Windows 8.1 showling low free space

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  1. dudedroid

    dudedroid MDL Junior Member

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    My F drive which is not a system drive is showing 22.6GB free of 99.9GB but when i take a note of its contents, all files accounts to about 10GB. Where the hell rest space gone. This is just not with one partition but others too
     
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  3. Paiva

    Paiva MDL Developer

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    Very strange.

    Run an anti-malware and see if there's something hidden.

    Post results
     
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  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Hibernation file
    Pagefile
    System Restore Files
     
  5. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    win.old can be a big left over after upgrade to 8.1 if done.
     
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    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    #7 murphy78, Nov 5, 2013
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    Save your time. Copy the contents of that drive manually to a folder on another drive.
    Then simply run diskpart commands:
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    list disk
    select disk 3 (estimated by f:, change if it's not the right disk)
    clean (srsly make sure it's the right disk first)
    convert mbr
    create partition primary
    format fs=ntfs quick
    assign
    exit
    Copy the contents of that folder back over when yer done.
     
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  7. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    Is Drive F: a HD or SSD? The reason I ask is because years ago I had a very strange incompatibility with an Intel SSD. When I replaced it with a Crucial SSD, all was fine. Again, this was years ago and SSD's were pretty much first generation.

    Have you run Chkdsk (CheckDisk)?

    A "last ditch" approach: Backup your data to another location. Run "Disk Administrator" and delete all partitions on F: and then recreate them.
     
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  8. dudedroid

    dudedroid MDL Junior Member

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    #9 dudedroid, Nov 5, 2013
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    I had the same thought of fixing the problem. But i wanted to know the root cause to it.
    It is HDD. And this problem is not with just one partition but all of them.
     
  9. dudedroid

    dudedroid MDL Junior Member

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    I have a windows 7 installation as well... i should see the drive status from that too.
     
  10. dudedroid

    dudedroid MDL Junior Member

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    #11 dudedroid, Nov 5, 2013
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    Removed all files from the drive and it still shows 22.7GB free off 99.9GB. Now from windows 7 installation also i see the same result.
    Code:
    Chkdsk was executed in scan mode on a volume snapshot.  
    
    Checking file system on F:
    Volume label is Softwares.
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
                                                                                           
      9728 file records processed.                                                         File verification completed.
                                                                                           
      3 large file records processed.                                                                                                                           
      0 bad file records processed.                                      
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
                                                                                           
      9810 index entries processed.                                                        Index verification completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Security descriptor verification completed.
                                                                                           
      42 data files processed.                                            CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
                                                                                           
      25953616 USN bytes processed.                                                            Usn Journal verification completed.
    
    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.
    
     104857599 KB total disk space.
      82023676 KB in 2401 files.
          1340 KB in 43 indexes.
        104687 KB in use by the system.
         65536 KB occupied by the log file.
      22727896 KB available on disk.
    
          4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
      26214399 total allocation units on disk.
       5681974 allocation units available on disk.
    
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
    
    Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
    
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    
    Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.
    No further action is required.
    
     
  11. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    "Chkdsk was executed in scan mode on a volume snapshot." Okay, I don't know what this means.
    It appears to reference dynamic disks. Sorry, I have no experience with dynamic disks, so
    I will let those who do analyze this issue. (Any possibility there is nothing wrong and this
    is normal for a dynamic disk?)
     
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  12. Computer Fixer

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    OP- you're not running a RAID setup are you?
    I had a similar problem with an older Intel RAID controller that gave me a similar issue- till I finally updated the SW RAID program.
     
  13. cmos

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    some "special files" of NTFS could be very large sometimes, see the prt-sc for an example

    Capture_defraggler.PNG

    check the partition with defraggler portable, search by "$" and see if it is this case...
     
  14. dudedroid

    dudedroid MDL Junior Member

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    No its a normal 2.5 WD 500GB HDD in my laptop with 4 partitions. Now i have 2 partition empty which do not show any files in it (show hidden files/system files enabled) In one drive i am getting 22.7GB off 99.9GB free and other at 27GB off 90.6GB. Both these drive do not contain any files.
     
  15. dudedroid

    dudedroid MDL Junior Member

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    Anything?
    Still waiting for a solution
     
  16. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    what if you format these "empty" partitions?
     
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  17. Computer Fixer

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    If it really is a Dynamic disk...
    I had a similar situation w/a dynamic disk under-reporting it's size. I tried every suggestion I read- none worked. I finally ended up resetting it back to NTFS and that fixed the problem.