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Windows 7: Memory Full

16 Sep 2012   #1
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Memory Full

HI, I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. All programms are on C drive and I have partition G: drive (220GB) for data only. For last few days I've noticed My G drive is igetting full and now 5 MB left!!! Last month it was 20GB left, Last week 5 GB left and today it is 5MB only. Niether I used 20GB from last month nor 5 GB in Last week. I hardly used 8GB since last month.
So my quetion is how the memory is getting full eventhough I havent used it!!
Please Help!


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17 Sep 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello akp01 and welcome to Sevne Forums.

First, it would help if you list your system specs. At the top of any Forum page click on "User CP". Then, in the left column, click "Edit System Spec". If you don't know all of the info a free tool called Speccy can help.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

If I'm understanding things correctly, you have one hard drive called C: and it has a partition called G: that is losing hard drive space (not memory) for no apparent reason. Can you post a screen shot of your Disk Management? Maximize the window before posting.

How To Access Disk Management in Windows 7

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

It would also help if you use one of these free tools that will show exactly what is being saved to the G: partition. Again, upload a screen shot.

WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs
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17 Sep 2012   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
This is very good for this kind of issue (at least to find where the space is being taken up).

I use it a lot at work
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17 Sep 2012   #4
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
marsmimar

marsmimar Thanks for reply and thanks for helping me how to update my system specs.

I've updated the System Specs.
I've attached screenshot of disk management.
Yes, I am losing hard drive space for no reason.

I download TreeSize Free, It give me information of space taken by each folders.

I also did search files by modified last week (using widows search > Date modified > Last week) and it was 232 MB only. And as I mentioned, disk space available last week was 5GB!

I am not good with computers so Please let me know if any important info missing or more info needed.



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18 Sep 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Uh-oh.............the dreaded "dynamic disks", which you are likely going to have to undo. They are generally bad news and to be avoided.

You will need Partition Wizard bootable disk to convert from dynamic.

It's the last link at the bottom of this page. Download it and burn it to disk.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

Get your data backed up before you do anything else.

HP shipped that thing with 4 partitions, the maximum allowed normally. You tried to create a 5th partition and apparently ignored a warning that it would result in dynamic disks. Bad move.

I'd get my data copied elsewhere and re-think my partition ideas. If you MUST have 5 total, you will have to use "logical" partitions.

I don't know if the dynamic disk situation is contributing to the disk filling up, but regardless----copy your data to a safe place. Maybe all of your data will fit on C, at least temporarily?

There are ways to get rid of the System Partition and you may not need the "HP tools" partition, but worry about that after you get rid of dynamic.
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18 Sep 2012   #6
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

ignatzatsonic
Thanks for reply. I'll do that one.

I just noticed that I have a folder called K-PC in G: drive. it shows 0kb. But in TreeSize, it is 189,285 MB. When I double click it, it asking me to chhose option for back-up. I guess I have choose G: drive as a back-up drive and it may filling up space! Is it possible?

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19 Sep 2012   #7
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Let's see how big the backups are...

If you search for 'Backup' in the start menu and then click on 'Backup and Restore'...

You will get a screen that looks like this:
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This will show you the backup size.

If it is quite big then you can click on 'Manage Space'
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And then click 'View Backups'

From there you will be able to delete them (if you don't want them of course )
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Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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19 Sep 2012   #8
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It was about 186 GB, I had backup on an external drive. and delete all backup files. It is now 186GB Free on G drive.
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19 Sep 2012   #9
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by akp01 View Post
It was about 186 GB, I had backup on an external drive. and delete all backup files. It is now 186GB Free on G drive.
Is this amount of free space more like what you would expect to see or do you still need help with finding more space you can free up?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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19 Sep 2012   #10
akp01

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The space is enough for me. Thanks all for help..Now I need to fix my dynamic partition. I am working on it.
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