Wierd space problem on a hard drive partition

  ShorN 19:33 17 Dec 2003

ive got a wierd problem on my hard drive partition, Its a 20gb partition giveing a max space of about 18 gb, it is saying that I only have 812mb of space left, but theres only 5gb of files on there at the most!, that should leave me with about 13gb, any ideas?

I have run defrag a few times but still no luck?

  ShorN 19:58 17 Dec 2003


  GrahamP 20:05 17 Dec 2003

Don't know if this is relevant but I had a similar problem with a new installation of XP. This was in a class where twenty people were doing the same thing. Mine used precisely double the space of everyone else, though only half of this was occupied by files. The only solution was reformat and reinstall.

Just to check: you are displaying hidden and system files?

  ShorN 20:09 17 Dec 2003

its not a main drive its merely used for mp3s and downloads, ive virus checked it but its fine, just cant understand it!

  ShorN 07:24 18 Dec 2003

still got this prob if anyone can help!

  GrahamP 01:24 30 Dec 2003

Did you sort this? If so let us know.

If not, try deleting and recreating the partition (after backing up all your data)

  ShorN 22:01 20 May 2004

turns out it was because it was norton protected!

  GrahamP 10:44 25 May 2004

Thanks for the update ShorN.

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