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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by stevieBcanyon, Jul 11, 2010.

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  1. stevieBcanyon

    stevieBcanyon Thread Starter

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    is giving me fits.

    Running Vista.

    Avast is installed.

    Rollback RX is installed.

    It keeps telling me that the hard drive is near full and demands attention.

    My limited knowledge is saying BS. It looks like only 1/3 of the HD space is being used.

    I removed a couple of gig of unused stuff and then emptied the trash can.

    The computer said I have even less room than before.

    Went to my $50/hr computer guru's a few days ago and showed it to him. We spent 45 minutes and he ended up calling his mentor. Had to leave a message.

    He will call me later. The Rollback folks will get back to him. It probably isn't the Rollback because I'm pretty sure the problem existed a long time before it was installed.

    I am now on my old, slow backup box.

    There has to be someting falsely telling the computer that the HD is full.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. stevieBcanyon

    stevieBcanyon Thread Starter

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    Thank you.

    I'll pass this on to the guru who has the computer.

    One would assume he has some program similar to this, but who knows. Maybe not.

    Thanks.
     
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    Is rollback rx a "time machine"recovery software.
    Sometimes these types of software hide the disk usage from the user..much like widows hides some files unless you have it set to view system files.
    I suspect the problem is within the rollback software..maybe there is a setting to the max space it is allowed to use.
    When you deleted files but ended up using more space this appears what is happening..the files being deleted caused change so therefore the rollback got bigger.
    Vista also makes little images of changes...called shadow copies
    Add the 2 together and you have now used more space by deleting items
     
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