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Windows 7: Computer HDD Low Disk Space Issue

12 Apr 2013   #31
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Very good. Windude was right. It seems to be your virtual system. Just delete that VM folder and start a new virtual installation.

What is still puzzling is that this did not show in WinDirStat. My virtual partitions show there.
Yep, I tried uninstalling the virtual drive and it BSOD my system. I'll try deleting the VM folder.


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12 Apr 2013   #32
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Glad to hear you found the culprit
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12 Apr 2013   #33
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I think it is normal for XP Mode to show that your virtual hard drive is big even if it isn't really that size on actual hard drive. The virtual hard disk file automatically expands as data is added to it.
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13 Apr 2013   #34
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Glad to hear you found the culprit
Thanks! I'm not out of the woods just yet...everytime I try to uninstall my VM I get a BSOD. Any thoughts on how to get around that?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
I think it is normal for XP Mode to show that your virtual hard drive is big even if it isn't really that size on actual hard drive. The virtual hard disk file automatically expands as data is added to it.
Good to know...Thanks!
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13 Apr 2013   #35
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Supercar Ace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bberkey1 View Post
Glad to hear you found the culprit
Thanks! I'm not out of the woods just yet...everytime I try to uninstall my VM I get a BSOD. Any thoughts on how to get around that?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
I think it is normal for XP Mode to show that your virtual hard drive is big even if it isn't really that size on actual hard drive. The virtual hard disk file automatically expands as data is added to it.
Good to know...Thanks!
You may want to post what the BSOD states. I'm not to versed with BSOD problems, but plenty of people here are. Have you experienced the BSOD prior to uninstalling it or is it only when you try to uninstall?
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13 Apr 2013   #36
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Boot into Safe mode and adjust your virtual memory settings from within there to 0 min 0 max, reboot, defragment your hard drive, then reboot again and try 2048 min 2048 max for VM, and reboot again.

Other space leaks are temp files and browser cache, you have a line on freeware to deal with those or just search for them, they are readily available as is the info on how to adjust the VM settings.

I have a techie folder on my browser bookmarks for all the things I know I will forget, and back up the bookmarks regularly to minimize loss, since all HDs fail, eventually.
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13 Apr 2013   #37
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Boot into Safe mode and adjust your virtual memory settings from within there to 0 min 0 max, reboot, defragment your hard drive, then reboot again and try 2048 min 2048 max for VM, and reboot again.

Other space leaks are temp files and browser cache, you have a line on freeware to deal with those or just search for them, they are readily available as is the info on how to adjust the VM settings.

I have a techie folder on my browser bookmarks for all the things I know I will forget, and back up the bookmarks regularly to minimize loss, since all HDs fail, eventually.
Seems my computer doesn't want to corporate with me. I tried booting it in Safe Mode and it froze up (it's never taken 15 minutes to load Safe Mode before). I have a minidump file from my last BSOD crash. What do you guys think?

Thanks for the tips b the way!


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13 Apr 2013   #38
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

What exactly happened on the safe mode load attempt?

Like, did it go through the loading motions as usual and stop on a particular file (note that)?

Or it finishes and hangs at the Windows logo?

I'd give it extra time and see if an error does eventually show up, if none did.

....looked at the .dmp and iaStor.sys is the HDD controller driver for your system and here is a MS page with info on that BSOD code....

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=vs.85).aspx

With cause and resolution info, I hope that helps!
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13 Apr 2013   #39
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Try running chkdsk: Disk Check
Note: Be sure "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked and check "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"
If it finds errors, run it again with the same options checked. Also, what antivirus are you using?
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13 Apr 2013   #40
Supercar Ace

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
What exactly happened on the safe mode load attempt?

Like, did it go through the loading motions as usual and stop on a particular file (note that)?

Or it finishes and hangs at the Windows logo?

I'd give it extra time and see if an error does eventually show up, if none did.

....looked at the .dmp and iaStor.sys is the HDD controller driver for your system and here is a MS page with info on that BSOD code....

Bug Check 0x8E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (Windows Debuggers)

With cause and resolution info, I hope that helps!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Try running chkdsk: Disk Check
Note: Be sure "Automatically fix file system errors" is checked and check "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors"
If it finds errors, run it again with the same options checked. Also, what antivirus are you using?
I tried booting in Safe Mode but it stopped loading on the this file:

Loaded:\windows\system32\drivers\classpnp.sys

After that it stayed there for 45 minutes.

Any thoughts?
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