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Windows 7: Cant Format E Drive Old copy of windows seems stuck on it

20 Apr 2015   #31
Pitbull69

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Rebooted after removing Page File from F and got this error message ? should I continue with the repair ?




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20 Apr 2015   #32
rvcjew

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pitbull69 View Post
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Rebooted after removing Page File from F and got this error message ? should I continue with the repair ?
Yeah that's fine, when were are all done you can put a system manged one back on a drive with space. You should probably try to free up your ssd a little for free space if you can. Just worry about the startup repair first.
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20 Apr 2015   #33
Pitbull69

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks mate, on to repair I go now
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20 Apr 2015   #34
Pitbull69

Windows 7
 
 

finally got repair to start, had to plug the other HD back in or it would hang and not load from CD..

Problem is, when in repair it shows my operating system, but says its on my D Drive, nothing showing for my C Drive, do I repair the D or is there something else I should be doing ?
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20 Apr 2015   #35
Pitbull69

Windows 7
 
 

Much Much Much respect guys, Z Drive now formatted, C drive now set as it should be,

Only thing I can see as a possibly issue atm is my virtual memory. Im guessing I need to clear my C drive to make this better ?

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Only having a 60 GB SSD trying to remove anything is near on impossible, so think im going to need to Buy a bigger C Drive at some point, Will it hinder me much atm ?


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20 Apr 2015   #36
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

In Virtual Memory, select Custom Size, and make the initial 1024MB and the maximum 2048MB. That is plenty for a small drive.

Windows likes some overhead for various functions and you get best performance when the C: partition is no more than about 75% full. There is no problem with less free space, but your performance may drop off the more full it gets.
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20 Apr 2015   #37
DavidE

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pitbull69 View Post
Much Much Much respect guys, Z Drive now formatted, C drive now set as it should be,

Only thing I can see as a possibly issue atm is my virtual memory. Im guessing I need to clear my C drive to make this better ?

Attachment 356883

Only having a 60 GB SSD trying to remove anything is near on impossible, so think im going to need to Buy a bigger C Drive at some point, Will it hinder me much atm ?
Make sure the [C] drive doesn't completely fill up or you could end up with a system that won't boot.
WizTree is the best utility I've found for checking where space is used.
They have a Portable Zip available, so you can unzip and run it, without installing it.
Antibody Software - WizTree finds the files and folders using the most disk space on your hard drive

There are utilities and options to help free up space if you're interested, such as
CCleaner
TFC - Temp File Cleaner
turn off Hibernate
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21 Apr 2015   #38
Pitbull69

Windows 7
 
 

Wont let me multi quote for some reason, Thanks TVeblen, set it as you have suggested, just doing that has given me more space on C Drive, now have 17 GB spare of 55 GB

Will have a look at Wiztree DavidE, I already have CCleaner I just looked at a guide for turning hibernation off, and found a Microsoft fixit, I now have 29.1 GB free on C.. great help DavidE

Im guessing I dont need the hibernation, cant beleive in all my years using PC's I have never heard of this before.

This forum is a fountain of great information and help, cant thank you all enough
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21 Apr 2015   #39
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pitbull69 View Post
Wont let me multi quote for some reason, Thanks TVeblen, set it as you have suggested, just doing that has given me more space on C Drive, now have 17 GB spare of 55 GB

Will have a look at Wiztree DavidE, I already have CCleaner I just looked at a guide for turning hibernation off, and found a Microsoft fixit, I now have 29.1 GB free on C.. great help DavidE

Im guessing I dont need the hibernation, cant beleive in all my years using PC's I have never heard of this before.

This forum is a fountain of great information and help, cant thank you all enough
Yeah Hibernation file takes a lot of space.
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21 Apr 2015   #40
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

One other thing you can do to save space is to limit your Volume Shadow Copies (System Restore Points) size.

Start > Computer > System Properties > System Protection > select Drive C: > Configure > And move the slider until you have 5% or 5GB, whichever is less. You could go as small as 2GB without issue if you wanted, but don't allow more than 5GB on a small drive.
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