Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Desktop not working: I need my hard drive back!

03 Jun 2014   #91
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
HD2: Please provide a directory list of that folder

Command prompt
cd Desktop
dir /a /s > ListDT.txt
exit

Attach the ListDT.txt file to a post.
Okay, that was easy, lol

I searched on my computer for reinstall options, and I found this screen:

Hopefully, and I think you feel the same way as l do, this can be fixed without any overhauling the computer with reinstalling/resetting discs.




Attached Files
File Type: txt ListDT.txt (961.9 KB, 2 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Jun 2014   #92
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Hmmm, I'm still stumped. The HD2 folder is only 80GB, Free space ~ 80GB.


Deeper search

Open an Elevated Command Prompt (run as Admin)

Type:
cd \
dir /s /a > ListcDrive.txt
exit

attach ListcDrive.txt to a new post
you might have to put it in a compressed folder due to forum size limits.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #93
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
I searched on my computer for reinstall options, and I found this screen:
[image]
Hopefully, and I think you feel the same way as l do, this can be fixed without any overhauling the computer with reinstalling/resetting discs.
Good - now remember where you found it. Yes, hopefully you can avoid a Reset if you can reclaim the free space. I'll look at the c:\ drive listing I requested above and see if I can's determine where the space is used.

If I cannot, then the Reset will take care of the issue by erasing the drive as part of it's process. But... you'll need to find 80 GB of storage or hope that another Lucid Puppy copy can pull the data off the old drive without chewing up your c:\ drive.

Rock and a hard place. I don't know if you can afford an external HD, but that would be the easiest. With a new ext HD, you could copy the HD2 folder to it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Jun 2014   #94
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Hit a problem:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #95
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Just a snag - you cannot write to c:\

The commands below will write the output to your desktop.

Open an Elevated Command Prompt (run as Admin)

Type:
cd \
dir /s /a > C:\Users\Binker028\Desktop\ListcDrive.txt
exit
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #96
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

Okay, got it


Attached Files
File Type: rar ListcDrive.rar (1.82 MB, 1 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #97
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Just a notation: the full screens are difficult to read.

Try grabbing just the Cmd prompt window
Ctrl+Alt+PrtScrn (captures just the active window to the clipboard)
Open Paint (simple graphics editor)
Ctrl+V (pastes clipboard into Paint)
Ctrl+S (saves file - note where the file is being saved, file name is up to you, but make it meaningful)

example of a window capture attached - much easier to read. Don't worry too much about it, the data is more important than the presentation. If I can't read it, I'll ask you for another image.


Attached Images
Desktop not working: I need my hard drive back!-xcmdprompt.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #98
BinkerNate

Windows 7
 
 

For cdm, I should just type
cd \
dir /s /a
right?

Because it's not really looking like your example image above.

EDIT: Okay wait, I fixed this by doing some editing via Paint to make this easier, though you may have to dl this to zoom in
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #99
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

The file you attached is fine - the cmds you entered were correct.
- the image I attached, as I stated, is just an example of a window capture attached

Sorry if I confused you

Now, back to the issue at hand.... free space.
From your file
Total Files Listed:
112436 File(s) 141,377,051,719 bytes
79909 Dir(s) 78,992,019,456 bytes free

The space is being consumed somewhere you can't see it, even with Run as Admin. That's only about 144 GB used, but Windows reports about 418 GB used. Free space is reported the same either way.

I decided to review the screen shots you posted with PW and Disk Mgmt
They present data slightly differently.

I'd like to see a new Partition Wizard (PW) main window
(you can try the screen capture I suggested above - if it doesn't work, just grab the full screen and I'll deal with it on my side)

I'd also like to eliminate an unknown.

Uninstall SUPERdelete. I don't know the application, it might take precautions and save a copy before deletion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2014   #100
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BinkerNate View Post
For cdm, I should just type
cd \
dir /s /a
right?

Because it's not really looking like your example image above.

EDIT: Okay wait, I fixed this by doing some editing via Paint to make this easier, though you may have to dl this to zoom in

edit: removed image from quote
Nope, that a good example of where I'd ask for another image or multiple images. even zoomed, I cannot read the text on the image.

The actual text file was fine and it's better for large files. Images like the one you posted (and I quoted) get murky and are of no use

edit: Please read and follow Post# 99. thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Desktop not working: I need my hard drive back!




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External Hard Drive (F) Drive Letter changed to G - Can't change back
My External Hard Drive (My Book) was always Drive letter F. I went to sleep and woke up to find Windows 7 Pro had updated and rebooted and I was welcomed by my login screen. Consequently now my My Book external HDD now reads as Drive letter G. I went into Administrative Tools > Computer...
Hardware & Devices
Hard drive partition: adding free space back to c: drive
Hi everyone, I installed Ubuntu on my computer a few months ago and created another partition for it on my 1TB hard drive. I didn't really care for Ubuntu so I decided to delete the partition it was on. :geek: That might have been a mistake. :( Well, now there's 87.68GB of free space on...
Performance & Maintenance
External Hard Drive - Drive Letter changed - unable to change back
I have a USB external hard drive that I keep all my documents etc on (had it for years) I upgraded from Vista Home to & Home Premium then had to upgrade recently to Professional to run my Sage. Through all these upgrades my ext. drive ran fine. Occasionally the drvie letter would change if I...
Hardware & Devices
Have split hard drive how do I get it back to one drive
My hard drive has been split to C and D. Im running out of space in C but have heaps still in D. Can I go back to just having one drive. C. There are files on both drives. Thanks :)
Hardware & Devices
Change back up files from D Partitioned Drive to External Hard Drive?
Hello. Recently bought a new Laptop, and went through all the setting up process, one of which was Windows 7 back up. At the time I just went for the partitioned drive option, but after a week, I've decided to buy an external Hard drive for my back ups instead. My questions are: 1. Can I easily...
Performance & Maintenance
need to back up second hard drive?
I will be doing a clean install when I upgrade to Windows 7. I also have a second drive with music and videos etc. Will I need to back up this second drive? Will anything happen to it when I install Windows on the main hard drive?
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App