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memory prob

By prettymars ·
the memory of my windows7 laptop does not increase even if i have deleted files. it remain the same after i had that trouble when i saved a file and got a message that getting low memory. i was not able to close the program because it all froze and i just shutdown the power. when i restarted the memory remain the same and keep getting lower each time i save a file. is there a way i could fix it? pls. help...thanks..

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by Rob Kuhn

When you mean "memory" I'm going to go under the assumption that you mean "disk space".

That said the statement "the memory of my windows7 laptop does not increase even if i have deleted files" confuses me a little ... are you saying that after you delete files the free space on your drive does not increase? If so that is what should be expected :)

I would then look to see what files/subdirectories are consuming the most space and then if possible look to move them off to an external drive.

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by prettymars

yes, you are correct. i am referring to the 'disk space'. i am sorry that the statement made you confused. and yes it is right also that after i delete even the previous files the free space does not increase. it is not like this before. because whenever i delete a file it immediately free the space with what i have deleted. but after i had that trouble of saving the file i worked on and did not closed that program properly because it froze the remaining space does not increase anymore when ever i delete files. and when i have new files that i downloaded it just continue to decrease its space. i am just wondering why and if there is a way i could get it back to what it was before. thank you.

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by prettymars

thanks...
to: john.a.wills and to everyone who shade some light to my problem. for sharing your ideas, suggestions and for trying to help. i really appreciate all the help i get from all of you. from the bottom of my heart thank you very much.
i have tried the disk defrag and it gives a lot of free space.

thanks a lot!

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Could be corrupt MFT security descriptors

by 88Fan In reply to memory prob

Currupted security descriptors in the file system can cause a lot of problems and can easily be mistaken for a virus/trojan/other malware...

Open a command prompt with admin privileges (Start | All Programs | Accessories | right click on Command Prompt, Run As Administator)

In command window type - chkdsk c: /r

This will require you to reboot and will ask you to schedule it for next boot, it might take a couple of hours to run depending on errors found and size of your hard drive.

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defrag note for prettymars

by john.a.wills In reply to memory prob

Defragmenting the disk does not remove or overwrite files which have not been deleted.

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treesize

by gaban7 In reply to memory prob

I have experienced something like that in window xp sp2 and what I do is use TreeSize to determine what files exist on my machine. instead I have found that having SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION file size is very large. to solve this problem I use the way:
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WARNING
this solutions CAN MAKE DATA LOST IN SYSTEM VOLUME INFORMATION, I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POSSIBLE BAD THAT MAY OCCUR.
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1.START-RUN then type services.msc
2. press enter and select Indexing Service
3. then select stop then right click on Indexing Service and select properties and change it to manual
4.After that go back into the run command then type CIADV.MSC select SYSTEM
5. then select EMPTY ALL TASK CATALOG
6. and voila the missing hd space finally meet again

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thanks...

by prettymars In reply to memory prob

to: john.a.wills and to everyone who shade some light to my problem. for sharing your ideas, suggestions and for trying to help. i really appreciate all the help i get from all of you. from the bottom of my heart thank you very much.
i have tried the disk defrag and it gives a lot of free space.

thanks a lot!

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