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by kpo6969 / April 25, 2007 3:22 PM PDT In reply to: That's odd... Hope this helps!!! Pro The New iPad's Screen is Missing a Key Feature The Best Laptop Deals of Today: 2-in-1s, Tablets, More COMPANY Company Info About the Site Contact Us Advertise with Us Using His advice was to>> format the C: drive from the Start | Run command line, and >> that>> won't work.

Maybe it will be available in next version of Windows. So, I tried programs like WinDirStats, TreeSize, and Space Sniffer. If you can afford setting 4GiB of your HDD for pagefile.sys do it. Still nothing to be found.

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Cybertron PC Dell Digital Storm Getac Gigabyte HP Huawei Intel Kangaroo Kurio LG Electronics Lenovo MSI Microsoft Nextbook Origin Razer Samsung Toshiba Vaio Xotic PC Minimum Rating 1.5 Stars 2.0 Stars Actually I did not havehibernation turned on (I had standby on which I mistook forhibernation). What I noticed isthat the free space has been>> >> > shrinking slowly each day and now it stands at 6.54GB, that is>> >> > about 160MB less, if my math From a 5.8-inch OLED display, reports of wireless charging and even a 3D scanner for facial recognition, it's all here.

  • I indeed did not pay attention to the previous response.
  • If you have 12 GB of memory, that means this file takes about 9 GB of space.
  • Windows will then "page out" data to disk, ensuring there's always available memory for applications -- even if there isn't enough physical RAM.
  • Not all of these tips are recommended -- in fact, if you have more than enough hard drive space, following these tips may actually be a bad idea.
  • You can not delete those files until this process is stopped.
  • Even though I have stopped the service ???
  • However, a few hours later the message re popped.
  • This might not sound a lot, but if you have a cheap 32GB Windows laptop or even a 64GB one, it's a significant portion of your storage space taken up by

Gives a clearer view of what's on my drives. Of course, if you disable it entirely, you'll be unable to use system restore if you ever need it. When I tried right-click-properties on all files, the files show much lower size than what windows reports. LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here...

You can't format the Windows drive from within>> Windows; Windows is smart enouth to not let you.>> Unfortunately, not everyone has Windows installed on C: so > there is> potential harm Space Sniffer If this process is a Windows Service, you need to run services.msc from the "Run" window and stop that service. Get downloadable ebooks for free! What I noticed isthat the free space has been shrinking> >> > slowly each day and now it stands at 6.54GB, that is about 160MB> >> > less, if my math

If you do this, you'll need to insert the removable media whenever you want to refresh or reset your PC. Hit Set and then OK to finish. (Alternatively, you can select "no paging file" or leave the system to manage the file size, but for performance reasons you should have a Does this setting satisfy mimimum requirement?> Thanks again>> Oniket>> "johnf" wrote:>>> Before you do anything drastic, try this little exercise.>>>> Cick on Start, Help & Support / Undo changes to your Skip to content Ahmed S.

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Go to the Advanced tab and click the Settings button under the Performance section. 6. I can't figure out. Hard Drive Space Shrinking Windows 7 It could be something simple, such as a glitch in System restore taking up too much space for restore points, but it certainly shouldn't be happening. sorry about double post but i jsut stumbled across this... Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Shrinking drive.

About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center I did a cleaning>> > of my hard disk sometime ago and my free HD space was 6.70GB at that>> > time. A big, huge, ugly, nasty, 40 GB file called "Windows.edb". I indeed did not pay attention to the previous response.

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you! Thanks again.>> P.S. news The real question is whether or not it satisfies your requirements.

His advice was to format the C: drive from the Start | Run command line, and that won't work. If you suddenly see a>> >> problem, you can take system settings back to a time prior to when the>> >> issue began and see if that resolves the issue.>> >>>> And it is an ongoing proces.

If you have a lot of RAM, you can certainly decrease the size -- we'd probably be fine with 2 GB or even less.

Most of that is made up of system and reserved files while 1 GB is taken up by default apps and games that come with Windows 10. Just for testing I turned off system restore> and I immediately got back all the lost free space. Run your system for a few days or a week, then check System Restore, if it doesn't go back far enough to suit you, you may need to enlarge the allotted The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.

All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. If you don't use>> >> the Hibernate feature, go to Control Panel, open Display, go to the>> >> Screen Saver tab, click the Power button under Monitor power, go to>> >> The steps above could free up several gigabytes of space on your hard drive by limiting how much space Windows takes up on your computer. ✖ Windows 10 Storage and Backup Windows Vista forum About This ForumCNET's Forum on Windows Vista is the best source for finding help or troubleshooting advice from a community of experts.

These uninstall files are probably just wasting space on your hard drive. Note that this file and the paging file are marked as "protected operating system files" and aren't visible by default. You can reduce Windows's footprint by uninstalling default Windows 10 apps, disabling the hibernation, and tweaking the virtual memory settings. Stranger things have happened and even though it >>shouldn't>>work in XP, it is irresponsible and purposefully cruel to post >>such>>advice and continue to do so in so many different places.> >

Thanks in advance> >> > Oniket > > > Related Resources solved Disk Management:shrink volume = 1/2 GB, free space = 19 GB free space on hard disk Free usb hard Luckily I was>> not too dumb to know what format command does >>> Fortunately, in this case, it does nothing. So, I finally gave up, and decided to format the C, maybe even the whole drive. Get the answer AnonymousDec 22, 2004, 9:40 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)Ok, Here's what you do.

Tweak Your Windows Installer Disc Want to really start stripping down Windows, ripping out components that are installed by default? That was my guess. Just for testing I turned off system restoreand I immediately got back all the lost free space. Thanks in advanceOniket 22 answers Last reply Dec 28, 2004 More about hard disk free space gradually shrinking AnonymousDec 22, 2004, 8:20 AM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)Pay no attention

If you suddenly see a problem, you can take system > settings back to a time prior to when the issue began and see if that > resolves the issue.> > Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your account. (LogOut/Change) You are I still have 175 free but I don't know what's going on. ???