D: full on Vista - it's not the system restore

By bettyboop911 · 6 replies
Nov 16, 2008
  1. Hi. My D: is full. I checked and the system restore program is NOT set for D:, it's set for C:.

    Any ideas what's going on that drive? I have not saved anything to it.......

  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    How big is drive D: according to Windows explorer ?
  3. bettyboop911

    bettyboop911 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    8.11 GB. It's the small partitioned drive. C: is about 100 GB
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    8Gb is too small to be anything really, except a manufacturer system rebuild drive which would normally be hidden.

    Some more info about your PC would be useful. Manufacturer, model, age, OS version at least.

    Start My computer and right cick on the drive D: What are the numbers for used space, free space and capacity? Try the effect of clicking the Disk cleanup button. Does anything change?
  5. bettyboop911

    bettyboop911 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Here's some info: C: 62.1GG free of 103 GB
    8.63 MB free of 8.11 BG

    OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name LIZ-PC
    System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    System Model Presario V6000 (GR967UA#ABA)
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-55, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.1F, 12/5/2007
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
    User Name Liz-PC\Liz
    Time Zone Central Standard Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 1.93 GB
    Available Physical Memory 1.02 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 4.10 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 3.14 GB
    Page File Space 2.23 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Running Disk cleanup doesn't do anyting........
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Didn't you post this same thing a few days ago? You don't need to make a new thread, you could have bumped it back up.

    If you have restore disks, or the ability to make restore disks (which you should do), then just format the partition.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    So there's nothing on the drive, but it reports as full?
    Certainly formatting that D drive would be a good idea then

    You can also download JDiskReport it will show you if or where, any used space is
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