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Hard drive keeps losing space lol

My hard drive <250> gig is losing available space. one day it reads 178 gigs left the next

  • it's reading 165 gigs left on the os side.

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    Re: hard drive keeps losing space lol

    Are you surfing the internet a lot?  You may be getting a lot of temporary files.  Here is something to try.  In internet explorer go to tools / internet options / delete cookies, delete files (all offline contect) and clear history.  This should help some.  You are always going to go down in space.  Windows updates automatically on a regular basis.  This will cause a decrease in available hard drive space.

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    This is what I disliked about the "Sony hard drive partitioning plan" - they don't give you all of the C partition and then you run out of space. Out of frustration, I formatted the entire hard drive so that no remnants of Sony was in it and installed a fresh copy of the operating system, used the product key from the original operating system, sticker (label) affixed on the case to active Windows again. I got the entire C partition all to myself! Since you cloned that hard drive, you still have the "Sony hard drive partitioning plan".

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    My computer says I have not enough memory.. I have 4 Gig of RAM and 200 Gig left on my hardrive space...when I use sound recorder it really cracks it. I have tried everything from the system menu to...

    ok go and check your c: drive memory status if you found less memory their then that will be the problem it is not only the case of a c: drive check all the drives how much space is left if not so space is there partion again and left a space of about 30 gb for c drive the place you installing the operting system and remaing can be used according to your taste and also try to install application in remaing drives dont try to install the whole applications in the c; drive it will slow down and shows low disk space and in every 3 days do this procedure just right click on the each drive take the properties and just click on disk clean up button it will help to remove all the unwanted programmes from the disk and this procedure will not allow your system to run out of memory try this thats all.... thanx for asking...

    Oct 18, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Hi! Your 3 Gigs of memory have nothing to do with your disk storage. You may try freeing some disk space by doing the following:
    Clean up your recycling bin by selecting the Empty Recycle Bin option, after right clickin on the icon.
    Clean up the All User's temp directory, usually within your Windows installation drive-> Windows folder, called TEMP folder.
    Clean up your own TEMP folder, usually hidden and found within your own user name folder. To make this folder visible, in File Explorer, go to Folder Options, and find the entry that reads: Hide system files. Uncheck the option. Make sure you reset it after you're done.
    A little riskier is to try to resize your virtual memory, or the amount of disk space that Vista (and other versions of Windows) uses to emulate physical RAM, when you have exhausted it.
    You may also save disk space by sacrificing the Hibernation feature by disabling it. If you do this, by going to the Advanced Settings of Vista, under System, uncheck the box next to your drive, and while having Hide System Files also unchecked, you can physically delete the file, usually found at the root of your main drive (usually C:) Note: For this change to take effect, you will have to restart your system with a cold boot.
    Try buying some software similar to Norton Utilities (a reduced of it is available in Norton 360) that will defragment your drive but will also clean up stray and orphan files left behind by improper uninstallation of other software and temp files left behind when an application like Word, or any other, crashes.
    Good luck!

    Oct 08, 2009 | PC Desktops

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    Upgrading from 250 gig hard to a 500 gig hard and says mismatch. my first hard drive is dead

    hi pete,

    changing the bios will do the trick, find one that is most compatible with aspire 1640 for a 500gig hd, once you have this replaced, it will work.

    for more laptop troubleshooting tispd, you may also check the link below.

    hope this helps.



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    Have just bought an 80 gig hard drive second hand i have formated it but it says its only a 31.4 gig

    there could be 2 things wrong 1 is that there are to many bad sectors on the harddrive to read 80g

    or they sold you a 30gig hard drive

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    Thank you for your help last time

    256 mb of memory is not very much. It's the bare minimum you can get by with running Windows XP. Adding more would certainly be an improvement.
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    You should keep your anti virus software up to date if you have one installed. If not you can go HERE and run Trend Micro's Houscall on your PC. Viruses and Spyware will bog down a system and cause it to run extremely slow.

    Jul 04, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    I have 6 Maxtor drives, from 1 30 gig, i 40 gig, 120 gig, and 3 80 gigs. Recently I have had failures on 3 of these drives. One minute they are fully functional and the next day they won;t boot and the...

    the hard drives will have a date stamped on them if they are within their three year warranty period you should contact the hd manufacturer and see if they will refurbish it for you .

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    Hard drive

    Could you be more specific? Do you mean you had 28 gigs on your hard drive used up, but the backup only copied 7.5 gigs? The message you left is pretty sparse.

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