please help to recover HD space !

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kittu8_in2002, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

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    i am running WIN7. last week i had some hardware porblem so my comp was unsuccessfully booted several times . finally i fixed the problem. but then i noticed that my Harddisk space was reduced by 3gb. i used all the disk cleaners like DISKMAX and CCLEANER and registry cleaner..but the prob is still there.Can anyone help.....in XP it used to be there the extension .chk i suppose?? please suggest ways to get back that space.
     
  2. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    I am not sure but try cleaning up problem report and solution logs. I know they got pretty damn big in vista at least. I would also disable system restore, then re-enable it. This will free up a lot of storage because it deletes the old restore points. Your pc may have created restore points because of your issue man.
     
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  3. topdnbass

    topdnbass MDL Novice

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    Disk space is probably marked as unrecoverable.
    Otherwise a format should bring back those 3 gigs.
     
  4. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    try chkdsk with all options enabled, should do a 5 phase task to see what happens there too if nothing else fixes it.
     
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  5. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    Before i post what i think it could be: How much RAM do you have installed?
     
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  6. Akko

    Akko MDL Junior Member

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    Install tuneup utilities 2010. there's a free trial.
     
  7. mcw

    mcw MDL Novice

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    Sure it's not due to recovery points or shadow copies? If everything is working, you can disable it, and then re-enable it - that will wipe out all previous recovery points and shadowed files.
     
  8. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

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    hello guys i have 2gb of RAM installed....and can you help me or tell me the path where is that system restore thing...:confused:
     
  9. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Thats what i also had in mind. :cool:

    Go to config -> system -> Advanced system config (right bar) -> system security.
     
  10. kittu8_in2002

    kittu8_in2002 MDL Junior Member

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    You guys are super duper genius:D hell lot of space was recovered........9gb.....and my advice to all.....:D please always listen to pro experts in this forum..if ur facing any problem like this:D after all ":):):)why to fear when experts like you are near :D:D:D"
     
  11. urie

    urie Moderator
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    also check out C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Temp

    and delete files from there:)