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Windows 7: "Startup repair" failing - hard disk space issue?

05 Apr 2015   #21
AnnaNYC

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaNYC View Post
And no, he made no attempts at maintenance. I don't think he knows how. He writes emails, plays games and buys movies and downloads them. He said he has close to 100 movies and even more games downloaded. No wonder he's out of hard drive space!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Get to a command prompt.

enter this:

cd..

That's cd followed by two dots.

Hit the enter key.

Do it again and again until the prompt appears as

C:\

and nothing more.

Advise when you are sitting at C:\ for a prompt, not some sub directory.
I've typed the command cd.. at least a hundred times. It's staying on X:\> --- what do you think?


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05 Apr 2015   #22
AnnaNYC

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Here's a photo


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05 Apr 2015   #23
AnnaNYC

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Sorry it's sideways! (EDIT: fixed it)
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05 Apr 2015   #24
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

OK.

You are at the root of the X drive.

Why X and not C?

Enter this command at the X prompt:

dir

followed by the enter key.

Post a screen shot of the output.
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05 Apr 2015   #25
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

It looks like the computer is using ramdsisk type c: at the command prompt
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05 Apr 2015   #26
AnnaNYC

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"C:" worked!! Here is the screenshot of what appeared when I typed "dir" too.

I'm sitting at C:\> now.


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05 Apr 2015   #27
AnnaNYC

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

And just in case it helps. Here's a photo of the results of command "dir" on C.


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05 Apr 2015   #28
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Now type in
Code:
dir /p
look for the user folder type in
Quote:
cd User
make sure you type it in the exact way it said when you did the dir /p now do another
Code:
dir/p
and cd into the user name of your uncle
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05 Apr 2015   #29
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

oops you have to
Quote:
cd Users
Just for info cd means change directory
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05 Apr 2015   #30
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Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit
 
 

HI : Have you checked in the bios to make sure your windows drive is set to BOOT first ? I had a windows update some months ago that on re-boot , no boot ... The boot changed in the bios to a old drive ..
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