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mrs bouquet

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More Computer Advice Please
« on: July 12, 2018, 15:04 »
In the bottom right hand a notice very frequently pops up telling me Disc F is full.  If I click it a boc comes up on the left   Which says -   To clean up 0 bytes.   Underneath it shows 2 lines, 1 says - Direct Shader Cache 0 bytes, and the other - Recycle Bin 0 bytes.  So I have ticked both of these and pressed clean-up OK.
Made no difference at all (would it, if its 0 bytes?)
So I looked on google how to clear it:-
Click start (where is that, does it mean on button)
R click on Command prompt and Click on run as administrator.
Then pt in this:   Mountrol F: /D   -  Hit enter.
Done all this.
No difference.
Can anybody tell me what to do next, in very simple speak.
(Cannot call the comp.man, cannot afford him anymore !)
Please remember it has to be very very simple for me  :blush: Thanks, Mrs Bouquet

Comp: is Asus, with Windows 10
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Re: More Computer Advice Please
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 16:18 »
Your F drive is probably the factory restore / backup drive. 

Depending on what software your using there may be a clean up option to remove some of the older backups. If there's not you probably need to start resizing partitions with isn't something you want to be doing without a working backup.  Whats the model number and I'll see if there are any destructions online.

Be careful just entering stuff you find in google - not everything you will find is helpful and some can be destructive.
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Re: More Computer Advice Please
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 16:52 »
Or just remove the drive letter assignment like Jayg said  :nowink:

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 19:59 »
The command thingy, I did find  something about partitions, but I didn't understand that.

The Model is X553M, and under the barcode it says X553MA-XX365T
It did an update this morning, so I hoped it might go, but its still there.   
Those instructions from Jayg look very complicated to me is it a link I have to press on, and go from there ?

I love my laptop - but can only do it when there are no snags, then I am b------d  ::) Mrs Bouquet

Thinking back it did a very large update 2/3 weeks ago I remember it because it took all day !!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 21:26 »
The link shows you how to do it from a command prompt.  Here's a "how to" remove a drive letter from disk manager which is more point and click and probably easier to follow if you're not a fan typing.

https://winaero.com/blog/remove-drive-letter-windows-10/

Just make sure you select the F drive from the list before clicking remove.

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Re: More Computer Advice Please
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2018, 11:41 »
Thanks guys for your time,  I am still working on it  :unsure:  Mrs B

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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 13:12 »
These are the relevant instructions from the link I posted earlier:

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This is a known bug in the 1803 Update,

It is the recovery drive, you are not meant to see it, it is not meant to have a drive letter, remove the drive letter and everything will return to normal:

Click your Start Button, type cmd, then right click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator'

Run this command and hit Enter

diskpart

Run this command and hit Enter

list volume

Note down the letter associated with that new drive

Run these commands one at a time and hit Enter (replace X with the correct drive letter)

select volume X

remove letter=X

Close Command Prompt and restart your PC

The following is what it should look like when you run it on your laptop - I've shown the commands you actually type in in blue.
 
C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

DISKPART> list volume

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     E                       DVD-ROM         0 B  No Media
  Volume 1         SYSTEM       NTFS   Partition    100 MB  Healthy    System
  Volume 2     C   HP           NTFS   Partition    453 GB  Healthy    Boot
  Volume 3     D   FACTORY_IMA  NTFS   Partition     12 GB  Healthy
  Volume 4     G                       Removable       0 B  No Media
  Volume 5     H                       Removable       0 B  No Media
  Volume 6     I                       Removable       0 B  No Media
  Volume 7     J                       Removable       0 B  No Media

DISKPART> select volume # (replace # with the volume number that actually has drive letter F on your computer from the list above.)

Volume # is the selected volume. (# will be the number of the volume on your PC with drive letter F which you selected in the previous command.)

DISKPART> remove letter=F

This should do the trick after you've restarted your computer - hope this makes it clearer rather than even more complicated!

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 10:31 »
Oh, I say, that looks terrifying.   But fortunately a friend came in just when I was trying to do it (she is a bit better then me !)We didn't know where the start button was !!
We got into Command Administrator, and followed the commands, to the very end.  Then it said it was having a cleared out, and showed a line from L to R telling me how much % until it was 100.
Excellent -   But no, wait a minute - its back !!!
If I leave the fault square it goes in 60 seconds or so.   I guess I shall have to live with it.

So many thanks again to you, and if you are ever near Findon, please call in.   !!!!!

Regards Mrs Bouquet

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 11:06 »
Thanks for the offer Mrs. B - you never know, I have many family members in Hastings but I don't get down very often.

Last step in the process was rebooting the computer - I'm assuming you have actually done that...  :unsure:

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Re: More Computer Advice Please
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 11:29 »
Yep.  Mrs B (Hastings isn't far from us) !

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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 12:08 »
Oh well, doesn't seem to be a critical bug, and with any luck Microsoft will put it right in the next update...

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2018, 19:30 »
I thought to re-boot meant turn it off and turn it on.  So after your reply, I check on Google and I don't think I did it properly.   Tomorrow morning (when I am not so tired)  I am going to do it all again, and then reboot.
Thanks again, Mrs B

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2018, 14:49 »
So did I. Having looked on-line it says this:-
To perform a hard reboot or cold reboot, press and hold down the power button on the computer. After 5-10 seconds, the computer should turn off. Once the computer is off, wait a few seconds and then turn the computer back on.
If that don't work, give it a kick with your wellie!  :lol:
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2018, 17:38 »
Well, I do often turn it off and hold down for 10 seconds, you can hear the click when it goes off.

So today, I decided to try and re-boot.   Followed all the instructions, it took about 2 hours to do the run.
When I turned it back on, it s in complete chaos.   Cou;dn't get into our site,  tried to log in again, but had forgotten password.  Couldn't get into emails to change it.  I have managed a few corrections, but there is some seriously weird stuff when I switch laptop on now.
So in desperation I rang Les (computer tutor).   He groaned and said, when I rebooted it has taken everything out - back to the day it was installed - so he's coming Wednesday pm  (more money !) to put it right again !!!
But at least I have managed to sign myself back in here, and also emails.  That'll keep me going for now  :D :D :D I just wanted to try and do it myself, but failed  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)Mrs Bouquet  PS: I only hold off switch down a couple of times, when I couldn't switch off, and had lost the arrow. I  am  not really bad honest, just a bit old and silly  ::) ::)
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