My hard drive is literally missing 40 gigs of space
Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:59 PM
Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:19 PM
Posted 28 July 2006 - 08:34 PM
I had a computer a little time ago and i found that the hd was not wholey partitioned?
I found 20 gbs of space!
Could this help?
Just an idea?
Edited by Listerofsmeg, 28 July 2006 - 08:35 PM.
Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:02 PM
5.28 GB (Program Files)
3.28 GB (WINDOWS)
2.48 GB (11 Files)
1.15 GB (IBMSHARE)
1.02 GB (Documents and Settings)
473.95 MB (I386)
228.22 MB (System Volume Information aka Restore Points)
106.88 MB (DRIVERS)
71.88 MB (Intel)
12.82 MB (SUPPORT)
After that everything is under 10 MB.
Total: 14.10 GB out of my 55 GB
And yet the computer tells me I have just over a GB of space left.
Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:08 PM
Run it to see if it shows duplicates, don't remove anything unless you are absolutely sure
I will ask the other techs to look at this
Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:12 PM
I have a idea to back up my other idea!
1.Could of the installer not see see the 55gb of space and only see, 40 odd gb!
Also, Dose your computer have a recovery partition?
2. You only partitioned 40 odd gb
See Sceen shots of winxp partition install here:
Posted 29 July 2006 - 12:28 AM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 01:17 AM
Posted 29 July 2006 - 11:55 AM
Removing duplicate files???? Come on now, even if he removed a duplicate of ever file on the hard drive, we are talking about more than 15 gb missing here.... Come on I know you know better than this guys...
Like everyday tech support, you are giving the run around when obvious stuff is right before you...
First update all compenents of your pc to the latest... Yes flashing the bios can be dangerous, but the IBM website links tell him exactly how to do it, better than you could...
Before you download niftly lil programs for checking duplicate files, or attemtping to move a laptops hard drive into a desktop tower machine... lol... I suggest simply updating the most logical and obvious parts of your pc...
#1 you are talking to someone who had this same issue when I bought a HD to big for my bios's liking.
On 1 other note, if you know how to remove your laptops Hard drive, which most of them have a release on the side... I reccomend shutting your laptop down, slidiing that baby out, and reading the label on it.... it is possible it isnt the size you think it should be because someone ripped you off...
If you check that, you may save yourself a lot of time and trouble searching for something that may not be there.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 12:12 PM
No doubt you will fix this quickly and show us all the way to do things " properly "
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