I have 2 matching IDE 120gb Maxtor HDD's one with XP Pro and the other for storage (music, films etc.). Both formatted to 114gb but when i was defragging this morning I noticed the drive with my operating system has gone down to only 99gb. where has the other 15gb gone, all systems seem to be working ok its just a case of missing gb's on the said HDD. Any ideas?
If you open your C: drive (the one with the OS) and right click on each folder in turn and select `Properties` the size of that file will be given.
XP takes about 3GB and the number of other programs you have installed will determine the size of that file; thonly other one that may be large is `Documents and Settings` depending what you have there.
You will also `lose` some capacity for the file system and as a result of the way some manufactures calculate capacity of a drive.
Input Overload, if I could understand Sequoiaview I'd think i was a genious, Skidzy please excuse my ignorance but how do you reduce the system restore?, all I get is dates to go back to, methinks I might try formatting again and see what that does. anyway many thanks for your kind help but maybe its a case for inspector Morse.
Right click my computer/Properties/system restore.There will be a slider showing you the amount of disk space system restore has been allocated.Just place your cursor on the slider and drag to around 5% and ok.Then check your hdd space again.
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