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[BUG] Very Strange Issue with the Pagefile

  1. #21

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    Vista and Win7

    I suggest you run WinDirStat. That will give you a nice graphic where you see immediately what the big chunks are. Click on those and it tells you what it is. WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

    Then check the shadowstorage. Run command prompt as admin with this command - vssadmin list shadowstorage - the Allocated is the space that shadowstorage currently reserved.

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  2. #22

    Strange, I run vssadmin list shadowstorage as an Administrator, but still get "Access is denied".

    Nice program! Actually, it's amazing. It also proves that I didn't went crazy, lol.
    What can I do with this, guys, aside from formatting the disk? What do you think could cause such a thing to happen? Do you believe the theory that it might be a pagefile shadow, or what do you think it is?

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    Last edited by WoAyumi; 16 Jan 2014 at 23:49.
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  3. #23

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    Looks like those 26GB of 'unknown' are your problem. Try to delete it directly from WinDirStat - right click on it.

    It is very strange that VSSADMIN did not work. Try vssamin list shadows
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  4. #24

    Nothing worked. It was definitely a windows bug. I gave up and formatted the drive.

    Thank you, everyone for helping me out with this. Even though, I was not able to solve my problem, I still learned a lot of new nice things!

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