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computer says low disk space but I have over 800GBs free


sheryltoo

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I just got a message on my hp laptop this morning saying I had low disk space on my C drive, which is my primary drive but when I checked to see how much space was left it says I have 846gbs free out of 908gbs. Why would I get this message when it looks as if I have plenty of free space?
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP/Envy 15t Quad Touchsmart
    CPU
    4th generation i7-4700mq
    Memory
    12 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT740M

Nuccii

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#2
Please post a screenshot of Disk Management
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

sheryltoo

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#3
Here it is.
 

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    windows 8.1
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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP/Envy 15t Quad Touchsmart
    CPU
    4th generation i7-4700mq
    Memory
    12 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT740M

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  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

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Are you sure that was a message about low disk space, and not maybe about low virtual memory?
 

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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Windows Defender
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    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

sheryltoo

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#6
I ran that first scan and didn't have any malware. I'm not sure if I want to run the second program because I wouldn't know what to tell the program to delete if it found something.
And here's a screen cap of my message.
It says low drive space on C drive so I don't think it has to do with my memory.
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP/Envy 15t Quad Touchsmart
    CPU
    4th generation i7-4700mq
    Memory
    12 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT740M

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My Computer

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  • OS
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Pavillion H8-1202
    CPU
    I7-2600 @ 3.4 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NIVDIA GeForce GT 520
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC656GR CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster S22B350
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080 32 bit color
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD 500GB
    Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013
    Mouse
    Logitech M510

sheryltoo

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#8
Thanks for the suggestion. I've had this computer since January and never ran into that message before. I did however just restored the computer back to it's factory settings about a week ago because of problems I've been having with my wireless adapter. This was per a suggestion from HP themselves.
I think I'll try uninstalling and reinstalling HP support and see if that helps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP/Envy 15t Quad Touchsmart
    CPU
    4th generation i7-4700mq
    Memory
    12 gb ddr3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT740M