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Vanishing Disc Space

  1. #1


    sm.gregg@blueyonder.co.uk Guest

    Vanishing Disc Space

    System;

    MSI k*NDiamond
    2*180 Hitachi SATA drives attached to onboard Nvidia RAID in RAID 0
    256 Radeon All In Wonder x1800xl
    2Gb Corsair

    Partitions c: (260 Gb), D90Gb)

    Dual Boot XP Pro SP2, Vista 64 Ultimate. Partitions get swapped over
    when booting between OS's. (so D becomes C under Vista).

    Problem;

    My disc space on D: is being eaten. There was 30Gb spare now, 15Mb. I
    unistalled HALO2, freed up 4.5Gb and next re-boot reported 123kb
    spare !

    Already tried;
    Chkdsk - all OK
    Defrag - all OK
    Disc Clean Up - freed up space and that got eaten
    System Restore - set maximum space to 1Gb and deleted all restore
    points (through both OSs)
    Recycle Bin - set maximum size on both drives to 1Gb
    Turned off hybernation

    Used folder sizes and it reported 130Gb of files on D: (which is great
    on a 90Gb partition !)

    I think it started happening after a failed update, but I restored
    from that (when it still worked and was switched on !)

    I am getting some message from the Firewall about blocking odd files
    in the sys64WOW directory in Windows ( I can post a screen dump if
    needed)

    I am out of ideas, please help anyone ?!?!



    Any ideas


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Gerry Guest

    Re: Vanishing Disc Space

    I am curious about this statement.

    "Dual Boot XP Pro SP2, Vista 64 Ultimate. Partitions get swapped over
    when booting between OS's. (so D becomes C under Vista)."

    Your system should be set up so that neither operating system can see
    the
    partition containing the other operating system. This means that both
    partitions can be designated "C". If an operating system can see the
    other
    you can get problems.

    What is shown in Disk Management in each operating system. In XP
    you want the Vista partition to be shown as Unallocated and in Vista
    for the XP partition to show as unallocated.

    --



    Hope this helps.

    Gerry
    ~~~~
    FCA
    Stourport, England
    Enquire, plan and execute
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    <sm.gregg@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:1183797989.001592.183070@d55g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    > System;
    >
    > MSI k*NDiamond
    > 2*180 Hitachi SATA drives attached to onboard Nvidia RAID in RAID 0
    > 256 Radeon All In Wonder x1800xl
    > 2Gb Corsair
    >
    > Partitions c: (260 Gb), D90Gb)
    >
    > Dual Boot XP Pro SP2, Vista 64 Ultimate. Partitions get swapped over
    > when booting between OS's. (so D becomes C under Vista).
    >
    > Problem;
    >
    > My disc space on D: is being eaten. There was 30Gb spare now, 15Mb. I
    > unistalled HALO2, freed up 4.5Gb and next re-boot reported 123kb
    > spare !
    >
    > Already tried;
    > Chkdsk - all OK
    > Defrag - all OK
    > Disc Clean Up - freed up space and that got eaten
    > System Restore - set maximum space to 1Gb and deleted all restore
    > points (through both OSs)
    > Recycle Bin - set maximum size on both drives to 1Gb
    > Turned off hybernation
    >
    > Used folder sizes and it reported 130Gb of files on D: (which is great
    > on a 90Gb partition !)
    >
    > I think it started happening after a failed update, but I restored
    > from that (when it still worked and was switched on !)
    >
    > I am getting some message from the Firewall about blocking odd files
    > in the sys64WOW directory in Windows ( I can post a screen dump if
    > needed)
    >
    > I am out of ideas, please help anyone ?!?!
    >
    >
    >
    > Any ideas
    >




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    sm.gregg@blueyonder.co.uk Guest

    Re: Vanishing Disc Space

    On 7 Jul, 13:39, "Gerry" <g...@nospam.com> wrote:
    > I am curious about this statement.
    >
    > "Dual Boot XP Pro SP2, Vista 64 Ultimate. Partitions get swapped over
    > when booting between OS's. (so D becomes C under Vista)."
    >
    > Your system should be set up so that neither operating system can see
    > the
    > partition containing the other operating system. This means that both
    > partitions can be designated "C". If an operating system can see the
    > other
    > you can get problems.
    >
    > What is shown in Disk Management in each operating system. In XP
    > you want the Vista partition to be shown as Unallocated and in Vista
    > for the XP partition to show as unallocated.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > Gerry
    > ~~~~
    > FCA
    > Stourport, England
    > Enquire, plan and execute
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    >
    > <sm.gr...@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
    >
    > news:1183797989.001592.183070@d55g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
    >
    >
    >
    > > System;

    >
    > > MSI k*NDiamond
    > > 2*180 Hitachi SATA drives attached to onboard Nvidia RAID in RAID 0
    > > 256 Radeon All In Wonder x1800xl
    > > 2Gb Corsair

    >
    > > Partitions c: (260 Gb), D90Gb)

    >
    > > Dual Boot XP Pro SP2, Vista 64 Ultimate. Partitions get swapped over
    > > when booting between OS's. (so D becomes C under Vista).

    >
    > > Problem;

    >
    > > My disc space on D: is being eaten. There was 30Gb spare now, 15Mb. I
    > > unistalled HALO2, freed up 4.5Gb and next re-boot reported 123kb
    > > spare !

    >
    > > Already tried;
    > > Chkdsk - all OK
    > > Defrag - all OK
    > > Disc Clean Up - freed up space and that got eaten
    > > System Restore - set maximum space to 1Gb and deleted all restore
    > > points (through both OSs)
    > > Recycle Bin - set maximum size on both drives to 1Gb
    > > Turned off hybernation

    >
    > > Used folder sizes and it reported 130Gb of files on D: (which is great
    > > on a 90Gb partition !)

    >
    > > I think it started happening after a failed update, but I restored
    > > from that (when it still worked and was switched on !)

    >
    > > I am getting some message from the Firewall about blocking odd files
    > > in the sys64WOW directory in Windows ( I can post a screen dump if
    > > needed)

    >
    > > I am out of ideas, please help anyone ?!?!

    >
    > > Any ideas- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Everything has been fine until last few weeks, though.

    Not sure how I would swap things around now so that they don't see
    each other. Plus I do want to be able to swap data between them.

    Under vista it says;

    C: (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive)

    d: (System, Active, Primary Partition)

    Trying virus scanners etc now !


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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