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Windows 7: Can't run Windows repair due to insufficient HD space

18 Jan 2016   #1
dwafford

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Can't run Windows repair due to insufficient HD space

I've got some corruption problems and want to run a repair from my installation DVD (7 Pro, x64), but it gives me an error message that there is insufficient space on my C drive. It's only a 120G SSD, and I've removed everything that I think I can without creating worse problems. I've got multiple hard drives, all 500G, and I'd like to move my system files to and boot up from one of them either temporarily, so that I can install a new, larger SSD as my C drive, or permanently, and just leave the small C drive as a non-boot drive. If neither of those is practical, I'd appreciate any other suggestions for getting me out of a tight corner. Thanks!


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18 Jan 2016   #2
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwafford View Post
I've got some corruption problems and want to run a repair from my installation DVD (7 Pro, x64), but it gives me an error message that there is insufficient space on my C drive. It's only a 120G SSD, and I've removed everything that I think I can without creating worse problems. I've got multiple hard drives, all 500G, and I'd like to move my system files to and boot up from one of them either temporarily, so that I can install a new, larger SSD as my C drive, or permanently, and just leave the small C drive as a non-boot drive. If neither of those is practical, I'd appreciate any other suggestions for getting me out of a tight corner. Thanks!
DO NOT try and move your boot to one of you HDD. You will end up with your PC not booting at all. Windows only takes up about 40 GB so the other 80 GB is stuff you can move to one of the HDD. Any Files, Pictures, Documents can be moved. You can also move any programs to the HDD, but it is suggested that you keep programs on your SSD if possible. What is taking up so much room?
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19 Jan 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just reinstall windows on your 120 GB ssd, takes 15 minutes or less.

A 120 GB ssd is more then enough space for windows and should never run out of space.
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