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[BUG] Very Strange Issue with the Pagefile

  1. #11


    Yes, it is completely dedicated to the drive C. I am using acronis disk director and it shows the same - the hard drive is fully dedicated to disk C (except 99mb system reserved)

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  2. #12


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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    When you used cleanmgr.exe did you go to advanced features? Do you have duplicate installations? Shadow copies? How about restore points? Do you have multiple GB of restore points?

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    Disk Director is a good program. Can you do a search from File Explorer and set the parameter to DETAIL and check for the largest size of a file, especially hidden or hidden system files?

    Is there any evidence of unusual behavior with memory as listed in the task manager?

    Have you checked Programs and Features to see the size of all your installations?
    Last edited by mdmd; 15 Jan 2014 at 21:10. Reason: change to detail
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  4. #14


    I tried searching but it did not find any big files. I tried cleaning page file on shutdown, but it did not help either. I tried full disk check, it did not help too.
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  5. #15


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    Have you tried Win + X > Command Prompt > Admin > sfc /scannow

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

    Through the process of elimination you can find the problem area.
    If in fact it is a file bloat on C, then you could check the size of individual groups like "Program Files (x86)",
    or the size of "Windows" or "System32" or elsewhere.

    Nothing can stay totally hidden with the right forensic tools.
    It is late. Good night.
    Last edited by mdmd; 15 Jan 2014 at 21:43. Reason: added check for folder sizes (file bloat)
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  6. #16


    tried sfc /scannow - it found some errors and fixed them, but all files on the disk are still totaling to 31GB, while the disk C capacity is 59GB according to diskpart, list volume and disk C properties window. What is going on? How do I fix this, guys?
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    Could you post a screenshot of your disk management profile?

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    Has Acronis Recovery created a reserved space?

    Can you use your Acronis bootable recovery tool to inspect the drive?
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  9. #19


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    Forgive me for this point, but is your system a laptop / notebook or upgradeable computer?
    SSD's are great, but pricey. If your PC is a laptop, then more work might be needed. If not, there are 500GB drives for sale for $50 (USA currency). I know nothing about the Ukraine. How's the weather? ... 60 GB for a system with recovery partitions and lots of installations may always be a concern. Your screenshot of C lists quite a few possibilities. Have you ever done a clean install? Do you have Windows 8 on a thumb drive for reinstallations? Can you experiment with imaging your system, then reinstalling? Are you able to do a reset? Can you uninstall some programs?
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  10. #20


    No, I do not have any hidden partitions reserved for the restore. I know I can reinstall the system, but I was hoping to solve it in a different way.
    Last edited by WoAyumi; 15 May 2015 at 00:23.
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