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It's like everytime I delete memory on my disk drive, I lose memory and everytime I put something on it, I lose it... what's going on? It's like my memory doesn't like me... even more, the drive stays with memory on it when I format it. I KNOW that's not supposed to be happening
Post edited October 20, 2013 by Supereor
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Supereor: It's like everytime I delete memory on my disk drive, I lose memory and everytime I put something on it, I lose it... what's going on? It's like my memory doesn't like me...
What?
What do you mean with "delete memory"? I can only delete files, so that they no longer consume memory.
Post edited October 20, 2013 by ZivilSword
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Supereor: It's like everytime I delete memory on my disk drive, I lose memory and everytime I put something on it, I lose it... what's going on? It's like my memory doesn't like me...
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ZivilSword: What?
What do you mean with "delete memory"? I can only delete files, so that they no longer consume memory.
Exactly. When I delete files, I lose memory, and everytime I add files, I lose memory. It's like a two-way path both leading to pain and depression individually, you just can't win.
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Supereor: Exactly. When I delete files, I lose memory, and everytime I add files, I lose memory. It's like a two-way path both leading to pain and depression individually, you just can't win.
That sounds weird … is it a HDD or SSD? Is it the system disk? The system partition or another partition on the same drive? When did the error occur the first time?
Did you really delete it or just pushed it into the virtual waste bin? Because the latter does not really delete immediately. Try deleting with Shift+Del.
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Supereor: Exactly. When I delete files, I lose memory, and everytime I add files, I lose memory. It's like a two-way path both leading to pain and depression individually, you just can't win.
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ZivilSword: That sounds weird … is it a HDD or SSD? Is it the system disk? The system partition or another partition on the same drive? When did the error occur the first time?
Did you really delete it or just pushed it into the virtual waste bin? Because the latter does not really delete immediately. Try deleting with Shift+Del.
It was a disk being treated as if it was a USB flash drive. I tried formatting it, and nothing actually left. Which is even stranger considering nothing is actually there.
What kind of drive is it? SSD or HDD? (second time you get this question)

You need to be more specific if we're to be able to help you out.
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Laziter: What kind of drive is it? SSD or HDD? (second time you get this question)

You need to be more specific if we're to be able to help you out.
I apologize, I am not too techy with computers, so I don't really know what this stuff means. All I know is that it's a DVD-RW disk that I had Windows treat as if it was a USB flash drive.
@OP You mean harddisk space when you say memory right?
First off, using the term memory instead of disk space is confusing.

Edit: A DVD-RW? I didn't see that coming.
You might need to restart that from scratch to get back the written space on a multi-session disk, I've never used it as such so I'm just thinking out loud here.
Post edited October 20, 2013 by Smannesman
A DVD-RW you say?
Well that might explain a thing or 2.
Such things have a limited lifespan, eventually they'll die out and lose space and integrity.
You'd be better off buying some new disks.
If you have any data on the disk, then make sure to back it up before it's too late.
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kevin_james: @OP You mean harddisk space when you say memory right?
Yes.

So, after a bit of investigation, I realized that DVD-RW disks can't just be reformatted and rewrited just deleting things, but that doesn't change the fact that it should've actually formatted when I wanted Windows to...
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Smannesman: First off, using the term memory instead of disk space is confusing.

Edit: A DVD-RW? I didn't see that coming.
You might need to restart that from scratch to get back the written space on a multi-session disk, I've never used it as such so I'm just thinking out loud here.
I don't know how, I've tried everything from normally formatting it to manually deleting files. Maybe it really has just died...
Post edited October 20, 2013 by Supereor
Actually DVD-RWs can be rewritten RW(Rewriteable) or maybe I just dont understand you?? Anyway they can spoil over time and also with multiple usage so I recommend you to replace it. They are cheap :)

Edit: The DVDRW might have already spoiled hence windows reports incorrect space usage.
Post edited October 20, 2013 by kevin_james
Welp, turns out it was really a DVD-R drive and I'm an idiot :P

I sincerely apologize for my stupidity and will be more careful in the future.
We all make mistakes ;)
At least you got it all figured out, that's the important thing :)