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What is a Reasonable Tradeoff Between System and Data Space in Windows 7 64bit?

Question: What is a Reasonable Tradeoff Between System and Data Space in Windows 7 64bit?

I have a brand new W530 with the 500 GB HD -- 445 GB actual total space in C: ("Windows7_OS"), including about 85 GB of OS, pre-installed applications, and Lenovo bloat-ware). I plan to create a separate user-data partition by stealing space from the OS partition, call it E:, and to re-direct user Documents, Pictures, etc. directories plus the Outlook PST file there. Thus C: will be reserved mainly for Windows, Page File, Crash Dump, Restore Points, and new software installation. Any thoughts about a reasonable division of drive space between these two partitions? Coming from Windows XP 32bit on a much smaller HD, I have little idea what to expect in terms comfortable space requriements for Windows 7 64bit. (I realize I can re-size the partitions later, but it seems best to start with realistic allocations...) -- JCW2


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Preferred Solution: What is a Reasonable Tradeoff Between System and Data Space in Windows 7 64bit?

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Answer: What is a Reasonable Tradeoff Between System and Data Space in Windows 7 64bit?

It is hard to comment without some idea how the machine will be used. Some applications are not very well behaved and install on the c: drive regardless of what you do. Some functions, like the briefcase functions in windows 7 are harder to get off c:, although it can be done. (I got it right the second time I tried) If you share files using briefcase, you end may up with most of your data on c:. I decided I wanted to boot from an SSD, but I needed more data, so I put in a 256GB mSATA drive and moved my boot partition there. I used my entire HD for data. That worked out well for me.

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I am using a Laptop with Vodaphone 3 G Data Card to pick up my E-Mails when I am on the road and am finding it very expensive. It is a pay as you go Does anyone have any idea if there are any that are reasonably priced to use? My definition of "very expensive" is £46.50 for a period 12.4.2009 to 28.4.2009.Two examples of my messages are as follows.216.514 KB = 0.4233.167.904 KB = 6.188 I use BT Yahoo ISP when at home.

Answer:Is there a reasonable cost 3G Data Card Service?

I have a Mobile Broadband 'dongle' using pay-as-you-go on the "3" network. A £10 top-up is valid for 30 days and allows up to 1 Gigabyte of data to be transferred. A £15 top-up is valid for 30 days and allows up to 3 Gigabytes of data to be transferred. click here

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My hard drive has crashed and my local computer store was unable to recover any of my files. I was wondering if there is a reasonably priced data recovery company that can recover lost files that the local computer stores might not be able to recover.Thanks

Answer:Is There a reasonable priced data recovery company

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A few weeks ago I posted a thread about Repair Discs and Recovery Discs. Basically, I have a Satellite L500-19Z laptop which was running a 64bit version of Windows.

Because of a problem I had to re-install Windows. The disc that came with the laptop was Product Recovery Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. Not realising the implications of re-installing using this.
I've now ended up with a 32bit operating system meaning that I can only use 3gb of my 4gb RAM.

I didn't realise that I'd actually created a Recovery Disc at the time that I bought the laptop.
Could I use that to enable me to revert to a 64bit system?

Would I lose my data (I can back it up) and would I be allowed to recover a 64bit system to a system which is currently a 32bit system?

Answer:Would I lose my data recovering Satellite L500-19Z using 64bit system?


The usage of Recovery disk would set the notebook back to the factory settings which mean that the HDD would be formatted at the beginning of the procedure.

In such case all the data would be erased from the HDD?

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Hello Major Geek support team! I have noticed when doing basic utility scans that I have a "System Restore Data" folder. As I understand it, this is for the basic restore function. Problem is, this folder takes up roughly 30% of my hard drive. I have an HP Mini laptop with Windows 7. Any ideas as to if this is normal or if something may be wrong? Appreciate your help Brandon

Answer:System Rollback Data taking up a lot of space

It DOES strike me as unusual to consume that much disk space (depending on partition size).

You can, however, control how much space is allocated to system restore by launching System Restore, and entering the settings.

Don't have Win7 for exact instructions, but on XP, which should be similar:

1. Launch System Restore
2. Click the 'System Restore Settings' link
3. Under 'Available Drives' select the drive System Restore files reside on, and press the 'Settings' button
4. Use the slider to adjust the percentage of disk space System Restore should use.
5. Apply your settings

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Ok, I am basically new here and have a system I built in the middle of 2007. I am trying to see if it is viable to upgrade any of the components to make it a little more competitive for the rest of this year, but I don't know that there is much I can do with it without buying multiple components.

I have:

MSI AM2 Athlon 64/X2, PC6400 mem. capable motherboard
4600+ Athlon X2
NVIDIA 9600GT 512mb
2 gb PC6400 DDR2

I am currently running 64 bit Windows 7, and despite 2gb of memory it runs well.

Basically, I don't know if there is much that can be done with this. It's kind of stuck where it is. I could get a little faster dual core X2 processor, but I don't know that it would make much of a difference. Obviously a quad core CPU would require a new motherboard and CPU, so might as well do that with a whole new computer build. I could upgrade to 4gb of dual channel memory, but I don't know that games/programs would utilize it enough to be worth it. Video card wise, I have a 19" 1280 x 1024 monitor, so I whether or not a better video card would get a huge difference in framerate at that resolution I'm not sure.

I am primarily looking at this in regards to games like Bioshock 2, etc. coming out this year. I would just like to run those newer games a little better for this year until I anticipate building a new system in 2011. I have heard a lot of people say that 4gb of memory isn't totally used by most applications yet. I have heard that un... Read more

Answer:Possible reasonable upgrades for my 2 year old system?

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Question: Tradeoff

I am planning to get a 19" LCD. After some reaserch i decided on the Hyundai LCD ImageQuest L90D+ 19-inch .294 8ms 1280x1024 700:1 (Silver/Black) for $569 Australian Dollars. It comes with Free Shipping and Pixel Check.

Of late i have come across a special deal offered to OCAU members only for a Benq FP937S 19" (48.26cm) Flat Panel LCD Monitor Max Resolution 1280x1024 dpi Viewing Angle 140/140 12ms Response Time Brighness of 250 cd/m2 Contrast Ratio 500:1. This is $495 with Free Delivery but no Pixel Check.

The Hyandai is better (8ms vs 12ms) and has a free pixel check.

Do you think its worth the extra $74 for it?



BenQ is the better manufacturer. I would trust them instead. And for 80 bucks less, how can you not?

Just my opinion.

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My Computer recently broke down to an irreparable level, this could not have come at a worse time since I will be cash strapped for the next 6 or so months. Though I have found an AMD Athlon 3800+ X2 system for sale for only $125AUD. Pretty much a barebones system with XP SP2, I can swap my hard drives and Graphics card to this computer.

The question I'm wondering is, due to my non-experience with AMD, I'm not sure how it will handle compared to my other ancient system.

Main uses for the computer were: Browsing, Photo-editing, Occasional Video-Editing and some light Gaming(Crysis/COD/Oblivion, only with settings set to medium and not planning to purchase any more graphic intensive games) Not sure if this computer will handle them.

Oh and incase this post doesn't already show the specs for my last computer, the basics were.

Pentium D 2.8GHz Processor
320GB Hard Drive
160GB OS Hard Drive
250 Watt PSU (Yes I know, very bad considering the video card)
Asus ATI Radeon 4670

Answer:Reasonable cheap upgrade for fried Pentium D system?

Sure, it'd work fine; you'll need to reformat though.

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Hello all!I upgraded from Vista 32 to Windows 7(64bit) using the custom install as per instruction found on Lenovo and the upgrade has gone well.  My machine is running much better and faster now.  However, I tried to transfer my files with easy transfer and I have run out of room on the HD.  After the install, my C drive had about 35 Gigs with no other programs installed except for Win 7.  This seems to be too much memory used for win 7 OS.  I am thinking that other data like past restore data may be taking up a lot of room?  Also my Easy transfer file is 79 gigs which also appears to large of a file.  I have not been able to use Easy Transfer because of lack of drive space.  Can I reformat my HD and run a new win 7 install from the Win 7 upgrade software CD? Thanks in advance?  

Answer:Upgrade to Win 7 (64bit) from Vista 32 - Not enough H Disk space after running Windows easy transfer

It seems that problem may be with the GPU. I've lost the resident screen and an external display is viewable with vertical lines. Any ideas?

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how transfer data from win7 64bit to win xp 64bit?
I searched on google but not found anything, no software. I also tried WET 7xp-64bit but not working.

Answer:how transfer data from win7 64bit to win xp 64bit?

As you are moving the data in the reverse order to most people I am doubtful whether you will find specific software so I would connect the two computers by Team Viewer and use the file transfer facility.

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I am thinking about upgrading from Windows 7 home Premium 32bit to Windows 7 Ulimate 64 bit so I can free up the unuseable ram on my pc.

As far as I know this would have to be a clean install please correct me if I'm wrong. The problem I have is saving all my data, programs and settings. Could someone please let me know what would be the best way of doing this. Can I just make a full backup on to an external hard drive with windows back up and then restore from the external hard drive after the upgade to windows 7 64 bit is complete or is there a better way that this can be done?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Saving data to upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Quote: Originally Posted by fwells


I am thinking about upgrading from Windows 7 home Premium 32bit to Windows 7 Ulimate 64 bit so I can free up the unuseable ram on my pc.

As far as I know this would have to be a clean install please correct me if I'm wrong. The problem I have is saving all my data, programs and settings. Could someone please let me know what would be the best way of doing this. Can I just make a full backup on to an external hard drive with windows back up and then restore from the external hard drive after the upgade to windows 7 64 bit is complete or is there a better way that this can be done?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Got some bad news. I am fairly sure, you must due a clean install only when going from 32 b it to 64. You cant restore the backup for you would end up back on 32bit.

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i have my hp laptop windows 7 64bit problem pci data acquisition procesing controller doesnt exist pleas help me to find the drivers my laptop hp 15-ac130nia

Answer:i i have my hp laptop windows 7 64bit problem pci data acqui...

Hi: You need this driver for that device... This package contains the driver that enables the Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework firmware. Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework provide system temperature and power utilization information for the system thermal protection to function properly. This package is provided for supported notebook models running a supported operating system.

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Help please! I did make a post on the Technet Forums not to long ago and [H]ardForums a few weeks ago just found this site today really hope some one out there can help me. I just copy pasted my Technet Forum post... Please help!

This is for a Windows 8.1 used as a Home Media Server, Every thing was working fine and then one day when I turned on the Server I was unable to access the Storage Space, and windows was telling me I needed to Format the drive. at first I thought some thing was wrong with ether the motherboard or a hard drive died. I moved the Storage Space Drives to a older system that I know works, and Was getting the Same Error. I reinstalled Windows 8.1, same error with Storage Space. The Manage Storage Space control panel was asking for me to add 2 more drives So I added them, Same error. Below are a few screen shots of what I think was important to show to get help. I am no IT pro, I am at the limits of what I know so please Help!!
Storage Space Window

Format Error

PowerShell "Get" Cmdlets

Event Veiwer Error
I really am at a loss of what to do, and it is some what frustrating but I know the data is still on the drives the Storage Space control panel shows most of the drives with space being used. So something must have gone corrupt Is what I am thinking So I did a " Repair-Virtualdisk-FriendlyName" and as of this posting 7 hours 3 minutes have passed and it is still at 0 % complete, at this rate it will take days maybe even weeks :/ I... Read more

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i just bought a GigaByte MB with UEFI bios, 1 SSD 128GB drive for the OS (boot up), and 2 6TB drives for use in a raid 1 setup for the data storage.
I have been able to install win 7 64bit using the UEFI dvd drive.  I have been able to define the 6TB mirror via the bios (under the Intel Rapid Storage Technology option) .  But when ever i go into windows, and check under Disk Management, i don't
see the raid 1, i see two drives listed for the data, each at 1492 GB.   I should be seeing 1 drive at 5.4TB.  
note: I have tried re-installing win7 64bit many times to see if i have missed something.   When i run setup off uefi dvd drive, i see that drive 1 (of what should be part of the mirror) and drive 2 are listed there at the reported 1492 GB size each.
So it seems that win7 doesn't see that mirror that i created via the bios. So is this a bios setting problem somewhere?   i presume on this screen i should see the correct mirror size already.
Also, do i need to install win7 via the uefi dvd if  i don't want to boot off those large drives (i just want to boot off the ssd. But when i did try that using a legacy mode, i couldn't later try to create a single large drive for the mirror using

GPT formatting.  it just wasn't an option.  although the mirror was recognized as 1 drive, but broken into 2TB and 3TB.)

what could i possibly be doing wrong??  
Thanks for any help

Answer:Windows 7 64bit Raid 1 Data Storage setup with UEFI and 6TB drives

Thank You Roger.   I did call Gigabyte.   This is how i solved it with the gigabyte support team. 
1.   Don't try installing Win7 64bit sp1 and setup RAID at the same time.  (even go ahead and unplug those raid drives if you have it plugged in).   The OS should be installed first on the boot drive, but make sure the BIOS is already set
to RAID (not AHCI.  If you already installed OS under AHCI, you need to reinstall OS.  i find this crazy because what if you decide to install raid down the road.. to an existing machine.. you can't do that because of this).     Make sure
to install OS with the UEFI dvd drive option (i had done this).
2. Once the OS is installed, install all drivers that come for the Motherboard... That should include intel Raid drivers. (note gigabyte support didn't tell me to do this, but i didn't want to take a chance to have to reinstall OS again or have more problems,
but it makes sense.)
3. Now i have the GA-H97-Gaming 3 mother board, it had Bios F3.  I upgraded it to F5 as per support tech.
4. turn off machine, and replug in the two 6TB drives.
5. after reboot, i find out that i no longer see Intel RAPID Storage Technology. (this should have displayed when i set the SATA Mode Selection to RAID before i started all this business... it did under bios F3, but not under F5.. bug??  i think so,
so i plan on letting gigabyte know about this).  This is a problem.  In Intel RAPID ... Read more

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tried to disable "D" hard disk via registry: this did not work

Answer:disable Windows 7 D disk low data space warn

You could do that with Disk management, but you would loose access to the drive. You don't have to use it, you designate where things go. Since I know nothing about your D drive, it's hard to say what the problem is. Is it a partition or a separate drive ?

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Hi everyone..

My external USb Wd mybook box has 1 tb Seagate Sata 3 and i use original Wd disc as W7 installed... in My PC Case as sata II

Today my old problem appears again as Corrupted disc...
I have Get Data Back NTFS (and i used before plenty of times for recovery, loss data or unwanted deletions) but..

This time im stuck.. Becouse the disk i try to recover includes 870 gb (about) used disk space (only audio files) only 50gb (about) empty space... Thats too big for me to recover to other disks.. i don't have enough spaces that my other disks can handle..

I have about 300 gb FREE disk space in several disks or partitions include My thinkpad SL510 Notebook..
So my question is
wit keeping my lost data in corrupted disk first, can i take them slowly to this 300 gb spaces (i know i can) and after create somehow emty space (deleting those recovered 300 gb + 50 on corrupted disk) and
use that empty space for more recovery. ???? Or smilar solutions.. Becouse DISC PRICES IS HEAVY nowadays and really i'm out of budget with buying some
equipments upgrades..
Like creating slowly slowly some extra spaces (don't know how)

I know i look silly in situation becouse i know u should never write to same disc if you dont want to say goodbye to your files..

E-how happened (not necessary to read these part)

according my experiences Thats the mistakes... DOn't do those at the same tim... Read more

Answer:Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space.


Before you write more data or attempt to read data from the drive through Windows, I would suggest using a Live CD like SysRescueCD to boot from and access the HDD.

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I have installed Windows 7 on my unit, but Sound Blaster 5.1 Live is not compatible. Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:Reasonable priced Windows 7 sound card

Take a quick look at this post

Sounds like you might be able to download the XP drivers and then right-click and run in compatibility mode using XP SP2 as your choice.

Might be worth a quick try.

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I've just updated my flash version on Firefox ... but what's running now is Adobe Flash 11.9.r900 (32 bit). I've never noticed before but shouldn't I be running a 64bit version? If so, where do I find one? When installing the new version, Adobe recognised that I was running Windows 64bit.
Thanks ..

Answer:64bit system ... do i need 64bit adobe flash version???

Hello, Yes
When you download Flash Player installer using 64-bit Internet Explorer, you download the 64-bit Flash Player installer. It installs Flash Player on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer if both are present.Download Adobe Flash Player

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When i installed windows i chose the 32 bit operating system. i have 4gb memory and i now want to add another 4gb memory to the system. I realise now that i need to change it from the 32 bit to a 64 bit operating system to do this.

How can i do this? Please help me.

Answer:Windows system change, from 32 to 64bit

Can you please tell us which notebook model do you have?

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I know OS have to be 64bit, but I'm not sure about the hardware, what hardware need to be 64bit capable to fully support 64bit applications, OS etc?


Answer:What hardware need to be 64bit for building a 64bit system?

There's no hardware as such that you need to run a 64Bit OS. It's generally recommended that you have a reasonably fast system with 4GB or more RAM as 64 Bit applications are able to make use of it. More importantly, not too many 64Bit specific applications are available right now. However, that will increase in the near future as more and more people adopt a 64Bit platform.

Are you looking to build a new PC to run the new OS?

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I have a laptop with a 128gb SSD. I already deleted the recovery partition and added that disk space to my C drive. C drive is 110gb (there is also an 8gb Hibernate partition, although I only have 4gb of RAM which I thought was strange). All that is installed on this laptop is Windows, and MS Office 2010, and I have 13gb worth of my files in the Documents folder. I am thinking this should only use about maybe 50gb of drive space. However, my free disk space is been slowly decreasing over time and I now only have 5gb free space out of 110gb.

Are there Windows log files that are growing out of control or something? I know I don't have a virus or spyware. I also cleaned up free disk space but that only got me 1.5gb.

Any ideas?

Answer:Win 7 Pro 64bit: what is using up all of my drive space?

What's using up all of your drive space? WinDirStat will visually depict file sizes.

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I have Win 7 Pro 64bit installed on a SSD 250GB along with my Programs and Data on a second SATA Hard Drive.
Recently when I looked at my C: SSD from My Computer, I noticed the Used Space Bar was Red and I only had a small value of Free Space left (13GB). I used CCleaner to clean up Temporary Files Etc, Emptied the Recycle Bin. This action did not have much affect on increasing Free Space.
I left the issue for a few days as I had a lot of other work to do.
Yesterday, I thought I would have another look at this issue, as I was thinking I might have to upgrade to a 500GB SSD.
Low and Behold, when I checked the Drives in MY Computer, my C: SSD was now Blue and showing 108GB Free Space.
I am struggling to understand how this could have happened as I had done nothing to contribute to this change to Free Space.

Has WIN 7 Pro got some built in Archiving Feature I am not aware of that could have compressed the Files on C: SSD.

Can someone please throw some light on this issue.

Answer:SSD Space Issue - WIN 7 Pro 64bit

Rebooting, after all the cleaning, probably is why it changed.

I would also do a complete malware/spyware scan and antivirus scan.

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Can I install Windows7 64bit operating system to my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop? Would there be any benifit if I could?

Answer:Installing windows 64bit operating system

The limit of the 32 bit system is it can only support 4g or ram maximux, which changes to 16 exabytes with a 64 bit system. Since the laptop you have holds a max of 4 gig, there would not be an significant gains. However as things progress you may find it easier to transfer your data to a newer system at some future date, which will no doubt be 64 bit. You cannot go from 32 bit to 64 bit without losing the data. So my advice would be to go with 64bit unless you have business or personal applications that only work on 32 bit systems, but most applications run fine with the 64 bit o/s.

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Hi guys, new to the forum - appears to be a very helpful place!

Hopefully someone could help me find out what's causing my random system crashes.

Every so often, my system will freeze totally, can't move the mouse, ctrl+alt+del or anything, totally freezes up on me. I have to use the reset button on my case to restart the whole system, and then it will be fine again up until it freezes again.

I have opened event viewer, and under Critical it says that kernel power was the source of the last critical event, but is this just where I had to use the reset button?

Where do I find the log or dump on what caused the system to crash? How do I export it and post it up on here? Which ones do you guys need to debug the problem?

I'm totally new to this whole dump viewing etc, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

My system specs are filled in on my profile, and my bios settings are default so there's no over clocking done.


EDIT: Ok, so I downloaded Windows_NT6_BSOD_v3.03_jcgriff2_, ran that and ran perfmon /report and uploaded both reports/dumps into one .zip which I have attached here.

I am not sure how many days back these dumps go, but there was quite a lot of turning the computer straight off with the power button a few days ago, due to an unstable over clock.

Answer:Windows 7 (64bit) random system crashes

Dump blames your Nvidia Display driver
Uninstall the driver then use driver sweeper to remove leftover files
Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

Then install the latest driver

If the above does not work test your RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8008d184e0, fffff88004949e64, ffffffffc00000b5, a}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+12ee64 )

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I have purchased notebook with OEM version of Windows 8 ? 64bit. The system is not professional version of Windows 8. I would like to run 32 bit application which is not possible to install it on 64bit system. Is there a solution for this problem?

Thanks Milos

Answer:32bit aplication on 64bit Windows 8 system

Welcome to EightForums !

A great part of 32-Bit apps can work on 64-Bit systems, but there are exceptions to the rule. AutoCAD 32-Bit, for example, doesn't install on 64-Bit systems and there's no way to workaround it.

What program are you talking about?

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Hi everyone.

Im running Windows xp Professional x64 Edition.

Im running:
Commodo firewall
spybot s&d
Ad aware

I have been through a hijackthis log on this site and have been confermed malware free by Billy O'Neal. (Thank you very much for your help!).

1. I cannot create a new restore point. If I go to "Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore" I get the error message "System Restore is unable to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again".

2. I cannot update windows, Before I went through the hijack this process I could see that I had about 10 windows updates (not including office updates) that needed downloading but wouldnt, Now I cant even get to that screen when I go to the windows update page I get the message " Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer".

When I click to reinstall the files I get the error message "The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page youare trying to view" with the error code "[Error number: 0x8007041D".

Can anyone help me please!!!

Answer:Windows 64bit pro. cant update windows or reset system restore

no ideas?

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The windows folder in my C: drive keeps growing on a massive scale...Yesterday the folder was around 13 gb...Now it is close to 18gb...

When i first installed the OS i had allocated only 19gb for OS...But windows chewed up all this space fast and i used a partition software to increase size to 40gb...Immediately after restart the size of c drive increased to 22 gb....What is going on...Please help.

The steps i have taken so far..

Reduced pagefile size
Turned off hibernation or sleep mode..It freed up some space..
Used ccleaner
Used malware bytes anti-malware to scan...
deleted temp files in windows
But nothing seems to help...It just keeps growing even though im not saving anything in it ...All my software, music etc i store in other drives...Please update is enabled...Could this be the cause?Wats the size of ur windows folder

Answer:Huge Windows folder in system drive - Windows 7 64bit...

Your partition is to small, there is no room for Restore Points, I would make partition about 100gb.

System Protection Restore Points - Delete
System Restore - Enable or Disable
System Restore

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As part of a backup routine, I have a scheduled disk image backup to an external hard drive. This worked happily for some months - until now!

I now get an error message -

" The operation failed due to a device errror encountered with either the source or the destination. If the source or destination in on a disk, run CHKDSK/R on the source or destination volume. and then retry the operation.
Details: the request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
Error code: 0x8078012D "

I have run CHKDSK but no errors reported.

Also I have tried two different external drives but get the same problem which makes me think the problem is with Windows Backup rather than the external drives.

Searching the web showed a solution or two but nothing worked - still got the problem.

Any bright ideas?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 7 64bit error message during system backup

> The operation failed due to a device error encountered with either the source or the destination

> Also I have tried two different external drives

I think this says everything? According the error message and your posting it seems to be a problem with internal HDD or it?s really the backup program?

Did you already contact Microsoft or a Microsoft Forum? Maybe they have an answer for this error code. I think it?s not related to Toshiba so you should ask some Windows specialists for help.

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I went from windows XP to Windows 7 and have several program disc that I was using with Windows XP that I would like to install and use on my Windows 7. When I try to install them a small splash screen appears that says I am using a 64 bit system and this program will run on this computer.
When I use "Run Older Programs on This computer option I enter windows XP as my old OS and it does not work do. How can I overcome this problem?
AZ Roadrunner

Answer:Operating 32bit programs on windows 7 64bit system

Run it as vista instead it will probably work....or don't select anything at all and let it install as is and see what happens, just because the programs ran on you xp doesn't necessarily mean you have to set them up the same way for use with windows 7 only in special circumstances....

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Hello everyone!
Recently I have been having some troubles with my computer. Basically it started with the missing operating system error. I went through a lot of work and effort before deciding that i was fine with simply reinstalling Windows 7. Upon launching the installation setup I was prompted with two options. Upgrade or Custom(Advanced). I wanted to completely start fresh so I chose Custom. They asked me to select a HDD to install the OS on. I selected my 1tb Western Digital black hard disk, knowing that I had done this before and it had worked. When I hit "next" it told me that " Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing one". I went to Disk options and deleted any partition I may have had. I tried again, same error. I switched HDDs using an identical HDD.( one of them is faulty so i tried both to be sure) but the error was still there. So what do i do? How can I fix the problem and proceed with installing Win7? Note: I currently cannot access this computer since the OS is missing. Also my only other computer is a Mac.

Answer:Windows 7 Pro 64bit reinstallation problem: New system partition

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, Boot into BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI Boot Disk in BIOS Boot order. If so remove it, set DVD drive first to boot. If EFI BIOS also set to Legacy BIOS.

Then boot into installer, at first screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Win7 target HD)

Now click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to partition you created.

If this is preinstalled Win7 also read over these steps to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to assure you get a perfect reinstall.

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Hi, I've been having issues with what I believe to be the Google Redirect Virus. I have a Windows 7 and 64-bit operating system. I haven't a clue on what to do and let's pretend I'm not as computer literate as most of the really smart people in these forums. Please help me and be as specific as possible?

Answer:Help! Google Redirect Virus on Windows 7 64Bit system

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to comp... Read more

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Dear Friends
The icons that normally appear in the system tray have gone missing. Clock and Wireless icons are there but Battery and Sound Volume (speaker) are missing. I have tried all help available on the net but failed to resolve the issue.
This problem is resolved by using the following method. (Only to come back on next boot.)
Start Task Manager
Under Processes, select explorer exe. END process twice
File New task Run - explorer. Exit Task Manager
Please help to resolve the problem permanently rather than ending the explorer exe and restarting each time I reboot.


Wondering if an update is the culprit. My laptop seems to refuse to connect to my wireless router anymore after I did a Windows update. I reformatted my laptop and did the required system update via windows update after a fresh install and the problem is still occurring. I'm still trying to track down the issue.

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My laptop came with Wndows 7 64 bit. I didn't like it, so I did a complete new install of Win 7 32bit, using pcmover and an iso to recover my other programs and documents. Today, looking at active processes in an effort to improve performance, I see three copies of explorer.exe 64bit. I tried to close or delete these, but it says i don't have permission, even though I am logged in on an administrative account. any Advice?

Answer:windows explorer 64bit found on my win 7 32bit system

Take Ownership - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups To

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

I would create a System Backup beforehand, and is the explorer.exe using a lots of resources?

A complete clean install from the Windows 7 DVD would have been better option, when changing from a 64-bit to 32-bit, and why didn't you like the 64-bit version?

What is PCMover?

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1. I have Windows XP Sp3 (32bit)
2. I clean installed Windows 7 Professional (64bit) on a different partition for a dual boot.
3. Windows 7 installed nicely. I was on my new desktop.
4. Went to have coffee and chat with the neighbor
5. Came back and the new Windows 7 hung there, and my taskbar disappeared. Desktop with nothing on it.
6. Restarted my system, chose Windows 7 to load, got to the 'windows starting' with the nice colored logo. And then... Black screen and system hang. Tried again, same thing.
7. Reinstalled Windows 7. Got through untill the last part of installation, again got to the logo, and then black screen and system hang.

Now I can't finish installing.
My Xp Sp3 still boots and functions perfectly.

Any sugestions

Answer:Windows 7 64bit does not install on dual boot system

Probably some installation problems.... I have MacBook Pro and I run OSX Snow Leopard and Windows 7 64 bit without any problems.

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My systems C drive is 100 GB. After install/update/drivers/programs, etc...& all... 75 GB is free.
How much should I allocate for system restore?

Answer:Windows 10 & System Restore space

Mine is to at 4% which equates to 9.30GB, this was the default setting after Windows 10 install.

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64. I'm going to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 soon. My current capacity of System Reserved partition is 100MB. Will it be enough for Win 8.1 or will I have to delete that partition and merge it with C drive so that Windows 8.1 can create a System Reserved space as it wants?

Answer:Windows 8.1 System Reserved space

Windows 8 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

Hope this helps,

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as I was reading up some stuff about windows firewall due to having problems with it, I came across a website that mentioned something about deleting consrv.dll (with some other details that were important) from the system64 folder then proceed with the rest of the process, to cut a long story short, I was so eger to get this matter sorted so I deleted the file expecting it to be put in the recycle bin so if the plan didn't work, I would beable to restore it to it's original destination, unfortunitly the file was not put into the recycle bin o.o not knowing how important the file was, I was uber noobish about the whole thing, I continued with the following stages of the step by step process illustrated from this website, after doing a few things, it then told me to restart the system, did that... when the animated windows 7 logo appeared right before the desktop arrives, the computer restarts itself everytime, I've come across a previous thread on this website related to this very issue, & would like to get some help with it if that is possible, would very much appreciate it & would not like to redo my entire windows as I've got certain things I cannot replace even if I were to make a backup of them (requires installations that I do not have) I've made a log of FRST running FRST64 through command prompt in the System Recovery Options as in the thread I was reading on this website mentioned which is now closed

here is the log :

Scan result of... Read more

Answer:I deleted consrv.dll from my Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit operating system, help please!

well I suppose it's really not worth the hassle, been trying to figure out ways on how to sort this out for endless hours, at the end of the day, the best thing to do would be to completely re-do the entire windows, computers ehh'' gotta love em...

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Custome Build - Hardware ID's Value:


Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks in advance...

Answer:Base System Driver Error Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

This is a Matrox Extio PLX PEX8609 DMA Device. Unfortunately the only sites that can help are the kind that you have to PAY before you can get the driver.
Download this programme Driver Fusion | Update, manage and monitor drivers & devices | Treexy and run it. It is very helpful locating what you actually need.

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Yesterday, May 3, 2013, my desktop PC, (custom GB MB build,) hung on reboot with the message that usually displays after an update that requires a reboot: "Please wait while Windows configures your computer." I did a system restore prior to that because my system had slowed to modem speeds while using any of my internet browsers (IE9, FF v20x, and GC v10.) Of course, Microsoft Update kicked in since my restore point was April 28, 2013. System Restore would not complete the task in desktop mode, so I booted to Safe Mode to do the restore point. I had just update NOD32 AV just after the system restore and prior to the OS update. There are no error codes or BSOD. I had gone somewhere and come back to find that it had spent 3 hours on this screen with the above message. There is no "percent complete" message. My system turns off the monitor after 20 minutes. I don't think the HD turns off. I keep my system up to date on all programs ASAP and I run cache cleaners and AV routinely. I use Windows 7 firewall and no other. I also run MBAM in the background. Any ideas?

Answer:PC hangs on reboot after system restore and Windows 7 64bit update

We need real data to be able to do anything - what you;ve given us so far is pretty useless.
Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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Hi there!

How much space will a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit need after a fresh install, and all the updated available installed? Something like this:

Installing the OS
Letting the OS configure itself.
Installing all the available updates.
Installing all the "new" updates that couldn't be updated at first.

Thanks in advance!


The Phone

Answer:How much space will a w7 Home prem. 64bit with all updates need.

I'd assume roughly 15-25 GB depending on which updates you get.

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Drive used to be system disk on another computer, but now only used to extract old data. Cleaning up, but can't take ownership of Sys Vol stuff, so can't delete what is now "junk". Not using a great deal of space, but makes DIR listings messy.

Answer:system hdd now data only; how delete system restore point data?

The System Volume Information Folder may not be junk. I've seen the Folder on second internal HDDs unless it was turned off for that drive, I did it for my D: drive. This page should help:
Turn System Restore on or off - Windows Help
If you turn SR off for that storage drive and it is still there you should be able to delete it.

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Hey, just wondering - How much system restore space is enough to support 1 to 2 restores?

Right now it's set at 100%.....something like 34500 mb. That's way too much.

Minimum is 200mb (they call this 0% on the scale). What is enough for only a few restores?


Answer:How much Windows System Restore space is enough for 1 to 2 restores?

I turned off system restores and reclaimed 5GB. I'd recommend about 300MB total.

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I have two PC running Windows 10. Both installation were done around 1 Year Back and both are routinely updated. Both were upgraded form Win 7 Professional. One thing is strange that there is a difference of around 8 GB of space used in their System Drives. I have deleted Windows old through Disk Cleanup from both PC and even Previous Installation files are deleted from both PC. I regularly use Ccleaner. The Program files and Program files (x86) folder on both PC is nearly same size( not having much difference. Even Windows folder on both PC are near same size. Then why there is a difference of 8 GB of the space used in both PC System Drive. One PC is showing space used 25 GB and other showing 33 GB.

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Hey people,
I am no where near having the internal HD configuration I envision. Nevertheless, I have tried to optimize the temporary cramped 320gb using into various partitions. I put windows 7 on a 20gb partition. I will be fixing that (realizing it's too much of a headache and unfortunately too small). I'll prob increase it to 40. good to know it is possible to install and use windows 7 on such a small partition. However, I installed some programs onto it instead of apps partition and that pushed it over.

I continually run out of space. If I have 2-3gbs left weird things like
user/appdata/temp fills up. What's with that? Can I prevent that?

The outcome I would like is windows 7 more or less STATIC in hard drive utilization space. It seems to fluctuate greatly. I think when downloading files some of those go to temp folders.

I will increase system partition, but I would really like to have cease "mysteriously swelling" in temp folders or whatever.

Anyone who has insight onto where temp folders exist and most usefully how to relocate them to another partition or redirect various applications to saving all data (including temp files) to another partition would be helpful and illuminating. Cheers thanks

Answer:Windows System Partition Running out of Space

Check this WSF thread for more information.

How to change appdata/temp folder from C drive to D drive

A 40 GB drive will soon become too cramped when you consider as the recycle bin and other folders monitored by Disk Cleanup rapidly fill up.

Also, 40 GB is really 39 GB as 1 MB is actually 1024 KB, not 1000 KB.

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I have two PC running Windows 10. Both installation were done around 1 Year Back and both are routinely updated. Both were upgraded form Win 7 Professional. One thing is strange that there is a difference of around 8 GB of space used in their System Drives. I have deleted Windows old through Disk Cleanup from both PC and even Previous Installation files are deleted from both PC. I regularly use Ccleaner. The Program files and Program files (x86) folder on both PC is nearly same size( not having much difference. Even Windows folder on both PC are near same size. Then why there is a difference of 8 GB of the space used in both PC System Drive. One PC is showing space used 25 GB and other showing 33 GB.

Answer:different amount of space used in Two Windows 10 PC system drive


I've come across similar issues (if you can call it an issue) on installs of the same version of Windows in the same machine.

If you have different amounts of RAM in the machine then the swap file size will likely be different for starters.
Win10 also tends to reserve space for software that it thinks will need more space later on.

Frankly I can't explain it all but as I noticed the same as you (although to a much lesser extend) I thought I'd chime in.
Hopefully someone pops up with a plausible explanation.


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hi,new user here, using windows 7 for two years now had very few problems until last few months....

symptoms started off as just a really slow boot time like 3-8 minutes,then as time goes on it has started to freeze up rather than let me take control giving no option other than to turn off via the power button....i then start up in safe mode do a system restore and im off again, well until two days later when it crashes again and needs restoring over again...

bit tiresome to say the least hence being here...

system is acer aspire 7551,amd athlon IIp320 dual core 2.10 ghz,3gb ram,64 bit....

running avast antivirus free and advanced system care all scans reveal no threat!

not really sure what else to say,its been great its now not lol

any help apreciated


Answer:windows 7 64bit,slow startup and freeze,system restore corrects but...

its ok i think i fixed it, i had pup.funmoods virus/malware thingy....

nasty bit of kit by internet reports feel like i may have dodged a bullet...

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Here is the image:

Hard LINK:

The computer randomly BSOD off every 10 to 30 minutes normally.

Please let me know what you can, thank you a ton.

Answer:System continues to BSOD (windows 7 64bit), I'm not sure if its hardware or software related!

It just BSOD again, here is the message it gave me this time:

Hard LINK:

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Hello,I used System File Checker to check out my system today, and discovered that there are corrupted files, which sfc cannot repair. I searched the internet, and found the advice that one of the Windows updates (3022345, if I am not mistaken) may be the cause, and should be removed. I removed it; however, sfc still gives indication that corrupted files cannot be repaired. I used Microsoft's document to get some advice, and using information obtained in that document, found out that the offending files are Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18869, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatchCannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18869, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch According to the quoted Microsoft document, one should obtain good copies of said files and do a manual replace. Question: where do I get good versions of "" and "telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json". Regards,bostjanv  

Answer:64bit Windows 7 on W530: what to do when System File Checker can't repair some files

I think the answer is "do nothing". Read this:

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Dear Friends, hope all is well...

I was wondering about changing the various Storage spaces listed in the attachments. What good would that do for me? What numbers would be safe to change them to?

Used Shadow Copy Space Storage
Allocated Shadow Copy Storage space
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage
Thanks again,

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2330 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 100 GB (47 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30D9
Antivirus: Trend Micro AntiVirus, Enabled and Updated

Answer:System Restore Use Less Drive Space in Windows Vista

dino7 said:

What good would that do for me?Click to expand...

Probably none. Why are you thinking of changing anything? The computer, or at least the hard drive, will probably die before you run out of the maximum Shadow Copy Storage. So why increase it? You still have 47 GB free space on the "C drive" so why decrease the maximum Shadow Copy Storage until when and if you begin to get low on hard drive free space?

If that partition called the "C drive" is most or all the hard drive then, if you acquire considerably more data, you will probably need a larger hard drive instead of fiddling with the allocation of space on it.

dino7 said:

What numbers would be safe to change them to?Click to expand...

If you do not expect to change the way you use the computer I'd say you could safely change the max. Shadow Copy Storage to anything from 2 GB to 30 GB.

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I'm booting from Windows PE DVD.
I have entered in the directory command to identify all of my drivers.

c:\ volume of C is System reserved
d:\ files and folders of the OS
e:\ Windows PE DVD that contains my ImageX file
f:\ USB flash drive

I have entered in the following command to capture the WIM image.

e:\imagex.exe /capture d: f:\images\myimage.wim "TC Window7 Image" /compress fast /verify

I received an error message that images directory was not found.

I then tried

e:\imagex.exe /capture d: f:\myimage.wim "TC Window7 Image" /compress fast /verify


e:\imagex.exe /capture d:\ f:\myimage.wim "TC Window7 Image" /compress fast /verify

I received error imaging drive d:\ There is not enough space on the disk.

The USB flash drive is 16G and I formatted it in fat32.

What am I doing wrong?


Answer:Space Error msg- Creating Windows 7 WIM system image

Hi Tracey,

4Gb is the largest file size on a fat32 volume. In order to back up Windows 7 successfully the USB flash drive will need to be reformatted in NTFS format to accept the myimage.wim file.

Note: Any existing data on the USB flash drive that needs to be kept will need to be backed up elsewhere (e.g. DVD) before the flash drive is reformatted.

Hope this helps.

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Hi, I've just reformatted my Inspiron N5010 laptop, reinstalled WIndows 7 and now my Wifi doesnt work. Been trolling through the web I believe the issue here is with the driver as the attachment in Device Manager. I tried clicking on Software Update but it could not find the anything online. I tried to use Dell System Detect but it says format issue until I found a post in this forum stating to install Microsoft Net Framework. Title of post is Dell System Detect (DSD) launch error. It seems to have installed but when I run DSD nothing pops up. I was hoping DSD can help me identify the right driver. Can someone please help me with DSD, or maybe help me identify the right driver required? I hope I'm on the right track to resolve the WIfi issue.

Answer:Inspiron N5051 no Wifi + Dell System Detect does not work on Windows 7 64bit

This driver first
then reboot and install
then reboot and install

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Is this normal? This is after I upgraded to Service Pack2 and installed all the updates.



Answer:Vista Home Premium 64bit gobbles up 53GB of HD space

hi,,, its not the os using it,,, the os is around 10gb in size,,,, most of this 53gb of space is allocated to the shadow copy,,, aka system restore,,,, by default 15% of all hdd space is passed over to the shadow copy.
you can change this if you want in CMD (command prompt)
let me know if you want to do this and i will dig out the info on how to do it,,, also let me know how big your hdd is,,
good luck.

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i have a full hard drive and my computer crashed. so i did acer ecovery using F10 to start up and restore my computer to what it was when i got it but keeping my files. well i dont have enough space on the harddrive to do a restore. how can i go about deleting some space for it to put my system back to normal

Answer:acer recovery not enought space. no working windows operating system.

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
than copy & paste your data to new install.

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I did today a system restore and playing around for 30 minutes with my laptop i realised that something was not going good. The laptop was slower. I opened task manager and I saw that that hard disk had activity with random spikes and the more strange was that when i leave the laptop in idle the disk goes to 100%. Moving the mouse later it goes straigh to zero with the spikes remaining after.(You can see on picture)
Later I realised that I constantly loose free space in C drive(still loosing..). Any solutions?

Answer:Hard Disk free space lick after system restore windows 8.1

Welcome to the Forums.
The first thing I would do is a full scan with the free


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Thinking about finally installing Windows 7 64 bit NOT an upgrade but a full install. Just have some questions:

First it should be known that I have:
4X Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache

Is it necessary to completely wipe the hard drive that will have the 64 bit OS or can a clean install be done but leave the other programs from a previous install behind?
Is it absolutely necessary to reinstall every 32-bit program when going from 32bit to 64bit? If I have a program located on another hard drive could it be accessed by going to the folder location and making a compatibility shortcut for that 32-bit program on the desktop and then run it in compatibility mode on the 64bit version OS without reinstalling said program?
Is it possible to use other hard drives beside the primary location (C:\P.F.x86) on an 64bit system for 32-bit programs?
Reason I ask is I will loose about 15 programs and over another 1.5 TB of data otherwise.

Answer:Solved: Will going to 64bit cost me close to 3 TB of data?

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I have 2 physical disks: disk0 is completely for data, and disk1 has 3 partitions: one for Vista (that I already had), a second where I just installed Windows 7 (to have a dual boot system), and a third also for data.
After installation, I notice that on disk0 there is now also a system on it (according to disk management), which is probably the reason that when I want to make an Image Backup, it is selected by default as well, making it huge.
Is the reason why this happened the fact that my data disk is disk0? Is there a way to remove that system component, move it to another partition?
Before, when I had only Vista, I could create Image BU's of only the C-drive.
Any advise is much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 installs a system on data disk

A snipit of your Disk Management window might help.

How did you boot before with Vista on Drive 1 instead of Drive 0? Do you know where the boot files were?

Would it be a problem for you to reinstall Win 7 or Vista?

Is it not an option to leave the Win 7 install on Drive 0 and adjusting the size of the partition if you needed to?

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Problem is not program specific. Can be on internet or working in Word or other program. Data and program icons and options will disappear. Desktop graphic icons disappear, leaving only text which turns fuzzy. Have to turn off computer. When I turn it back on, problem goes away but the freezes are happening more often.
I have anti-viral software, firewalls, registry fix software, ad-aware, etc. and run them regularly.


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My data e drive is now red! I dont know how to clear anymore space, I have deleted alot of the old backup files, but its still running low.I have a toshiba satellite L300-1DN, it says my ram is 3.00gb my C drive is saying I have 60gb free, and my e is showing just 4.92 gb free. Im not sure what other information you need to know.

Answer:My data E drive is seriously low on space

What you want to do about it...It's a laptop, the drive can be upgraded but that really isn't the best solution as I suspect there is just one drive in there with E: being a Partition.You have 60 GB on the C: Partition, you could move stuff to that Drive. Perhaps you cold burn data off to a couple of DVD's permanently instead of having it on the laptop. Or you could splash out on an External USB Drive.Last but not least you could be ruthless in your quest for more space by checking what programs and files you Really need on there and getting rid of those that you don't.

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I am planning on setting up an ecommerce site using oscommerce and have looked at a few hosting packages.Heartinternet offer 2500MB of webspace and 20000MB of data transfer for £29.88 and this seems to offer the most space and data transfer capacity. The question is how much do I need, or how do I calculate how much I need. For what it's worth my site will be only a few pages (3 to 5) and I will be selling 2 items on it

Answer:Web Space and Data Transfer how much do I need?

i would look at, great packages.

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In the attached link there is a performance comparison between 32bit and their parallel 64bit softwares for different CPUs(under Windows XP 64bit).
As we can see passing to 64bit brings to an
improvement up to more than 100% !!!

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If I buy a 64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS, CAN I :

Make 4 partitions, the below
Kubuntu 9.04 64bit full dvd version [when ready]
Kubuntu 9.04 32bit full dvd version [when ready] ????

Answer:64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS,CAN I have 32bit & 64bit vista partitions

Yes, you should be able to do that, well that is if you know how to create a partiotion..


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i intend to do a clean install of win7 64bit. i currently have vista32 on my primary 500gb hd. i want to move my data onto my secondary 320gb hd so that i can clean install on the 500gb ... but i still want to access the data on the 2nd (vista32) HD.

i want to use the win7 HD in a new pc i have built. so:

1. how best to move my data to the second HD so that it can be read by the primary?
2. will there be a problem reading the second HD in a new set up (mobo, cpu etc)?
3. should i format the 500gb and then put it in the new setup then do the clean install?
3b. if i should do that - should i partition it first?

would really appreciate your expert help. thanks

Answer:Clean 64bit install in new PC but still access old vista32 data

Create a data partition on your secondary HD, copy the User folders into it after sorting all of your data into them correctly.

After confirming all of your data is there in the secondary HD Data partition, unplug it during Clean Install Windows 7 to the target HD: Boot the installer, use Custom Install drive options to delete all partitions on the if you don't need them as shown in illustrated steps in the blue link.

Then after Win7 install plug back in the data HD. If you want to keep your data on the secondary HD and link it to Win7 rightclick on each User folder to add it to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

If you want to copy the data into the Win7 OS User folders then open each from the data drive, from Organize tab Select All, then drag the file group to the corresponding Win7 User folder under your User name in the C drive. Make sure you hold the left click until the left-hand Explorer bar finishes unfolding and confirms you're copying to the exact folder wanted.

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I'm about to do a destructive install to Win 7 64bit, to upgrade my existing Win 7 32bit installation. I already have a partition in my hard disk ( K: ) where existing User profiles/data are stored. Luckily there is only my profile and one for a guest user. I've read through some of the Tutorials on this site on how to create new users on a different drive/partition at the point of installing Win 7, and I've read how to change the User Folder Name of a profile.
The fear I have is that the newname user in the 64bit will obliterate the oldname at the point of being used for the first time.

Has anybody here successfully upgraded from 32bit to 64 in Win 7 and managed to retain a good proportion of the data/profile that they had in the 32bit. I accept that when re-installing software the data stored in the Program Data hierarchy will need to be overwritten.

Answer:Upgrading to 64bit How do I keep existing user Data and Profiles


Its not possible to upgrade form 32 to 64 bit - you have to do a fresh install.


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One of the chief complains about Windows 7 was how much space an installation required. Microsoft notes that a 32-bit installation needs at least 16GB of storage while the 64-bit variant commands 20GB. While not a massive amount of space...

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Answer:Windows 10 reclaims wasted disk space through system file compression, elimination of recovery image

I like it! It's astounding how quickly storage space goes by when using an SSD. I upgraded to 120GB after red-lining my old 60GB SSD, and am upgrading to a 240GB SSD since I red-lined my current drive. Every little bit counts.

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I have Nokia Lumia 525. As soon as I get connected to net, Data sense shows that System data consumption automatically starts. I have put off all apps from running in background.
Data usage by all apps is 15MB but actual data consumption is 120 MB. Can not find what exactly is consuming data and how to stop

Answer:System is consuming data of internet as per Data sense. How to stop?

Yes also using 525 and same prob for me too..some one suggest how to stop system consumption of data

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Hi all, this is part two, to the thread "System Image Problem",

I have not been able to do a System Image restore to my computer, for when the process gets to the very end, It tells me that the process failed and give the error "0x80070057: Parameter is incorrect". After numerous attempts, as seen in the last thread, I've not been able to retrieve the system.

I've done a clean install and used the free edition of Macrium Reflect and backed up a System Image and then restored it with no problems what so ever, great program that, so now I have to retrieve the information from the image manually, and hope for the best, so here goes.

I've been able to attach the image file in disk management to a VHD so I can look at it and drag and drop, but this brings up a lot of questions on how to do this and be able to retrieve not only data but licenses too, maybe. I've read that Macrium can also access the file and restore them, but that will be an lesson in futility, I think at this point.


Answer:How to retrieve Data & License off Windows System Image.

I tried to copy all the files of the image back to c:\ drive but I forgot that it won't copy directories that already exist. So much for that idea!

Here's what I'm attempting at the present. I'm coping all the Sys Img files to a directory on an expansion drive, so I can have them handy. I will boot from the system install USB that I have, do a shift + F10 to access the command prompt, type in Diskpart and clean Disk 0. Then I plan to copy all the files, stored on the external drive back to Disk 0, Par 1.

Wish me luck


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I have a pc here that i think has been infected but having problems pinpointing/diagnosing the source of the troubles as there are various error messages & symtoms

During startup it always display message ; "One of the files containing the system's registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. the recovery was successful"

then 2 further messages : " microsoft Visual C++ Runtime library
Runtime error!
Program: ... commonfiles\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray 9.exe
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information"

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Runtime error!
Program: ... commonfiles\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray 9.exe
-pure virtual function call"

and that occurs during the every startup process. Windows XP seems to operate generally ok after that so these messages are more an irritation than anything. But I have trouble installing/uninstalling diagnostic applications or anti virus/virus scan software.

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Answer:System Registry data & Windows Installer Service

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Hi all, this is part two, to the thread "System Image Problem",

I have not been able to do a System Image restore to my computer, for when the process gets to the very end, It tells me that the process failed and give the error "0x80070057: Parameter is incorrect". After numerous attempts, as seen in the last thread, I've not been able to retrieve the system.

I've done a clean install and used the free edition of Macrium Reflect and backed up a System Image and then restored it with no problems what so ever, great program that, so now I have to retrieve the information from the image manually, and hope for the best, so here goes.

I've been able to attach the image file in disk management to a VHD so I can look at it and drag and drop, but this brings up a lot of questions on how to do this and be able to retrieve not only data but licenses too, maybe. I've read that Macrium can also access the file and restore them, but that will be an lesson in futility, I think at this point.


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Hi, i hope one of your resident boffins can help me.I posted the below info in the 'Am I infected' section and was advised by Broni ( ) to seek help hereI have reposted my original enquiry exactly as i did the first time as i think i have included all relevant info i can think of, please ask for any other info.I also attach below the required log files as requested;PREVIOUS POSTING ...followed by dds.txtThank you very much for any help you can offer.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Run by donna at 22:07:52 on 2012-01-03.============== Running Processes ===============..============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============.uLocal Page = \blank.htmuSearchMigratedDefaultUrl = hxxp://{searchTerms}&l=omws&o=sbmWindow Title = Microsoft Internet ExploreruInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp:// {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No FileBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dllBHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049c3e9-b461-4bc5-8870-4c09146192c... Read more

Answer:System Registry data & Windows Installer Service

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 299999 MB, Free - 6232 MB; D: Total - 170935 MB, Free - 8330 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P31-ES3G, x.x,
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Disabled

Answer:Solved: Is my system support 64bit operatic system?

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getting frustrated as since i got windows 7 both Adobe Photoshop cs4 and Grass Valley Edius keep freezing.
Edius usually only will freeze for 10 seconds then rectify but photoshop is freezing often.. especially after the pc has idled, and nothing can rectify it, so im losing work


Answer:Adobe Photoshop 64bit freezes on 64bit windows

Quote: Originally Posted by windows7snapper

getting frustrated as since i got windows 7 both Adobe Photoshop cs4 and Grass Valley Edius keep freezing.
Edius usually only will freeze for 10 seconds then rectify but photoshop is freezing often.. especially after the pc has idled, and nothing can rectify it, so im losing work


We need tons more info.

First can you go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search)

Go to the windows log>application tab.

Look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, or anything relevant to the problem
When you find them note the event ID and source codes and relay them to us.

Let us know if you need help


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I am very confused. I am running Windows XP on my home PC. All of a sudden, even though I have not recently installed or downloaded anything, I had less than 200MB free on my C: drive (which is a 230GIG drive). I started getting the pop-up warning in the system tray, so I went to Properties and did the Disk Cleanup. There was nothing abnormally large in the Recycle, Compressed Files, etc. In fact, I was barely able to clean any space off this way because everything was already taking up next to no space.

After this, I moved over 20GIGS of data on to a completely separate external drive (not a partition of the C: drive). I looked at my C: disk space and it was still around 200-300MB. I noticed as a kept the C: drive Properties window up that the space kept fluctuating throughout the day, going from 200MB to 300MB to 500MB (that was the max I have seen it at), then back down to 300 range and then back down to below 200MB, then back to 300... all the while, I am not downloading or deleting anything. (In the time I have been writing this, it has gone from 218MB to 318MB to 253MB to 316MB. It even got down to 76MB.) This could be completely normal behaviour, but I thought I would mention it anyway.The Low Disk Space error keeps popping up and then disappearing, popping up and then disappearing as this data fluctuates.

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Answer:Low Disk Space Even After Deleting Data

Try to find out what is using the space.

These will allow you to visualize your disk space usage:

Disk Space Fan
Visual Disk
Disk Pie
Directory Size Calculator

How big is the C:\Windows\Installer folder?

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I am getting a random error "R6016 - Not enough space for thread data" and can not pinpoint where it is coming from. It doesn't slow down the computer from what I can tell, and doesn't really seem to affect anything else but it just pops up and it is very annoying and happens at random times.

What I have tried:
Removing all Visual C++ software
Reinstalling Visual C++ software
sfc /scannow: no errors
Rebuild the list of available counters with lodctr /r command

It happened just 5 minutes ago and I opened up Event Viewer, and there are no errors or warnings that show up within the past hour.

Answer:R6016 - Not enough space for thread data


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Hi, this is my first post....let's see how good this forum is.

I did some backing up yesterday in means to free up some space on my hard drive. Most of these files were large directories and ISO's some as big as 5 gigs. I then noticed that this was not affecting the remaining disk space, as if I never removed them. So I did the following...

-empty the recycling bin
-defrag all drives
-Norton disk doctor

The drive in question is not the operating system, it just a data and gaming drive. In the program files dir I read that there is 19.1 gigs of data and the other dirs consists of a 1 gig, but I only have 800 megs remaining out of 30 gigs where's the other 10 gigs?


Please help!!!

Answer:Deleting data does not affect space on HD?

This so called "Virgin Techie" figured it out on his for all you pros, this is the cause of my woes.

-If you're using Norton System Works, check the properties of your recycling bin, norton protects certain deleted files for a specified amount of time. So your bin may appear to be empty but its not! There's an option to protect or not to, and you may manually purge these files within the properties.

Thanks anyway, I shouldn't of given up so quickly.


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I copied my hard drive's(internal drive) data to another computer using an external casing.I copied it back later and in a hurry I forgot to unmount and removed the drive from the USB interface and plugged it back to my laptop(internal drive). Now I can see the space as full but I cannot see the folders even.
Issues :
I have lost my collection of softwares? (I will be happy if it can be recovered)
I cannot reclaim my hard drive's space.


I do not have copies on the backup computer and also I have tried the above mentioned softwares on the backup computer.

Answer:Cannot see data while drive shows space as used

Hello and welcome kavish mate try this


Makea bootable Ubuntu disk

Setthe BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you ascreen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY

Whenit is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in thepic .

Openthe drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settingsyou may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source orother installed drive doing this.

Iam not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this methodboth on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data fromusing Windows.
NB You can hook the drive to the machine direct or with a USB gadget.

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I recently clean installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, and created a separate data partition on the same drive as the system partition, as well as a second internal disk devoted solely to data. I've only saved data to the second disk, but over the past 2 weeks, the data partition on the first one has gone from 74.8 GB free out of 74.9 GB, down to 73.9 GB free. I haven't saved a single file to it, but it's lost 1 GB of space. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Space disappearing on data partition

What kind of data is it? I mean the one taking up space on your data partition.

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I am using Crystal Reports v9.0. Recently each time I exit the program an error is generated:

The Title of the error is Microsoft Visual C++ RunTime Library

The text of it is Program: ...gram Files\Crystal Decisions\Crystal Reports 9\crw32.exe

R6016 - not enough space for thread data

Would anybody know why thats coming up.

There are no events in the event viewer for the time / date / program

Answer:R6016 - not enough space for thread data

enough disk area?

defrag your disk

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I created a system image of Drive (C:) and the System reserved, but not the Drive (B:) where all my data is stored. So, I wanted to ask if i restore from that system image, will the data in my Drive (B:) be deleted ? or will the image just restore the Drive (C:) and leave my other partitions untouched ?

Thanks. :)

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My system has been hanging for about the past year (since the Windows 7->8 "upgrade"), and I've noticed that it only occurs while streaming data, and only sporadically at that. Now, I'm a bit of an audiophile(I NEED music to program), and I've noticed that it only happens on sites which stream data(Youtube, Bandcamp, Grooveshark, and Google Play Music have all caused crashes). I have tried updating My sound driver, reverting my graphics driver, then updating to the newest version, I have been googling for solutions for the past few months.
The hangs are complete, system-killing crashes, with no rhyme or reason to them besides the data streaming, and they may be spaced across hours or days. I have been VERY lucky to every once in a while get a BSOD from them(with a VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR) There's no errors reported in the Event Viewer, except the kernel power warning when I need to hard reset it. I've attempted waiting a few hours to let it sort itself out, and it remains exactly how I left it. It will not enter sleep mode during this time, or react to any input. I have also had crashes while nothing was actually playing, but the tabs were still open(i.e. I pause music and lock my system to go to the bathroom, come back, and it won't wake up). When it hangs, the display stops updating, the few tones that were playing keep playing, and the only input it responds to is a power cut.
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I had two 3.5 SATA disks in windows 7 SP1 64 system. Unfortunately, my MOBO crashed and now i have no PC to recover data. When I took my drives to the  technician, his windows 7 machine identified these drives as foreign disks. there was neither import
nor convert options available in windows disk management utility. my first drive (320GB) was a basic boot disk and the second drive (1TB), a dynamic data disk. Both has data to recover. Because of the risk of data loss , we did not proceed further.

My next option is to buy external 3.5 HDD SATA enclosure and connect the disks to my laptop via USB. I also have an external 4TB USB drive connected to my laptop as a basic disk. My laptop runs windows 8.1 64 bit.

I'm looking for help in these areas.

1. Once the enclosure d HDD's are connected to the laptop via USB, will my 8.1 system show/recognise my external 3.5 HDD's in the device manager ?
2. My 3.5 HDD 's are coming from windows 7 SP1 64 bit system. Will my 8.1 64 bit system identify them as basic and dynamic disks respectively ? The drives are not encrypted.
3. What is the best option to recover/transfer data from my 3.5 HDD's to 4TB external USB drive in this setup ? I do have a Macrium Reflect disk utility.
4. Do i have to first import basic/dynamic disks or convert ? Which option is safer to recover my data intact ?  because i believe, these disks are foreign to my 8.1 system, convert will erase the data on the disks. I worry and confused about t... Read more

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Does it do the 'photocopy' type thing like Norton Ghost or does it create an image file that can co-exist with other data on the destination hard drive?

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I installed Windows 10 on a new PC, with OS on Samsung 950 PRO. For data disk, at this stage, I use a Samsung 840 PRO which I transferred from my old 8.1 PC.

The data disk now shows in diskmanagment 351MB unallocated space, and 119 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition).
How can I reclaim the 351MB unallocated to get maximum capacity of the data disk?
Maybe this a standard case of repartitioning, but I am not familiar with that and do not know how to do it.
Thanks for the help.

Answer:Recover unallocated space on data disk

Case 1:
If the 351 GB unallocated partition is on the right of the 119GB primary partition then:
right click on the 119GB partition->extend volume.
Case 2:
If the 351GB is on the left of the 119GB primary partition then:
Create a primary partition for 351GB by right click on it->Create Simple and follow the screen to create a primary partition, format, assign a letter..Move all data from the 119GB partition to the newly created 351GB PartitionRight click on 119GB -> Delete VolumeRight click on the 351GB -> Extend Volume.

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hello, I've a qosmio g20-120.
I want to be able to put recorded material on a specific disk - the predeifned area is not big enough (45 minutes of high quality material).

Anyone knows how to change it?

Answer:G20-120: Qosmioplayer - put recorded data on sufficient space


Did you record the files on the HDD or on the CD/DVD disk?
If you have recorded the files on the HDD so you can try to split the files and then try to burn it on the CD/DVD

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I'm looking through my C drive, deleting unneeded files, doing a disk clean up, defragging, ect. I have noticed though that the size of the folders in my disk compared to the amount of space taken up on my disk don't add up. Not by a long shot. According to the properities windows of my C Drive I have filed up about 83gigs of space... but my programs and files folder is only 511mb, my programs and files folder (86x) is only (I have vista 64bit), and then my user folder with all my downloads is only 7.4gb. I have my windows folder with 51mb, but after that there really isn't anything else of any significant size. I checked out all the installed programs and my "add or remove" menu and couldn't find any programs much larger then 4gb. That was a game I had installed.

I noticed there was the "compress files to save space" option, but I read that can slow down your computer and I didn't want to make a large portion of my files unusable. Is this a common thing or do I have a problem?

Answer:Data and drive space not adding up...compress?

There are hidden files you can't see such as system restore. How big is the drive and what do you show in use vs what you have added up to?

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I have one primary hard drive which I split into two partitions, I left the windows partition with 16 GB of space and the other one with 95 GB of space. Here is what I have and what takes up space on my windows (C:) drive:Documents and Settings: 2.33 GBi386: 526 MBProgram Files: 6.81 GBWindows: 3.11 GBTotal (roughly): 12 GBI install all huge applications on my 95 GB drive to save space on this one, but for some reason I have only 415 MB of space left empty. What happened to those other 4 GBs?While at it, when I enable to show hidden files/folders and go to Documents and Settings/User/Local Settings/Temp there is a bunch of unneeded files which I can delete but lots of them are in use and won't be deleted, yet they still take up space, how do I go on deleting those files? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Empty space is filled with unknown data.

try Ccleaner

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I am really interested in drive pooling as I have a computer running windows 7 now that has 5 drives (3x2TB and 2X3TB) that act as my home media storage center. I have TV shows split between 3 drives and movies on 2 drives. When I access these from other applications, it can be hard to group everything together and if I run out of space somewhere, it is a nightmare.

Win 8 pro x64 is on it's way, but wanted to know how to set up Storage Space. I have looked through the tutorials, but cannot figure out how to set my system up, if I have media in different spots.

Do I create 1 Storage Space and all 5 drives are in it then I just have to point to if from my other applications to get to the data? Do I create a storage space for each type of media (music, TV shows, Movies, etc.)? When I add a drive to a storage space, how do I get it to include the files within the storage space and not just use the "empty" drive space?

I am not looking for redundency protection, but to make my handling of data across all the drives easier (e.g. "Did I put my Futurama series on drive 1 or 2...Did South Park make it on to one drive or did I have to split it up?)

Answer:Storage Space set up on computer with data on drives...

Hi can you not dedicate 0ne or both of the 3Tb drives to video/audio. If you could then everything would be on one drive and I would guess each would take a lot of DVD's / downloads


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I have a 1TB external hard drive I use to store images of my computers. It is reporting that I have 56.8GB of 931GB available but there is only 581GB of data on the drive. I've emptied the recycle bin and removed any system files but it still will not show the free space I should have left. Could really use some ideas!

Answer:1TB Ext HD Has 581GB of Data But Only 57GB of Free Space

I am guessing you use windows to create a system image backup, if this is the case then the backup files will show as 0 byte even though they are many GBs in actual space.
This is normal behaviour and nothing to worry about, if you absolutely must see the true space add up you simply need to double click into the backup folders (I think there are about 6 or 7 folders per backup) which will issue a prompt saying you don't have permission do you want to continue and after you have opened each folder in turn the backup will reveal their properties and your disk space should return to normal

Windows backup system can be temperamental so I would avoid unnecessary renaming/relocating of backup files/folders as occasionally this can cause problems with windows seeing the image if you need to restore an image at a later date

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drive dissappeared !!!

i tried to merge between two drives c: and f: with partition magic

and after rebooting the only drive i had was my c: with out the space of f: or the data

please help i lost all my stuff and partion magic was on f: too

please please help

thanks to anyone who may help me wit this

Answer:Lost data and space after merge partition

partition info

partition type : of 9hex)extendedx
serial number : none
first physical sector : 40,965,750 ( cyl 2,550 , hd 0 , sect 1 )
second physical sector : 78,140,159 ( cyl 4,863 , hd 254 , sect 63 )
total physical sector : 37,174,470 ( 18,151.6 mb)
physical geometry : 4,864 cyl 255 hd 63 sect

hope this information can be helpful and if any of this means my data isnt lost

thanks again to anyone that will be able to help :rolleyes:

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I received an alert rated High from ATA reporting the database drive free space is below 0.2%. When checking that server it appears the drive had just dipped below 10 GB's left on a 50GB drive, so it seems like it could be a bug triggering off of 20% left
in the drive. I'm wondering if there's something I'm missing here in terms of ensuring remaining space. Running version 1.7.5647.43950 on Server 2012 R2.

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I believe that this is a common problem and indeed one plaguing me! My data D drive is basically full and I wondered if there was any way to free some space and stop these notifications appearing. I have recently bought an external hard drive so can store things if required?

I couldn't put a screen shot directly on here (pc iliterate!) so have hopefully attached one?

Look forward to someones help!



Answer:Data D drive is nie on full. How can I free some space?

Hi Paul and welcome to the forum
Attache the new one to a usb slot, format it and then copy your data from D then verify that the copied data is working and delete all on D.
Or you can swap the D drive with the new one.
If you are in need for more help, just do it.
Good luck

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Hello all. As of last night, I started getting a C ++ error message while trying to do anything in Windows Explorer (xp). The message says R6016 - not enough space for thread data. After I click okay, the desktop and all icons dissappear and then slowly reappear. After that, I can use the computer but everything goes VERY slow. If I try to go into My Computer or My Documents again I get the same message and the same thing happens.
I have ran virus scans and tried a system restore but no luck. Any ideas on what could be causing this and what I may be able to do to correct it? Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Error R6016 Not enough space for thread data

That particular error message...seems to originate with certain programs using C++ and dates back to Win 3.1.Of the situations where users report this error, none seem to point to a solution.I would check Event Viewer for any application errors that might provide clues.How To Use Event Viewer - I would try running the sfc /scannow command, followed by running the chkdsk /r command.How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - To run chkdsk /r...Start/Run..type chkdsk /r (space between k and /). Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system. The command will execute and then boot into XP upon completion.Louis

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