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Windows 7: C drive-erratic free space.

27 Dec 2009   #1
DaveV

Windows 7
 
 
C drive-erratic free space.

My 120 gig C drive partition yesterday reported 62.4 GB free. Today I get a warning telling me free space is dangerously low.
Checking it I see 53 mb free and checking it again 5 minutes later I see 26.7 mb free. System restore is configured for 11% (13.21 GB). The other partition on this 250 gig drive is consistently reporting 69.4 GB free.
When I do a restart I get totally different numbers for that C partition such a 43 GB free and something else again an hour later.
Kaspersky has done a full scan and found nothing.
Any help will be very much appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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29 Dec 2009   #2
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveV View Post
My 120 gig C drive partition yesterday reported 62.4 GB free. Today I get a warning telling me free space is dangerously low.
Checking it I see 53 mb free and checking it again 5 minutes later I see 26.7 mb free. System restore is configured for 11% (13.21 GB). The other partition on this 250 gig drive is consistently reporting 69.4 GB free.
When I do a restart I get totally different numbers for that C partition such a 43 GB free and something else again an hour later.
Kaspersky has done a full scan and found nothing.
Any help will be very much appreciated.
Hi DaveV! Welcome to SevenForums! Try doing a System Files scan. This scans all system files, checks if any are corrupted or missing and then replaces them. Open a Command Prompt (Type CMD into Start and press enter) and type in (without the quotes): "sfc /scannow" Remember the space between sfc and /scannow.

Try that and report back

ZeshanA
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #3
DaveV

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for your quick reply. Just want to add for anyone else coming accross this threat, You have to right click on the CMD.EXE and run as adminstrator or you get this: "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility"
OK, Verification 100% complete. "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".
I restarted 3 times today and the variations are withing an expected range: 55.1, 54.7 and 52.3 GB free space.
The problem appears to have disappeared (for the time being?) and I have no idea what may have cleared it up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Dec 2009   #4
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveV View Post
Thanks for your quick reply. Just want to add for anyone else coming accross this threat, You have to right click on the CMD.EXE and run as adminstrator or you get this: "You must be an administrator running a console session in order to use the sfc utility"
OK, Verification 100% complete. "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".
I restarted 3 times today and the variations are withing an expected range: 55.1, 54.7 and 52.3 GB free space.
The problem appears to have disappeared (for the time being?) and I have no idea what may have cleared it up.
So this thread is Solved for now..............

ZeshanA
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #5
DaveV

Windows 7
 
 
Problem is back.

Disk space remained at an acceptable level for a couple of weeks but today I suddenly noticed some serious sluggishnes and then a message telling me that I'm out of free disk once again. C: drive showed only a few KB free space!!!
After a restart, free space on C: was up to 23 GB and after another restart up to 32 GB..... And now, after running for a half hour, I'm at 5.8 GB free of 120 GB. How on earth can anything fill and clear this much disk space in this short a time???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #6
TouchuvGrey

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Same issue here. Home built computer running W7x64
500 gig C drive. Three days ago i had maybe 40-50 gigs
used, now i get a low free space warning. Tried running
sfc /scannow, Tried defragging ( MyDefrag 4.27 ), still
the same issue.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2010   #7
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

My old XP machine gave me the "dangerously low" warning a couple weeks before I got this one, and I deleted a bunch of stuff because I didn't know, after disk cleanup, what else to do. But thAt computer was 8 or 9 years old.....doesn't sound like that's the case for you guys.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #8
DaveV

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TouchuvGrey View Post
Same issue here. Home built computer running W7x64
500 gig C drive. Three days ago i had maybe 40-50 gigs
used, now i get a low free space warning. Tried running
sfc /scannow, Tried defragging ( MyDefrag 4.27 ), still
the same issue.

I'm finding this problem mentioned in several forums and have posted it in another myself. Amazing that there is NO resolution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #9
TouchuvGrey

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Update: tried running an error check ( not that i
thought it would work, but worth trying ) no help,
still the problem. Backing up "C" to an external
hard drive now. Interested in seeing how much
space the backup takes up. i may format C and
restore from external. Certainly not my preferred
solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #10
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TouchuvGrey View Post
Update: tried running an error check ( not that i
thought it would work, but worth trying ) no help,
still the problem. Backing up "C" to an external
hard drive now. Interested in seeing how much
space the backup takes up. i may format C and
restore from external. Certainly not my preferred
solution.
Good luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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