hard drive problem

  deleterman 18:22 02 Nov 2006

we have a acer aspire running windows xp home with 80 gb partitioned hard drive c&d. the total disk space used is at the most 6gb on c drive yet in properties it tells us that the space used is 28 gb.why is it giving us a wrong reading can enybody help solve our problem?
many thanks in anticipation deleterman

  Diodorus Siculus 19:34 02 Nov 2006

All I can think of is that a significant proportion of disk space is given over to system restore - these files are usually hidden.

Also, if there is a recovery partition on the disk, that is likely to be hidden also.

  postie24 19:37 02 Nov 2006

Yep have same laptop.Diodorus siculus is right,its the hidden files using up extra space

  ed-0 19:45 02 Nov 2006

Open my computer and right click the "C" drive. Pick properties. What is the used space and what is the free space?

  Graham. 19:45 02 Nov 2006

Go Control Panel, Admin. Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management.

  ed-0 19:47 02 Nov 2006

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