Drive randomly claims it is full?

  TicTacToc 21:39 02 Jun 2007

I have a Seagate 7200.9 160gb Hard Drive.

It has about 15gb free.

However lately it has been randomly deciding that it is full (e.g. 0 free, 16kb/mb free) giving me lots of errors and disc cleanup options. If I go into Disk Defrag the space that was originally free is all red and when I degragment nothing happens as it finishes instantly.

Normally the problem sorts itself for no reason I can see obvious (a restart also sorts the problem).

HD Tune and other such utitiles show my hard drive is healthy.

Any ideas why it does this?

  Joe R 21:51 02 Jun 2007


most hard drives start to slow from about 60% full.
Your is over 90% full, and as files are strewn all over a hard drive, your system is struggling to find free space.

I would suggest backing up a lot of media files etc from your drive, and then delete them, followed by a scandisk and a full defrag.

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