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Vanishing Disc Space

  • Thread starter sm.gregg@blueyonder.co.uk
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sm.gregg@blueyonder.co.uk

#1
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), D:(90Gb)

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 Computer

G

Gerry

#2
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
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<sm.gregg@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> 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), D:(90Gb)
>
> 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 Computer

S

sm.gregg@blueyonder.co.uk

#3
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), D:(90Gb)

>
> > 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 !
 

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