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HDD says it's using more space than all the files


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#1 sapsthemind

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Posted 08 October 2015 - 11:14 PM

Win xp, 250G samsung sp2504c hard drive.

Windows (explorer) properties tells me 165G is used. This drive has been over accounting usage for a few years, otherwise works ok I guess.

 

Treesize, Windirstat, and my manual tally method say about 77G used. This includes pagefile, system restore, etc.

Any ideas?

 

 



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:38 AM

Open the Disk Management and take a screen shot of it, then post it in this topic.

 

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 12:01 AM

 

Open the Disk Management and take a screen shot of it, then post it in this topic.

 

Let me know if this isn't the disk management you are requesting.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 07:04 AM

That is the Disk Management which I requested.

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 09:24 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/cRpXpEmRIMKUmZ6G4u8z3wM



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:41 PM

bump?



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 07:56 PM

Have you run chkdsk the c: drive?  Corruption in the file system is a possible cause of misreported free space.  To run, open a Command Prompt window and type chkdsk c: /f   It will most likely ask you if you want to schedule a disk check on the next start up.  Choose yes, and restart the system.  It should start automatically.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:06 PM

I have run chkdsk previously. I just did it again, and the problem still stands.



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Posted 20 October 2015 - 10:47 PM

Could you copy and paste the results of the chkdsk scan?

 

Start -> Run -> type "eventvwr.msc" (no quotes) -> ENTER. Click on Application and it should be the most recent winlogon entry. Double click it, and they should be in the event description.


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Posted 20 October 2015 - 11:00 PM

Sure. please find report attached

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:42 AM

Actually this is normal, with all the upgrades you probably had for that machine its going to happen.

Also hard drive space is never accurate on the side of the box.

Also why are you using XP? If for accounting software you seriously need to rethink your use of quicken, XP is dead and VERY insecure


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:50 AM

Actually this is normal, with all the upgrades you probably had for that machine its going to happen.

Also hard drive space is never accurate on the side of the box.

Also why are you using XP? If for accounting software you seriously need to rethink your use of quicken, XP is dead and VERY insecure

No, it's not normal. No, I'm not talking about a number on a box. Why I choose XP is inconsequential to this thread and my problem at hand. Thanks.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 03:13 AM

I dunno I have seen a windows install without any add ons take up about 80 gigs plus stuff you might have had from your OEM , pus the backlog of possible updates.

I would ask now long have you had this computer for?

Again update back logs could explain this, I would not dismiss it as a possibility


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 03:42 AM

I dunno I have seen a windows install without any add ons take up about 80 gigs plus stuff you might have had from your OEM , pus the backlog of possible updates.

I would ask now long have you had this computer for?

Again update back logs could explain this, I would not dismiss it as a possibility

Treesize, Windirstat, and my manual tally method say about 77G used. This includes pagefile, system restore, etc.

 

As far as how long I've had this pc - lots of years, and the hard drive in question is probably 8-9 years old. Though that really doesn't matter, except I would like to get this drive sorted.

 

I don't know what you mean by back logs. I turned off windows updates after sp2 and before sp3, so many moons ago. The system is stable and my wife likes it just the way it is, is used to it, and that's all that matters to me.

 

The chkdsk snapshot I provided above was from a windows 7 system doing the check on this xp system drive.

 

I have a long history of self pc maintenance (from dos days) but this has me stumped.



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Posted 21 October 2015 - 08:15 AM

The Speccy shows the following.

 

232GB SAMSUNG (HDD)  Disk #2  Disk letter C:

 

Used Space: 163 GB (71%)
 
Free Space: 69 GB (29%)

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