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azay007
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Registered: ‎06-10-2011
Location: silicon valley, ca
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W520 and the disappearing disk space problem

I did a clean install of win7  on a new w520 (with 160gb SSD and  32gb ram memory) and after the clean install I have only 74.gb free space out of 148gb on my C:drive (( note: i didnt partition the harddrive)

usually it  is supposed to be 128gb free space out of 148gb after a clean install of win7,

so where did up to 50gb disappear to??

anyone seen this type of problem before? I am lost

help please

this should be easy...?
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harrisb
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Re: W520 and the disappearing disk space problem

Disable hibernation for a start. The file will consume 32gb by itself.
W520, i7-2820QM, BIOS 1.42, 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 2000M NVIDIA GPU, Samsung 840 Pro 480GB SSD, Hitachi 1TB 7200rpm HDD, WD 2TB USB 3.0, eSata Plextor PX-LB950UE BluRay

W520, i7-2760QM, BIOS 1.42 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 1000M NVIDIA GPU, Crucial M500 480GB mSata SSD, Hitachi 500GB HDD, WD 2TB USB 3.0
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ZipZap
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Re: W520 and the disappearing disk space problem

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I'm thinking the same thing as Harris. Also, make sure you get rid of the page file. This accounts for an additional 32GB.

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azay007
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Re: W520 and the disappearing disk space problem

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please how do I disable hibernation? from power options? or is there a setting in BIOS I am supposed to disable.

I already freed up 30GB from "paging file" thanks for that!

 

this should be easy...?
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azay007
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Re: W520 and the disappearing disk space problem

I used posercfg.exe /hibernate off command to disable hibernation and I cleared up the page file and everything is back to normal

thanks you very much for your help

this should be easy...?