Hard drive free space issues

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Lukas, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. Lukas

    Lukas Real Name No Gimmicks

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    Hi,

    Something pretty strange is happening to my laptop.
    It has a pretty small HD that is devided in two partions: Primary 2.5 Gb for system, secondary 6,x Gb for appz, data and other stuff.

    I tried to install SP1 today, but I all of the sudden I lacked the free space needed... I was pretty surprised coz My Docs folder is located on D: and I cleaned up my system few days ago.

    Apparently I had only 189 Mb left on my HD.

    I did this:

    * I disabled System Restore (gained 7 Mb although 200 was reserved)
    * I checked the paging file location (D:)
    * I disabled Hibernation (Gained 197 Mb)
    * I moved Temporary Internet files from C: to D:
    * I uninstalled unnecessary junk.
    * I lowered the space reserved for recycle bin.
    * Performed a chkdsk


    But here it is: when I add the sizes of Program Files, Windows, Documents and Settings, hiberf*.sys, and the protected system folders I get 1.8 - 1.9 Gb...


    Where are the other 500 - 600 Mb? Am I overlooking something here?
    Is there a way to store the hibernation file in a specified location? Like D: and not C:?


    Greetz

    Lukas
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    If you have disabled Hibernation then you shouldn't have hiberf*.sys on your hard drive -
    XP now & again wont clean up after itself
    try & delete the hiberf*.sys if its being used you'll get an error

    Not to sure but this might be were the missing disk space is
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache

    If you want to create more space, these items I can delete safely

    HotFix Uninstall files
    The contents of but not the folders
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
    C:\WINDOWS\Help
    C:\WINDOWS\Help\Tours
    C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386
    C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386

    Folders & Files except the Binaries folder & Files

    C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries

    C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR
    DO NOT delete the Binaries folder & Files
    C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Binaries

    Excessive Fonts
    C:\WINDOWS\Fonts

    at your own, always create backups

    ;) :p
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    If your files system is ntfs, 12% of your drive is reserved for the master file table.