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Old February 28th 08, 07:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Guilherme
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Default 40GB Disappeared

Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows (partition C)
.. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates or the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem continued. Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files that are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays only the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has 85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme
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Old February 28th 08, 11:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Cari \(MS-MVP\)
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Default 40GB Disappeared

Did you run a Disk Cleanup? (Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools)
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows (partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has 85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme


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Old February 28th 08, 11:31 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Curious
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Default 40GB Disappeared

AFAIK the space used by restore points and by the Vista indexing files do
not show up as part of your Partitions.
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Did you run a Disk Cleanup? (Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools)
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows (partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has 85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this
without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme



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Old February 28th 08, 11:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Guilherme
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Posts: 8
Default 40GB Disappeared


Hello Cari,

yes, I always do this. The free are is still the same, unfortunately.




"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote:

Did you run a Disk Cleanup? (Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools)
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows (partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has 85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme


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Old February 28th 08, 11:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Guilherme
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Posts: 8
Default 40GB Disappeared

Sorry, but I didn't understand... so, how can i check them?

"Curious" wrote:

AFAIK the space used by restore points and by the Vista indexing files do
not show up as part of your Partitions.
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Did you run a Disk Cleanup? (Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools)
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows (partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has 85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this
without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme



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Old February 29th 08, 01:18 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Colin Barnhorst[_2_]
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Posts: 2,464
Default 40GB Disappeared

Download a trial copy of Diskeeper and run an Analysis. It will show you
how files are distributed on the drive, including areas reserved for NTFS.

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Sorry, but I didn't understand... so, how can i check them?

"Curious" wrote:

AFAIK the space used by restore points and by the Vista indexing files
do
not show up as part of your Partitions.
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Did you run a Disk Cleanup? (Start, Programs, Accessories, System
Tools)
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows
(partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates
or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem
continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden
files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files
that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays
only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has
85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to
any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this
without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme



  #7 (permalink)  
Old February 29th 08, 06:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Guilherme
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Posts: 8
Default 40GB Disappeared

Hello Colin,

I have diskeeper. It shows area C: with the size I wrote before and 3% free
Also ServiceV002 with 6GB ... the lenovo thinkpad area

But doesn't show the other partitions related to linux.




"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

Download a trial copy of Diskeeper and run an Analysis. It will show you
how files are distributed on the drive, including areas reserved for NTFS.

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Sorry, but I didn't understand... so, how can i check them?

"Curious" wrote:

AFAIK the space used by restore points and by the Vista indexing files
do
not show up as part of your Partitions.
"Cari (MS-MVP)" wrote in message
...
Did you run a Disk Cleanup? (Start, Programs, Accessories, System
Tools)
--
Cari (MS-MVP) Printing & Imaging
www.coribright.com/windows

"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows
(partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates
or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem
continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden
files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files
that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays
only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has
85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to
any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this
without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme



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Old February 29th 08, 02:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rich.
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Posts: 37
Default 40GB Disappeared

There are viruses out there that fill up your HDD with hidden files. Have
you done a full/complete virus scan while using the latest updates for your
virus scanning software?


"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows (partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has 85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme


  #9 (permalink)  
Old February 29th 08, 03:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Guilherme
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Posts: 8
Default 40GB Disappeared

Hello Rich,

I have AVG free edition, updated, and run comprete scan every day. Nothing
found!



"Rich." wrote:

There are viruses out there that fill up your HDD with hidden files. Have
you done a full/complete virus scan while using the latest updates for your
virus scanning software?


"Guilherme" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I have a very strange problem!
I have a lenovo T60 laptop, with windows vista business and also a
partition
for Linux. My harddisk has 120GB and I left 85.2GB for windows (partition
C)
. However, my free disk area was getting smaller without installing
softwares
or saving personal data. I initially thought this was windows updates or
the
system restore disk. So I made it very small, and the problem continued.
Now,
I have only 3GB free!
Now comes the strange part!
1) When I select all files in C (including system files and hidden files)
and go to properties, it shows only 37GB of size.
2) I have then used SequoiaView to try to find possible large files that
are
using the rest of the partition… strangely, it graphically displays only
the
37GB with 2GBfree and at the same time says that the partition has 85GB.
3) So I went to properties of sequoia and it displays:
Location C:\
Size: 81,6GB (41.630.603.089bytes)
Free: 3,68GB (3.954.462.720bytes)
Showing: All files
Now, we see there is a discrepancy of 40GB in the counting size.
4) I have run several tests to verify the hard disk. None pointed to any
problem! Accordong to them, my harddisk is “perfect”.
5) Also have run updated anti-virus softwares and no virus was found.
(perhaps some virus was cousing such behaviour).

Any suggestion how to solve this problem?

Next option I see is to reinstall windows vista. How can I do this without
losing the linux partition?
Many thanks in advance

Guilherme



 




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