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Why is my C drive full? When I add up the memory of each folder, they don't total the total C drive space. I have scanned it with Microsoft Disk Scan, Avast has scanned, I defragged it.

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Have you deleted the temporary files? Download CCleaner and delete the temp files.
Right click on the C:\ drive in My Computer, select Properties. That will show you the amount of disk used. If you have a very small disk then you might try "compressing the drive" If the disk is under 100GB, consider replacing it with a larger disk but it is a pain if you cannot get your data and programs off the old drive to install on the new drive.

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Hi, I have WD 1TB Elements SE. When I checked the usage space on the partition after I plug in the drive, it shows a total capacity as 1,000,200,990,720 bytes (931 GB) and it shows 921,753,505,792 bytes...


If you have a 32bit system, it is expected to have miscalculations, a 32 bits can only go up to 4Gb for calculations (that is, 2^32 = 4'294'967'296 bytes) a 64bit system can make calculations to 2^64 bytes this is also why you couldn't copy a file larger than 4Gb in a 32bit operating system...
So, if you are running a 32bit OS, you should expect a discrepancy for the total space of the Hard Drive and the amount it shows (that's the 93Gb you are missing as total capacity).
Another reason why it can show you incorrect calculations are damaged sectors on the hard drive it-self. These will present themselves either as occupied memory or missing memory.
So, you should expect some miss calculations and you can expect some damaged sectors on the hard disk (a external drive spins on and off too often, eventually damaging sectors... its a problem of physical drives).
In the end, your disk might be fragmented, so run a disk analysis and a defragmentation on the disk so it can recalculate.
A note: A disk is like a shelve, you put things where there is space, if you remove things, that space will be open, and if you want to put something there it has to be the exact size or small enough to fit there. This effect, when things are small enough leaves blank spaces unusable, consuming space on the hard drive and making the access of files slower, this is fragmentation. In order to expand your disk life expectancy you should run defragmentations...
To run a defragmentation, go to START, write "Disk Defragmenter", choose your disk and run and analysis and defragmentation.

Jun 24, 2011 | Western Digital Wd Elements Se 1tb...

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5 ways to speed up your computer


By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.

1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
Tip: Typically, temporary Internet files take the most amount of space because the browser caches each page you visit for faster access later.


2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.

3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start
  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.


4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using Microsoft Windows Defender, which is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and is available as a free download for Microsoft XP SP2. Alternatively, there are other free anti-spyware software programs available.

5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.



on Jan 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Thanks for the help in advance, i have two issues if u could plz help me with i have an acer aspire 5315 laptop with 80Gb memory. The thing is this memory is separated into two hard drives, C and D. 1)I...


Disk D is for storing recovery configurations. To see what happened to your memory, go to the root directory C: from your "My Computer" icon. Scroll to the folders in the root. Right click each folder and select "Properties." The drive will add up all the memory being used by that folder. Take notes on what you have and then drill down into the folders that seem to be using more space than they should be. Delete stuff you don't need. Let me know if you have more questions.

Dec 04, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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I use Microsoft Office profession plus 2010, when I open a word file, I get a notice " There is not enough memory or disk space to run Word". My desktop use Win 7, CPU 2.5GHz. Who can hepl me?? Thanks!


Clean up your disk space.
Go to Start Menu Search Bar and write down "Disk Cleanup" ,click on it to start the program,Select the drive you want to clean.In most cases C:\Drive and make a cleanup.The program will scan for unnecessary files.Next click on cleanup system files.
After you free up space on C:\ Drive ,word will work just fine.

Oct 16, 2010 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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How can i speed up my aircel internet on pc


5 ways to speed up your PCBy following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.
1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
  • Remove temporary Internet files.
  • Remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets).
  • Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Remove Windows temporary files such as error reports.
  • Remove optional Windows components that you don't use.
  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
  • Remove unused restore points and shadow copies from System Restore.
2. Speed up access to dataDisk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.
Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
When to run Disk Defragmenter
In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
  • You add a large number of files.
  • Your free disk space totals 15 percent or less.
  • You install new programs or a new version of Windows.
3. Detect and repair disk errorsIn addition to running Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter to optimize the performance of your computer, you can check the integrity of the files stored on your hard disk by running the Error Checking utility.
As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
If you use your computer daily, you should run this utility once a week to help prevent data loss.
Run the Error Checking utility:
  1. Close all open files.
  2. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  3. In the My Computer window, right-click the hard disk you want to search for bad sectors, and then click Properties.
  4. In the Properties dialog box, click the Tools tab.
  5. Click the Check Now button.
  6. In the Check Disk dialog box (called Error-checking in Windows 7), select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box, and then click Start.
    checkdisk.jpgExample of Check Disk Local Disk dialog box

  7. If bad sectors are found, choose to fix them.
Tip: Only select the "Automatically fix file system errors" check box if you think that your disk contains bad sectors.
4. Protect your computer against spywareSpyware collects personal information without letting you know and without asking for permission. From the Web sites you visit to usernames and passwords, spyware can put you and your confidential information at risk. In addition to privacy concerns, spyware can hamper your computer's performance. To combat spyware, you might want to consider using the PC safety scan from Windows Live OneCare. This scan is a free service and will help check for and remove viruses.
5. Learn all about ReadyBoostIf you're using Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system. A new concept in adding memory to a system, it allows you to use non-volatile flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to improve performance without having to add additional memory.

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Currently my 500 GB WD External Drive has 353GB as free space. But when I try and add a 6GB file I get the following message "Error Copying File or Folder Cannot copy filename: There is not enough free...


How many directory deep is the file going that you are trying to save? I believe the maximum NTFS file (location + name) of file length can not exceed 256 characters total.

Example: C:\user\documents\file.exe is OK

But: C:\user\documents\folder\folder\folder\folder\folder\this folder name 230 charicters long\file.exe BAD


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Ms office won't open gives there is not enough memory disk space full message but memory no where near full


Hello,
Depending on how much disk space you have left onyour hard drive, Microsoft Home and Student requires at least 1.5GB offree space. I've posted the minimum system requirements below, you willneed these to run Office Home and Student 2007.

Minimum Requirements: (View on Microsoft Website)
  • 500mhz Processor
  • 256 Memory (RAM)
  • 1.5GB of Free Space (Hard Drive)
  • CD/DVD Drive
  • Display: 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, or later operating system

Mar 15, 2009 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

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I have an ACER ASPIRE 5720 laptop - it is less than a year old and it is showing the memory is full - the memory is meant to be 32 GB and from what I can see from the programme menus there is less than 4...


Hi j0shuatsb,
Acer like many other manufactures seem to design their system to fail or have issues just after their 1 year warranty is up. Like other Microsoft windows operating systems, when you receive an error message that you're memory is full. This does not mean you have run out of RAM = memory. You're notebook can only run a max of 4GB of memory. The error message refers to hard disk drive space. Depending on you're operating system, windows will lock out so much drive space so it can move about. All notebooks also have a hidden partition which holds drivers & programs used in combination for running the system restore.
This hidden partition can range in size from 2GB up to 4GB.
This also lessens you're total hard disk drive space. Bottom line is there is nothing wrong with your memory.
What you need is a larger hard disk drive. Notice the Technical specifications from this link:
http://www.acer.co.uk/public/page9.do?sp=page4&dau34.oid=24360&UserCtxParam=0&GroupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&LanguageISOCtxParam=en&ctx3=-1&ctx4=United+Kingdom&crc=512458878
It does not show what size you're SATA hard disk drive is.
Since you are still in warranty, now would be the time to increase you're drive size. On another note, if you're HDD is the standard 160GB than there is an issue with your current HDD.
Please run a full system virus scan.
Suggest you back up all you're personal data on to a DVD & run you're system restore CD including a format to help you regain you're HDD full space. A temporary fix would be to uninstall any non needed programs through Add/Remove programs. This should free up some space. Many Acer programs you do not use at all or need should be the first to go.

Mike

Aug 08, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006 Anniversary Edition


You can add all your pictures to the program's library which should eliminate that problem...

To scan for pictures on your computer:
1. On Digital Image Library’s File menu, click Add Pictures to Library.
The Add Pictures to Library window opens. The folders already cataloged
in Digital Image Library are displayed.
2. Click Scan.
3. In the Beginning Picture Scan dialog box, click OK.
The hard disk drive is scanned, and the folders containing pictures are
displayed.
4. Clear the check box next to any folder you don’t want to add.
5. Click OK, and then click Done.

Hope this will FixYa!!!

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My Lyra RD1072 ... trouble with memory card


Thing is that the memory card is in a totally diffrent folder... you need to put the card into your mp3 then open both folders. download your songs... then voila extra mp3 space!! see for example my mp3 is hooked up to my E: drive but to get access to my memory card i have to open up the F: drive also!! :P

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