB Hitachi) was not being recognized. It didn't show up in the BIOS or in Vista under My Computer. I didn't touch the Hitachi drive when hooking up the temp drive, so this was odd.

I should mention that the drive is IDE and I am using a SATA>IDE adapter (my motherboard is SATA only). I tried troubleshooting by disconnecting all of the SATA drives except for the Hitachi, and attempting to boot. I tried connecting it to each of the SATA ports systematically, but it did not show up in the BIOS on any of them.

Then I connected my HD with Vista 32 installed in order to see if Vista recognized it. The Hitachi did not show up under My Computer, but I could see it in the Disk Management screen. It showed the file system as RAW, with all of the space unallocated. It was my main drive with Vista 64 installed and was over 3/4ths full, so this was surprising.

I tried TestDisk, and got a strange result. As you can see from the screen cap below, the size of the drive listed is ridiculously too large (it's only 250 GBs, but TeskDisk shows over a terrabyte).

When I select Analyse using TestDisk, I get "No partition is bootable", then when I do a Quick Search, it scans the drive for about 90 minutes and eventually tells me "Structure ok"... Read more

Answer:sudden hard drive partition loss

I don't have any boards that are SATA-only, nor do I use Vista, but I HAVE lost partitions before.
I'm one that usually stays with what works, so what I would do is boot to a DOS floppy, and run a DOS version of FDISK, and delete all partitions (may show up as "NON-DOS" partition).
Rebooting, I would then run a DOS implementation of PartitionMagic 7 or later. When loaded, it has an "Undelete Partition" option when the unpartitioned space is selected. Give it about 3-4 minutes, and bingo, my partition is recovered.
Dunno if you have access to a DOS floppy or an old copy of PartitionMagic, but that's what I'd do - and I've never lost a partition doing that. Regardless of the size. (And yes, version 7 or later handles NTFS just fine.)

That's just what I do, perhaps others have a better idea.

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I have a 4 Gb hard drive which I normally keep to aprox 1 Gb free space, I have suddenly lost 500 Mb of this free space. I have checked all files created or modified and can find nothing significant to explain this loss. I recently was forced to abort a defrag of the hard drive and subsequently shut down. On carrying out my next defrag it took over two hours as it wanted to reposition everything after 50%. Could this be the cause of my loss. I am on 98SE with a 233 Mhz processor

Answer:Loss of Hard Drive Free Space

Run scandisk, you may have a lot of lost file fragments from aborted defrag.

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I just want to start by saying I hate Windows Vista, Future Shop and Acer.

My girlfriend wanted to buy a new computer a few weeks back so we went to Future Shop and bought an Acer Aspire computer.


Windows Vista
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
512 Ram - 64 shared for video
160 gig SATA hard drive... supposedly
DVD burner

All for $599. It was an okay deal.

We get the computer home and I take off Vista. I don't like Vista and we don't need Vista. We bought this computer because the specs were good for running Windows XP Home. I suggested we put XP on for now and wait a year until Vista is bettered by updates and all the bugs are worked out.

The problem began when I was installing XP. In Vista the 160 gig hard drive showed the proper amount of space to use once the drive is formatted and such - 153 gigs. I know you lose some space when you format. When I went to install XP the maximum space I was allowed to use was only 121 gigs total!!!! That's not right. I'm no noob and did everything (I guess not everything if I can't figure this out) I could to make XP recognize the missing 32 gigs of space. I even put Vista back on and partitioned the drive in a number of different ways so XP would recognize the space. Nothing worked. I had two 76 gig partitions, installed XP on one. At first everything looked normal but when I restarted the computer the second partitioned said that 32 gigs of space had been used up already!!!! I tried fo... Read more

Answer:Unexplainable loss in hard drive space.

Do you have SP2 or at least SP1 installed on XP?

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Hey guys.

Recently I have noticed an issue with my hard drive space disappearing into what seems like thin air.
My rig is by no means state of the art, but I have a 1T SDD, and for some reason it appears to have filled up at least 650gig worth of data that I cannot find.
I ran some disk analyzing software to see if i could snoop up the culprit, but it tells me that i currently use about 300gig, and looking at my C: icon I have used up about 650gig.
I have no idea where to look for my lost space and I dont really know how to diagnose the issue.
You guys have been amazingly helpful in the past, so my only hope is to turn to you for help.
I will be around to answer any questions or take instructions!

Thank you very much in advance.

Answer:Unexplained loss of hard drive space

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I get a blue screen when I turn my computer on. It does not apear the instant the computer turns on but after a few minutes of being turned on. I turn it off and turn it back on and it does not happen again. Could it be because of cold memory? I turn my computer off overnight and it is in the morning that I turn my computer on. I have been reading online about blue screen problems and many suggest that it could be memory. Well, i have replaced my ram 2 times and still no solution. I have lost 1 hard drive due too all the force shutting down. I bought a new hardrive that is brand name, hoping that it would help but did not solve the issue. I took my computer to a geek squad and they said it was sofware problems. I called microsoft many times and they said it was hardware problems.

After my computer restarted this is the log the microsoft reported:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP2: 0000000000000001
BCP4: 0000000000000007
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

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Answer:Blue Screen: New Ram, loss 1 hard drive.

Please copy and paste the contents of the BlueScreenView log into your next reply (direct posts of logs are preferred over attachments).

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I have an Inspiron 6400 Windows XP Home 80GB HD, my daughter uses it for homework etc. Yesterday it crashed and when I tried to investigate it booted to a blue screen, unmountable_boot_volume, does it in safe mode also. I ran the Dell Diagnostics and the hard drive failed 3 of the tests, Smart Long Self Test-error 0F00:07FD, Read Test- error 0Foo:0244, and Verify Test 0F00:1A44. I made a KNOPPIX boot disk from a download so I can try and save her data, what do I do next and is there any chance I can save her drive with a windows repair console and ckdisk?:confused

Answer:Hard Drive failure? Is it a total loss?

If the drive errors on a read test, that's a very bad sign. That means (duh) that it cannot successfully read data, which would make recovering any data difficult. Your best bet is to remove the drive from the PC and hook it up as a secondary drive (or slave) on a healthy PC, or get an enclosure and plug it into a USB port. If you can then read the data, GREAT! If not, all is not lost. You can still try using some data recovery software. Try it as a secondary drive first, if it doesn't work, post here and we'll move on to step 2: data recovery software.
Good luck!

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I have been having issues with my Toshiba 640 GB USB 2.0/eSATA Desktop External Hard Dive PH3064U-1EXB, working on a Macbook Mac OS X Version 10.6.8 Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo Memory 2 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Startup Disk Macintosh HD and a Windows7 partitioned on part. I am in no way an expert.

The hard drive is unreadable, unpartioned(now) and the data is extremely valuable so i need to figure out how to fix this with out loosing the data.

The hard drive was refurbished when I bought it and I have had small issues here and there since. It would have a problem ejecting but it always showed back up when mounted again. (It might have been the cable) Then, it wouldn't let me copy files to and from. I repaired the disk and it ran fine for a while. After awhile, it had the same issues with copying again and right away with ejecting issues, as a result I believe it wasn't ejected properly. When I plugged it in again, My computer says Disk Inserted is Unreadable and on windows it says similair and that it may be corrupted. It didn't show up in my computer and disk utility didn't give me the option to mount. The message that came up said eject, ignore, initialize at the bottom. I was told in a forum that the computer wont work with the drive untill it was initialized. So after trying every basic available options I hit the initialize but it didn't do anything. I did not reformat or erase as I know these things will ease my data.
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Answer:Hard Drive Issues and Data Loss. Please Help!

I just repaired a computer for a women and her hard drive wouldnt show up at all, I used harens boot cd I was able to repair the drive and got all her info off. The drive was then discarded and i loaded everything onto a new drive. This site has alot of tools.

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I've had a sudden loss of my hard drive space. I've deleted alot of stuff, like over 20GB, more then just a few times and it just disappeared in less then 2 days. I've read some topics here with the about same problem and tried what they sugested there: to use software like WinDirStat, TreeSize Free and SpaceSniffer. But they just won't show me my whole hard drive. The stop at 50% and show it as if they have scan the whole 100%. And its gettind really bad, had gone down to 4mb free hard drive space left already... Any ideas how to fix this?

Answer:Sudden loss of hard drive free space

Have you run the hard drive manufacturer's disk utility to see if the drive is actually defective?

You could also run checkdisk--that might take several hours.

Have you run Windows 7 disk cleanup?

How much space do you have allotted to System Restore?

Have you been doing a lot of installing and uninstalling?

Have you done a complete virus/malware scan?
Can you post a picture of your Disk Management, showing partitions and sizes?

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I am running Win 98 SE and have noticed a slow loss of free disk space. This seems to occur over time even if I am not downloading any new programs. I do create new files but they tend to be small and for the most part are deleted within a few weeks. What is especially puzzling is even when I delete the files I actually wind up losing more disk space rather than adding disk space. Any help and or explanation would be appreciated.Win 98 SE, Dell Inspiron 7500, 196mg RAM, 6.3gig driveThanks

Answer:Hard drive free disk space loss

Do you have a) Anti Virus installedb) Any sort of restore software installed such as Goback or Second Chance??

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I was burning a cd yesterday when the computer randomly shut down. It's been doing this for a while (the shutting down). I think it's a slight over heating problem because the computer is enclosed (my desk was made by idiots). Anyways, I try to keep it pulled out enough to keep it from overheating, but sometimes it does anyway, especially now because it's getting colder and the heat is running.

Normally it boots back up fine, after it cools down of course. This time, neither of my internal hard drives are recognized. I'm kinda freaking. The master internal is inconsequential but the slave is the one I'm worried about. It's got some very important data on it. In the BIOS, neither are detected. I can't get into the actual computer because as far as it's concerned there's no OS installed. I can't even recover it because I don't have a hard drive in it.

Any help is greatly appreciated! I'm really worried about the one hard drive. I'm hoping both are ok. Thanks in advance and sorry for the long read.

PS. when I jump into the boot menu, the only thing that pops up is the CD/DVD drive and a Realtek boot manager. And when I try to use the boot manager, it doesn't really do anything. Goes to a black screen with white font, and does something (not sure what) but it ends up just sitting at one spot until you restart.

Answer:Hard Drive not recognized after unexpected power loss

OK, lets do some basic troubleshooting;
1 Open the case and reseat both the data and pw connectors for both drives
2 While the case is open, give it a good cleaning with a can of air. This may help with your overheating
3 Clear the cmos with the clear jumper. For detailed instructions regarding clearing cmos, read your manual
4 Replace jumper to the keep position and pw ON the system. Enter the bios and make any changes you need ie sata mode, boot order, etc. Save settings and restart.

See if your drives are detected now. If not, you need to pull them and connect them to a working system to see if they can be accessed.

My computer sits inside a cabinet in my desk as well. I made an exhaust fan for the cabinet using a 140mm fan and a wall wort to power it; works great. Keeps an overclocked amd 940 @32~40C depending on room temp.

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my kid keeps unplugging the desktop power cable when im not home and after about 10 times it finally went missing.

I have defrag and file check on it every 2 weeks so its always maintained and about 50-60% full

I had a webcam security recording on it all the time so that was probably on when it lost power.

I already covered it up as much as I could but hes my kid and hes good with electronics lol.

cant keep **** away from him.

its not in my computer its not in bios not in any windows menus like defrag or chkdsk. it powers up and spins up without any noises
possibly shows as "HARD DRIVE" in bios and start up diagnostic screen but no windows.
its less than 2 years old

so with that said what would be the most probable issue?

Answer:baracuda 1tb hard drive disappeared after power loss

Does Disk Management detect it at all?

Have you tried booting off of a Linux LiveCD such as Ubuntu and seeing if it detects the drive if Disk Management doesn't?

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Hi, i noticed the past 3 days a problem with hard drive.It constant loses free space,i have a 2 tb hard drive with 920 gb free space but these 3 days it dropped to 864 gb and keep losing whithout download or install anything.I used ccleaner and cleaned 1 gb , also used disk defragment.I lose 10 gb free space every day and dont stop. Moderator boompe told me post here. FRST Scan Logs: Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 28-01-2015Ran by Stryker (administrator) on STRYKER-PC on 29-01-2015 13:43:43Running from C:\Users\Stryker\Desktop\ToolsLoaded Profiles: Stryker (Available profiles: Stryker)Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: Ελληνικά (Ελλάδας)Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe(NVIDI... Read more

Answer:Hard drive constant free space loss

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Here's another spoof !

I just bought an Mad Dog HD Enclosure to serve as an external drive device, but, . .

I wanted it especially to open a downed computers HD, problem is, in order to install it you need to reformat the drive, I thought I would save myself the trouble of opening the case and having to install the HD as a slave which, I think I would have a problem setting it up that way, since I can't find the little plastic covers that arer suppose to fit on the pins, and if I did have them I would need to know where they go, but I felt that it might be possible to have a knwledgable and experienced computer fix it person to tell me if it is possible to get around this ? and retreive the data off the old HD using the Mad Dog HD enclosure?

Has anyone heard of Partation Magic it is suppose to be a software that can solve this but I really don't have any info that I can understand !

Answer:Hard Drive Enclosure Needs Format and Will Cause Data Loss

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Hi, I'm using a Toshiba Satellite u305-s2804 with Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1, 4gb RAM and (originally) a 160 Hitachi HD (HTS542516K9SA00). I chose to upgrade to a larger and faster 500gb Hitachi hard drive and used HD Clone ( to do so, along with the help of a USB based HD dock. Everything worked as expected: I set up the new drive with partitions, copied my original HD bit-by-bit and installed the fresh 500gb one into my laptop. I booted up and everything worked, with my "system manager" showing that I indeed had 2 partitions; a ~5gb System Volume and a 460gb Primary Drive. The problem, however, is that it's showing that I only have 186gb free. I've tried various "File Tree" software to no avail; I have no clue where the other approximately 134gb is being allocated (460gb - 186gb - 140gb = 134gb). What could be going on?

Answer:Cloned hard drive, loss of storage size

Have you tried TreeSize, I found it very usefull.

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Please could anybody help me ???

I have a 30gig HD and have just noticed that it now only has 21 gig free. It was previously 28gig free ! I have added nothing onto it and it only has the basics on ? ie. xp, office xp pro, paintshop pro. it has no movies saved onto the drive.

at first i though system restore may have increased it restore spae to the max of 5gig, however that wasnt the case.

could any give me any ideas where all the missing gigs are, or whether i can run something to find out...

Please help, I'm desperate to suss this one out.

Many Thanks to you all.

United Kingdom

Answer:Please Help ! Loss of 8gig of Hard Drive space ... no reasoning behind it.

Empty the temp directories and clear the Internet Explorer cache. You can right click on the drive in Windows Explorer, select Properties and click the disk CleanUp button.

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Okay I have a small problem.

I have a 120 gig solid state hard drive, that I have my OS installed on (Windows 10)

I was going to install windows 7 on a second partition on that hard drive, so I shrank the current partition and it gave me unallocated space.

I had a few people tell me it wasn't possible to install windows 7 on the same hard drive as windows 10... for some reason or another.

So I decided to expand the partition back to its original size (the whole hard drive).

Before I shrunk the partition.. I had 60 gigs left, I shrunk it by 20 to install windows 7 on.

Well after some people told me it wouldn't work. I decide to re-expand the partition to take back up the whole drive.

Problem is, when I did that.. I loss that 20 gigs, it says that 20 gigs is 'used' space now. I tried scanning the hard drive for errors and defragging (won't let me defrag that drive.. I assume cause its either a solid state drive or the windows drive)

I don't know how to get that lost 20 gigs back.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Hard Drive Space loss after expanding partition


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Within a day I suddenly lost about 18GB of free space on my hard drive.  About a week ago I noticed that I had only 5% free space on my 90+GB hard drive.  I deleted, moved programs and files and finally got it up to 22%.  Then a day or so later it was down to 3%, without my doing anything unusual. I then removed more files and got it up to 6%.  But something is wrong.  I've run the degragmenter, disk cleanup, removed temp files by running %temp% and deleting the files that came up.  I have searched for all files larger than 1GB, but found nothing.  My ZoneAlarm AV and spyware scans have turned up nothing.  I haven't searched system files as I don't know how to do that.  I ran RegCure--no new space from that operation.  I'm running out of things to do short of restoring back to an earlier time using a Ghost backup on an external drive--and that's not a guaranteed cure because I am not sure when this problem started.  I am running Windows XP Pro.  BTW, when I reboot, the free space remains about the same.

Answer:Sudden loss of hard drive free space

Mainefrye, welcome to the forum, this / similar has been experienced by several members, searching for "drive space" without the "" should bring results. Here's an example with a possible solution. Hope this helps  Edit; oops, forgot the link  Message Edited by andyP on 01-10-2009 04:50 PM

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Hi, does anybody know how to fix disk not formatted error on an external hard drive without data loss? I bought a Seagate external hard drive several years ago, but I received disk not formatted error message on the drive recently. There are lots of files on the Seagate external, so I want to look for a way to fix the not formatted error problem without losing any data.

Answer:Do you know how to fix external hard drive not formatted error without data loss?

You could try EaseUs Partition Manager CLICK HERE I believe it has a partition recovery tool and it's free.

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I have 4 desktop Lenovo ThinkCentre MT-M 7033-A2U (M91p) machines in my office. We purchased them refurbished about 1 year ago. Recently, all 4 machines are experiencing sudden freezing. Monitor remains on, mouse and keyboard input is ignored (cursor remains frozen in position). The only way to recover is to hard reset, at which point the machine operates normally. There are no warning signs leading up to the freeze. It seems to occur when there is a sudden increase in activity (opening a large Excel workbook, running a large report, etc.). It is intermittent - it can be 1-30 days between occurrences. All users with this model have experienced it at least once, and have lost work as a result. Event viewer reports a Critical event in which the device loses power at the same time as the freeze ("Kernel-Power: The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first.") A second Error event is created upon hard reset ("EventLog: The previous system shutdownn was unexpected.") Perhaps the hard drive is losing power when the electrical draw increases? Perhaps a flaw in motherboard power flow?Would replacing the hard drives with Solid State Drives correct this, as they draw less power? Replacing the hard drive would certainly be more affordable than replacing the entire machine.

Answer:M91p 7033 hard drive power loss/freezing

Perhaps the hard drive is losing power when the electrical draw increases? Perhaps a flaw in motherboard power flow?
Would replacing the hard drives with Solid State Drives correct this, as they draw less power? Replacing the hard drive would certainly be more affordable than replacing the entire machine.

I used a M91p for business for years without issue.  I'm pretty sure the HDD is powered directly from the power supply, so a flaw in the motherboard would not be possible.  Perhaps if you provided details of the OS, BIOS version, details of any graphics cards, or devices installed or attached, memory size and apps you're using, we could help you more.  

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This is my first build and it was going swimming for about two months but since late October/early November I've been having issues. Either A) my monitor will suddenly lose signal and my hard drive suddenly sounds inactive (no ticks/whurs that signal activity) or B) the computer restarts and stalls on the motherboard splash screen.

There are two times specifically when this occurs. The first is when I bring my computer out of hibernation. The above situation happens nearly 100% of the time within the first 10 minutes of awaking. The second is whenever I'm running a scan with Adaware. I might get 10 minutes in to the scan, I might get 20 minutes in, but sooner or later it's always kicks out. In both situations the CPU heats up from its usual high 20s/low 30s (celcius) to somewhere around 50 and draws 100+ W of power.

"Get a better power supply, it's kicking out because it's drawing more power than the PSU can suply" internet searches and my tech buddies advised. Well, I shouldn't need one. My build's specs aren't power intensive at all. But I did anyways. Now I've got a 700W OCZ PSU for what should be a <400W system. Guess what? Still kicking out.

I'm at my wits end, any ideas?

Answer:Sudden Loss of Video Signal, Hard Drive Activity

Also, it seems as though if I leave it on for long enough periods of time while I'm away, it'll act like this as well.

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So if you guys know about my explorer.exe error few days ago, I got sick and I finally decided to format my PC, I was about to backup my files but it rebooted itself and it was going on rebooting on its own. When the bootloader comes it restarts and repeats this process.

I booted to my Windows 7 DVD and clicked Repair, I used Command Prompt and typed: bootrec /fixmbr. I got a message saying "Operation was completed successfully". I rebooted to try my luck. But it had unfortunate results.

When I rebooted I don't know what happened, I got a clean formatted system. I don't know what the hell happened, but I lost all my files, data, projects etc. All work was in progress. I really got angry and from yesterday 1AM-8AM I was fixing this issue trying to get best recovery softwares to recover my files but I didn't got any files.

Did any MalwareTips members had this issue when they accidently lost a file after format and wanted to recover? Can anyone recommend me a best recovery ASAP?

If you think I am foolish that why do I store in my C: drive. My works were all in progress and I save them in desktop. When my work is finally finished I save a backup in my HDD but I didn't knew it was gonna end up like this.

Thank You.

Answer:Best recovery software after formatting a hard drive? Major loss!!

For harddisk recovery it's Ontrack Datarecovery, Filerepair is to fix damaged files, and Professional is a combination of these packages combined with Emailrepair.

If you are looking for free data recovery and troubleshooting tools, you might download these free bootable cdrom images :

Emergency Boot CD [EBCD]

Ultimate Boot CD [UBCD]

More bootable cdroms (for troubleshooting and other purposes) can be found at the LiveCD website :

The LiveCD List
A list of all available LiveCDs and LiveDVDs.

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

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

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

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


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


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

Also look here

Remove toolbars in IE

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

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

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

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


Win 98 2nd
600 Mhz Proc
192 ramm

Answer:Hard Drive VS Memory

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


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Answer:pc memory/hard drive

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

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Question: hard drive memory

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

Answer:hard drive memory

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

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Question: Hard drive\memory

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

Answer:Hard drive\memory

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Hard drive memory gone

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

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

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

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

Answer:hard drive or memory?

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

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

Answer:my hard drive memory went up

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

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

Answer:hard drive and memory

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

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

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

thinkpad x22 2622 95g

Answer:what hard drive and memory?

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

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

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


Answer:hard drive memory help

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

You should get more memory.

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

Answer:low hard drive memory

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

If Negative

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

If memory is ok test with clean boot
same for Vista

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

Answer:memory gone from hard drive

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

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

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

Thanks for advice,

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

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

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Question: Hard drive memory

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

Answer:Hard drive memory

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

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

Answer:FLASH HARD DRIVE to do away with memory?

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

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

Answer:External Hard Drive-Memory

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

Answer:Hard Drive Does Not Have Enough Free Memory?

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

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

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

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

Of the 80 gig hard drive, only 40 recognized

So my problems is, i'm missing 40 gigs, it should have been una... Read more

Answer:Missing Hard drive Memory

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

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

Answer:Hard drive memory issue

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

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

Answer:Hard drive memory puzzle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please could someone help me.

Answer:Lack Of Hard drive memory

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

Answer:Hard Drive Memory Error

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

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

Answer:Solved: Hard drive memory

What are the specs of the new system?

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Hi Everyone,

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

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

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

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

*edit* The hard drive is NTFS format

Answer:Hard Drive memory problem

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

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

Answer:Hard drive memory vanished

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Hard drive memory is disappearing

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

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

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

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

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

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

How large is your C:\users folder?

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Moving memory in hard drive

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

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

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

Is this true?

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

Answer:Installing Memory and Hard Drive

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

Just remember, i could be wrong.

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

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

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

Answer:Laptop Memory/Hard Drive Help

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

Answer:fales hard drive memory

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

Answer:Time for new hard drive and more memory.

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

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

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

Answer:Hard Drive Memory dissapearing

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

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

Thanks so much.

Answer:Disappearing Hard Drive Memory. please help!

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

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

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Memory

Used TreeSize Free to find out the other 10 GB.

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

Answer:hard drive memory /program used

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

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

Answer:memory missing from hard drive

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

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

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


Go to Solution.

Answer:Hard drive memory decreasing

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:External Hard Drive-Memory

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

Answer:No memory!!! hard drive full

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

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

Answer:hard drive memory problems

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

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

Answer:Upgrade Memory & Hard Drive

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

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

Answer:Upgrade memory and hard drive to ssd

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:How to replace memory or hard drive?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help

Answer:memory & hard drive upgrades

Hi, this is just my opinion, but here goes

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

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

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

Hope this is helpful to you

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

Answer:Missing Hard Drive Memory?

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

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

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