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Solved 28GB missing after windows 8 install


flashist

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#1
Hello, I've installed windows 8 on 64GB SSD disk, it shows 59GB available on "my computer", however only 8GB available. And I thought that was a bit much eaten up considering its close to a completely fresh install, so I went in to check around, when selecting properties on all folders, including hidden ones, and waiting for it to count up I find the sum of 21GB space taken. So that's 28GB that's missing, how can that be?
 

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    3,6GHz i7
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    GeForce GTX 680 2GB

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Thank you, I will check, though this was not an upgrade install, the HDD was formated and cleaned out before making a fresh install
 

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    Windows 8
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    3,6GHz i7
    Motherboard
    ASUS P9X79 PRO
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    Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz 32GB
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    GeForce GTX 680 2GB

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If that's not it, then you might also use the free program WinDirStat to see if it may be able to help ID what is using up the HDD space.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock X79 Extreme11
    Memory
    32 GB (8GBx4) G.SKILL DDR3 Quad PC3-19200 2400 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    SB Recon 3Di Integrated Chip
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB OCZ Vector
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    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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#5
That was not it, I am currently downloading that program to have a look. However, a thought that jumped into mind, is it any way an SSD can be broken, in such a way that it would lose GBs? While showing it as all were present in my computer? worth trying some SSD diagnose tools of some kind?


Update: results from WinDirStat

So 16GB ish is windows folder, however there is a section called "<files>" where hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys are present just under C:, they are 25,6GB and 7,5GB. What are they all about?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    CPU
    3,6GHz i7
    Motherboard
    ASUS P9X79 PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 680 2GB

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My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock X79 Extreme11
    Memory
    32 GB (8GBx4) G.SKILL DDR3 Quad PC3-19200 2400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    SB Recon 3Di Integrated Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB OCZ Vector
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Lite-On iHBS212 12x BD Writer
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    Arris SB6190 Cable Modem
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flashist

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Thank you, I'll do that.

And yes, apparently the hiberfil.sys grows with RAM, having just installed 32GB it made it go mental. Any way of redirecting it to one of my other harddisks if I were to wish being able to use it?
 
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  • OS
    Windows 8
    CPU
    3,6GHz i7
    Motherboard
    ASUS P9X79 PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 680 2GB

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Additional, additional question, considering I do have 32GB to go at, wouldn't it be rather safe to reduce the pagefile as well? From what I understand, this is virtual RAM?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
    CPU
    3,6GHz i7
    Motherboard
    ASUS P9X79 PRO
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600MHz 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 680 2GB

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It's not possible to move the hiberfil.sys file.

Sure, you could reduce the page file if you like. I'd say try using 2 GB (2048 MB), and see how it goes. If you get any "low memory" type errors, then increase the size until you don't get them anymore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock X79 Extreme11
    Memory
    32 GB (8GBx4) G.SKILL DDR3 Quad PC3-19200 2400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    SB Recon 3Di Integrated Chip
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB OCZ Vector
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    100 Mb/s Download and 10 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Lite-On iHBS212 12x BD Writer
    Creative F200 webcam
    Samsung CLX-3175FW Printer
    Linksys EA9500 Router
    Arris SB6190 Cable Modem
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL