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Windows 7: Hard Drive showing as full mysteriously

07 Jun 2012   #11
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Have you been online to see if other BF3 users were experiencing the same issues? Can you right click the BF3 patch and choose "run as administrator"?


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08 Jun 2012   #12
OldBloke

Windows 7
 
 

Sometimes this problem can be fixed by running a disk check (if the problem is not caused by extra real files using up space, but is caused by the file system not reporting free space correctly)

Right click the drive in Windows Explorer > Properties > Tools tab > Check Now
in the next dialog, tick "automatically fix file system errors"
It may need a reboot.
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09 Jun 2012   #13
lazyislander

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks for the advice....I have ran the check disc function, ran it again just now just in case. No luck. Now I have less than 1 GB of free memory!! Fortunately I don't download a lot of stuff. HAVOC , i don't think i can run as admin, but if i could what would i do?? I was trying to avoid deleting bf3.....because with Barbados internet that would probably take like 2 days to get downloaded again!!! sad...i know.
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09 Jun 2012   #14
lazyislander

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This guy had similar problem....doesn't state what was the solution....I tried some of the recommendations drive space is full and file sizes are low
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09 Jun 2012   #15
TheCyberMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you had any bsod's i would expect them with less than 1GB of freespace?

Used any third party defragmentors if so uninstall them?
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09 Jun 2012   #16
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

First off you can save a few gig by disabling hibernation: How to disable and re-enable hibernation on a computer that is running Windows Since access to restore points is by default restricted it's space consumption is hard to ascertain; this is compounded by Vista's and 7's shadow copy of your documents. Perhaps you have more than Windows is reporting. That said try deleting all but the most recent restore point: Delete a restore point Also you can try resizing your page file size; 1.5 gb (1536 mb) initial size and 3 gb (3072 mb) max size should do. Change the size of virtual memory You can also change page file location: windows 7 - How can I move the page file to another physical disk location? - Super User Keep in mind that you have a lot of music and your programs folder is very large. Try uninstalling unnecessary programs.
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09 Jun 2012   #17
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of all of your programs in Control Panel?
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09 Jun 2012   #18
lazyislander

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

deleted 3rd party disk cleaner....namely advanced system care with the defrag option.
program page below


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09 Jun 2012   #19
lazyislander

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

havent doen any big changes, but now i have an extra 9gb of free memory...so number jumping around
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10 Jun 2012   #20
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

In Explorer Folder Options do you have "Hide protected operating system files" unchecked?
If it is checked, uncheck it and see if it makes a difference in what files/sizes you see.

In post #5 the Disk Management screen shows a "Disk 1" as Unknown/Not initialized.
How many Hard Drives do you have installed in this PC, and what is "Disk 1"?

In Post #18 you said you uninstalled Advanced System Care.
When it was installed did you ever run it and do any registry cleaning / optimization?

In Post #13 you said you don't think you can run as Admin.
Why can't you run as Admin?
Do you have an Administrator account you can log in with?
An Administrator account may show different results due to security/permissions.
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