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Old 07-19-2006, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just tried to install a game and it said i didnt have enough space. WD 76GB is my C and a 120GB is my backup. I am installing on my C and it said i had 3.47GB left. So i uninstalled 2 games that i dont play anymore, totalling 8GB , yet my drive STILL says 3.47gb i even rebooted....ran defrag analyze , norton sysemworks disk doctor, nothing did anything.

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turn off your system restore and see how much that give you and hibernate if you have the enabled

download and run CCleaner and Cleaup!
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Make sure nothing is left in the recycle bin, and run Disk Cleanup under System tools.
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clear out old restore point when cleaning your temp files
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i did all that.....disk cleanup says it cleaned 1.4gb yet drive still shows 3.47GB WTF


diskmonger shows d:/system volume information folder as being 6.4gb which actually sounds alittle more like the space im missing.
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run checkdisk next
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Consider allocating more harddrive space from your other "120Gb" harddrive if you are running out of room. A good advice is to do a search for files over 50Mb or 100Mb and delete them if you don't need it. That's 50000Kb.

Free open source partitioning software, runs off a CD http://gparted.sourceforge.net/index.php
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thats still not addressing the fact that i uninstalled 6GB of games. Before i did it i had 3.47GB..the game i am installing requires 5gb..but even after UNinstalling those games free space hasnt changed.
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Maybe they aren't gone, have you try searching for large files and deleting them?
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