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Wiping free space - overwritting [how many passes?]

Q: Wiping free space - overwritting [how many passes?]

1 pass/3 passes/7 passes/35 passesI don't care about the time. I just want to know is it good to overwrite sth so many times. I don't want to do damage to my computer while thinking everything I do is good and 'so secure'.  
 

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Preferred Solution: Wiping free space - overwritting [how many passes?]

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A: Wiping free space - overwritting [how many passes?]

The Department of Defense had somewhere in a manual years ago that said something like 3-7 passes. It's been debunked. One pass is all that's needed. SSD have something similar, but it just tells all the blocks to go to a zero electron state. However, this will use up one life cycle of the entire ssd drive. I guess that's the price to have a clear conscience.

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A:Lost hdd space post format

I'm running Windows 7 home premium BTW don't no if that info will help with a solution or not.
 

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A:Where is my disk space?

Download MiniTool Partition Wizard and check the drive that way. You may have a section of the hard drive not currently associated with a drive letter or you may have a defective hard drive. It's a free program and it will show you right on the screen every part of your hard drive (even if it is not showing elsewhere in other programs).
Also, you should probably run Disk Cleanup from within Windows. That will clear out old temp files.
 

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Steve in Kansas
 

A:Deleting Unallocated Space Partition

It is already deleted, that is why you can't.

What you can do is grow your C partition into that space (forget whether it is called merge or grow or expand).
 

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A:Computer partition space problem

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management, so we can better understand what you are dealing with?
 

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Please notice that, I've tried to use both a W7 DVD and also a bootable USB drive (and yes, connected in the USB 2.0 port and not USB 3.0 ) - but I always get to the same point where I have to select drivers.

Please also notice that the BIOS doesn't allow me to make any modifications except for some minor ones (like select boot priority, or enable USB 3.0), as the rest of the MAIN features are greyed out .

Can anyone please help me with this issue?

Regards,
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A:HP Pavilion 15-n252sq - Can not install Windows over Free Dos

You may have to use a program Like KillDisk to reformat the drive. Then try installing your Win 7 DVD.
 

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A:Wiping a harddrive clean

Most-likely yes. Magnets are highly destructive to hard drives, and if you pass them over the disks (in an opened case) you will most likely fry any data on it.
 

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Speed : 2.00 GHz

Initializing USB Controllers .. Done
4096MB OK

Auto-Detecting AHCI PORT 1..IDE Hard Disk
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SATA Port1 TOSHIBA MK4055GSX FG011M

S.M.A.R.T. Capable and Statues OK

SATA Port4 HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU10N Devices...

00USB mass storage devices found and configured.

Checking NVRAM....

Not enough space in Runtime area!!. SMBIOS data will not be available

Press F1 to Resume )

I pressed F1 but it didn't resume. I waiting for that NVRAM check but its not getting any results and there's no loading bar to show me the process.
So cannot use my laptop now...

Any idea how to fix it ?

PS. it hard-boot last time I used it because it was out of battery but I didnt install any programs or software..
And I cannot open the Bios setting menu to edit anything
 

A:Not enough space in runtime area

The bios CMOS battery on the motherboard may have died...
 

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I tried Mini Tool Partition Wizard but when I create a new partition it stops at 90%. I tried wiping out the partition but to no avail.

Is there any solution for it??? Please help.
 

A:Creating A New Partition Or Wiping A Partition On External Hard Disk Stuck

I would check the manufacturers site for a windows utility to low level format it. If you cannot find a utility to do that on manufacturer's site, then try this: http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-Low-Level-Format-Tool/ to wipe the drive. WARNING!! this will destroy all data on the selected hard drive!! be very careful when selecting a drive to wipe that you don't inadvertently select the wrong disk. After a low level format, unplug the drive, plug back in, windows should detect as a new, virgin, drive and it'll prompt you to format it. Format it and hopefully everything will be fine from here on out for you.

Post back, Hope this helps!!
 

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A:Out of disk space

Click to have a look about your computer disk using space. Delete and try an external hardrive.
 

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Thankssssssssssss.
 

A:How much space needed on SSD for Win7 64-bit

Personally, I wouldn't use anything smaller then a 64GB SSD. A 32GB SSD will be good for a cache drive but not a boot drive. I think the 128GB & 256GB drives work best. They give you a lot of room for OS + Core Programs.
 

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A:Hard drive won't free up space after deleting files

This is a 500GB drive, right? How is it configured, as a boot or spare drive?
 

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Many thanks!
 

A:XP Pro 64: unallocated disk space

In Disk Management, right click on that unallocated space and create new primary partition. That should do it.

Edit for additional thoughts:
Before you do that, I can't remember if XP64 will allow you to expand a partition into unallocated space or not. If it does, I would urge you to consider giving the C partition more than 10 gigs. Sure XP will install and run fine on less, but a few months down the road you'll be running low on free space. Might be safer to give it 20. Or even consider just having the drive 1 big partition... If XP's disk management won't let you expand it, you might make and boot off a gparted disk and expand the partition that way.
 

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A:Save space on SSD

Honestly, I would say get a bigger drive. 60GB isn't really enough for windows and core programs. You can uninstall all you want. Eventually you will run into the same problem.
 

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And How will it function on higher resolutions?

Will it be able to run Space Marine? Same questions as above.
Will it be able to run GTA4? Same questions as above.

Thanks.
 

A:Will this PC run Skyrim and Space Marine?

Will it be able to run Skyrim? If so, on what detail? keep in mind for 1280x1024 resolution.
And How will it function on higher resolutions?Click to expand...

Check out this benchmark of Skyrim,
http://www.techspot.com/review/467-skyrim-performance/page7.html
It has the HD 6750 included- At 1920/1200 the game performance drops just below playable FPS. So I am sure it is safe to say it will run Skyrim.





Will it be able to run Space Marine? Same questions as above.
Will it be able to run GTA4? Same questions as above. Click to expand...

As for Space Marine and GTA4. I am sure you would get away with altleast medium - high settings with playable FPS in both games.
 

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A:Used space/free space on HDD erroneous readings

I would cleanup like this

on your normal login

get a cmd prompt and enter cleanmgr

do it again using an admin login

Then verify the free vs total space
 

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A:This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (Code 12)

Looks like the motherboard's USB channels or chipset needs to be updated or re-installed
 

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A:Wiping a HDD and reinstalling

There is no need in such programs unless you are extremely paranoid.

Formating the drive during Windows installation and then using Drive Wiper from CCleaner to wipe free space after installation will be plenty sufficient. CCleaner also has the option to wipe the entire drive if you choose but thats not really necessary.


 

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A:Drive has warning in HD tune, passes Seatools -- should I worry?

You should always worry about your data. I have had hdds pass manufacturers diags and end up failing shortly thereafter, other pass and are fine for years. Keep in mind: the failure rate of hard drives is 100%, it's not a matter of IF it will fail, but WHEN. If it is a primary drive in your computer, then I would purchase a new one and clone the data to the new one. Keep the possible failing drive for non-trivial data, or put it into a system that is not as important/does not need backed up. Hope this gets you going in the right direction. Take care!
 

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Any suggestions on why there seems to be 31.5GB missing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
thanks!
 

A:Missing hard drive space after restoring laptop to factory settings

"it should have 69.6GB"...
Is the drive 80GB unformatted? Did you format the drive when starting the restore? This is known as a "destructive" restore. If you didn't, it is possible that the old Vista files are still on the drive, along with the new files, taking up the space
 

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A:CPU being overused for no reason. Already tested malware free too.

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A:Missing space on USB flash drive

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A:Ran out of space on partition with Windows installed on it

You can extend the partition that you have installed Windows into, but in my opinion it would be a better idea to use a program such as Easus Partition manager; at;
http://www.partition-tool.com/download.htm
The free (Home) version is fine for a job like this.
An alternative I have used is at;
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
These programs work in a similar way, by showing the partitions as they exist now.
You click once on the one you need to resize (to highlight it), then right-click, choose 'resize', drag the end markers out to where you want the partition to be,
click 'apply'. That's it, it does all the rest, and can take a few minutes to complete.
Note that it is a very good idea to when making major changes like this, to make a system image onto an external hard drive, just as insurance. But this method has worked perfectly for me on several different makes of drive, (1TB Seagate, 4 partitons) and
Iomega 320GB (3 partitions).
 

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A:Nvidia GT220 problems with Borderlands, Dead Space and others

I would switch back to the 9800GT, the GT220 is quite a low spec card. Nvidia is known to re badge cards, and from memory the 8800GT, 9800GT and even the GTS250 where based off the same architecture just with minor improvements. For a upgrade card I would chose either a GTX 560 or Radeon 6950, pccasegear.com.au has some brands both at $299, they should last a couple more years. Also you will need a new Power supply, go for a nice 850W like the corsair HX range which has 70A on the +12v rail. most high end cards need atleast 40Amps or more and minimum of 550W.

I hope this helped abit.
 

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A:Radeon HD 5870 Crossfired low fps on Dead Space 2?

Probably a Crossfire driver issue I would guess. Have you tried playing the game using one card?
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Single card performance shouldn't give you the same grief. It looks less than graphically demanding judging by this review benchmark out today.
 

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Ok, can anyone help with this one?

I noticed that my PC was being reeaally slow recently so I attempted to clear some space, I did all the usual stuff: deleted unused programmes, emptied the recycle bin etc but its still slow and showing just 3% space remaning!!

How can this be? Surely I can't have used all the capacity!! How do I see what's using the most space?

Anyone?

Any advice most appreciated...
 

A:Only 3% free space remaining - how come?

Hi,

Ali that is a worm/virus.
If you can try installing spybot, if you get luck with it make sure you run it, it will do it magic.
How ever to create some bit of space, you go to run, and type %temp%
press enter and shift + delete all you find there...
its safe...
Hope that helps
 

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A:Cache space vs RPM for gaming?

10,000 rpms is better but then again you have heat and PSU requirements. I use 7,200RPM either 16MB or 32MB cache. 1TB or higher users larger cache as large as 64MB. But don't buy those Green HDD they're slower and to be green and save power they spin slower. 7,200RPM is much faster less wait time. But you give up green features. The large cache just holds more I/D before it's needed. So best to use a fast spinner than a slow one.
 

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EASEUS Partition Master for Windows
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/flash-drive-space-lost.159657/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/case-space.159506/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/change-hdd-space-to-ram.156323/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/partitioning-hd-and-formatting-hd-space-issue.154500/
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Your post was deja vu all over again (skim this thread)

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hard-drive-is-gauging-space-incorrectly.147764/
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You don't need third party software. During Window XP Setup you have the opportunity to remove one of the partitions which will give you one large one (the whole hard drive). You then can format the whole drive and continue with Windows installation after that.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wiping-hard-drive.147212/
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A:How to free up RAM

redpikachu12 said:





Hey guys, i have a computer with 1024 mb of ram, a on board radeon x200, and a pcie slot with a geforce 8400
when i go to my computer specs it tell me i have .98 gbs of ram.... my suspicion is that couple of mb of ram is being taken up by the on board video card... does anyone know how to fix this?Click to expand...

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/any-free-mpeg-2-decoders-for-wmp-xp.142320/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/free-adsl-vs-paid-optic.139204/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/whats-taking-up-all-the-space.139042/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/malware-wiping-mbr-or-boot-record-on-os-drive.134124/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ccleaner-not-wiping-free-space.129560/
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Do the below cleanups

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Select all Boxes
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Mike
 

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A:Missing Hard Drive Space

on My computer icon-right click it, choose Manage under Storage single click Disk Management now you can see the 70 gig unallocated...right click it and choose format(to proper the drive for using it..

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Initially, for a fix, i'd try resetting all sharing and reboot. The turn sharing back on.

and how many shares do you on defined on each machine?
 

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Download FULLDISK it will show you where all the used space is
 

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A:Missing hard drive space after system restore?

Take a look at your disks using the Disk Management console.

Could well be the missing space is now unallocated space on the drives.

Click here
 

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Did you re-partition the drive or install over your previous version of windows? Have you reforrmatted before without loss of hd space?
 

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A:Missing hdd space

Actually, getting 111GB free space after installing a 120GB drive sounds right. (I just happened to install a brand new Fujitsu 120GB drive and also ended up with 111GB free space)

This is NOT due to files you see on the hard drive but primarily due to formatting overhead (i.e. space on the drive reserved just to support the file system and keep track of all that 120GB and how files and info are distributed across it.
 

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A:Xp pro using h drive, disk space low

You are best to purchase a larger capacity HardDrive
Then install Windows "clean" on it (clean- meaning from a blank HardDrive)

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A:Allocating more space to C on a Raided Server

Check this out, and good luck...
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=233863&start=0
 

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A:Urgent help please regarding partioning unallocated space without data loss!

Sounds strange to me. I would use a good program such as Acronis to take a look. Also other recovery software. There are a variety of software programs (none good and free) to rescue your data, which you can find on www.tucows.com and www.majorgeeks.com.
I would use Acronis for a first look. It can often identify these missing partitions without erasing data.
We have very good luck recovering missing files using a number of recovery programs... even when the partition has disappeared.
Just go slowly.
I would put that drive in a USB enclosure and install a new drive, then using recovery software recovery all that is recoverable.
 

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A:Who/what is eating up my disk space?

scorpion_1112 said:



this thing is supposed to have a 160 GB hard disk, it came with two partitions, one of 139 GB and other of 9.65 GB which has system restore files on it.

As it is 10 gb is missingClick to expand...

That's because storage manufacturers count bytes differently from customers. To a manufacturer GB is 1,073,741,824 bytes (2^30), to a customer it's 1,000,000,000 bytes, so there's already a 70/73.7 MB difference in just one gigabyte.
 

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A:Disk space showing low, cant install new softwares

Hi gopu again!

Actually you are not supplying all the information required

Your harddrive is 80Gig
Your C drive is Used? Free? amount. You can find this information by going to My Computer-->Right click on C drive-->Select Properties

Please supply this information





...and installing it to the other drivesClick to expand...

What other drive?
Is it an external drive? An internal Drive? Or another Partition on your single HardDrive?




Is there any way to change the location of the programs in the C:\ drive to other drives without actually uninstalling themClick to expand...

There are tools that can do this, but I wouldn't advise this
You are best to uninstall fully first
Be aware that installing programs to other drives (other than C drive) will, in most cases, still install some files to C drive (ie into Windows folder)





Can I increase the space of my C:\ drive by adding a hard drive?Click to expand...

This question is too confusing! Please re-word it.





Can anyone guide me to add an additional hard drive?Click to expand...

This depends on if you have Sata or only ATA availability on your motherboard
Also this will also put more strain on your Power Supply and Motherboard
In most cases, it can be easily done, as long as there is availability of motherboard connection, and physical area available.
 

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The program I use for audio editing is Audacity.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Selecting all files in the drive root and checking the size of these does not give you a correct measure of disk space. (You didn't select all the hidden/system/inaccessible files in all the hidden/system/inaccessible subdirectories, did you?) If you do not have access to a file or directory, then you can not find out how big they are either. For example, if you have several users in your computer, then one user cannot see the My Documents folder of another user and therefore cannot count the sizes of the files in there.

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Partition Magic costs money to buy.

Gparted is free: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

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That usually means either

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Why don't you start by putting a pre-recorded CD in there that you know is good and it has read before. Then check properties again

/* Edit - Added Comment */
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A:Missing 16gigs harddrive of space!

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Hi folks,

I've got a 120 GB HDD chopped up into one 42GB primary partition for Windows XP and one extended partition with a 56.9 GB logical disk for My Documents. (Never mind the sizes, they just came out that way). Anyway, this leaves me with 11.36 GB unallocated. I want to add 2 GB to each of my existing partitions and use the remaining space for a Debian Linux install.

Questions:

1. How can I add more space to the existing NTFS partitions using gParted?
2. What filesystem, if any, do I need to format the remaining unallocated space to so I can install Debian?
3. (Off topic): Is Debian even a good Linux distribution for me to start using, as I'm a complete newbie to Linux? (I've got the minimal netinstaller ISO burned to a CD)

Thanks,

-'Mage
 

A:Assigning unallocated space to existing NTFS partitions (with gParted Live)?

i do not know anything about Linux so I will not offer an answer to that. but u can use Partition Magic 8.0 as it will do about anything to any partition as far as formatting, distrubutting space or anything like that and can change what it is formatted as ( NFTS, FAT, FAT32)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/assigning-unallocated-space-to-existing-ntfs-partitions-with-gparted-live.80499/
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I know I know The first thing that comes to mind is that a hard drive that claims that it can store X amount of GB s can only really store a certain percent of that However the problem I have isn t that - it just seems that my hard drive is randomly using more space than it should I m running Windows Vista Business with a gb Sata Seagate hard drive When I use right click gt properties on my C Drive it tells me that I have used up GB when I m pretty sure I have not In fact turned off the hide hidden files view thing and selected everything in my C Drive and double checked once again right clicking and going into the properties section Lo and behold it tells me that I have only used up GB Now my first instinct tells me that there is something wrong with my hard drive and that I need to format it I ve had this problem a while back and a simple format fixed that However I can t format the hard drive this time as I foolishly didn t partition it properly when I installed Vista and the supremely long installing time really discourages me from formatting my computer for a meager GB of missing space Having just moved to Vista from XP recently I m also not space..? hard drive Missing sure about whether or not this is a Vista thing or not I thought about defragmenting my hard drive as a solution but I m not sure if that even fixes anything as to my understanding defragmenting only makes your hard drive run smoother Any solutions would be great I may have said that GB was a meager amount of space but I d still like to have my computer running in tip-top condition Thanks in advance Again Edit Oh yeah I forgot to add I m also open to suggestions of programs that let you partition your harddrive without forcing you to format the whole thing I ve heard of Partition Magic but not sure if that works Missing hard drive space..? with Vista nbsp

A:Missing hard drive space..?

Select all and click properties, you are given two numbers - Size and Size on disk.

Also, if you have multiple users on the computer, you do not have the right to enumarate the files in the home directory of the other user. So these files would not be counted in the "select all" method.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/missing-hard-drive-space.79327/
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Hey all

I recently bought a Leadtek DTV1000 TV Card, but had problems with the digital reception in my area. This card worked fine with my mother board. I traded it in for the DTV2000 for its analogue tuning.

I put the new card but i cant use the twin output on the Radeon 9600 any more. It says Code 12 - The device cannot find enough free resources that it can use.

I have removed my soundcard and my other PCI DSP Audio card to leave just the vid card and the TV Card in there to see if it would free up, but the error remains.

Any 1 got any suggestions???

PC Specs are.

p4 3gig
abit ic7 motherboard
1 gig ram
radeon 9600
M-audio delta 1010 Soundcard
Tc electronic Powercore PCI DSP Card
 

A:Radeon 9600 - Not enough free resources (code 12)???

From this thread:

http://forums.creative.com/creativelabs/board/message?board.id=soundblaster&message.id=38414#M38414


"Great news for me and I hope (and it should) work for you. What you need to do is go into the BIOS and under Advance Chipset Features you'll see AGP Aperture size. Mine was set at 128MB which is probably the default setting. Set it 256MB and all should be well again."
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/radeon-9600-not-enough-free-resources-code-12.77593/