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Disk Space Dramaticly Dropping - Not Showing Correctly?


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#1 djvtech

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 02:33 PM

I just reinstalled windows on a new Samsugn EVO 840 500GB SSD this month and computer properties shows 125 of 465GB free. I checked with windirstat and it shows I'm only using 169GB - which makes sense, I only have programs and a few games, files are on my HDDs. I should have 296GB free.

 

I looked at RevoUninstaller, and things like Toolwiz Timefreeze show as 433GB, Shadowgrounds Demo (like 500MB) is using 75GB, punkbuster 34GB like battlefield 3.

 

I uninstalled timefreeze, and revo wanted to be deleted like 450GB of files on my other HDD, for some reason it taught those where associated with time freeze.O_o I Uninstalled the Shadowgrounds demo, and my free disk space didn't change.

 

Now I dont think those things are ACTUALLY using that much space, it's just showing that in revo and in windows explorer.

 

I tried chkdsk /f, which is supposed to fix NTFS corruption. I tied uninstalling some of the programs that said they where hundreds of 75GB, and it didnt change what my computer is showing for free disk space.

 

So what is going on and how do I fix this?

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 09:34 PM

I've always rebooted after making serious changes to drives. This allows the OS to create a new inventory of the devices and the contents.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:54 AM

ToolWiz Time Freeze is optimization software.  I would suggest uninstalling it.

 

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

Chkdsk /r attempts to overcome certain file problems...it does not "fix" file corruption errors of all types. 

 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Posted 15 January 2015 - 01:56 PM

EDIT: I THINK I FOUND THE PROBLEM

 

After some reading around, I downloaded TreeSize, and it's showing my System Volume Information is taking up 187GB of space! There seems to be a couple large GB files being created every other day, which seems right with what I'm noticing for drop in free space.

 

Tree_Size_Disk_Space_Problem.png

 

EDIT 2: I checked system protection, and my max usage was set at 50% (232GB)! 187GB being used.  The files in the above picture are gone after deleting restore points, and I now have 298GB of free space. I think I have solved the problem :)

Any recommendations for what the max usage for system restore should be? And 187GB of restore points in 1 month is a lot of writing to an SSD, is there a way to reduce the number of restore point created?

 

System_Restore_System_Protection_using_5

 

Chkdsk /r attempts to overcome certain file problems...it does not "fix" file corruption errors of all types. 

 

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

 

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 30-11-2014
Ran by Daniel (administrator) on 15-01-2015 at 11:45:19
Running from "B:\Downloads 2"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
==================
Error: (01/15/2015 11:42:18 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/14/2015 05:55:06 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/14/2015 11:21:40 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/13/2015 09:35:21 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/13/2015 00:10:20 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/12/2015 11:53:12 AM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 01:05:35 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 00:53:24 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 00:35:55 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 00:13:49 PM) (Source: WinMgmt) (User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003


System errors:
=============
Error: (01/15/2015 11:43:17 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/14/2015 05:56:03 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/14/2015 11:22:38 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/13/2015 09:36:20 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/13/2015 00:11:18 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/12/2015 11:54:10 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/11/2015 01:06:34 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/11/2015 00:54:22 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/11/2015 00:36:53 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)

Error: (01/11/2015 00:14:48 PM) (Source: DCOM) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: application-specificLocalLaunch{C97FCC79-E628-407D-AE68-A06AD6D8B4D1}{344ED43D-D086-4961-86A6-1106F4ACAD9B}NT AUTHORITYSYSTEMS-1-5-18LocalHost (Using LRPC)


Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================
Error: (01/15/2015 11:42:18 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/14/2015 05:55:06 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/14/2015 11:21:40 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/13/2015 09:35:21 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/13/2015 00:10:20 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/12/2015 11:53:12 AM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 01:05:35 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 00:53:24 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 00:35:55 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

Error: (01/11/2015 00:13:49 PM) (Source: WinMgmt)(User: )
Description: //./root/CIMV2SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 990x80041003

========================= Memory info: ===================================

Percentage of memory in use: 35%
Total physical RAM: 8191.18 MB
Available physical RAM: 5256.63 MB
Total Pagefile: 8589.36 MB
Available Pagefile: 5745.45 MB
Total Virtual: 4095.88 MB
Available Virtual: 3978.74 MB

========================= Partitions: =====================================

1 Drive b: (New Volume) (Fixed) (Total:931.51 GB) (Free:31.65 GB) NTFS
2 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:465.66 GB) (Free:115.53 GB) NTFS
4 Drive g: () (Fixed) (Total:698.54 GB) (Free:81.22 GB) NTFS

========================= Users: ========================================

User accounts for \\DANIEL-PC

Administrator            Daniel                   Guest                    


**** End of log ****
 

 

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Edited by djvtech, 15 January 2015 - 05:19 PM.


#6 hamluis

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 05:55 PM

If SR is wasting space...the simple solution is to STOP saving restore points which are useless...and turn SR off, create a new restore point and leave it...until you create the next one.

 

I don't use SR, preferring to make periodic backups...which are deleted when it's obvious that they no longer are anything that I would restore.

 

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 04:57 PM

Agreed! That's why I go through and delete all but a very few System Restore Points. Same for Registry Backups.

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.

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