10gb+ unaccounted for in 40gb HD!

  slotho169 04:33 18 Dec 2005
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recently i have been getting low memory messages on my pc and have been diligently trying to free up space. in doing so i have come to realize that approximately 10 gigs of memory on my hard drive are unaccounted for. tried a few programs that were supposed to clean up unused files. to no avail. after donig the math for the folders within my hd and what windows is reading it as in the my computer screen i dsicovered the dicrepancy. please help me!

  AndySD 05:52 18 Dec 2005

When you say 10 gig is unaccounted for do you mean the pc says the hard drive size is only about 30gig or that the free space is showing incorrectly?

That aside the low memory message is probably caused by too many programs runnung in the background.

Try going Start then Run type in

msconfig

and click OK, go to the startup tab and using the search click here untick any not nrequired.

  Skyver 06:51 18 Dec 2005

Let the PC do the maths for you; click here

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