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aowen512

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i have a raid 160gb total, i partitioned off 10gb for windows

currently it says that i only have 55mb left.... when i go into explorer and look at each folder on this partition, the total space adds up to about 4.5 gb... so where did the remaining 5.5 gb go!!?!?!!

why doesnt it see that there should be over 5gb of space left ?

how can i reclaim this space ?

i need some help as my computer is running really slow now without having any space

thx fellas
 

rseven

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:welcome: to the Forum.
Two things come to mind. First, where is your swap file located? Second, clean out your system restore file.
 
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aowen512

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yea, my swap file is on the other partition

ive ran disk cleanup multiple times including ccleaner hdcleaner and like 3 more 'cleaners' trying to free up space

restore is off, and all previous saves are gone...

it hsould only total up to like 4gb.. i dont understand how its full!

keep the replies coming!

thx guys
 

rseven

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Have you checked for viruses and spyware? Also, have you changed your folder options to "show hidden files" to allow you to view everything ti the C drive"?
 

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Run "chkdsk /f" from the command prompt, this will require a restart to complete, but may resolve your issue. chkdsk can repair issues with windows reporting the incorrect amount of free space.

Also, at the root of C go to tools>folder options then go to the view tab and select show hidden files and folders, then deselect hide protected OS files. This will allow you to see any files at the root of C which could also be taking up space but you aren't seeing.
 
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aowen512

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yea, have all the files viewed

ran checkdisk.. did not help

have run/ran kaspersky antivirus, microsoft antispyware, spybot search n destroy and did not help

any more ideas.. im sure lost at this point

thx guys for the current replies

keep them coming!!
 
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aowen512

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ok, ive downloaded and used disktective which basically makes a pie chart of your hard drive

it shows that my free space has

048 990 814 208 bytes

can this be correct, doesn that mean there are 48gb's free?
 

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Open Disk Defragmenter | Highlight the C: volume, and click the 'Analyze' button | After analysis is complete. click the 'View Report' button | In the Analysis Report window, click the 'Save As' button | The default 'File name' is VolumeC.txt | Save the file, then copy and paste the info above the hash line into this thread. It should look something like this...

Volume XP_SP2 C:
Volume size = 153 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 13.08 GB
Free space = 140 GB
Percent free space = 91 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 1 %
File fragmentation = 3 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 63,727
Average file size = 307 KB
Total fragmented files = 777
Total excess fragments = 2,681
Average fragments per file = 1.04

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 1.50 GB
Total fragments = 1

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 5,346
Fragmented folders = 35
Excess folder fragments = 326

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 78 MB
MFT record count = 69,619
Percent MFT in use = 87 %
Total MFT fragments = 2

The following MSKB article may also be of some help to you...

How to locate and correct disk space problems on NTFS volumes in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315688
 
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aowen512

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i went into the partition and selected all, and then went to properties

size 2.96gb

size on disk 2.68gb




ok here is the defrag anal

Volume Windows (C:)
Volume size = 9.77 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 9.72 GB
Free space = 46 MB
Percent free space = 0 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 22 %
File fragmentation = 7 %
Free space fragmentation = 38 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 44,989
Average file size = 251 KB
Total fragmented files = 595
Total excess fragments = 7,295
Average fragments per file = 1.16

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 0 bytes
Total fragments = 0

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 1,769
Fragmented folders = 7
Excess folder fragments = 156

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 66 MB
MFT record count = 46,859
Percent MFT in use = 69 %
Total MFT fragments = 3

help this info helps

keepem coming!
 
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zeeky

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well one time one of my other comps got some bug in it

something used it to store/distribute some zip files in limewire(probably a virus since they were all the same)

i wold recommend looking at the propertys of all your folders(like is program files is 8 gigs you shold look for junk there)and see if you can find the prob

also i whold also recommend useing winrar to search thrue the folders(it shows hiddin folders)

sry if it has ben answered allready i didn't thoroughly look thrue the replys

hope it helps
 
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aowen512

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here is the other drive

Volume Owen (D: )
Volume size = 144 GB
Cluster size = 4 KB
Used space = 98.00 GB
Free space = 45.60 GB
Percent free space = 31 %

Volume fragmentation
Total fragmentation = 9 %
File fragmentation = 18 %
Free space fragmentation = 0 %

File fragmentation
Total files = 49,610
Average file size = 2 MB
Total fragmented files = 2,548
Total excess fragments = 11,555
Average fragments per file = 1.23

Pagefile fragmentation
Pagefile size = 1.50 GB
Total fragments = 2

Folder fragmentation
Total folders = 2,393
Fragmented folders = 73
Excess folder fragments = 885

Master File Table (MFT) fragmentation
Total MFT size = 51 MB
MFT record count = 52,104
Percent MFT in use = 99 %
Total MFT fragments = 2
 

BrutalDrew

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Why do you even bother putting everything in seperate partitions? You only decrease performance by seperating the OS, pagefile and applications by increasing your average seeking distance.
 

covana2244

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BrutalDrew said:
Why do you even bother putting everything in seperate partitions? You only decrease performance by seperating the OS, pagefile and applications by increasing your average seeking distance.
Spoken like a true windows user.
 
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aowen512

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ok, i will let the man work then :cool:

thx for the help so far, and ive been going through the things on the link you gave me and so far no help
 

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covana2244 said:
Spoken like a true windows user.



?? seems to make sense to me. As long as you keep an exact page file size AFTER defragmenting, performance is fine. If you use a page file range, it gets fragmented. No problems with using an exact size like 1 or 2GB.
 
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aowen512

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i use 1.5gb....

should i change that to 1 or 2, or is the 1.5 ok?