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Windows 7: Hard disk wrong free space


23 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Hard disk wrong free space

In my second hard disk D:\ i have files whose size is 75GB in total.
But the hard disk shows the used space to be 135GB.
6OGB are missing,WHY?

(I have the show all files option enable,i run the...disk cleanup,full scan disk check with enable the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors)
But the results are the same.

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23 Nov 2009   #2

 

Either there's another partition or your motherboard isn't seeing the whole drive.

I thought I'd seen the last of LBA and 130Gb visibility issues, but perhaps you have one such chipset which hasn't been updated...
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23 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If this is a drive where System Protection is turned on...it's very possible that system restore points are taking up this space. Might want to look there.
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Cant find the reason

Qdos no (the chipset is updated)
pparks1 no (
System Protection is NOT turned on)
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25 Nov 2009   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
In my second hard disk D:\ i have files whose size is 75GB in total.
But the hard disk shows the used space to be 135GB.
6OGB are missing,WHY?

(I have the show all files option enable,i ran the...disk cleanup,full scan disk check with enable the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors)
But the results are the same.
Go to help and support, type in partitions. Then go to about number 7, it will tell you how to get to partition manager. Check see what is there.
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07 Jun 2010   #6

windows 7
 
 
Page file/ memory dump etc.

the paging file will steal space too without it being obvious as well as memory dumps etc. This can be a significant amount of space.
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