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Windows 7: ssd problems

18 Nov 2012   #1
pmk

windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
ssd problems

First of all I want to apologise for the mistakes that I have obviously been making due to the fact that I am new on this site.
How can I remove posts that have been answered?
I have the following problem with my ssd disk.
I probably bought it too small anyway, it is a VERTEX III (120 Gb.)
Untill the beginning of this week I had used up half the storage capacity, which means that I had 56 Gb left from the 111 available Gb.
I have not installed any new programs lately, the only thing is that somebody helped me to recover an overlay problem.
The icons on my desktop all showed the internet explorer picture, but this problem is now solved, although I have got this arrow stuck to the icon picture.
However I suddenly only have 49,5 Gb. of free space left, which I find quite a lot to just vanish.....
Can any one please help and does it help to include a screenshot of for instance my RAM shown in Speccy as I heard somebody mention on this site?
Thanks in advance for any given advice and sorry if my english is not quite sufficient, but this is not my native language.
Greetings, Peter

My e-mail address is:Removed for your safety

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18 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmk View Post
First of all I want to apologise for the mistakes that I have obviously been making due to the fact that I am new on this site.
How can I remove posts that have been answered?
I have the following problem with my ssd disk.
I probably bought it too small anyway, it is a VERTEX III (120 Gb.)
Untill the beginning of this week I had used up half the storage capacity, which means that I had 56 Gb left from the 111 available Gb.
I have not installed any new programs lately, the only thing is that somebody helped me to recover an overlay problem.
The icons on my desktop all showed the internet explorer picture, but this problem is now solved, although I have got this arrow stuck to the icon picture.
However I suddenly only have 49,5 Gb. of free space left, which I find quite a lot to just vanish.....
Can any one please help and does it help to include a screenshot of for instance my RAM shown in Speccy as I heard somebody mention on this site?
Thanks in advance for any given advice and sorry if my english is not quite sufficient, but this is not my native language.
Greetings, Peter
Are you using a 3rd party backup on your system? Generally unexpected decrease in drive space is due to a backup. Please post back.

HTH
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18 Nov 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

What you NEVER want to do is post your email address, it can cause a lot of spam for you.
Edit your Post and remove it asap.
I see Barman58 removed the address for you.

You can mark your previous threads as "Solved" if the issue(s) are fixed.

You should fill in your System Specs.
Do you have a laptop and the SSD is the only storage device (no HD's possible)?

A 120 GB SSD is large enough for most people.
Do you store all your data on the SSD?
What programs do you have installed on the SSD?

Most people put the OS and programs on an SSD, and data is stored an a HD.
If you're a gamer, are you installing games on the SSD?

You can try free programs such as WinDirStat and TreeSize to more easily see where space is being used.

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics
TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
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18 Nov 2012   #4
pmk

windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
RE:

Thanks for warning me for my stupid mistake (entering my e-mail address)!
I only have windows and my program files on the Vertex III ssd disk.
I have a PC
I'll send a screenshot of the various programs installed on my ssd disk.
All my data are on the D:// disk which is a WD 2 TB disk.
As a back up disk I also have another 2 Tb WD.
I don't have any gaming programs on my pc.
I just downloaded WinDirStat but have not installed or used it yet.
As a back up program I have Acronis installed.
I hope I answered your questions sufficiently and am very thankful for your help.
Greetins, Peter
If you need any more screen shots, please let me know.


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18 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmk View Post
Thanks for warning me for my stupid mistake (entering my e-mail address)!
I only have windows and my program files on the Vertex III ssd disk.
I have a PC
I'll send a screenshot of the various programs installed on my ssd disk.
All my data are on the D:// disk which is a WD 2 TB disk.
As a back up disk I also have another 2 Tb WD.
I don't have any gaming programs on my pc.
I just downloaded WinDirStat but have not installed or used it yet.
As a back up program I have Acronis installed.
I hope I answered your questions sufficiently and am very thankful for your help.
Greetins, Peter
If you need any more screen shots, please let me know.
Since you have Acronis installed, the backups created by that program can consume a large amount of space as I noted in my first post. I see that DavidW7ncus has already suggested using a couple of different programs that will provide stats on directory size which helps in locating large files.

Please post back your progress.
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18 Nov 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To resolve your space problem, you can do 2 things:

1. Get rid of the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off. Then reduce the pagefile to 2GB

2. Have a look whether you do not have too many restore points in your shadowstorage. The command is:

vssadmin list shadowstorage.

Look for the number under Allocated and Maximum.

If that is more than 5 or 10GB, you should reduce the size. The command is:

Vssadmin Resize ShadowStorage /For=C: /On=C: /MaxSize=5GB.

Now that would set it to 5GB. If you want to different size, change the number. Figure 500MB to 1GB per restore point.
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18 Nov 2012   #7
pmk

windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmk View Post
Thanks for warning me for my stupid mistake (entering my e-mail address)!
I only have windows and my program files on the Vertex III ssd disk.
I have a PC
I'll send a screenshot of the various programs installed on my ssd disk.
All my data are on the D:// disk which is a WD 2 TB disk.
As a back up disk I also have another 2 Tb WD.
I don't have any gaming programs on my pc.
I just downloaded WinDirStat but have not installed or used it yet.
As a back up program I have Acronis installed.
I hope I answered your questions sufficiently and am very thankful for your help.
Greetins, Peter
If you need any more screen shots, please let me know.
Since you have Acronis installed, the backups created by that program can consume a large amount of space as I noted in my first post. I see that DavidW7ncus has already suggested using a couple of different programs that will provide stats on directory size which helps in locating large files.

Please post back your progress.
yes, but the back ups created by acronis all go to my disk D://
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18 Nov 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmk View Post
Thanks for warning me for my stupid mistake (entering my e-mail address)!
I only have windows and my program files on the Vertex III ssd disk.
I have a PC
I'll send a screenshot of the various programs installed on my ssd disk.
All my data are on the D:// disk which is a WD 2 TB disk.
As a back up disk I also have another 2 Tb WD.
I don't have any gaming programs on my pc.
I just downloaded WinDirStat but have not installed or used it yet.
As a back up program I have Acronis installed.
I hope I answered your questions sufficiently and am very thankful for your help.
Greetins, Peter
If you need any more screen shots, please let me know.
Since you have Acronis installed, the backups created by that program can consume a large amount of space as I noted in my first post. I see that DavidW7ncus has already suggested using a couple of different programs that will provide stats on directory size which helps in locating large files.

Please post back your progress.
yes, but the back ups created by acronis all go to my disk D://
Sorry, didn't catch that in your updated post. So, that shoots down the concept of backup usage.
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19 Nov 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Waiting to see the WinDirStat screenshot to give us the picture.

Your SSD should be plenty large for OS, programs, System Managed paging file and Hiberfil if you want to use the modern suspend function.
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21 Nov 2012   #10
pmk

windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 
windirstat

Hallo Gregrocker,
Thanks for wantin to help.
First of all, is this the windirstat screenshot you wanted, or do you need the whole picture?
I am also sending you my RAM situation and how my pagefile is organised, if that helps.
My system restore was switched off from the begininning powercfg -h off.
All my data like documents and photoshop stuff go to my D:// disk.
I keep on loosing space and now have 48,5, Gb left without installing any new programs.


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File Type: doc ram.doc (64.0 KB, 4 views)
File Type: doc windirstat.doc (71.0 KB, 4 views)
File Type: doc ssd problemen.doc (24.5 KB, 3 views)
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