HELP - I'm Ready to smash with a hammer!!!!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by lIghty, 4 Jun 2009.

  1. lIghty

    lIghty

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    Hi

    I've had to format my laptop and reinstall windows do to a virus, but here's were I'm confused.:smash:

    On formatting I decided to create 2 partitons on my HDD, primary 10Gig and secondry 30Gig. I've loaded Xp on the primary with a couple docs and apps, but now the "disc Properties" shows it basically FULL....Mmmmm.... when to C: and selected ALL the files and folders (showing hidden too) and sellected "properties" amd all files only total up to like 5.5Gigs......WTF.:cursing:... Where is the other 4Gigs gone/used.

    Whats going on!, don't want to re-format and start again............:banghead:
     
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  3. crispin

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    oh hell, viper has been cloned into lighty!
     
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    Hi lighty thats natural for XP! there is space reserved for windows use that you not allowed to have access to - ideally on new xp installations I allocate 15 to 20 gigs for the operating system if it were vista would be worse! You only use 5 to 6 gigs for system files but xp reserves space for the recycle bin and all cookie folders for internet use as well!
     
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    lIghty Thread Starter

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    so do I have to re-format? no way around this?
     
  7. Tridan

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    Dude smash the $$$$er
     
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    You can get programs that can enlarge the partition, but best to reformat. You can also use Norton ghost to backup XP.
     
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    This option sounds the best by FAR:biggrin:
     
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    gooi mealies bru
     
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    Can loan you my shot gun to gooi the mealies with if you like
     
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