I just did a semiclean install and clocked in at just over 16 gb. I've installed a few small programs and now i'm up over 22gb. I've already done all the obvious things such as turning off system restore, turning off hibernation, removing sp1 install files, etc.
The biggest problem is my winsxs folder, which windows explorer puts at 11.1gb. I've read that this number may be a little inflated, but it's right in line with tune up utilities 09. I don't want to delete something useful, but the size of this folder is crazy. I've done some research on the point of this folder, but i never had problems in xp with dlls and i could install xp twice in the size this folder occupies. There is 3gb worth of microsoft-windows-naturallanguage6 files. Microsoft-windows-moviesamples is 150 mb. There is also an into movie for media center that's 50mb. Are there files that I can safely delete or do I just have to bend over and take it?
I am so tired of receiving Low Disk Space on recovery (D). I have done everything it asked. Empty Recycle Bin which is EMPTY. I am not a computer wizard but it seems unfair that I have pay over $150.00 year to correct this problem once a year. I have checked a lot of places and it just keeps telling me the same thing. That doesn't work.
I am using a HP Pavilion g7-1277dx Notebook PC Model:QE308UA with Windows 7. For some reason, my backups are being saved to the HP_Tools partition and I can't seem to change it. As a result, a window keeps popping up that says Low Disk Space.
I have a acer aspire 5050 laptop/notebook and everytime I try to watch a video on youtube or just search the internet, it's slow and the words "low disk space" pops up. I click the button that is suppose to clean the files but when it's done the words "low disk space" pops up again. Can you help me with this problem?
I've opened the my computer and I see Acer (C) It has 0% free space. Underneath acer (C) it says 8.35 MB free of 33.5 GB. I also see Data (D) underneath data d I see 33.1 GB free of 33.2 GB. The last thing I see is something that says unspecified, and underneath it it says DVD RW Drive (E). I don't know what to do next.
I have a Lenovo 3000 N200. I have 143GB hard drive and only 4GB free space left. I viewed the properties of all the main root folders in the C: Drive and they add up to 65GB so why does it say that i have used 139GB?
The size of the main folders are as follows
Folder Size GB drivers 0.0054 i ntel 0.00232 my music 1.87 program files 4.45 swshare 0.282 swtool 3.11 users 40.3 windows 15.1 Total 65.11972
I checked my backups and one is 40GB in size so i tried to delete it but i got a message saying i do not have enough disk space to perform the operation.Even with this there should still be approx 40GB free disk space. What is taking up so much disk space? Is there a large log file running?i cant find it if there is. How can i delete my backup ? I have tried defragmenting the disk too...
I've created a Factory Default Backup with a USB drive with Acer Recovery Management. I see this message which tells me I can delete the recovery partion to free up disk space after I've created the backup but it never gives me the option to do so.
I DO get the option to remove the Driver Recovery Partition after backing it up to USB but not the 10GB Recovery Partition. It's a a HUGE deal on a system that only has a 32GB hard drive.
I performed a system recovery to factory settings that resulted in my Disk space being distributed differently than before. I have a lot of unallocated space as you can see bellow. I need to know how to fix and how to prevent this from happening the next time I perform a recovery. Also, is it normal for the RECOVERY (D) partition to show multiple times in Disk Management ?
So I've had this laptop for over 5 years now (Dell Inspiron 1525) & about 2 years ago I put Windows 7 on it(the laptop came with vista). I haven't had any problem with it up until November of 2012. The problem I'm having is my wireless connection get's dropped constantly. Randomly & especially if I'm watching a video online. It does it on every browser. And I cannot reconnect to my WIFI without restarting my computer or putting it in hibernate mode & resuming windows.
It actually stopped for a month & is now back worse than it was before. I contacted Dell & they ran a diagnostic with me & said I needed to change my hard drive. So I have(this was 4 days ago) & the problem is still occurring. I've taken it to geeksquad even & had them run diagnostics & they said they found nothing either. I can't seem to find a solution.
Here's a video of what happens sometimes when I'm just on the computer listening to [URL]
The stuttering sound happens when I'm playing any kind of audio. If I'm not playing audio, the stutter wont occur but the wireless signal will drop. I've also looked into the device manager & I found this.
I am constantly losing my time and sometimes date. I have checked that I have selected the correct time zone many times. The clock always jumps backwards, not forward and it is never a set amount of time. However it is usually between 30-45 minutes back. Very rarely the date will randomly jump back several years. I'm not sure what the problem is.
Some friends have told me it could be: 1)Virus or such, but i have done several scans already. 2) Dying CMOS battery 3) Or something about BIOS time being off, I'm not sure what it meant.
I guess if it is the CMOS battery, is there anything i should know before replacing it (like saving some settings or something?) or can i just unscrew the back of my laptop pop out the battery and pop in a new one?
about three weeks ago i noticed the two usb ports on the left side of my laptop were turning devices off intermittantly but i put this down to a problem with the device in question which is a mobile broadband dongle. i then looked into this further as i have tried the device on another pc and it works flawlessly.
i have found now that these two usb ports are almost dead in that they will power a mouse but if i plug in anything else like a usb memory stick or mobile phone or camera both ports just shut off. the odd thing is that they appear active in device manager and show no problems but the devices i have plugged in do not connect to the laptop at all. i have used a set of recovery disks to reset to factory default which did not help.
now the real problem i have found is that there is no recovery partition on my laptop and after ringing acer support they seem unwilling to help with diagnosing simply saying that as the recovery partition was gone the warranty was void and there would be a charge for any repair. what if there was no recovery partition to start with!
my laptop has not been tampered with as the acer support person stated but as far as i can see it never had a recovery partition or for some reason this partition has gone as i had to get the recovery disks off a friend who has the same laptop. i used to have two partitions on my hard disk Acer(C) and Data(D) but now i just have one 74.5GB hard disk.
has anyone got any ideas on what has gone wrong with my laptop or how to get the usb ports working as the partition is not a real problem except for Acer! the tech asked me to reset to factory settings using the recovery partition but i cant so that was the end of acer's support.
My notebook has recently been losing internet connection very often. I don't have to move or anything, it just loses connection. I have a verizon fios router, i've had this notebook since September 08' and never had this problem before. My signal strength is full.
My device manager says my network adapters are:
-Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN -RealTek RTL8168(C)P/8111(C)P Family PCI-E GBE NIC
Could it have something to do with my wireless mouse? If I switch it to wired mode, my laptop still loses connection to the internet.
Also, as a side question, how do i stop windows update from trying to install the same update over and over?
I purchased an HP ENVY dv6 Notebook from Costco today, running Windows 8, an Atheros AR9485 adapter, and connecting to a Belkin Surf N300 Wireless N Router - Model# F7D6301 v3.
My problem is, in the past 6-7 hours of usage, I've lost connection 3 separate times. The first two times was fairly brief, lasting only a few minutes. I closed out the Internet Explorer Application, and upon reopening it and attempting to connect again, worked fine. The last occurrence, however, lasted 15-20 minutes and finally resulted in me just hard wiring it in.
I'm brand new to HP computers, and Windows 8 all together, so I'm not sure where to start first. I've searched around the web, and on the forums here, but haven't found a fix.
I use the wireless router daily (hard wired) for my Xbox 360, and rarely, if ever, has issues connecting.
I have a new HP Envy TS 17 Notebook PC, Windows 8 operating system.
Network Adapter Driver info for WiFi connection: Provider: Intel Corp Date: 09/19/2013 Version: 188.8.131.52 Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
I keep losing WiFi connection. And yesterday I had to do a restore as WiFi completely disappeared from my computer. It just was no longer there. If happens again do I hv to restore again? What is the reason with losing/dropping WiFi connection.
As above I keep losing internet connection on HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC and often have to turn off to get it back. I have had the laptop for over a year now and have had this problem from day one. Often there are no connections to be seen at all. I can be on a site fine one minuete then the next it just freezes. Sometimes clicking dissconnect then reconnect will resolve the issue. But most of the time I have to switch off, leave it off for a few mins then reboot. This does not always work so I have to do it again.
As above, I have had this issue from day one. When I got it home there were no connections to be seen. I took it streight back to PC World they switched it on and connections were there. When I got home, switched on others were there but not my own. After switching off and on again mine was there. After that it was okay for a week or so then I started getting the problems I have now. My son sitting about three feet away from me on his lap top has no problems at all so I know it is the laptop and not my router. Also my wifes, my son's and my phone are on the internet through the router when this goes off. Now and then it will be okay for a couple of days but most of the time it goes off several times a day.
I have just purchased an Acer Aspire E5-511, it repeatedly loses internet connection (wifi) despite still showing as being connected. I have read that numerous other people have experienced this problem but I have not found a solution that works. I have tried updating the driver and changing the battery power settings etc. I have spent ages transferring all my files accross so am reluctant to have to send it back now.
I have an HP Envy 17-j053ea Notebook running Windows 8.1 64bit. It has an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 network adapter. I am guessing from other posts that this adapter can't handle Windows 8.1 which is why I am continuously losing my wifi connection (other devices not running Windows 8.1 are fine). Is there an update or another driver? installing it and making it work on my notebook?
i have a generic battery being used in a G60-249WM laptop and any time the laptop is left and placed somewhere else while on, such as a table or desk, the battery i believe may be losing contact, as the computer just shuts off. what repair can i do, so that my 12 cell battery will work ? oddly, the genuine 6 cell fits and doesn't cause a poweroff when moved.
there is slight wiggleability with the generic 12 cell. for small, but still.
This is a brand new TP T440p and I installed a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Pro on it (licenced). I've applied all Windows updates and installed all drivers/BIOS updates from Lenovo System Update.
The computer works fine, but when I put it to sleep and wake it back up, the external monitor is almost always flickering (there is a 1mm movement to left and right, line by line - I'll shoot a video, if the camera will be able to capture the movement, because it's very "fine"). Sometimes it stops after a few minutes, but most of the time I need to re-boot the computer.
Also, not always, but many times the WiFi connection is lost and I can't reconnect unless I reboot the computer.
I just bought the Probook 4710s 5 days ago, and some times when I try to start the computer, it just wrights on the screen Non system disk or disk error, please replace and press any key... I don't have any CD or DVD in CD/DVD unit or any USB keys... when I try to scan the hard disk it reports to me No hard disk found. Every now and than it starts Windows normaly, but it keeps repeating frequently the same boot problem and not beeing able to start my comp.
Does it mean that the hard disk is bad or broken, or it will be soon...or what? Should I return the laptop and ask for replacement?