Hard Drive Space and Ghost Images

  glen2409 18:38 20 Nov 2004


I use Norton Ghost 9 and store the images on a second hard drive. I usally have 2 or 3 images saved.

I delete the oldest one and it asks if I want to permanently delete because of its size and i click Yes. My hard drive still shows used space as if the image was still there, although I know it has been deleted.

Any ideas please?

  Diodorus Siculus 19:17 20 Nov 2004

Is it still there after a reboot? What about after a defrag?

  glen2409 19:33 20 Nov 2004

It is after a reboot. Not tried defraggibg as didn't know if this was advisable for ghost images.

Thanks for the reply

  powerless 19:42 20 Nov 2004


Also run check disk.

  glen2409 19:45 20 Nov 2004

I have rebooted a few times. Do you mean chkdsk/f to check the disc on reboot?


  Jarvo 19:48 20 Nov 2004

With a external hard drive used for backups and found that my external (second drive) had a recycle bin. open my computer and right click on the drive concerned and select properties. Click on the disk clean up button under the general tab and you should see your hidden deleted data in the recycle bin, click the OK button for a clean up and whala your disk space will be back.

Hope this helps



  powerless 19:55 20 Nov 2004

Check it in Windows. [if not the boot drive]

But you can check it on boot you want.

  glen2409 19:55 20 Nov 2004

Thanks, i have tried that. nothing in the recycle bin

  glen2409 19:56 20 Nov 2004

How do i check it in windows without doing on reboot?


  wawadave 20:00 20 Nov 2004

you can just ghost over that image next time.
if it was only image on the partion than you could format it from windows. but not if other data or images are on that exact same partition.

  powerless 20:02 20 Nov 2004

Start, Run, Type:

cmd /k chkdsk /f x:

If it cannot be checked then you will be given the option for a check on boot.

Where x is the letter of your drive.

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