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Hi all,
my laptop keeps telling me that there is no space on drive D (Windows 7,320GB hard drive). Drive D is 148GB and according to the system it’s all full.However when I run WinDirStat it shows that only 81GB is used and that’s including backup files.Split is 21GB my stuff and 60GB backup files. Where is remaining 67GB,then?
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My question would be when did this happen, and did it follow some sort of software install? If this happened after installing some sort of program, maybe a system restore is all you need to do?
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windirstat.jpg 585k .jpg file windows7.jpg 212k .jpg file
I have no idea tbh. This is customer returns laptop and I didn't notice anything suspicious when it arrived.Is there any other possibilty?
I have attached some screens to show exactly the issue.
Edited by dcb1 - 4/23/12 at 4:41pm
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Odd, one screen shows the total drive being a 148GB drive, while the other screen shows it as a 80.6GB drive... those should be your total capacity values. Somethings messed up. Do you have unallocated drive space? Maybe its just reporting wrong. If theres only a couple of MB's of space left according to the stats, can you move a video or another file thats 50MB or more and see if it moves.

Never come across something like this myself...

Edit> Also, Chris' suggestion as well could apply. Let us know.
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Just tried to move a bigger file and it says there is not enough space.I am keen to do fresh install but for that I need to move some files to external drive.None of this backups is up to date as my D drive is full for some time now.
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Just tried to move a bigger file and it says there is not enough space.I am keen to do fresh install but for that I need to move some files to external drive.None of this backups is up to date as my D drive is full for some time now.

At least we know its not a simple bug with displaying values. But on the other hand, that would have been a relief compared to having missing gigglebytes.

I'm again going to say it may be unallocated drive space. You can turn off the PC and take a look at the drive itself, make sure you were not ripped off and given a much smaller drive. If its the right drive and missing space, the previous customer (you said this is a return right?) could have messed with stuff or partitioned it improperly.

I hope it turns out to be something rather simple and quick to fix. Good luck!
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