500G Hard disk is full.

Dell Studio 15 laptop computer (intel co...
February 2, 2010 at 03:34:13
Specs: Windows 7
I only bought my laptop a few weeks ago. So far only 30G been installed. SUddenly, my hard disk is filled up with god knows what. I have tried disk cleanup, defrag and scandisk/chkdisk. I only freed up 1G, still have 400G+ missing. Pls HELP.

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#1
February 2, 2010 at 03:48:14
Mh!! 500gb hdd full? Do u have any partions?

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#2
February 2, 2010 at 03:59:34
Is it reporting in disk management that the volume is 500GB and a single partition?

Try running a report in treesize free to figure out what is taking up all the space.

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#3
February 2, 2010 at 04:11:18
Treesize can only detect 30G. I can see my hard disk space been used up daily since I bought it but I haven't installed that many programs, really.

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#4
February 2, 2010 at 04:18:00
So what did it say in disk management?

Is it saying 500GB used in My computer?


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#5
February 2, 2010 at 04:31:59
Used space: 483 GB 450GB
Free space: 1GB 0.99GB
Capacity: 484GB 451GB

File System: NTFS
Windows 7

The disk space is decreasing daily, apparently there is problem with Vista system restore.


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#6
February 2, 2010 at 04:37:25
Do u have any partions? Try to disable system restore. Do u have win 7 or win vista. Try to show hidden files and see which files are taking space.

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#7
February 2, 2010 at 04:49:17
I used SequoiaView to locate the files finally. There are 423 GB in my C:\users\RA media server but all the folders here are empty. How do I free up this space ?

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#8
February 2, 2010 at 04:51:54
Can you drill down to the file inside the folder thats taking up the space?

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#9
February 2, 2010 at 05:01:32
So no partition? All 500gb in c: . If i were u i will run linux live cd to check files on hdd and create few partitions with partition magic (bootable).

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#10
February 2, 2010 at 11:15:45
How to drill down to the file inside?

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#11
February 2, 2010 at 12:06:47
Have you run any anti virus programs yet.

There are a few virus and worms that will fill a hard drive.


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#12
February 2, 2010 at 22:18:38
guys, thanks for the advice. This RA media server belongs to Dell Remote Access. I disable it and delete the user and manage to free up all the space.

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#13
February 2, 2010 at 22:28:50
The R A is apparently 'remote access' and is something Dell loaded on there. Why it's filling up with junk, I don't know. You may need to contact Dell.

Try logging on to that user account and see if you can clean it out that way.

As a user account it can be deleted altogether but you might want to hold off on that until you know if it's something you want to keep.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#14
February 2, 2010 at 22:30:05
Oh, you posted while I was composing. Glad you got it fixed.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#15
February 3, 2010 at 00:40:24
Thanks, Daveincaps.

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