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PC Crash = Lost Hard Drive Space!!! HELP!!!

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#1 brandontech4294


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:43 PM

Ok so basically I was playing an older game, which when i was quiting, ended up freezing and crashing...I had to manually turn off my computer. I turned the computer back on saw that I had gone from having 279gb of free space to only 267gb! I've tried to defrag with Defraggler, cleaned about 17gb worth, but still nothing to add to my HDD. I checked my disk cleaner Ccleaner and it said that I only needed to clean 8.67mb? how is that possible, I just defraged the computer, I should have plenty to clean up.

How should I go about recovering that space that I lost in the crash, and how exactly do crashes cause this to happen?

Shadow Storage :

0gb used storage
0gb allocated storage
1gb maximum size

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:51 PM

I'd try running the chkdsk /r command on the boot/system partition.

You may get a bunch of chkdsk files which may need further effort.

Recover CHK Files


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