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Steelbone
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 2:57am Report to Moderator
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I have a fairly new computer with a 233 gig hard drive. I don't have allot of software on it, however the computer says I only have 110 gig of free space. What could be causing this and what might the fix be? The computer is using the NFTS file system.

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Snakeyes
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 6:48am Report to Moderator
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Most new computers come filled with "crapware". These are demo models of software, very few of which are best-of-breed. You can and should delete them using their uninstall programs and Add/Remove if they don't have an uninstall icon. Use RegVac*  to clean up the mess that will be invariably left in your system.
You should also checkl your System restore settings, page file settings and delete hyberfil.sys if you don't use the hibernate function (I preref S3 Standby).
In a new PC I would go to msconfig and get rid of the startup garbage that also comes with ne PC's. They are even more problematic than the loss of disk space.
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*I have no affiliation with Ray beyound the fact that I buy and use his software.
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Steelbone
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 7:37am Report to Moderator
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I had this computer custom made, so it didn't  come with allot of software. Any other Ideas?

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Ray
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 3:53pm Report to Moderator
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Here is an article that I wrote about that - http://superwin.com/RaysComputerTips/Issue10.htm#tech.  It has several suggestions.  Hopefully, one will explain your problem.
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Steelbone
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 4:27pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks Ray,
I was hoping you would respond to my question. I'll let the group know what the problem was if I can figure it out.
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Steelbone
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 5:06pm Report to Moderator
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My computer is recognizing It has a 233 gig hard drive. It is also is telling me It's over half full of files. I'm saying the hard drive couldn't have that many files on it.
What else could be filling up the hard drive?
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Snakeyes
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 5:59pm Report to Moderator
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You might have a smaller active partition.
Try the following steps in turn.
1) In device manager locate your Hard Drive and click on properties. Check the Volume tab. It should confirm your drive size.
2)Open My Computer on Desktop and highlight each partition and read the Total Size and Free Space. The partition or partitions should add up to the size indicated in step 1.
3) If the Total Sizes add up to the expected size then the partitions occupy the full disk and you can now check the storage value using the free space.
4) Open each partition and check the size of each indivigual folder.
5) repeat process drilling down each folder till you find the offending file.
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Steelbone
Posted: January 3rd, 2008, 6:14pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks for the reply Snake. Maybe there is a partition I don't know about.
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