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Windows 7: Loosing Disk Space on System Update

27 May 2015   #1
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 
Loosing Disk Space on System Update

I have been experiencing hard drive issues with my HP, for example, I will have 2.00 GB, restart, and have 1.00 Kb. It makes no sense, I have no idea where it goes, its like it disappears. Now, I am not an expert on PC's, so I probably can't give you details on my model number or whatever. I just need a solution ASAP. Could somebody please help me.

{Quickreview: When I restart my PC I loose my Gigabytes}
I can't keep up with my everyday PC tasks with no disk space, and I currently cannot afford a hard drive.


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27 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, which Antivirus are you using?

How is your System Restore usage is set? Pagefile settings?
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27 May 2015   #3
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 

Symantec Antivirus
I disabled it for now until i solve it
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27 May 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why did you disable it? I asked because there is a known problem with Avast AV. Enable your AV unless you had your own reason to do it.
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27 May 2015   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would suspect the shadowstorage ( restore points) to grow. You can check with this command:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

It will tell you how much shadowstorage was Allocated.


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27 May 2015   #6
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 

Where does one do that enter the command at? and whats an AV?
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27 May 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

AV means "anti-virus". What anti-virus application do you use, if any? If you use Symantec, as far as I know it does not cause problems.

Do you know how to open a command prompt?
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28 May 2015   #8
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 

No clue about a CP. And I looked through my Symantec and found 3 980 mb files.
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28 May 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For command prompt go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right click on Command Prompt > Run as Admin. Then type or paste the vssadmin list shadowstorage into the command prompt window and hit Enter.
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28 May 2015   #10
Bardock

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah okay. I did it. whats it supposed to say?
It says
Used Shadow Copy Storage 0%
Allowcated Shadow Copy Storage 0%
Maximum Shadow Copy Storage 4.5 GB
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