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Hardrive problem

by eupharies / July 12, 2013 2:40 AM PDT

Hello!

Basically my "D" drive is saying i only have 13gb left of 150gb... I did a search using treesize which said I am only using 16gb... therefore don;t understand why im missing 134gb..

Any ideas what it could be or how I can sort this..?

Thanks Happy

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Do this
by wpgwpg / July 12, 2013 3:02 AM PDT
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I agree there's definitely something wrong with these numbers. So click Start -> Control Panel -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Now look at the partitions and report back what you see there.

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hello!
by eupharies / July 12, 2013 3:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Do this

Hello

Ok i did what you said and ermmm

D drive - Healthy Logical Drive

Capacity 160.02gb
Free space 13.42gb
8% free space

I just cant figure it out

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You could try chkdsk
by wpgwpg / July 12, 2013 3:50 AM PDT
In reply to: hello!

Open an administrator command prompt and run chkdsk. Click START, then type CMD in the search box, right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator. Then from the command prompt type: chkdsk D: /f /r . Bear in mind that this could run for up to an hour.

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thanks
by eupharies / July 12, 2013 5:21 AM PDT
In reply to: You could try chkdsk

Ok cool, its running now, what would i be looking for?

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(NT) When chkdsk finishes, it'll give a report.
by wpgwpg / July 12, 2013 6:14 AM PDT
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Cheers
by eupharies / July 12, 2013 7:07 AM PDT

Ok cool,

Report is
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">167790860 KB total disk space
<span>153364568 KB in 53346 files
<span>242632 KB in 7047 indexes
<span>0 KB in bad sectors
<span>104764 KB in use by file system
<span>2408 KB occupied by log file
<span>

<span>14078896 KB available on disk
<span>4096 bytes in each allocation unit
<span>41947715 total allocation units on disk3519724 allocation units available on disk

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This is a common complaint.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2013 3:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Hardrive problem

And very common after folk use registry cleaners. Most systems are set to not report low disk space on D so why not change it back like it was?

Here's how -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555622

Bob

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