Running out of disk space on XP

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by EricNolan, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. EricNolan

    EricNolan

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    I have a MBP running RC3 with 30GB VM running XP. I have had this problem with all versions. Using a disk space program called DiskData the actual space being used shows as: 11,559MB allocated 11,665MB efficiency 99% uses 38%.

    This is correct if you divide 11,559 / 30,000.

    However, Windows Explorer (and even DiskData summary page) show my used at 27,700 out of 30,000MB and only have about 3 GB available.

    Where is the missing disk space going and how do I recover/use it?

    I am setup to use a plain virtual hard disk (I converted from an expanding using the Image tool last release to see if this would help and it didn't).

    -Eric
     
  2. wesley

    wesley

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    Have you run a disk scan inside the VM?
     
  3. Paul Linden

    Paul Linden

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    Try installing another disk report program like JDiskReport. Does it give a different answer?

    Edit: by the way, Windows reports that my XP VM is using 7.5 GB, and DiskData and JDiskReport report about the same 5.1 GB (i.e. 5,400,000kB)
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2007
  4. EricNolan

    EricNolan

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    ran disk scan although Windows required restart "to gain exclusive access" to the disk. It seemed to go through all 5 steps wihout error, and I still have the 3GB available instead of the expected ~17GB
     
  5. EricNolan

    EricNolan

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    I did run JDiskReport like you suggested, and it returned the same results on actual usage (~12GB) but I didn't see in this program where it would show total capacity.
     

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