Since I release clusters what are in use?

February 22, 2011 at 11:08:06
Specs: Windows XP, 1800/1GB
I deleted an archive .vhd (windows remove) and they were not using. I like to use them.

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#1
February 22, 2011 at 11:28:48
Why do you think you can't use them now? Did you clear recycle bin?

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#2
February 22, 2011 at 12:07:43
Sorry, I was not specific. I want to use the space left by the archive of virtual disc (16GB). Yes I cleared the recycle bin.
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#3
February 22, 2011 at 12:28:16
When you delete files and empty the recycle bin the clusters used become available for other use. When other files are created the file system assigns clusters from free space. You have no choice about what space will be used. When the vacated space is actually used again is entirely up to the file system.

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#4
February 23, 2011 at 11:22:49
The problem is this. The area used by the archive .vhd (16GB) was not released by the system of archives. The Ashampoo Defrag 3 gives how reserved, the Smart defrag considers the space like MFT and the Windows defrag shows like a white (available) area, but it does not release it.
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#5
February 23, 2011 at 12:43:32
run chkdsk and post the results here for review

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#6
February 25, 2011 at 03:18:07
I scheduled the execution of the chkdsk/F for the Boot Time many times.
The computer braked 3 times when restarted.
Chekdsk/F repaired HD 2 times.
The result is always this without /F param :
Correcting mistakes in the bitmap of the volume.
The Windows found problems with the system of archives.
Execute the CHKDSK with the option/F to correct them.

156280288 KB of total space in disc.
32741704 KB in 108690 archives.
36584 KB in 12943 index
0 KB in defective sectors.
203232 KB in use for the system.
65536 KB occupied by the archive of log.
123298768 KB avaliable on disc.

4096 bytes in each unity of allocation
39070072 of you allocate total of unities on disc.
30824692 unities of allocation avaliable on disc.

And the problem with the space of the archive .vhd continues.
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#7
February 25, 2011 at 07:11:17
You have more than a bitmap problem with the drive if chkdsk /f keeps running but saying it needs /f.

Might boot to safe mode and do a chkdsk /r
After that use the disk manufacturers disk diagnostics which can be downloaded from the web

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#8
February 27, 2011 at 13:45:36
I do the chkdsk/r and he did not accuse any mistake.
Also I do the SPINRITE and the HD is Ok.
I do the chkdsk in way reading and he presented the same answer:

The Windows found problems with the system of archives.
Execute the CHKDSK with the option/F to correct them.

156280288 KB of total space in disc.
32741704 KB in 108690 archives.
36584 KB in 12943 index
0 KB in defective sectors.
203232 KB in use for the system.
65536 KB occupied by the archive of log.
123298768 KB avaliable on disc.

4096 bytes in each unity of allocation
39070072 of you allocate total of unities on disc.
30824692 unities of allocation avaliable on disc.

And the problem with the space of the archive .vhd continues.
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#9
February 27, 2011 at 16:12:20
Are you using a virtual copier, cloner, backup etc type program?

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#10
March 1, 2011 at 08:42:57
No! I use only anti-virus and windows firewall.

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