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I just did a cmd prompt because my system c: gb's were disappearing every day now I get them all back and today it went up 2 extra gbs now, is this normal?

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  • @DAISHI said: All it does is handle your backup data.

    oh ok i only thought because my gigabytes stayed at bay when i completed the command.

  • @docbrown2015 said: really? I did a disk clean up and then it went up from 871 to 872?

    Am I missing something here? Having 871 GB is still a lot of free space. I'm not sure what you're worried about.

  • I only have 60gb left on my 500gb harddrive! XD

    (Need to move some stuff to my external 1.5tb)

  • Yeah I'm running and external 2, another external 1 and a 500 G for music.

    And yeah Chyron, that was also my unspoken response XD

  • @Chyron8472 said: Am I missing something here? Having 871 GB is still a lot of free space. I'm not sure what you're worried about.

    oh im sorry, I had a problem that my Gbs were disappearing everyday for no reason..I don't know if it was from me adding to manual restore points or what so I did a cmd to put the max size Shadow page, my full capacity HD is 916GB

  • The difference between restore points is minimal, so I wouldn't worry about it too much from that end. It is a bit curious but you may want to track down differences in folder size on a day to day period. Usually space is getting eaten up your Program Files or your Documents, and you can track down the specific space usage from there.

  • @docbrown2015 said: oh im sorry, I had a problem that my Gbs were disappearing everyday for no reason..I don't know if it was from me adding to manual restore points or what so I did a cmd to put the max size Shadow page, my full capacity HD is 916GB

    Do you mean that your HDD space is constantly depleting despite the lack of installing any software, and that 871GB is the lowest amount thus far where once you had much more? Or are you saying that your HDD in "My Computer" said 872GB at one time, and 871 shortly thereafter and you're not sure why?

    I must tell you that if you are only looking at the value given in "My Computer," there is most certainly rounding involved, and the amount of difference made quite possibly is much less than a full gigabyte.

    Secondly, your Virtual Memory pagefile is probably set to allow Windows to dynamically adjust it (and it should be set that way, imo) so I would consider that as a factor in your amount of available data storage. I wouldn't worry about it, though.

    And thirdly, what you're basically saying is that you have a terabyte hdd (the amount of available space is actually less than 1TB because of binary wherein 1 trillion bytes does not actually equal 1TB) and that you have used up only of 45GB of it. Think about this: 916-871=45GB. Fourty-five gigabites are being used out of an available nine hundred sixteen. I have 465GB of total space, have been filling it up with games and such yet still have 112GB free at present, and I'm not worried about it yet.

    Even if you had twenty times the amount of data stored that you currently have (45 x 20=900), you still would have space left. You still have a very long way to go indeed before I would even consider worrying about this at all.

  • @Chyron8472 said: Do you mean that your HDD space is constantly depleting despite the lack of installing any software, and that 871GB is the lowest amount thus far where once you had much more? Or are you saying that your HDD in "My Computer" said 872GB at one time, and 871 shortly thereafter and you're not sure why?

    I must tell you that if you are only looking at the value given in "My Computer," there is most certainly rounding involved, and the amount of difference made quite possibly is much less than a full gigabyte.

    Secondly, your Virtual Memory pagefile is probably set to allow Windows to dynamically adjust it (and it should be set that way, imo) so I would consider that as a factor in your amount of available data storage. I wouldn't worry about it, though.

    And thirdly, what you're basically saying is that you have a terabyte hdd (the amount of available space is actually less than 1TB because of binary wherein 1 trillion bytes does not actually equal 1TB) and that you have used up only of 45GB of it. Think about this: 916-871=45GB. Fourty-five gigabites are being used out of an available nine hundred sixteen. I have 465GB of total space, have been filling it up with games and such yet still have 112GB free at present, and I'm not worried about it yet.

    Even if you had twenty times the amount of data stored that you currently have (45 x 20=900), you still would have space left. You still have a very long way to go indeed before I would even consider worrying about this at all.

    Yes that's definitely it! now I found out it's the registry..there are errors, so now I need to find a way to safely fix it the only discs I hare are the ones my PC made me burn the day I bought it, 14 discs.. :/

  • How do you know you have registry errors? What program did you use to determine that? And what makes you think that minor registry errors are causing your displayed free space in My Computer to change?

    In any case, you don't need to run a system restore to repair minor registry errors anyway. To do so would be overkill. Certainly if you had serious problems then you should consider that, but the issue you're having is far from serious, if even related to registry errors at all.

    If you're really worried about it, you can run chkdsk c: /f from a command prompt, and say yes when it asks to perform it at next startup. There are freeware registry cleaners you can use, but I'm not sure to recommend any at this point since I'm not even sure why you think your registry has problems in the first place.

  • @Chyron8472 said: How do you know you have registry errors? What program did you use to determine that? And what makes you think that minor registry errors are causing your displayed free space in My Computer to change?

    In any case, you don't need to run a system restore to repair minor registry errors anyway. To do so would be overkill. Certainly if you had serious problems then you should consider that, but the issue you're having is far from serious.

    If you're really worried about it, you can run chkdsk c: /f from a command prompt, and say yes when it asks to perform it at next startup.

    thank youy IU did a sfc/scannow in cmd.

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