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PeterQ
25-02-2013, 10:16 AM
I am running two internal drives one is a Intel SSD 120GB ( local disk C ) it shows only 532 Mb free space left which is wrong, it has about 80 GB left , the other is a Seagate Barracuda 1TB (OS ) D whether it is related to the cause i have no idea , both have windows 7 on them and i normally just use the SSD to boot up and boot up on the other drive sometimes if i need the programs on it, the problem being i get error messages stating that there is not enough memory, i have tried defraging but it only goes as far as consolidating completely and then still shows 42% defrramentation, i have run the intel toolbox through it and tried the optimiser but that can not complete because of the lack of free space, i also have been getting the BSOD lately intermittently which is caused by athrx.sys driver but have download the latest driver to no avail, this may not be related, any help would be appreciated :help:

Speedy Gonzales
25-02-2013, 10:25 AM
I thought SSD's didnt need fragmenting?? If you do defrag it may not last long? Use ccleaner, system restore is probably using a bit of it too. Did you update the wireless drivers if they were crashing?

PeterQ
25-02-2013, 10:30 AM
I did try CC cleaner and updated the drivers, i didnt know that about the SSD , it didnt work anyhow, i also do not have system restore turned on, also ran Superantispyware through it

Speedy Gonzales
25-02-2013, 10:36 AM
How much memory is on this then?? Its not the same as hdd space

PeterQ
25-02-2013, 10:37 AM
8GB

PeterQ
25-02-2013, 10:49 AM
I should also mention i ran windows memory diagnostics on it with no problems reported

PeterQ
25-02-2013, 12:16 PM
@ Speedy, problem solved, i changed the folder option to show all files and found the fault in Program data / Kapersky, it was chewing up 74 GB for some reason, i have now uninstalled it and will start again ,thanks for your input anyhow

wratterus
25-02-2013, 12:28 PM
Download and run this (http://windirstat.info/)program, post a screenshot of the result

PeterQ
25-02-2013, 01:11 PM
Thanks Watterus but problem solved

wratterus
25-02-2013, 01:16 PM
Ah sorry, didn't see that last post for some reason.

SolMiester
25-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Peter, DONT run defragment software on SSDs, all you are doing is increasing the wear....Windows 7 by default disables O/S defrag of the drive....I think the data is actually log files, has it been installed for long?, you can change the setting so it doesnt log so much and reduce the size of the log files
http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=76131

Speedy Gonzales
25-02-2013, 01:38 PM
Sweet..

PeterQ
25-02-2013, 02:09 PM
Thanks also SolMeister, thats two interesting bits of information ive learnt today, thats the first time ive attempted to defrag, ill disable it incase, ill check the settings in kapersky as well