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I have two issues concerning my new laptop with Vista Home Premium. Firstly, of recent days, I am finding that the memory on the hard drive seems to be disappearing even though I have added nothing to the computer. Secondly, how can I see how much of the disk is being used by the various programmes and files in my computer? Can you help?

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  • paulfrancisj Aug 17, 2008

    Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

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May be your system seems to create more virtual memory on your hard disc for RAM processes you can check this when you go to computer,right click >select computer management >system tool>event viewer>application and system log to view the size the application is using

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    Starnley Johnwells Aug 17, 2008

    you can equally check through the task manager>click on performance tab >then below check the size of the(kernel memory )virtual memory used, which is part of the hard disc.

    goodluck

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You can go to control panel then programs and features it will show you how much space any one program is using up.
also if vista performed the service pack (sp1) up date that will take up some space on your hdd (hard disk drive).

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First run the mem command in the dos mode to check the memory usage, memory will not be erased automatically, you can run a tool which will free up the unnecessary usage of memory that is
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    Maanita Chadha Aug 17, 2008

    Secondly you can go to mycomputer and rightclick on the c:drive and go to properties you can see the actual used space and free space.

    If you need any further help let me know.


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You can use windirstat to see what is takeing space
http://windirstat.info/

these may be windows updates that are takeing space and also when you browse the internet and download files.. how much space have you lost?

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