Solved I keep getting erra D drive is full it's not

October 15, 2011 at 11:23:16
Specs: Windows XP, 1.00 GB
Error says D drive full it's not.When I check the properties it shows it's full. When I open the D drive there's no files. I ran a chkdsk on the D drive, it said there was 5,475,452 KB total disk space. 4,120 KB in hidden files and 2,560 KB in 567 folders, Then it says 5,467,996 KB in 9,037 files, 772 KB available

4,096 bytes in each allocation unit
1,368,863 total allocation units on disk
193 allocation units available on disk


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#1
October 15, 2011 at 12:21:27
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All drive letter assignments in operating systems are for logical drives but the term logical is usually omitted.

What is D on ?

A hard drive, or a flashdrive, or a memory card, or what ?

"When I open the D drive there's no files."

Do you mean there are no files shown or you're not being allowed to view them ?

Is D on an internal hard drive, or on an external hard drive, or on a flashdrive, or on a memory card ?

"Then it says 5,467,996 KB in 9,037 files, 772 KB available"

It's not 100% full but it's nearly that - ~ 98.7 % full. .


5,467,996 KB is only ~ 5339 mb or ~ 5.2 gb

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Running CHKDSK without specfifying the drive letter and adding the colon character checks the partition Windows was loaded from, which is usually C. .

You have to type CHKDSK D:
or better still
CHKDSK /F D:
, or CHKDSK /R D:

Running CHKDSK without any switches does not fix any errors CHKDSK finds.

Try running CHKDSK /R D:
It runs more tests than CHKDSK /F does and also checks the partition space no data is presently installed on.


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#2
October 15, 2011 at 16:37:36
My D drive is internal, sorry. I just tried to run a CHKDSK /RD: IT said invalid paremeter. I also tried CHKDSK /FD: What I did was go to start / run & typed in cmd. Then I tried the chkdsk.

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#3
October 15, 2011 at 17:08:33
Tubesandwires suggested:
CHKDSK /F D:
you ran
CHKDSK /FD:
He suggested:
CHKDSK /R D:
you ran:
CHKDSK /RD:


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#4
October 15, 2011 at 17:24:39
I was checking out some related posts. I tried going to my computer & right clicked on the D drive & format. It worked, when I check the D drive's properties it was using very little space. That leads me to the way I got to this mess. Some how when I was trying to clean the D drive I some how diabled my add on's for Internet Explorer. I have no idea how it happened nor how to repair. I've even tried reinstalling Internet Explorer, no good. My icon says Internet Explorer ( No Add-ons )

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#5
October 16, 2011 at 15:10:32
"My D drive is internal, sorry."

What physical hard drive is it on ?

The first and only one, or a second one ?

If it's on the only hard drive, and/or the original hard drive, does the hard drive have a brand name supplied software installation on it ?

"I tried going to my computer & right clicked on the D drive & format. It worked, "

Sure it worked, but you have deleted all the data that was originally on it.

"...when I check the D drive's properties it was using very little space. "

Of course - you deleted the data on the partition when you formatted it.

Was there any data on it you did not want to lose ?

If yes, formatting the partition was a DUMB thing to do.
You can use a data recovery program to recover as many files as can be recovered, but you probably will not be able to recover all of them. Data recovery programs may also find files or folders that you have already deleted on the hard drive partition. .

"If it's on the only hard drive, and/or the original hard drive, does the hard drive have a brand name supplied software installation on it ?"

If your answer to that is yes, the D partition may have been a Recovery partition that has all the data on it necessary to load the original brand name software installation on the C drive - it had enough data on it that it may have been that - if so, you have destroyed your option of being able to use that data to load the original brand name software installation on the C drive by following a Recovery procedure. You may see a line while booting to press a key for Recovery or similar, but that's in the bios's code - it requires the data on the D partition to be intact and to produce an exact checksum for the data on it.

"Some how when I was trying to clean the D drive I some how diabled my add on's for Internet Explorer. I have no idea how it happened nor how to repair"

Since you were able to format the D partition, your Windows installation was probably installed on the C drive (you can't format the drive partition Windows was installed on when you're in that Windows installation).
There is nothing on the D drive partition that would disable or delete your Internet Explorer Add-ons when you used Disk cleanup to clean the wrong things on the D drive , unless you deliberately chose to save the add-ons on D when you added them (Windows / IE would not save them on D by default).

Your IE add-ons problem has absolutely nothing to do with you not being able to see the files on the D partition previously.

If the D partition WAS a Recovery partition for your brand name computer, and if the original brand name software installation on C and D were still intact, the brand name either
- hides the Recovery partition from you seeing it at all in Windows
- or - lets you see it's there but doesn't allow you to access the files on it, and/or hides the files on it from you seeing them.
- or - lets you see it's there but you are strongly discouraged from altering it's contents. You can alter the data on it to your detriment.

If you have reloaded C partition from a regular XP CD, all that goes out the window.

If you have not deleted or altered the contents of the D partition, it's still available to re-load the original brand name supplied contents of C, but you will not have anything on the C partition to prevent you from messing up the contents of the Recovery partition. The start the Recovery feature while booting will probably still work, when the contents of the Recovery partition have not been altered, but other ways of running that that miight have been there originally on the C drive that were put there by the brand name are no longer there.

Brand name supplied Recovery partitions have a minimal amount of free space on them - just a little more than enough to trigger the operating system's default messages about the partition being too full. If you add and data to the data on the Recovery partition, after you have added more than enough to reduce the free space on the drive to trigger the operating system's default messages about the partition being too full, you WILL get those messages.
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If you want add-ons for IE, see the IE support for your version of IE on the Microsoft web site./
NOTE that IE 6 is what comes with XP and it is no longer supported properly by many web sites. It's recommended you install a newer version of IE - - IE 8 is the one that is best supported by web sites and has had most of if not all of it's bugs fixed, after Windows Updates for it have been loaded.


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