Stuck with a full Hard disk :S

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by elserge82, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. elserge82

    elserge82 Guest

    Guys I Hav a 40 gb hard disk full of nothin:S lo
    No software installed except microsoft office and adobe photoshop
    My Os is taking like 35 GB:S mostly winsxs folder(18 gb
    I removed the restore points a while ago
    I removed the temp sp1 files

    Now i hav a full hard disk can't update my os can't do nothing excep
    browsing the internet lol I feel like I'm using knoppix

    What can I do in order to get back a normal pc :
    All my pc specifications are well tuned for nothin
    elserge82, Mar 7, 2009
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    Badger Guest

    Try doing Disk clean?
    Then go buy an external hard drive of 150 GB for about 40 bucks.
    Badger, Mar 7, 2009
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    elserge82 Guest

    disk clean as disk clean up:D???
    LOL I did long time ago

    I hav 4 hard disks connected to my motherboard all
    are full of data

    I'm talkin here about the one containing my OS.

    I was completely satisfied from vista
    till this problem that can't be solved

    I was hoping that som1 might find something concerning this winsxs

    Thank you anyways
    elserge82, Mar 7, 2009

  4. Vista requires a partition double the size of your drive. The problem is not
    with Vista. The problem is with your outdated hardware. Get a larger drive..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Mar 7, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Err I manage perfectly well with a partition of 60GB.....
    Gordon, Mar 7, 2009

  6. Good for you, Gordon..

    An 80gb partition gives space enough for Vista to breathe in and out, enough
    space to install plenty of stuff, and enough free space to maintain drive
    performance. Saves having to get paranoid about moving stuff elsewhere all
    of the time..
    Mike Hall - MVP, Mar 7, 2009
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    Victek Guest

    Guys I Hav a 40 gb hard disk full of nothin:S lol
    When you run Disk Cleanup on C: are you choosing "files from all users on
    this computer", do you have a hibernation file, are you deleting "all but
    the most recent" restore points and shadow copies? You could also try
    downloading Ccleaner and make sure the Hot Fixes option is checked (to get
    rid of all the backups of security patches).
    Victek, Mar 7, 2009
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    Ian D Guest

    I have 64 bit Vista Ultimate and my winsxs folder is 14GB
    in size with 58,000 files in 48,000 folders. It has both the
    32 and 64 bit sets of everything. Among other things,
    every version of every .dll for every installed application
    is held in the winsxs folder. MS Office and Photoshop
    have thousands of dlls. Winsxs keeps all this code for
    application compatibilty.
    Ian D, Mar 8, 2009
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    elserge82 Guest

    mmmm did all this.
    Deleted all my restore points, and hibernate files.
    elserge82, Mar 8, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    How large is your \Users folder? It holds a lot of your data & settings,
    like Pictures, Documents, email messages, newsgroup messages, etc.

    My Vista takes up the following:
    \Windows 17 GB
    \Users 23 GB
    \Program Files 8 GB
    Dave, Mar 8, 2009
  11. mine shows up 40 gb just on vista 64 bit
    TREVOR ENDRES, Mar 9, 2009
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    elserge82 Guest

    my user folder size is 1.2GB
    elserge82, Mar 9, 2009
  13. My eeePC has a couple of very small drives, and I'm running XP with little
    room to spare on the system drive. I ran into low space conditions after
    the February Microsoft updates. I used a little open source app called
    WinDirStat. Ignoring the awful name for a moment, this app scans the files
    on your drive and builds a block-like graphical representation of the files
    based on size. You mouse over the blocks for file info, and you can check
    the properties of anything that looks too big.

    (In my case I found a system folder called SoftwareDistribution in the
    Windows folder. From what I can tell, this folder holds the Windows update
    distribution files long after the updates are installed, and to make things
    interesting they all have UUID-like names to obscure what they are. I
    checked the properties of the largest one and found that it was the .NET
    distribution file. Deleting this and some others freed up a lot of space.)

    Paul J. Hurley, Mar 10, 2009
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    elserge82 Guest

    Thanks Paul
    I really appreciate your help
    elserge82, Mar 10, 2009
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    jjcb Guest

    The problem is with Vista.
    It is the most horribly bloated OS that has ever been offered! There is
    easily 14GB of 'trash' code-writing and silly software that comes embedded
    with it. That's what happens when you try to be all tings to all customers
    in all situations. 7 looks a bit better (I beta test it too) but still has a
    long way to go. Vista was also first sold under the false pretence that it
    could work on 30GB of space which is utter nonsense and MS knew that at the
    time. I have it crammed on a 30GB partition just to use it's one feature
    that I cannot get with Linux yet - Speech Recognition/Voice Dictation
    program. The rest of its offerings are either silly, overly complicated or
    mediocrity at its best. Explore around a bit in the freeware world and you
    will see another way.
    Despite all the nay-sayers, in the future try Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Fedora 10,
    Mepis 8, Sabayan or openSUSE 11.1. They are all FREE Linux operating systems
    and come with access to thousands of well-written free programs (GIMP is
    every bit as capable as the expensive Photoshop and Abiword is a fast and
    excellent replacement for Word while OpenOffice is even more comprehensive
    than MS Office. I'm selling both Office and Photoshop but can't get buyers
    for them at 1/3 cost - that's how good they are!
    Linux gets a bad knock from those who are too lazy or fearful to try
    something other than 'ol MS.
    Good luck in your search
    jjcb, Mar 11, 2009

  16. How can the problem be with Vista if it is being installed on a drive which
    is too small?
    Mike Hall - MVP, Mar 11, 2009
  17. Be sure to let us know what you find.


    Paul J. Hurley, Mar 12, 2009
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    elserge82 Guest

    Well I deleted the pagefile.sys :)
    It was 8gb
    lol now I have 7gb free (I tried to test sp2 with no luck) and lost 1
    gb already
    Now i'm stuck with windows update problems. for .net framework 3.5 sp1
    (kb951847) and a security update (kb960225) I can't update these 2 I get
    the following errors

    1-code 643
    2-code 80073712

    Anyways thanks Paul I got at least 7gb for a few weeks:)
    It's useless to fix this thing:) it's unfixable.
    I'm wondering if I should shift for a another OS.
    elserge82, Mar 12, 2009
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    Mike Torello Guest

    Mike Torello, Mar 12, 2009
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    elserge82 Guest

    Well I didn't need that .
    I disabled system restore straight from the begining.
    elserge82, Mar 12, 2009
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