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incorrect free space on ssd after failed system restore

  1. #1


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    incorrect free space on ssd after failed system restore


    hey,

    so my windows is running on an SSD, and due to some issues I had while ****ing around with some settings, I tried to do a system restore.. this failed however, several times.. im suspecting maybe also bc of said ****ing around with certain settings.. since those failed system restores, windows is now saying my system drive has only 12GB of free space.. however when I select all files on the drive and view the total size, it's only ~167GB.. and the drive is 250GB big.. I really want to fix this, I'm seriously having a bit of a panic attack tbqh..

    What I did was mess around with the advanced security settings for the C drive.. so I could do more than just create new folders.. I successfully did this in the past, but some windows update reversed all the changes I'd made, so I made some changes again.. but I really really ****ed it up..

    I applied said settings first on my own account (no problems yet), but then also on the built in admin account, because I thought it'd be more effective.. and that's when the problems started.. the windows 8 apps don't work anymore.. they crash when opened.. and now whenever I switch between my own account and the built in admin account it says the recycle bin on C is corrupted and asks if I want to empty it.. and then there's the disk space thing

    HELP

    if I fix this I'll never look at the security settings again ._. promise. also promise I'm not a complete retard.. just.. sigh. bit OCD. ~_~

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Usually the system restore is being interfered with the UAC (User Account Control) or blocked by an AntiVirus program.
    If any of these 2 is the case, then temporarily disable them.

    In admin command prompt (right click left corner in the bottom and choose command prompt(admin) type or copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes)
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Usually the system restore is being interfered with the UAC (User Account Control) or blocked by an AntiVirus program.
    If any of these 2 is the case, then temporarily disable them.

    In admin command prompt (right click left corner in the bottom and choose command prompt(admin) type or copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes)
    I actually already have UAC disabled and as for the antivirus program; the system restore still failed when I ran it in safe mode. i should say that by now system restore is no longer an option anyway because of the 12GB of free space... I actually also tried deleting the existing system restores to see if they were somehow taking up all that space.. but no luck :/

    I'll do the latter thing btw
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Here are the results of sfc /scannow.. well, the errors anyway

    sfc scannow results - Pastebin.com
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  5. #5



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Try a few times
    • sfc/scannow,
    • reboot,
    • sfc/scannow


    It may take a few times for sfc to solve the problems.
    A reboot is necessary in order for sfc to try to fix the problems.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    hey, i rebooted and ran it again, didn't change anything.. i tried it in safe mode as well, same result
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  7. #7



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    How many times have you tried it?
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    three or four times, including the one in safe mode.. no change
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  9. #9



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    Please try in admin command prompt "DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth" (without quotes)

    Let me know what DISM says
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incorrect free space on ssd after failed system restore
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