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my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

Question: my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

Hi I heard some time, but forgot its name, probably a few of them around, I want to be able to see exactly whats using up the space so I can get rid of the programs that I do use of need.Can anyone help.CheersPhil

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Preferred Solution: my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

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

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

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

Answer: my hard drive is full, how do I get rid of program

Personally, I use Easycleaner [ click here ] this is freeware, but will work if you do not want to pay a subscription.It's also a good registry cleaner/duplicate file cleaner/etc. as well as a pie chart so you can see what is taking up space on your drive or in folders.HTHPaul

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Hello, have been searching the net for an answer to this question with no satisfactory answers.

System details,
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 6600 2,4GHz
2GB Ram
500GB Packard Bell External Hard Drive - USB connection

I have a 500GB external hard-drive and Windows Vista is currently telling me it is full. When I check the hard-drive properties in Explorer it also shows up as very close to full. However when I select all folders on the hard-drive and check properties the size is only approx half. i.e 216GB

The drive system is NTFS and I have made sure in "Folder Options/View" that hidden files and folders are shown.

Does anyone have an idea what this could be ?
 

Answer:Ext Hard Drive Showing Full but actually only half full Vista

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I've got a hard disk in my laptop partitioned into to two.

After a year of good service, my laptop is now, from time to time during use, displaying 'disk full' type messages when trying to save a file (Word) or unzip a file (Winrar) and things like that.

I can still access files on the disk, just not write to it, although the problem when it is occurring seems to be intermittent.

The disks aren't full and have over 10% free. When I restart Windows the problem goes away.

I'm guessing there is something wrong with the disk?

Any ideas on how to check for errors/problems or solve this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full Message but Disk Not Full

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I earlier posted about the Aspire AST690-UP925A having 250GB hard drive. I since then contacted Aspire chat support. Apparently, not being tech savy we didn't realize 250 gb hard drive only 112 c drive is able to be used, the d data drive holds the programs to run the computer.

I didn't mean can I use the external hard drive internally. I meant, if I hook it up externally would it work in place of the internal hard drive that is nearly full except for around 10 GB?

So, unfortunately the computer isn't as big as you believe. But...I wanted to know if I purchase (I was looking at western digital elements 2TB external hard drive). Can we use it for this computer. It will not run itunes or anything like that, but we can obviously go online.

My brother wants to buy a new computer, but I know that is probably not the way to go. Should we get an internal hard drive installed and other memory or something or can we use the external hard drive?

I would appreciate any informed help on this since we do not no technical info on computers. Can't really afford to buy another computer right now.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Can external hard drive be used for full internal hard drive?

If you want to take out the drive from external hard drive case and install it in your desktop/laptop, then usually you can. Usually external hard drives are just ordinary hard drives accompanied by some extra controller to make it able to "talk" via general ports (e.g. USB). However I am not familiar with digital elements 2TB , so I can not confirm it. But I do have WD external drive, which I had positively confirm that its real drive is just ordinary hard drive.

Note that if you decide to do this, I suggest to find experience people to work on extracting the drive. If you do it yourself you will risk to damage it, and you don't want that since usually opening the closure means voiding the warranty.
 

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When I bring up 'computer" (Windows + E) I've noticed that the bar graph showing how relatively full an external hard drive is is colored blue-green. But whenever there is less than 10 percent of the drive space free that bar turns red.

That made some sense for a drive with a few hundred gigabytes (although I don't understand the technical reasons) because I assume there needs to be a minimum amount of free space for the system to be able to do whatever manipulation of those files might be required, such as defragmenting the drive (something I've never done in decades).

However with a 4 terabyte drive the system says it is over 90 percent full when there is still over 350 gigabytes still available. That's a huge amount of space, as big as some drive C's on some computers, so I've been ignoring the red bar, but still keeping an eye on those hard drives that have it.

Does anyone have information on how much space should really be left unused on a hard drive? I hate to overfill a drive, yet also don't see the point in pulling a drive for storage with 200 or 300 gigabytes still available on it. Any advice (with sound reasons) appreciated.

Answer:How full is too full for a hard drive?

Defrag is done automatically when the PC is idle in Windows 7, you can also start it manually of course.

There is a tutorial or some such I remember seeing here to adjust when the bar turns red. I will try to find it.

Edit: Here it is low disc space partition color

It is not exactly setting the %, but disabling the coloring all together though. Can't find an exact answer to your question though. See if you will like the above solution.

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Hi, I have a question about what XP might do in the event that the C: drive gets absolutely maxed out.For a while now I've just been dumping crap onto my 80GB Seagate C: drive, and a few days ago I realized that there was less than 1GB of space left.  I planned on reformatting this drive in the next week or so, so I didn't pay much attention.Then last night it was, I kid you not, down to 38.5MB of free space.  I was in the midst of downloading the new Ubuntu release (to a different drive, because I knew I didn't have the space for it on C:) when I went to bed.  However, when I woke up this morning, I discovered that I had also been downloading two other files (which had been in progress for several days, hence my having forgotten about them), which WERE going to C:, and the C: drive suddenly had 1.04GB of free space.What is XP's protocol when a hard drive reaches absolute max capacity?  I'm hoping that it hasn't deleted anything that I'm attached to, but I honestly don't know where to start looking first.thanks in advance for your time and any insight you can offerRojer

Answer:hard drive full, next day less full

Normally you get a popup on the screen saying your drive is full. I have seen computers reboot when the drive is full.

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My hdd holds 72gigs, but I downloaded a movie that took up the rest on it and when I went to delete the movie it wont let me. Also tried to remove programs that were over 1gb and they were removed, but my hdd still says free space:0MB. I have deleted over 5gbs of programs and still no change even after restarting winsxp many times. I ran hijackthis and would like someone to look through it and tell me any files that I could remove. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 6:06:38 PM, on 7/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0 (7.0.5730.13)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Instant Restore\BOTService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\idt\wdm\stacsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\BackOnTrack\Disaster Recovery\SaibSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AESTFltr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\... Read more

Answer:Hard drive full when not full?

no one can help?
 

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Ok I have a 120Gb SSD as my C drive, for the Windows and Program files while all my data are stored on 2Tb HD (D drive). Yet I'm now getting the warning that my C drive is 90% full.

When I look into it, the biggest folder is my own personal folder, which comes out to 60+Gb. Once I clicked into it, it's got a "links" folder (which again, is 60+Gb in size). Within the "links" folder, I have the following shortcuts:

Desktop
Downloads
iCloud Photos
Library
Receipts or Invoices
Recent Places
Recorded TV

Notice that Library shortcut & Receipts or Invoices shortcut both got a Folder icon w/ Arrow. Once I click into it, I'll be on my D drive. Funny enough these directories in my D drive would make up about 60Gb in total!!! So are the 'links' not properly setup hence I'm having problem like this? Any idea? Tx in advance.

Answer:C: Drive nearing full when it's containing ONLY program files...

Did you check the size of other folders?
Also to make sure that you can make optimal use of your SSD, reduce the space allocated for recycle bin.
Right click on Recycle Bin and click on 'Properties'. Now reduce the size allocated to Recycle Bin by C: drive.
Also you can either turn off system restore for SSD and enable it on 2TB HDD, or you may reduce the storage size allocated to system restore by C: drive.

You can execute the following command in Elevated CMD
vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all

make a restore point after executing this command as above command will delete all the restore points.

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Hi all, I purchased a external drive to back up files on our desktop and laptops. I am looking for easy way to do this, do I do all files or do I have to go into all of them one at a time. I say this because one laptop is my daughters, can I just send all her pic and music files all at once. Our main computer(desktop)is windows vista, everyday it's getting louder and louder and each morning its shows a message says configuring and it's like counting down. This takes long time. I looked at the space left. It shows space available on (c) and on d it's full which is recovery so I don't have a clue how files got on there. My hubby doesn't know much about even getting on computer, but when he does it seems something goes wrong. I want to clean up and get rid of files so my son who's 11 can use it for games. It's so slow and I don't want to delete wrong things.  From reading here and just knowing not to delete recovery. How do I clear out space on D...I tried opening some files on it but they all seem to do with the windows system. What can I do with my desktop ?And is it possible to clear out all files from laptop...it is about 5 yrs old...and she has alot of music and pics on there..just wondering if it's worth time to clean out the files. It takes forever to get online and when we do its so slow. Hope I'm not sounding to confusing.any suggestionstygreat site so far

Answer:need help with using external hard drive also my recovery drive(d)showing full?

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. You have presented more that one issue. The forum will help you, but some detail is needed. What OS are you using?  What make and model of eternal drive do you use?The proper way to remove programs is in the con control  panel. But Music and pictures files can be copied to a CD-R or DVD-R and removed from the computer. The external drive can also be used to transport files from on PC to another. But using DVD-R or CD-R is preferable. The best use of an external drive is to make a backup of the operating system and programs.Avoid putting files on the recovery partition.

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I have an HP laptop and windows 7. The recovery d drive is almost full. It is storing program files (86) which consists of an 'Adobe' folder and when I click on that it lists my Adobe CS3 and Adobe bridge etc. a 'recovery' folder and' HP_WSD. dat' and 'HPSF_ Rep' are also listed on the drive.

I have an external drive where I hope I have backed up my files following the back-up procedure. When I look at the is lists 'SHAZ HP', Windowsimagebackup and mediaID.bin

MY 2 QUESTIONS ARE: Can I delete what is on the recovery d drive and do I appear to have backed up properly on the external drive.

any help much appreciated

Answer:Recovery d drive storing program files (86) and is almost full.

Why are you installing programs to D: drive?
& not C: drive.

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I have a hard drive that showed no free space before taking it out of the desktop, this is a no name, custom built unit. I wanted to take data off of the hard drive to free up some space, but when I installed it into another unit, it's telling me "do you want to format" this hard drive. I cannot view the HD other than to see that it's full to capacity. Can I mount a full hard drive and make space without losing data. What if I partition the HD, I guess all the data will be lost? Have you used any third party software that really recovers data from a recently formatted HD? How do I know that my hard drive has crashed? What are the symptoms?
 

Answer:Full Hard Drive or Crashed Hard Drive

Sounds like the drive was moved to a PC using a different OS or the drive has become corrupted.

You can test the HDD using the drive manufacturers disk tools. Run the short and long test. If there are no errors, the drive is most likely fine.

I've had good luck with Partition Table Doctor on corrupt drives and Easeus Data Recovery for data recovery.
 

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On a Windows 7 machine, have the OneDrive and Dropbox folders on a separate 150GB hard drive, E:.  When I open Computer, it says my E drive only has 500MB available, when I highlight everything on the E drive (i have hidden files and system files visible)
and do a properties it only adds up to 65GB of data. 
I ran a chkdsk on E and it didn't find any issues.  How can I reclaim my 85GB (150-65) of "lost" space back?  Or how can I figure out what Windows thinks is using it.

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My daughter's PC has an 8.4GB HDD which is almost full, I have bought a 20GB disk, which I have set up as the slave, to replace it, as I want to transfer everything across to that disk. Having studied this forum it seemed that Drive Image 7.0 would be the easiest solution, but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE but it's all a bit beyond me! I have loaded XP PRO on to the new HDD, can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? All advice appreciated.

Answer:Best way to copy full hard drive to larger drive?

but I don't seem to be having much success as the PC now won't boot - something to do with the PQRE - Give some more details?can I just drag across the programmes that I want and load any programmes that I have the disks for, or is it not that simple? - you would to reinstall programs.

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Question: Full hard drive

I have a dell computer running Windows 7.
The problem I am having is that the hard drive is constantly filling up even though I keep deleting stuff to free up space.
I cannot put any kind of anti virus or malware software onto it as it will not download anything due to the disk being full.
The Bitdefender security ran out but I could not update it because I cannot download anything, so could be some kind of virus.
Any help would be much appreciated.

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I have a Compaq laptop (Presario) that's a few years old. It runs Windows XP. A relative gave it to me when they got a new computer. My problem is that it says the drive is full even though there doesn't seem to be enough tuff for it to be full.I have about 7gb of files in the Document folder on C drive + 2gb of music in the shared folder. There are many programs installed but when I look on the list they are varying sizes that don't seem as if they'd add up to more than maybe 2gb at most, yet C drive is listed as full with maybe 1gb free space and 28gb used. I can't understand what is hogging all the space. D partition holds the OS and is listed as being about 7gb with 1gb free space.

Answer:can you help with this - hard drive full??

Let's start by disabling system restore (as soon as you do, all restore points will be deleted, but you can immediately re-enable it if you like and change the space allotment). That should free a lot of space. You can also download and run treesize to see where the space is being used (http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml)

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I just reinstalled Windows 10 a week ago, because I was having all kinds of problems with a black screen. Maybe some of you read my post about my old boot disk coming up blank. But now I have the opposite problem: when I installed Windows 7 the second time, I used a different hard drive as my boot disk. Now Windows tells me that my boot disk is 75% full--it has 536 GB used! Checking 'Storage' in settings tells me that 496 GB are consumed by directories classified as 'Other', but the largest have only 1 with more than a GB, most of the rest are less than a MB. Checking the disk for errors finds no problem. Where did my storage go?

Answer:Hard drive is full, but of what?

Have you tried disk cleanup?
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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The hard drive on my laptop is almost entirely full, which has made my computer very sluggish, as you might imagine. This problem came up a while back, and I went through and deleted some programs and files I don't use, which freed up a few gigs, but now it's full again. This makes me think there are probably a lot of junk files accumulating that I should be clearing on a regular basis. My temp folder is clear, but I'm not sure what else I should be looking for. Anyone have any ideas on how to free up some space?

Answer:Hard drive nearly full

Have you run Disc Cleanup?

ccleaner is also a good tool for cleaning . . stay away from the Registry tool

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I've got a 6.4 gig HD partitioned into 3
drives c,d,& e. the E drive is only about
40% full according to pie chart in properties. But when I try to save any thing
to E:, I get a disk full error. However, I
can save to a folder in E e.g.,e:/my folder)
just not plain old E:. What's wrong here?
 

Answer:Hard drive full or not

The root directory of any drive letter can only hold 255 files. After that, it's full.

Folders have no limit though. So, if you have a ton of files in the root, you will get an error.

Move them into folders to fix the problem.

If you do NOT have tons of files, run a scandisk on the drive to make sure there isn't a FAT error.

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Question: Hard drive full

I have been given a pc with a hard drive that has only 7% free space, I presume that is why the pc freezes when I try to remove the files with clean up.What can I do to remove the files?

Answer:Hard drive full

Delete them manually?

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Question: hard drive full

i have an external hard drive on which i have saved all my documents pictures etc.  e mule is set to send incoming files to external hard drive.  i have run disc clean up but my internal hard disk is still full. What is happening?

Answer:hard drive full

You have not provided enough information for anyone to help. However, if you say you are downloading torrents or p2p files to the drive I wouldn't be surprised if there's some malware involved.

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ok i have a aspire 5720z the hard drive is split c and d for data my c drive is nearly full can i make d drive back into c so their is only one drive and it will give me 40gb extra space,can this be done easily withought any problems ?

Answer:help on hard drive nearly full

it depends if the d drive has a recovery prog on it for your pc. To alter the partitions without losing all your stuff you will need a partition manager and make sure you back everything up first.

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10gb hard drive,I know it is too small and I should replace it, but when I defragment it shows 91% full,despite the fact that I burnt most files to disc and removed them from the hard drive.Is it possible to check what it is full of ? It went suddenly from 60% to its present state.Thanks in advance

Answer:hard drive almost full

any hidden files you may have made? i would check everything just to be sure...

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Question: hard drive full

hard drive full ?I am running ME and it says I am dangerously low on resources. I looked in my c drive and the pie shows I have used up all but a small amount of 20 gig harddrive. I can not understand where I have used it up. None of my files or programs are very large. we took off all pictures and anything unimportant. Can someone tell me why I am so full. Or what can I do to free up more space.

Answer:hard drive full

Run scandisk as it can correct free disk space errors. [if that is the problem]Clean all temp folders.

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Question: Hard Drive Full

My 3000 C200's hard drive is full. I have checked and added up the files on the C drive and they equal 20Gb approx. I have 28gb free, where has the other 58Gb gone? I have defraged, I have turned off the restore points, yet vista still cannot work out where the 58Gb is. This is slowing the notebook down, I have connected a USB external hardrive, that I now use to put any programs etc. on. Anyone got any ideas? MightyTriby





MightyTribyLenovo 3000 C200, 8922-A61. 3GB Ram.Vista home BasicThunderbird, Openoffice, Mozilla, Songbird, AVI Player, Any Video Convertor, Ashampoo Burning Studio

Answer:Hard Drive Full

What about automatic backups from thinkvantage utilities have you checked on that?i am not sure if you have one..but if you do that may be eating up your HDD space

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I am asking this on behalf of my grandaughter who has my old dell dimension 2400 PC running XP
There is a drive c and drive d which are two separate drives not one drive that has been partitioned.
C drive is almost full but D has plenty of space. My question is is there any way to combine the two drives. I have uninstalled as much as I dare from C and put it onto D but we still get all the messages saying drive is nearly full, apart from this the PC is still working well.
 

Answer:40 gb hard drive nearly full

have you tried moving all the data onto drive D - my videos, music , pictures - which i suspect are taking up the most space

My question is is there any way to combine the two drives.Click to expand...

as they are two drives , i dont think so
 

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What is the ideal free space you should leave on a hard drive? I have read it can be 99% full before causing a problem, but have also heard it can be 90%.Mine seems to be running rather slow lately and is 94% full.

Answer:Hard drive too full?

Remove some things you don't need or use. If files photos put them on DVD

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Hello, I would like to ask if there is a freeware program on the web to clean up a hard drive. My 37 gig drive has 21 gig on it and for what I use my computer for that is extremely high. If I keep going at this rate I will need a new HD soon!!!

Please help. Thanks in advance.

Beth
 

Answer:Why is my hard drive so full??

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I have a 40 gig hhd and I have 4 gig unused. I also have GoBack installed plus the standard Firewall, Norton Works and Communication programs. With the harddrive space nearly used up will the computer run properly or will I experience crashing or games not running properly?


Ray
 

Answer:Hard drive nearly full

you may run into problems with any drive or partition once it gets below 15% free space. Its a good idea to keep around 15% free space anyway because most(possibly all?) defrag utilities require 15% free space in order to do their job.

I'd recommend cleaning up a bit of space on that drive. Burn media files(music, vids, etc... to CDs or DVDs) You might also want to give Windows a good cleaning by using something such as Windows Washer to clean up temp files that have been left by previous tasks(I have cleaned over a GB of junk off systems by simply cleaning up temp files)
 

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I just reinstalled Windows 10 a week ago, because I was having all kinds of problems with a black screen. Maybe some of you read my post about my old boot disk coming up blank. But now I have the opposite problem: when I installed Windows 7 the second time, I used a different hard drive as my boot disk. Now Windows tells me that my boot disk is 75% full--it has 536 GB used! Checking 'Storage' in settings tells me that 496 GB are consumed by directories classified as 'Other', but the largest have only 1 with more than a GB, most of the rest are less than a MB. Checking the disk for errors finds no problem. Where did my storage go?

Answer:Hard drive is full, but of what?

Have you tried disk cleanup?
Disk Cleanup - Open and Use in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Just bought a new computer (well, used but new to me). Last week there was 25GB free. I haven't downloaded anything and I got a pop up saying I have 8 mg. left. I have spent an hour trying to figure out where the space is. I can't tell. Windows 7. I have Dropbox on it, could this be it? I have downloaded a few small programs (less the 20 mg.) I also downloaded Java which has a very special way of screwing computers up, I have noticed. Any ideas?

Answer:Hard drive says its full but there is nothing on it

Hi Charlie,

Did you Install Windows 7 on it because The whole OS is 10+ GB baseline with no Updates?

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Hi
I am new to this forum so please excuse me for the question I am about to ask as I am sure you will find it very simple.

I have a 7 year old Toshiba sattelite with a 55gig hard drive.
When I look at the C drive properties it shows I only have 5 gig free.

Documents and settings show a 40gig usage but I dont know which files I can delete.

How would I find out how to free up some space, I have done a disc clean up and defrag.
Any help appreciated.

Answer:Hard Drive almost full

Third-party applications will probably account for a lot of that used space, so any you do not need can be uninstalled. You can see how much space each is using by looking at the list in "Add & Remove Programs".

You can also regain some space by buying a couple of external hard drives and moving all your data files over to them (documents, pictures, music files etc.). Any new data files you create in future should then be saved on the two external drives instead of the local disk.

I've deliberately advised you to buy two external drives so that you always have two copies of all your data files on separate drives. It's folly to save them on just one drive given that all hard drives will eventually fail no matter how much care you lavish on them.

Another option is to buy a larger-capacity drive for the laptop of course.
Before installing the new drive, use "cloning" software to create an identical mirror image of your existing drive's contents to the new one. When that's done, remove the old drive and install the new one.

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I am trying to delete the backup files to recover 40Gb of space on my HDD.  How can I do this?  The files were placed there by the Recovery app from Lenovo.

Answer:X61 Hard Drive is almost full.

go into your start->program -> thinkvantage -> rescue and recovery, you can delete the backup (start from the smallest to the largest files). 

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my c drive is nearly full up on my acer laptop.but im not sure why!how can i do a search to find out what it might be...i recently copied a DVD to the D drive, in an attempt to burn it- but as it was too large for the blank DVD- i had to give up.anyway- i deleted that... (from the c drive) so it shouldnt be that!thanks

Answer:hard drive full- why!?

click hereThis will show exactly where all your space is going.

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Question: hard drive full?

I hope someone can help-I have a wd hardrive 60gb and it sems to be giving me a false reading. It when i put the cursor over it in my computer it shows it as nearly being full. Yet I do not have that much on it-I have office, encarta 2006,nero, anti-virus, adaware, real player, paintshop pro 7, printer utilities, Roxio 8. Also it seems to be very slow, I have tried to defrag and use error check. No joy-anyone got any ideas?TIA-Belcanto

Answer:hard drive full?

When was the last time you cleared out the crap and defragged it?

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My hard drive is divided into 2/18 gigs, which I am not happy about, but have been living with. I am on dial up, and this week my machine received the auto download of SP2. I am in big trouble now with space on my C drive and I have not even installed SP2. I am down to 20 MB! I uninstalled VCom Suite, Adobe Reader, and maybe a couple of small things. But instead of gaining MB, I seem to be losing more! Help! Before I received this download, I had about 12% on the drive, so I have been limping along as it is. But now it is critical to gain back some room. Should I delete the download of SP2 without installing it? If so, where do I find it? I don't even have enough room to install it, do I? I have always had a fight trying to keep enough free space. It is almost like something is eating up my free space. I did an online virus scan just before this happened, so I know it is not a virus causing the loss of MB. Thanks for your help!
 

Answer:Please help will full hard drive!?

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Can any one help please.I have, C drive (master) and T drive (Slave)C is so full only 4% free space, while T has 69% free space.My qustion is, how can i make the T drive the master, and the C drive the slave?. C is 16GB with a small partition. while T is 120Gb..

Answer:VERY FULL HARD DRIVE

Get yourself a copy of Acronis,then image the drive that is full (basically known as cloning) and transfer this cloned imaged to the bigger drive and make this master.There are a couple of freeware imaging programs,but i would prefer Acronis.If you have an external drive,i would back up everything first and create the clone.click here keep having a look at the Amazon link daily,as the price goes up and down...it varies.

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I have been getting the error "C:\$Mft use chkdsk" today at random. After reading a bit, I decided to check my free space on my computer. 111 GB is my total space, while 92 is being used at 19 is free. A couple weeks ago the numbers were virtually reversed and I have no idea how that much memory has been taken up. Also, about a month ago, my computer has had to go through the blue check disk screen every time it boots up, and ever since the Mft error, it has stopped in the middle saying its getting an error. I'm completely lost, and would appreciate any advice and help.

-Spoiler
 

Answer:Hard Drive is full from nowhere

sounds like a maleware/spyware infection of the major kind to me. I would reformat and start fresh.
 

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state.Please, please help me.Btw: I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of them have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as an enormous chunk of "Unknown" space.

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state.Please, please help me.Btw: I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of them have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as an enormous chunk of "Unknown" space.Below is a screenshot of what I see when running WinDirStat (as administrator). The MASSIVE Yellow chunk is the "Unknown" space that my computer is completely unable to remove/delete or even identify. Thanks in advance to anybody who's able to provide any help! (Edit: And I want to apologize to patio for the pre... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive says it's FULL. It clearly is NOT!

The first thing you want to do is run full scans with BOTH your installed anti virus app and with MalwareBytes.

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Question: hard drive full.

I am in panic mode.In the Components list, click to clear the check box next to the component(s) that you want to remove.I misread this and think I just erased my media player. What I don't understand is before my reboot I had 27.9 gigs left. After reboot I still have 27.9 gigs left. So where did it go?EDIT: Okay I found it using search. But what was the point of using removing windows componets if it didn't remove anything. My Comp holds 144 gigs 27.9 left. its xp home edition service pack 3.

Answer:hard drive full.

There are certain Windows components which you can disable, but not permanently remove as they're built into Windows more or less. This includes Internet Explorer and Media Player. All removing them from the components list does is remove the shortcuts and file associations for those programs, but it doesn't actually remove the programs. They're still there and they can still actually be run by locating the executable on the hard drive or by typing the executable name (ex. iexplore.exe and wmplayer.exe) into the "Run..." dialog box.There are ways to permanently remove them, but I don't recommend it as some programs automatically open those Windows programs instead of what you might have as your default player or browser.

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hello, my name is Derek, and i'm having some problems with my hard drive(c). It is full, and no matter what i delete it still shows it is full and i get the low disk space warning. i have restarted my computer, and it starts up with about 170mb of space, then within about 15 mins, dwindles down to 0. i have 3 user accounts on it, and i deleted one, but after a restart, it was back. also the programs i deleted with add/remove came back after i restarted my pc. some of the files i have tried to delete said it could not be deleted because it was corrupt and unreadable.  i thought it might be a bad sector on my disk. is that a possibility? i have tried to run Chkdsk, but it doesn't seem to do anything.my disk capacity is 41.3gb

Answer:Hard drive full!!

170MB is practically ZERO. Couple of temporary files created, and the space is gone.Windows needs at least 15% of a free space - over 6GB in your case.With so low free space, next thing, you know, your computer wont' boot at all.

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I have a 120GB hdd and it is new. Very little installed on it, probably about 6 GB or maybe 7. Quickbooks has been freezing up, and it is getting worse in it's freezing.AVG is not starting anymore, the error messages at startup says a .dll file is missing.A look at the hard drive through My Computer shows only 11 GB free space and over 100GB of data. The thing is I can't find the data and don't know what it is. Even with hidden files shown I cannot find it, I only find what I expect to find.Temp folder is only a few MB, even with hidden files shown.I put the hard drive in a known good computer as a slave and it reports the exact same thing.Any ideas? Do I have a bad hard drive that is reporting bad?EDIT: It is a seagate SATA drive, and I just ran all three versions of Seagate's online hard drive tester and it passed all tests. I have now downloaded their OS independant, more complete test, and will run it now.

Answer:Hard Drive Getting Full

Hi Albert, Try turning off the system restore. You will lose your restore points but if I am right after you boot you will have tons of space back. Also are you using anything like Symantec products = NIS?Also you can try this little program to tell you where the fullest part of the disk is:http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

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My 70GB hard drive is nearly filled to capacity and I was wondering what my options are.

I'm not really an expert so you'll have to help me. Deleting files is not an option, I was thinking about an external hard drive, but I don't know if I can configure them to work in conjuction with my existing hard drive. Can I?

Any other suggestions, advice and knowledge would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:My hard drive is nearly full!

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I just installed 7 today. I kind of figured it would be like reformatting xp where it just wipes the hard drive clean and you start from scratch. All of my folders are empty but my HD only has 20G of free space i don't know whats taking it all up?

I was counting on having an almost empty HD when it was all installed. Sorry if this is a re-post. i'm in a bit of a rush

Answer:Full hard drive. where's it all at?

See if you have a windows.old folder, if so, you can run disk cleanup and delete it..

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Question: hard drive full

i dont know how to free up hard drive its fully full
 

Answer:hard drive full

is this expected ?
how large is the drive - some manufacturers partition a drive into two sections a C and a D drive - but everything is still saved on the C drive

in windows 7 you can remove unwanted files
start>programs>accessories>system tools>disk cleanup
 

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Question: Full Hard Drive

I have a desktop running Windows 98SE. It has two drives - C&D. C is getting pretty full and D is empty. I'd like to transfer some files over to D drive.

1. If I transfer some Program files, do I need to create a Program folder in D drive.

2. I plan to open My Computer twice - one with C drive open and one with D drive open and click and drag the items over.

3. Now what about the icons that are on my desktop. I do a right click on them and see that they refer to C: drive. So I go over to the D drive and do a shortcut and create a new icon to send the pc to the D drive for that particular program. But the icon goes over as a folder - not the specific icon that came with the program. Is there anyway to retain the original icon?

Any suggestions would certainly be appreciated.

Diane
 

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Only 14% left available. Done all the disc cleanup / CCcleaner / defrag (defrag wouldn't work, said I was too full.) So i've got a 32GB stick en route from Ebay.

My questions are : am I right in thinking it's my pics and videos that are clogging thing sup? And is it possible I can find a tab that tellos me how much space I'll free up if I put all those pics and vids onto a stick?

Is there also anything else I ought to be doing?

thanks

bob
 

Answer:Hard drive almost full

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.

Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.

I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state.

Please, please help me.


Btw: I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of them have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as an enormous chunk of "Unknown" space.

Answer:Hard Drive says it's FULL. It clearly is NOT!

Is there an unformatted partitioned space on the drive?
It would help to see some screen shots of the checks you have done.

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I recently installed a 30G hard drive and also installed XP Home. I followed that with the installing of all my programs and apps, then used Restore from the back up I had done from the old HD. Almost everything worked out fine but yesterday when I decided to de-frag I got a report that the HD only had 3.50 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space. I ran my Belarc Advisor and noted that several programs and/or apps were listed two - four times. All the duplicates, etc. had the same location, like c:\ols or whatever. In other words, it didn't seem like there were two copies of the same app. I should have at least 15G of free space. Is it possible that I have inadvertently installed more than one copy of the apps? I am otherwise puzzled as to why almost all my HD space is filled. Can someone help me understand this and/or help me to correct it?

Thanks, again!!
 

Answer:Hard Drive almost full - can't be!!

This is an odd one. Its possible apps were installed twice, I guess, you will need to check your folders to be sure. For example, if you have c:\ols is there a subdirectory there with the same files repeated? Also, check program files for a old folder, for example. Your best bet is to browse your hard drive with Windows Explorer and see what is wasting space.

You might want to use a tool to see whats wasting drive space, perhaps Folderinfo: http://www.gemmico.com/soft/fidesc.htm

30 gigs is a good size hard drive, but its really probably 28 gigs when you start, add in Windows, a ton of programs, restore space, temporary files and its not long before its at least half used.
 

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A pals laptop has ground to a halt and the C Drive properties shows the drive as being completely full. I open Win Explorer and tick 'show hidden files and folders' but I can't find what is chewing it up. There is nothing of massive size. Any ideas? I am suspecting possible Malware but there is no room on the drive to load an anti Malware prog.

Answer:Hard Drive Full?

If you can squeeze WinDirStat on; click here it should show what's eating the hdd. Be careful with the program as you can delete vital system info.Could be a backup program gone a bit haywire?

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Hello;
I have this problem on my windows vista, I'm not running anything and I'm loosing free space on my Hard Disk. Can someone help me... (Using vista business professional)

Answer:Hard drive... is getting full when I'm not doing anything!!!

Good old system restore is eating up your space

try running disc clean up,de-frag your hard drive and delete temporery files and you should gain some of that space back

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My 200gb hd is almost full. I have about 10gb left to play with. So I need more storage. Everything is backed up onto a 1tb external hd. My question is, will a computers performance by affected by adding (and, in time, filling) more memory? Thanks
 

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hi, my computer's system drive's (where windows xp installed) space is decreasing. i donot installed anything here. but theres only 500 mb space left (total 7.00gb). i donot save any chache file here and i use internet in this computer. anyone can suggest me how to increase space in my C drive(system drive).
 

Answer:hard drive getting full

download install run save log post it back

http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/
 

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Before we installed more memory the hard drive was only used up by about 4%. Now it says it is 97% used up and we can't install any programs. Any help.

Answer:Hard Drive Full???

Diadra Kuns......Please describe exactly what you did prior to this happening......Try and be specific.What operating system are you using ? Did you D/l any program updates etc. let us knowdl65  

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Help. My hard drive is full, but I know it is not. When I click on properties, it say's it is full. 180Gb. Jez, I don't have that much stuff on it. My fault I know, but it has not been fragmented in awhile. And now I cant frag. I am wondering if it's that that is causing the problem. I have Diskeeper, ran that, and it wont defrag cause there is no space, only 7% available. I cant delete anything cause there is not that much to delete.. Helppppppp.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full???????????

For a start, lets eliminate :
http://www.activescan.com
 

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Before the W10 upgrade, I had 3/4 empty harddrive, now it shows its dang near full, why?
Did the W10 updates eat all the empyty space up
 

Answer:Hard drive goes from 1/4th to 3/4th's full

The above image was AFTER a complete defrag.
 

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My computer has had some issues for a while like shutting down for no reason than today it has came up saying there is no hard drive left which i never filled up because everytime i downloaded things they would be taking away.

i have windows 7 home premium 64 bit
2.7 ghz
2 g ram
148 g harddrive c 0 free

931gb external hard drive 610 free

thanks
 

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My mom has a VAIO (I think) with a C: and D: local disk. The C: drive contains the OS (WindowsXP) and is 15G the D: drive doesn't really have anything on it and is a 20G. The computer is running slow and I'm sure it's because of the virtual memory. There is like 7% of free disk space on C:.

I know we can move photos, text documents, etc., to the D: drive but is there any way to move programs and downloaded files to the D: drive?

If not would it be possible to swap the master/slave configuration and install the OS onto D:? I'm computer impaired so please if you respond be very simplicstic, you won't make feel stupid.

My goal is to free up disk space on the C: and utilize the D: as it's almost empty. I'm hoping I don't have to uninstall and then reinstall the programs.

Thanks very much for any help! I love this forum!!!!!

P.S. A co-worker said I could go to My Computer, properties, then environmental settings and do a Windows Swap. I got to the Environmental Settings but there is nothing there that says Windows swap. Anyone know if this feature exits in XP?

Answer:Hard drive full

Hi there Phoenix45....

Hard drive space and virtual memory are two very different things.

As your system drive is 15GB's, that should be enough for Windows so the first thing i'd recommend is deleting all the cached files in Windows as they can take up a massive amount of space.

You can do this yourself by deleting your cookies, history, temporary internet files, Windows temp folder contents, *username*\Local Settings\Temp folder contents, third party temp/cache files and log files. Or you can do it with tools such as CleanUp!:
http://www.stevengould.org/software/.../download.html

Be sure to read the instructions before running the program as you may lose data you wish to keep.

But back to your goal....you can't really transfer already installed programs from your C drive to your D drive as most would simply not work due to registry conflictions but you can start installing future programs to your D drive.

However, in the meantime...you may find the problem solved by moving photos, videos, my documents contents and other personal files to D and removing the cached files.

Hope that helps :)

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My newly reformatted sony vaio laptop has a 60GB hard drive. After formatting it this morning due to a crash (NEVER install Norton Systemworks!), it should have around 55GB available but it is showing 44GB available with the minimum of programms loaded and no media on the PC. I just don't understand what is taking up the space. There is no recovery partition (I deleted it), and documents & settings is only showing 1.5GB, programme files is 1.9GB and the main culrpit as far as I can see is the Windows folder which is 3.63GB, but that still leaves around 4 or 5GB unaccounted for. Anyone got any ideas?TIA,James

Answer:why is my hard drive so full?

System Restore enabled?If so, that is where your space has gone....Right-click your drive, select "Cleanup"Now click the other tab button (which label I can't remeber) and click the "CleanUp" button for the "System Restore" :-)

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I am having trouble with hard disk space. Primary is always filing up. I have searched for the program taking up the space. I have no music video or pix saved.

Answer:Full hard drive

Hello Michoacan,
We are going to need a lot more information if we are to help you.
Can you fill in your system specs, thanks.

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The hard drive on my lap top is almost full but when I check my documents it amounts to about 300GB of data but when I look at the individual folders it amounts to only 137Gb of data
Does anyone have any hints and tips on how to find out why there is more data than I can find

Answer:Full hard drive

Assume you have defragmented your hard drive ? If not try http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download/standard
When you say ?documents? have you taken into account your operating system and other software ?

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Hi, My Name is Fred
I have a acer laptop it has an 80gb hd with all the programs I have on it only use 12.5 gb. on the hard disk the main partition is full and I don't know why. can any one help me with it or why It keep telling me lowdisk space. D drive has very little on it. I have done all the disk cleanup & disk defrag.

Thanks
Fred
 

Answer:Hard drive full

thread moved from Introduce yourself

Please run CCleaner

Or start removing any not required programs from Add\Remove Programs
 

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hello there Major Geeks... I recently unistalled adobe master suite cs3 plus a few other non related programmes from my pc with Revo uninstaller. My usual practice is to run the uninstallation then run CCleaner afterwards to tidy up everything. When this happened I noticed after CCleaner had run it course( clean up, registry clean up etc) that my tera byte hard drive had become completely full. Now before the unistallation I had around 60% free disk space. I also noticed that adobe acrobat was trying to reinstall after a restart and then I would get an error message from windowsC++ saying that Acrobat had requested an abrupt close. This always happens if I try and open a document in 'my documents'. And that on a few occasions, once I have cancelled the installation of acrobat, that windows explorer crashes and has to restart.
I then used the trial version of tune up utilities 2008. I ran the ''tune up disk explorer' and it reported that the files taking up most he space were mm University work folders and tutorial folders, which equates to around 250gb of storage. in total, I have around 400gb of used space. I then ran the tune up disk doctor. And after a complete analysis at start up, I was able to free up around 150 gb of storage. I then zipped up all my tutorials and videos and was able to free up another 60gb of hard drive space.. I then defragmented the disk(which took 3 days). Great then.. Sorted.. but no.. I ran CCLeaner once more, just the c... Read more

Answer:hard drive is FULL!!!

jedi123 said:





hello there Major Geeks... I recently unistalled adobe master suite cs3 plus a few other non related programmes from my pc with Revo uninstaller. My usual practice is to run the uninstallation then run CCleaner afterwards to tidy up everything. When this happened I noticed after CCleaner had run it course( clean up, registry clean up etc) that my tera byte hard drive had become completely full. Now before the unistallation I had around 60% free disk space. I also noticed that adobe acrobat was trying to reinstall after a restart and then I would get an error message from windowsC++ saying that Acrobat had requested an abrupt close. This always happens if I try and open a document in 'my documents'. And that on a few occasions, once I have cancelled the installation of acrobat, that windows explorer crashes and has to restart.
I then used the trial version of tune up utilities 2008. I ran the ''tune up disk explorer' and it reported that the files taking up most he space were mm University work folders and tutorial folders, which equates to around 250gb of storage. in total, I have around 400gb of used space. I then ran the tune up disk doctor. And after a complete analysis at start up, I was able to free up around 150 gb of storage. I then zipped up all my tutorials and videos and was able to free up another 60gb of hard drive space.. I then defragmented the disk(which took 3 days). Great then.. Sorted.. ... Read more

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I have the a1710n Pavillion Desktop with a 300gb hard drive. Recently, I got a message saying that my hd was almost full - 291gb. So I went into windows explorer and looked around to see what was using up so much memory. I found about 20gb (at the most) in iTunes files between the software and music, another 2gb in photos and the add/remove program window shows about 2gb in installed programs. I have very few text documents saved, so I know it's not that. I uninstalled anything that was no longer being used or a one-time type program. I did a disk cleanup but that only freed up less than 1gb. We run antivirus and spyware programs regularly, however, I did pick up some infected files via a Malwarebytes scan last month...

So, my question is this: if I can't find what's using all my memory the conventional ways, how do I know what is it and get rid of it? Could it be spyware or malware files clogging up my memory? I read up on some troubleshooting for the performance issue we've been having - it's slooooow due to the lack of memory - and it mentioned paging files but I can't imagine that there's more than 275gb of paging files being stored somewhere. I cleared out all my temp internet and other files, as well. Now the computer won't even launch iTunes or any programs and I get the error that the hard drive is full. I run Spy Sweeper regularly and have even added Malwarebytes to try and remedy the problem. We have an up to date subscription to Trend Antivirus as w... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Full?

You can try this: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...-Reporter.shtml

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Hello all,

I love you guys!

I've been getting messages for awhile telling me that my c drive is full (as you can see below). I have done all the obvious things like emptied my trash, cleaned out the explorer cache, and tried to run disk cleanup and defrag-- though those programs won't even run properly because there's not enough space. In addition, the computer takes forever to start up, much less do anything else. It's an old machine with tiny RAM, but I'm sure there are some things I can do to help clean it up a little... right? Thanks so much!!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 503 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 34342 MB, Free - 1215 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0U6962
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

Answer:hard drive almost full - what to do?

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Good day to all you Gurus.
I am running XP pro with 2 internal hard drives [120/180] and 1 external hard drive [350].
I did some work on a video using Adobe Premiere. I tried exporting the finished item to my external HD and I get the message "Disk Full" so I put it onto an internal HD no problem. The external HD shows 250gb of free space. I can cut and paste the video from the internal HD to the external no problem. Any suggestions as to what is causing this problem.
As usual, T.I.A. for all the sage advise.GEORGE.

Answer:Hard Drive Full

May be related: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/avt...eproexport.htmlI'd suspect that the Adobe site would be a good place to find an answer.Louis

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My PC is around 2 years old and has a 53GB drive. This is now showing 50Gb used space.I run a fairly clean machine with only Money, Office, MacAfee protection, Photoshop and 1 game as large applications. Through Explore I cannot find any unusally large folders. Where has all my memory gone? Could it be that my deleted files are not being over written or is a virus involved somewhere?? Help required fast as I keep crashing and I'm sure its the lack of space to blame.

Answer:Full Hard Drive - Why?

This program might be of some helpclick here

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I have a Lenovo Y570 Ideapad with a 750GB Hard Drive. It is stating that I only have 1 GB of free space, when there is only about 60 GB worth of software installed. I am constantly receiving "Low Disk Space" messages, when I should have TONS of free space left. I have done hours upon hours of research trying to figure out what is causing this problem, and cannot seem to find the solution anywhere.Many people who have encountered similar problems have fixed it by disabling Windows Restore and deleting the restore points, etc. This is not the problem for me. I have it entirely disabled and have made sure there are no restore points sitting around. In fact, absolutely NONE of the solutions that have worked for other people have worked for me.I am completely out of ideas. Can somebody with advanced knowledge PLEASE help me? I have no idea what to do anymore and my computer is basically useless in this state. Please, please help me. Edit: Btw, I have run TreeSize, Spacesniffer AND WinDirStat (all in Administrator mode) and none of the 3 programs have been able to identify what is taking up the space. It just shows up as a gigantic chunk of "Unknown" space. message edited by Strype

Answer:Hard Drive says it is FULL. It clearly is NOT!

Do you have Java installed?

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Hi Everyone,

I was getting error messages about the paging file today, and when I went to adjust it, I realized that my computer, somehow, reading my hard disk sizes as 0 bytes (so I can't set my paging file more than zero). I then checked the properties of all my drives (1 main, one logical partition, and one back up drive). And they are all reading zero used, zero full. I haven't made any changes to my computer that I'm aware of and I'm not having any boot problems and all my files are still on the drive, so I have no idea how to "fix" this. Any suggestions? I've included a picture to clarify.

Thanks.
-R
 

Answer:Hard Drive Zero used, Zero Full?

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My mom has a Lenovo 3000 laptop with Windows XP. She keeps getting a notice that her hard drive is full, so I had to come to the rescue. Unfortunately I failed. She has a 32 GB hard drive, with only 600 MB open right now. I ran Folder Size, and it says that all o the folders on the C drive add up to 17.3 GB. Even if you double the pictures she has saved in a seperate documents folder (which I don't think happens) She should have about 10 GB available.

I tried the trick of turning off System Restore but that didn't help.

Okay to recap:

Hard drive full, can't find the files.
Lenovo 3000 notebook.
Windows XP.

Please and thank you.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full, but don't know why

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I've got a 60GB hard drive and I keep getting alerts telling me the hard drive is full.After looking through all my files and programs though, I can't account for the hard drive being full.Theres not 60GB worth on there.Also looking at the folder for the microsoft anti spyware program it says it is taking up 10.3GB.How can one spyware program take up this much space?
 

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I have a T60 with a 100 GB hard drive, bought used a few months ago (ex corporation lease) "Properties" show it to be almost full, with 89 GB used and only 9 GB or so free. I cannot account for all the used space. Only the following folders are larger than 1 GB: Windows=3.4 GB; SWTOOLS =1.6; PROGRAM FILES=3.4 and DOCUMENTS & SETTINGS=31.2 (mostly my Itunes library). This adds up to about 40 GB. What could be using up this space? I have tried disk cleanup but it doesn't gain me much. Am I overlooking something? My wife's R51 with an 80 GB drive and about the same number of apps and documents is only 49 GB full and has plenty of free space. Thanks













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Answer:hard drive full

jphoover, welcome to the forum, I believe Rescue and Recovery may have been nibbling away at your free space. R&R has a standard
factory setting so that it will back-up your system every ?Wednesday? around mid-day. Go into start-programs-think vantage-rescue
and recovery, click on show all back-ups and you will see when and how
many back-ups have been made. If you wish to you can copy the backups
to somewhere else and then delete them. You can also cancel or change
the scheduled back-ups if you wish to. Hope this helps

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I'm running Win 98 on a pretty stable system i bought from Gateway a few years back. It has a 1Gb hdd, partitioned into C & D. Even though i made a habit of installing new apps to D, the C appears to be almost full. I want to keep my system as it is, so the idea of adding a larger C drive has come up. Can I just buy a bigger drive, say Seagate 120, and copy the old drive onto it then either remove the old or set it up as slave?Is this what 'cloning' is? Will I need additional software to do this?Also, think my cd writer is sharing the same ribbon cable as my hdd. Will this be a problem when i upgrade?I know the current system is getting on a bit, but it actually works very well and does just what I need it to do. I'm just concerned about the C drive getting bogged down!Thanks

Answer:Full hard drive

Anyone who can run 98 and applications on 1GB of space for "a few years" deserves praise indeed.You are ideally placed to use Ghost or Drive imageDon't go overboard with the new HD 40Gb+ will be enough space to manage with for yonks and you won't have any oversize problems with 98's acceptance of it.Your twin partition will be worth repeating in fact your good habits have allowed you to stay afloat this long.Suggest you first swop the old for the new HD for safety No need to use a screw driver yet, just burgle the power and dat cables from the old drive and let the new on hang somewhere safe as long as you dont disturb it while running ............. Boot from your setup floppy, FDISK to a C: (about 5Gb) and D: the remainder..............Then reboot and FORMAT both drives in turn.Now put the new drive in somewhere so that it is secondary master, and with the old drive back as it was. reboot normally and make sure that windows runs as usual and that you now have 2 "new drives" (E: and F:)If fall this is happening as it should it is back to a Ghost-made floppy to boot and make an image of your C: on F:Next boot again from this floppy and "restore" the image on F: to your new E: (soon to be C:drive).Next make an image of existing D: drive on the new E: where it will be safe for the final stage.Now you can restore this image to you big new F: drive. As always the restore process will wipe everything off the target so the already used old C: image will disappear.It is better to hav... Read more

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I have had this computer a few years now and have got to the stage were as my hard drive is full ,windows xp . i know at some stage i will have to upgrade to an additional hard drive,, but in the mean time could you advise me what i can safely remove out of all the crap i have accumulated over the years.snap shots[recovering space - attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Hard drive full

Ultimately, only you can decide, since only you know what programs you want to keep and which ones you could let go.  But, I noticed several things in the images you posted. You have multiple instances of Java.  Remove all but the latest; that's all you need for Java.  And, I see multiple entries of Microsoft.NET.  I'm not a .NET subscriber, so I don't know whether you have duplicate stuff there you can get rid of, but it looks suspect to me.  I see you have Wise Disk Cleaner/Wise Registry Cleaner, but you also have CCleaner.  Perhaps you could remove one of them.  And, what about the item called PCHealth?  Do you use it? What are all the MSXML 4.0 SP2 items?  Are those files very big?You also appear to have numerous photography programs.  Do you feel you need all of them?

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Hi all,

I bought a Western Digital 1TB, Elements Desktop external hard drive. Transferred just shy of 600Gb of music onto it when I first got it, and then pretty much left it alone - played some music off it, but other than that haven't touched it.

Now I can't transfer anything on to it at all, it tells me that the drive is full, despite there being 404 GB of free space.

I have run chkdsk on it (no errors). Checked for fragmentation (perfect). Uninstalled and re-installed the drivers (pointless). Unmounted and re-mounted (running out of ideas).

I downloaded WinDirSat which just shows me that everything is working fine.

It is, for some reason I don't fully understand, set up in FAT32, not NTFS - I have tried using CONVERT H: /fs:ntfs in command prompt to change that - but it hasn't worked, and I have no idea why, or even if that would fix the problem.

Frankly, I am out of ideas and at the end of my tether, I do a lot of video editing, so space is at a premium on my system - that 404GB would be really useful to get back, so if anyone can help me with this problem I would be eternally grateful.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full... only not

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I need to add another hard drive.  Wasn't thinking 3 years ago and only ordered a 80 gb hard drive.  I have a Dell Dimension 8300 with a pentium 4 processor.  1g of RAM.  I believe it is an ATA because of the grey ribbon connection.  I'm not sure what kind of hard drive to purchase.  I know it should be ATA but can I use an ultra ATA or any ATA hard drive.  I want to have my current hard drive as the master and boot from that and move my files to the new drive.  I also will be upgrading my RAM to 2 gb.  I'm really confused with all the jargen .  I believe I can install it without any problems but I don't know the specs. of what kind I should buy.  I also have and external hard drive but use that only for strorage of pics and such.  Any help would be greatly appreceiated.  Thank you in advance. 

Answer:Hard Drive full

Yes this is a relatively simple process...You can choose either another ultra ATA drive or a SATA drive and the procedure will be the same.When you install the new HDD it should come with a manuf. utility CD.If it doesn't no worry the utilities are available at their website for free.Basically you install the new drive...then boot to the CD you created or that shipped with the new drive.In the utility program you prepare the new drive for using and when done select the "clone" utility...and run it.This will copy your existing HDD over to the new drive exactly as it is.You then power down...remove your original drive temporarily and hook up the new drive as master.When you boot up voila; all your data the OS and programs are there...except on a bigger drive.Then it's just a matter of testing to make sure everything runs as it should...if so you hook up the old drive , format it and use it for storage.This is the most reliable painless way to add an additional HDD.Any questions feel free to post back.

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I have a laptop that Cdrive shows 109 GB and that 103 GB are used. I ran cdiskreport and it only shows 24 GB. can the rest be in hidden files? I also checked each folder including program files and added up each of the properties and only got about 24 GB. What is using up the space on my hard drive?
 

Answer:Full Hard drive

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 ???My 40G hard drive has only 5.5 g free and when I have run scan disk in the past it did say I had some bad sectors.  Should I replace (HELP) or can I use an external HDD alongside?  If I use an external alongside can I use the external to load software and do pictures/video transfers or are they only any good for data storage? If I have to replace, is it as straight forward as say a new DVD rewriter that I have just replaced or do I have to give to a shop to do?

Answer:Hard Drive Nearly Full

you can install a second IDE drive - it's fairly straight forward providing you have enough room inside your computer.

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I have a computer at work with two hard drives and two partitions on each one. They are all just about full. Is there some way I can put these on a bigger hard drive and keep everything exactly the way it is now (I mean the operating system, the partitions and every thing). I
thanx
 

Answer:full hard drive

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I keep getting a message telling me the hard drive is full - after I have deleted everything I can think off - even stops me logging off sometimes and on - other times it is ok ?? HELP

Answer:hard drive full

Size of the HDD and available space?

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I have a 35gig hard drive that appaers to be full, yet my docs including music files is less than 4 gigs! Whats happened to the rest?

Answer:Hard drive full up?

35gig is a relatively small drive these days, your operating system and installed programs will take up a fair amoumt of space.download tree size to find out whats taking up the space click here will give you an idea of what you can get rid of to give you more space on your hard drive.

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My main hard drive says it's full (18gigs). However, when I go to drive C and select ALL (including hidden) it only adds up to 13gigs. How can I figure out what is taking up the other 5 gigs and why?

Windows XP
 

Answer:hard drive says full when it can't be.

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Just over a year ago My HD had close to 35 gigs of free space. Now it has only 9.9 gigs of free space.

I turned off the system restore and started it back up and now I have 12.2 gigs of free space.

Is this something I should be concered with? Are there other back-ups that I might need to get rid of?
 

Answer:My Hard Drive is almost Full?

Only you know what crap you put on your hard drive

Use a graphical utility like SequoiaView to get an idea where your disk space has gone.
 

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OK i have two Drives in my computer DRIVE C AND E both 80g so when formated there about 74.5g's each.

Drive C has all my system files, programs like Microsoft Office and so on. Drive E i only install games on

here's my problem, DRIVE E says its almost full when its not! IN My Computer i right on drive E and click on Properties computer says used space 68g's, free 6.5g's.

I went in the E drive right click on program files and click on Properties. in Properties it says im only using 60g's out of 74.5g's. and i made sure i didnt miss any thing. (like i want in tools / folder options / view and show all hidden files and so on).

So i would like to know how i can get my full 14.5g's back than only having 6.5g's.

is there a program i can buy or freeware that can fix this?

thank u very much for any help.

Answer:HARD DRIVE FULL when its not

Normally this will be due to only a couple of things.. first make sure you have hidden files and folders turned on for that drive. Look for an extremely large hidden file... there will probably be one. .check it out before you delete it.

Secondly check to make sure your recycle bin isnt set to some huge amount of space (right click and then properties) make sure its not set to something higher than 10% of the total drive.. each drive CAN be set independent of each other as far as space used.

I would just about bet on the hidden file ..however, it could be that you are also running an automatic system restore point, and you may just have too many restore points taking up a lot of room.. check your task scheduler for that, or check your restore points.. you may have hundreds.

If you have a temp folder on the drive that is showing full, clear all those items.. Thats about all I can think of.. there could be more solutions, but this is what I see on a regular basis for the most part...seeing that you said you used that drive for games, I would assume it will be a temp file taking up space..

Check your page file size too, and make sure you dont have it set for that drive and some huge amount..people will overkill with paging files for some odd reason.

Mike at Mitek

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I have a 250 gb hard drive. Always have had about 160gb of free space. Yesterday it started to show that I only had about 500mb free space left. Going through explorer I can't figure out what is taking up the space. I did turn off the System Restore, which freed up about 30gb, but I should have much more free space.

What should I do?

Answer:Hard Drive Full

Use one of the following tools...to see where your space is going.WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2...4-10614593.html TreeSize Pro Trial - http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/ Louis

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AOL Check Up says my Hard Drive is over 85% full, and to get rid of some files. How and which files should I get rid of?
 

Answer:Hard Drive Full

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I have a 320 gig hard drive and I have only about 2 gig left. I have some music and some photographs, but not nearly enough to use this much space. What could cause so much usage and how can I find where the usage is?

Answer:Too Full Hard Drive

You could try a search for any file larger than 9,900KB

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I have a full to the max C drive.  It won't do anything and I am desperate for a solution.  Retired with very small income so I am limited as to options.What is the best fix at reasonable price.  I have tried to remove unused programs and I think I messed it up further.  Still shows to be full after removing a lot of programs. Thanks so much for any help

Answer:Full Hard Drive on R 52

ozarkmo, welcome to the forum,
 
not knowing exactly what's filling your hard drive; files, programs etc. there is another possibility. Maybe an IBM/Lenovo utility called Rescue and Recovery has been nibbling away at your free space. R&R has a standard factory setting so that it will back-up your system once a week.
 
Please go to start > programs > think vantage > rescue and recovery, click on show all back-ups and you will see when and how many back-ups have been made. If you wish to you can copy the backups to somewhere else and then delete them. You can also cancel or change the scheduled back-ups if you wish to.
It's a possibility ??

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Every time I check my hard drive it has less and less space without adding any programs, can someone help please!!!

Answer:My hard drive is getting full

Depends how fast it is going - it does diminish. There are Windows Updates as well as updates to any third party programs you have on board.We all live on the same ball.

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I have three computers all with 30 gb hard drives.  Two desk top, one lap top.  What would be the max that you would want to fill up the hard drive before if could mess with the computer operation?Thanks,Duffy

Answer:How full should you have with a hard drive?

My rule of thumb is 15% of the total drive should remain free space.So for a 30 G HDD it should be a minimum of about 5 or 6 G....HDD's are relatively inexpensive these days. Upgrade.  

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Once again, its not mine but my son-in-law's.His hard drive has two partitions, C at 5gb and D (Store) at 55GB. Problem, C is chocker block full, yesterday not even AOL would start until I dumped some rubbish and managed to get around .10MB of free space. On the other hand, D is almost empty. I've obtained Partition Magic, though I'm still trying to figure out how to use it, to try and help him. One idea was to merge partitions but, according to the manual, if one of the partitions contain the OS then it can't be done. Also as C has the OS on it then it can only go up to about 8GB. Of course, I may have misinterpreted the instructions so if anyone knows better please let me know. One idea, of mine, is to use the 'Move File, etc' in XP Pro to move programmes from C to D. Would that work? Bearing in mind that he has a number of online games that he plays most days. I don't mind messing about and expermenting with my computer but not when its somebody else's so any help/guidance will be very much appreciated.

Answer:Full hard drive

You can either extend C: partition to what size you want say 30GB or remove the partition altogether.

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