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0 bytes free of 5.00 GB Error!

Hi I went crazy and recently uninstalled something and now I have a harddrive error which results in me not being able to add anything to my HDD. CHKDSK does not work also. Please assist. System restore unfortunately is not an option.

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what windows? XP?

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32 or 64 bit? No files over 4GB on XP and 32 bit windows allowed. You could try a Linux Live DVD, boot and then open it's file manager and since it does many extra file functions than windows, it might be able to remove that 5GB file.

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This is the Windows 8 forum

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This is the Windows 8 forum, so take a leap of faith.

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That 5GB is a clue it might not be Windows 8 at all.

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And anyone that would try to use Windows 8 on a 5GB system disk would learn quickly what a PITA that is.

Most folk would just gather around to watch the disaster unfold.
Bob

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Could also be

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Could also be that the person accidentally added a decimal point and meant to say 500GB or we're talking about some really low end tablet with say 8GB of internal storage that's partitioned off so only 5GB is usable by the user. For better or worse, part of the aim with 8.1 Update 1 was to reduce the disk and memory requirements to let Windows 8 run on even lower end tablet hardware. Good for those of running it on a computer, probably not so much for people who are drawn in by the low sticker price and don't bother checking the rest of the details about the hardware.

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So it's like mystery meat instead.

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You first J.

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In the words of Carlin

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In the words of Carlin: It could be meat... It could be cake. It looks like some kind of... Meat cake!

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Re: disk full

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Although I agree with what has been said above (5.00 GB being a very unlike partition size for a Windows 8 system), with system restore not only not being an option, but unlikely to help also, the next step is a refresh and if that dosn't help a reset, as explained in http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc

If none of the three help, you have to go back to the latest image you made. If you don't have that, or it doesn't work, it's likely to be a hardware issue. Then you find a repair shop to fix it.

Kees

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