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Where Did All My Space Go?


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#1 icy_bliss_magic

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 01:05 AM

Hi again,

I once again have a problem with my computer (but not a virus problem, AVG free has saved my life!)
This time it's about disk space.
I have 3 hard drives on my computer (C: D: E:)
C Drive has 20.0GB of usable space
D Drive has 40.0GB of usable space
E Drive has 10.0GB of usable space

My (D:) and (E:) have a healthy used up % (with 12.4GB and 3.28GB remaining respectively)
but my (C:) drive has been QUICKLY decreasing!

it started with just about 1 GB and now it is at 64.3 MEGAbytes
I am genuinely worried about my computer, because the accessible files only take up approximately 3-5GB of space

my major programs are installed onto my D: drive which has the capacity to do so
my suspicion is the virtual memory has taken all the space.

i can no longer run applications like i used to:
multiple tabs
photoshop
hi-res full screen programs, etc. etc.


please help!

Please and thankyou,
IBM

P.S. basic computer specs:

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional (Taiwanese Traditional Chinese Version)
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

AMD Athlon XP 2800+
2.07 GHz, 1.50GB RAM

Edited by icy_bliss_magic, 24 August 2008 - 01:08 AM.


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#2 smurfgod

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 01:51 AM

Unless i'm mistaken Virtual Memory takes its cut right off the top. And of course i'm on Ubuntu right now so can't walk you through how to see...Its something like Control Panel>System>Advanced>Performance>VirtualMemoryAdvanced or manual. something like that.

I would run Diagnostics from your HDD manufacturers website. Can you get into the files you put on the drive? Is it making noises besides its normal noises? Also a system cleanup/defrag wouldn't hurt your space any either.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 02:19 AM

Also, right click on your hard drive, go into properties, click on error checking, tick both the boxes then press scan, if it asks to scan on reboot, say yes, restart and it will automatically check the disk for errors, sometimes if the disk has error, windows cant tell what space is being used and what is free, also i have heard that avg gets a lot bigger and bigger with every update.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 02:25 AM

There could be a hardware error or corrupting disk eating space. You can also try searching the drive for it's largest or most recent files and see where everything is going.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 12:04 PM

You could use a tool like Tree Size Pro to examine your drive contents, http://www.jam-software.com/treesize/

The smart thing to do would be to move any contents in My Documents...to another drive.

If you don't use hibernation...it would also be smart to eliminate the hiberfil.sys file.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=remove+hiberfil.sys

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

Thanks all, problems solved!

Now I have 7.87 GB free disk space.

8D

I did all those suggestions, but it only freed about 100-300MB
so I consulted a friend and he suggested I use C Cleaner.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 04:19 PM

Feedback appreciated, happy computing :thumbsup:.

Louis




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