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got a problem with hardrive...I think

By koopa
Jan 22, 2006
  1. i have a 30 gb hd on my dell.. well..I'm now down to 2 gigs left. the problem is..if I coundted the gigs takin up by programs i have..it only adds up to like 12 gigs used. i should have about 18 left. but i have 2.

    I have tried alot of programs..and cleaning up deleteing stuff i dont need.
    I just cant get the space back.

    anyone know whats wrong ?

    also im new here so sorry if i posted this in the wrong place
     
  2. Crusader

    Crusader TS Rookie

    Their is other stuff that uses your hd up besides programs. Do you have itunes, or some other media player with lots of music or videos files on it. Things like having windows OS takes up space. You may want to purchase a 2md or new hd. Try doing a disk defragmentation. Also run CHKDSK /V in start/run and that should list all the files in your hd and it should free space up. Also get CCleaner
    http://www.ccleaner.com/
    This should clean up unneeded junk on your computer. Hope that helps.
     
  3. koopa

    koopa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have itunes but i know itunes only takes up like 3 gigs of my space.

    but thanks for the help I'll give what u posted a try.

    tthank you
     
  4. koopa

    koopa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried the running chkdsk thing..and this is what happend.

    Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

    CHKDSK is verifying files
    file verification completed.
    CHKDSK is verifying indexes
    completed.

    it then completes the other 2 stages then it closes.

    how can i free up space using that ?
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    How did you count up the space your programs are using? The program sizes reported in the add-remove programs utility cannot be trusted.

    Download a little program called Sequoia View, it will graphically show you where your disk space has gone.
     
  6. koopa

    koopa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the help. I've cleared about 15 gigs with your help. that Sequoia View program is cool too that helped also.
     
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