XP (plenty of ram) My mother has loaded her computer down with photos, so first
I tell her move them to the second hard drive.(loaded to her documents by default)
She informs me she has done so, I figure its as simple as she just copied them.
I go over their, and bring a cd-r drive, with cd's, to just clean everything up.
The os harddrive, 20 gigs, was chalk full, 500 mgs free, and no redundancy. Most
the photos where properly moved to the second drive. (10 gigs)
To make a long story.............
No partitions contain backups, only the last restore point is saved.(was installed from
disk) no partitions period. All directories on c drive add up to @4 gigs.
Virtual memory set at a minimum of 500 megs, recycle bin at 10%, viewing the
graphic for defrag showed it chalk full of data, very fragmented, but chalk full.
Selecting properties for c shows a full disk. Opening, selecting all directories at once
and properties shows a total of 4 gigs. Any ideas? Also pretty sure I ruled out disk failure
(again, no backup partitions. Just the two hard drives, and 15 gigs just gone)
Forgive any misshapen format here, i'm posting from lynx and havent a clue how this will
display. (just for kicks- couldnt burn anything onto cd from the other drive to
free up space-no space for virtual memory. heheh) Any ideas how to account for
her 15 gigs on the lam? thanks
Edited by rddg, 14 July 2006 - 12:00 AM.