Drive Space Missing

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  1. JiggSaww

    JiggSaww MDL Novice

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    #1 JiggSaww, Jul 2, 2012
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    I open Computer and C says it only has about 15 gigs free, but as you can see in the images everything else say that I'm only using a bout 88 gigs out of 279 available. I have done a preboot defrag, I have checked each of the main folders on C by hand and all totaled come up with just about 88 gigs used. On a side note I uninstalled AGV Internet Security because it was eating up 59 gigs of space with it's log files, but once I rebooted even though all of AVG was gone there was no change in how much space windows was saying is being used. I can simply rerun windows and reinstall my programs and do my tweaks, but i'd like to avoid that if possible. any ideas and or help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    the partion image is non-usable can't make out any of the important info..

    1) what is the drive size?
    2) How much of the drive is partitioned for C:\
    3) How is the rest of the drive partitioned?
     
  3. JiggSaww

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    #3 JiggSaww, Jul 2, 2012
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    o.k.
    c unpartitioned 279 gigs usable and 15.2 gigs are free, but like i said everything else says i'm only actually using 88 gigs leaving 191 free. a side note the only partitioned drive is my 1tb drive as universal backups, documents - wallpaper, vmware.
     
  4. redroad

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    your not answering the questions but if you want to use all of the drive you have to expand C:\ to be as big as the drive size minus the 100mb reserved partition if your using Windows 7
     
  5. JiggSaww

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    #5 JiggSaww, Jul 2, 2012
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    c isn't partitioned at all. it is 300 gigs before formatting, and 279 gigs after formatting. i've include a archive with the images. i would of used the uploader here but it kept freezing. just remove the spaces.

    h t t p : / /w w w . mediafire.com/file/ex44ex4gayzuici/New_folder.rar

     
  6. jayblok

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    Can you please elaborate on this matter? what are you trying to achieve? more drive space?
     
  7. JiggSaww

    JiggSaww MDL Novice

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    no i'm not trying to get more drive space. what i'm trying to do is get windows to report the correct amount of drive space being used. rightclicking and selecting all in c and going to properties says i'm using 88 gigs out of 279. 3 programs also tell me i'm using under 100 gigs out of 279. but open computer and there it say only 15.2 gigs free out of 279 gigs.
     
  8. 60cent

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    JiggSaww once i had a simulare problem,but by me it used about 100 GB space and i didn´t even know where it was,i scanned everything for viruses trojans but no results.
    I thought maybe someone hacked my PC and took some Gb away,so i formatted my drive and there it was everything back to normal.
    I tried all kinds of stuff but without succeso_O:confused:
     
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  9. jayblok

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    #9 jayblok, Jul 2, 2012
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  10. JiggSaww

    JiggSaww MDL Novice

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    #10 JiggSaww, Jul 2, 2012
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    the second image is windirstat. i tried sevenforums, but can't register. all you get is a page saying they are having problems. one of the first things i do is set windows to show all files, and turn off system restore.
     
  11. jayblok

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    what about your restore points? do you have system restore enabled? delete your restore points?
     
  12. jayblok

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    delete your hibernation file go into command prompt and type this: powercfg -h off
     
  13. JiggSaww

    JiggSaww MDL Novice

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    restore points are gone and the hibernation is gone as well.
     
  14. 60cent

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    Jiggsaww have you tried this:

    Go to where your C: Drive is, than right click on it and go to properties,after that go to tools and than click on Error-Checking.
    I don´t know i´ve already tried all kinds of this stuff but none of them worked only formatting restored it as it should be.
     
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  15. JiggSaww

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    nero100, it's scanning now. will report when it's done.
     
  16. jayblok

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    what about running sfc /scannow ,maybe one of your system files or component is corrupt since you say that every other program says the correct amount of disk space used/left?
     
  17. 100

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    On an elevated command prompt, what is the output of "vssadmin list shadowstorage" for C:\? (just copy/paste, no need to screenshot).
    And to clear things up, all your drives need to be partitioned. The partition table may only contain one entry (for C:\), but it still is partitioned.

    Also, your text formatting here sucks.
     
  18. JiggSaww

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    #18 JiggSaww, Jul 2, 2012
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    nero100, thorough chkdsk did the trick. hadn't had to run one of those in ages. it nows says 141 gigs free, which is just about what i figured was free. thanks a lot.
     
  19. 60cent

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    Glad i could help and that everything worked out well for you :D
     
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  20. JiggSaww

    JiggSaww MDL Novice

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    100, i said above that c only has one partition, so yes i know it's partitioned. as for my formatting my post nothing wrong with it.