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Windows 7: Hard disk wrong free space

23 Nov 2009   #1
panais

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
Qdos

 

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
pparks1

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
panais

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
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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
the79bomb

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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