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Bit of a strange incident, 30Gb of my hard drive just diapered?

It was strange because one moment it was 217Gb then it went to 186Gb for no apparent reason

I've emptied the recycle bin, deleted all my system restores, deleted the page file and that brought it up to 194Gb so it can't be any of them, it's really strange it happened just like that.

I'm running HD Tune to check for any bad sectors or errors so hopefully that should come up clean. It's all green so far.

The only thing happening at the time was downloading Skyrim, but It's only at 1.7Gb and the SteamApps folder hasn't grown any larger then before so I doubt it's that. I haven't got uTorrent open or anything else that downloads other then steam. I did download DirectX10 to reinstall but deleted the file before anything as they were the SDK not the software it self -.-


Thanks in advance for any assistance given I'll report back with anything new smile.gif
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post #2 of 18
Download File Monger it will help with problems like this. www.sixty-five.cc/sm/
post #3 of 18
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Well turns out FRAPS had recorded a bunch of stuff for no apparent reason, deleted them and got 20Gb back but most of them were made before today.

Also 13.1Gb of my Disk Drive is unreadable, is that errors or something else?

Any other ideas? Thanks smile.gif
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post #4 of 18
what does it show in your computer management console?
did you partition your drive yourself or did it come factory partitioned?
is the drive old?
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post #5 of 18
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Management says everything's healthy

Partitions came as factory no real need to add a new ones

Virtually brand new, about 6 months of use, this is the first issue I've had with it
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post #6 of 18
i meant the disk management from the computer management console. does it show the missing space there?
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post #7 of 18
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Again no, it says healthy and that I've got 210Gb free, no other partitions, no other areas, just says I've used 255Gb
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post #8 of 18
get a gparted live disk to check for you missing partition. if it's not showing in windows disk management console this is really strange.
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

assuming it's a 500gb hard drive actual usable space should be ~460gb given base 2 as actual capacity vs advertised is given base 2 vs base 10.
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post #9 of 18
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Yeah windows says 469Gb which I all ready expected

Do I need the ISO file for that, or is there a .exe version? I don't have any spare discs hanging around frown.gif
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post #10 of 18
so if i get this straight, your hdd total space reads 469gb, which is correct for a 500gb harddrive. and in this case your missing space has not 'disappeared.'
gparted is a live linux distribution that partitions and views partitions on harddrives. you can burn an iso to usb with unetbootin.
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