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Why is my C Drive full ?

and it looks like i Have raid enabled by some angel not me

how can a normal hdd 7200 couple with a M.2 and make raid
Just because I reinstalled windows ?

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Of course, I don't know just how big your C: drive is, but if you do nothing, to clean out the junk, on a regular basis, windows will fill it up, eventually. Let's face it....Windows is a certified "Pack Rat".
For all my customers, after I've cleaned out thousands of junk files from their HD's, I install a little program called Temp Cleaner into their Startup folder for a little free maintenance on every boot up. Then I give them several printed out sheets of instructions, on how to maintain their PC's.
If they fail to take care of their own PC, that's on them, not me. I tried!

With all the information that's available today, on how to keep your PC Clean, having a PC with a stuffed up HD, is due to just ignorance or gross negligence. Sorry about That!

Teaching people how to maintain their PC's, is What I Do! Well, DID anyway, before I retired.

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I've had Win10 automatically choose RAID when having 2 HDDs in the case, it was a setting in the BIOS. I removed the second drive as wasn't needed and it broke the boot process, necessitated a reinstall after changing the BIOS.
 

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Out of curiosity, why would you have a manually managed pagefile of 180GB in size???

The system is suggesting a size of about 5GB but you have forced a size of 180GB!!!
 

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Out of curiosity, why would you have a manually managed pagefile of 180GB in size???

The system is suggesting a size of about 5GB but you have forced a size of 180GB!!!
EDIT: I only noticed now your comment after the screenshot saying "Never mind". I take it that you realized that this was a problem :-)
 

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EDIT: I only noticed now your comment after the screenshot saying "Never mind". I take it that you realized that this was a problem :-)
yes :-) (y)
 

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hahaha, yeah that's a rather large page file. Glad you got that sorted.
Mine is showing a pagefile of 8.2gb, Recommended it says 2.9 for me, System assigned it automatically, Should i change this or would i not notice anything?
 

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If you have the pagefile set to be automatically managed by Windows, I would suggest simply leaving it alone. Under normal circumstances, there should be no need to interfere with Windows management of the pagefile.
 

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"Under normal circumstances, there should be no need to interfere with Windows management of the pagefile."

They have been at it a very long time now, so I'd think they should be getting pretty good at it! Eh?
Since the very first "pagefile" appeared years ago, the admonition has always been, "Leave it Alone!". I do!

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"Under normal circumstances, there should be no need to interfere with Windows management of the pagefile."

They have been at it a very long time now, so I'd think they should be getting pretty good at it! Eh?
Since the very first "pagefile" appeared years ago, the admonition has always been, "Leave it Alone!". I do!

:cool:
AMEN! I'm in my 80's and a former IT consultant. The one thing I've learned is: You don't fool with Windows Pagefile!
 

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Mine is showing a pagefile of 8.2gb, Recommended it says 2.9 for me, System assigned it automatically, Should i change this or would i not notice anything?
I would leave it alone. Windows does a good job of managing that PageFile. On my work computer at the moment, with 32GB of RAM, of which 18GB is available, I have a Page File size of 4800MB.

I let Windows manage it on all of my systems.
 

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