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Free memory problem

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August 7, 2011 5:35:23 PM

Hi,
I have a weird problem. On my D drive there are 700 and something GB in total, however, it showes only 1.96Mb of free space, what is more weird is that the total files (including the hidden ones) are only 62Gb.

I've tried CC Cleaner, deleted temp files, emptied recycle bin, cleared out old system restore points, the whole 9 yards, but the problem won't go away.

Can anyone help me? its driving me insane! :cry: 

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August 7, 2011 6:11:29 PM

It's probably has bad sectors and can't be recovered, sorry but there's probably nothing you can do about it. Happened to me before, 250 gb drive showing up as about 20 gb.
August 7, 2011 6:14:26 PM

Will a format do the trick?
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August 7, 2011 6:49:39 PM

deathil93 said:
Hi,
I have a weird problem. On my D drive there are 700 and something GB in total, however, it showes only 1.96Mb of free space, what is more weird is that the total files (including the hidden ones) are only 62Gb.





If there's a system in there, what the size of the folder %systemroot%windows\winsxs folder? You may find Googling for and installing a little free utility called SpaceMonger useful here. If holdingholder is right, try running Checkdisk with the two boxes ticked to find and fix errors.


August 7, 2011 7:47:01 PM

Saga Lout said:


If there's a system in there, what the size of the folder %systemroot%windows\winsxs folder? You may find Googling for and installing a little free utility called SpaceMonger useful here. If holdingholder is right, try running Checkdisk with the two boxes ticked to find and fix errors.


I'm running the CheckDisk now and no, the D drive isn't the system drive, does the program you suggested still applies?
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August 8, 2011 6:38:05 AM



Yes - SpaceMonger will tell you what's on that drive and how much space each is taking up.


August 8, 2011 4:00:28 PM

^^THANK YOU! I love you man haha
Apperently it was the system restore, took out like 600GB of storage, tought I deleted all the restore points, guess not.
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August 8, 2011 6:12:26 PM



That's weird - I didn't think it could occupy more than 12% of the total drive space. I always restrict systems I've worked on to 5%. Glad you got it sorted though.

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