Windows 10: Not enough space on half empty drive + one drive too many in disk mana Solved

  1.    26 Nov 2016 #1

    Not enough space on half empty drive + one drive too many in disk mana


    Hey guys,
    I have an issue that suddenly appeared. My 500GB SSD has apparently not enough space on it anymore. Sadly, that cant be true since only half of it is used and I have absolutely no idea how to fix that. Not even deleting stuff changes anything about it.
    So I tried to look it up in Disk Management and in there it says that the drive is fine and good, but it also shows another 500GB SSD which is not initialized. So I counted all my drives and I know for a fact that this drive should not exist. So I assume the two issues are connected.

    This is how the Disk Management looks like: https://gyazo.com/d8269c646ce3d7c342b98ae01745ce29

    Any idea?
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  2.    27 Nov 2016 #2

    Hi, here's a wild guess... maybe Windows is trying to do an upgrade, and has no free unallocated space to create another Recovery partition.

    What's your current build level?
    (Windows key + R, winver).

    Also please post a screenshot of your Windows update history, and if possible the exact error message that indicated you had insufficient space, and when it occurred. Thanks.

    (Note- the preferred way to post screenshots is to use the icon to the left of the video icon above your post- mouseover tooltip = Insert Image).
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  3.    27 Nov 2016 #3

    Found help from another source. If anyone has the same problem, then you can look up the solution here: Not enough space on half empty drive + one drive too many in disk management - [Solved] - Windows 10

    Thanks for the effort anyway!
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  4.    28 Nov 2016 #4

    The real info, as it turns out, is not on Tom's Hardware (except for the statement that the user is dealing with a Storage Spaces issue, which is indeed a key insight). But the real goods are in an EightForums tutorial that explains how to delete an item from a storage pool: Storage Spaces - Delete a Storage Space in a Storage Pool in Windows 8. Just be sure to back up anything you need to save onto a different physical and logical drive before you start removing stuff!
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  5.    28 Nov 2016 #5

    Oh boy, comes in here 2 days late with a salty statement or disrespecting the folks over there that helped me solving the issue I had. Not the bloody tutorial helped me. The folks there which pointed me in the right direction and showed what the actual problem is. WTF dude??? Show some respect....
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  6.    29 Nov 2016 #6

    Using language like that is objectionable, unnecessary, and totally disrespectful. This is disgusting to read.
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  7.    29 Nov 2016 #7

    Uhhh....so sorry Kenturrac. No disrespect of any kind intended. When I read through the Tom's Hardware post (I used to write for them BTW) I noticed that what appeared to me to be the most useful info was the EightForums tutorial, so I made it directly available. If my post came across as anything other than trying to make that information more accessible, I most sincerely apologize. If anybody else feels the same way about my post, especially Dalchina, I abase myself before them likewise as well. Again: no disrespect nor criticism of any kind was intentionally involved in the making of my earlier post.
    --Ed--
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