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My hard drive is literally missing 40 gigs of space


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does it matter if one computer is a laptop and the other is a tower and monitor PC?
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In a word, yes
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So scrap that idea?
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Can you get folder size from my signature to see if it shows you where everything is
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I have a idea!

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.

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Here it is, straight from the program.

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.
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Download HCC Lite, 1.34MB

http://www.cloneclea...CCdownload.html

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
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Hi,
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:
http://www.theelderg...d_drives_03.htm
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Shamelessly bumping my problem.
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Did clone cleaner show you anything new?
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I had some duplicate files, but I wasn't sure which to delete. The interface was sort of confusing to me. Most of my files were in IBMSHARE that were duplicates.
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Well I did a Clone Cleaner SmartDelete. Got 500 MB out of it. Still very much in a rut, though.
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BTW, liters, I'm not sure if my comp has a recovery partition.
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If you had a recovery partition, you would be able to see it in my computer, like I told you on aim :whistling:

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.
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Hello Aitrus

No doubt you will fix this quickly and show us all the way to do things " properly "
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