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Windows 7: Why does my C drive fluctuate with storage?

12 Aug 2010   #11
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Use SIW to list your MB for us.


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12 Aug 2010   #12
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

omg...the RAM i need is like 300 - is that possible? Its from DABS -

is it always that pricey?

Seems way tooooo much
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12 Aug 2010   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you check on eBay ?
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12 Aug 2010   #14
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Hey sorry i hadnt refreshed my page hence the out of place message above...

OK, my motherboard details are:


Motherboard
PropertyValueManufacturerPanasonic CorporationModelCFF8-3Version1Serial NumberNone

North BridgeIntel GS45 Revision 07South BridgeIntel 82801IM (ICH9-M) Revision 07

CPUIntel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU U9400 @ 1.40GHzCpu SocketSocket P (478)

System Slots1 PCMCIA

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity4096 MBytesMemory Slots2Error CorrectionNone

Warning!Accuracy of DMI data cannot be guaranteed

Thanks for the advice guys i really appreciate it.
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12 Aug 2010   #15
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I can't find a listing for the MB. What is the make & model of the Panasonic on the case ?
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12 Aug 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lister View Post
ah amazing news.

So that would solve my constantly fluctuating C Drive? (My understanding is that the C Drive fluctates in terms of storage owing to the swap files that are forced onto the C drive owing to a lack of RAM)

I like the idea of buying that more RAM as a solution.....

Should do the trick...

THANKS
No, No, you got this all wrong. if you buy more RAM, you will also get a bigger pagefile. So that will reduce the space on your C partition.
However, the space fluctuation on C that you see now has nothing to do with RAM. It could have several causes:
1. temporary files that disappear at times
2. Restore points that get purged
3. files that you delete at times

To get a picture on what is on C, I recommend 2 actions:
a) run WinDirStat. That will show you all system and user files and the totals thereof
b) Go to Start > right click on Computer > Properties > System protection (on top in the left pane) > highlight C > click "Configure". That will show you the "Current usage" of the disk space on C that is used for restore points (also called shadows).

And as was already said, you have to increase the size of C to at least 50GBs - else you will not be a happy camper in the future. The best is to use this program for rearranging tha space on your drive: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
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12 Aug 2010   #17
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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12 Aug 2010   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know I've been on a rant about this for a little while, but to me, people owning their computers should know the specs of those computers off the top of their heads.

That being said, you should know what hard drive is in the computer, so you'd know what it would cost to get a bigger one. I'm not sure a hard drive upgrade is needed, as it sounds to me like you just have a very small C drive partitioned. What would be most helpful is if you posted a screen shot of your Disk Management screen.
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12 Aug 2010   #19
lister

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lister View Post
ah amazing news.

So that would solve my constantly fluctuating C Drive? (My understanding is that the C Drive fluctates in terms of storage owing to the swap files that are forced onto the C drive owing to a lack of RAM)

I like the idea of buying that more RAM as a solution.....

Should do the trick...

THANKS
No, No, you got this all wrong. if you buy more RAM, you will also get a bigger pagefile. So that will reduce the space on your C partition.
However, the space fluctuation on C that you see now has nothing to do with RAM. It could have several causes:
1. temporary files that disappear at times
2. Restore points that get purged
3. files that you delete at times

To get a picture on what is on C, I recommend 2 actions:
a) run WinDirStat. That will show you all system and user files and the totals thereof
b) Go to Start > right click on Computer > Properties > System protection (on top in the left pane) > highlight C > click "Configure". That will show you the "Current usage" of the disk space on C that is used for restore points (also called shadows).

And as was already said, you have to increase the size of C to at least 50GBs - else you will not be a happy camper in the future. The best is to use this program for rearranging tha space on your drive: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.
Thanks for the above advice which I will do and post but in the meantime enclosed is a screenshot of the Disk Management App.

Again, cant say how much I appreciate your help with all of this.


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12 Aug 2010   #20
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The page file is on the D drive, so that has nothing to do with it. I recommend getting a new 80GB hard drive to have Windows on, then delete the current windows partition and let Ubuntu have the whole 40GB on your current hard drive.
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