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My hard drive is literally missing 40 gigs of space


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#61
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sorry thought it would do more.

Hope you get it fixed.


Can you get recovery disks from IBM?? I know I just bought recovery disks for a HP for my friend. Maybe that's the way to go...dunno.

Good luck
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One last time.

Just looked again at the IBM site, there's some updates, again dunno if you checked it out or not, but I linked to the hard drive ones.

Can you burn a CD? Or make a floppy??

http://www-307.ibm.c...p;validate=true

All I can do.

Again Good Luck
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Well, reformatting is a last resort for me, but if it comes to it I'll keep that in mind.
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Here's a long shot.

Just got home, was talking to a friend about this and he asked me what your virtual memory is set at?? Didn't know.

He was telling me that if you set it to something the computer will use it as a RAM drive and it could stop you from accessing it.

Again, I'm no expert.....dunno.
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Can anyone explain what coffee's saying a little clearer?
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Sorry didn't explain it

click on start

right click on my computer

click the advanced tab

in the preformance box hit settings

click the advanced tab

then on the bottom is virtual memory

put the dot in system managed size and set it

apply and restart.

My friend said it's a long shot.

Nothing to lose. Hope it works.
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Did it, but no difference, sadly.
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sorry I tried. He said it was a long shot.

Wish you luck
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So have all my fellow geeks been stumped?
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ok ok ok this is the last one

Found out you're not alone.

Here's a couple of links with the same problem. You might like to check them out and see if they help

http://www.windowsit...7488/47488.html

http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/35344

That's all I got to say on that. :-)

Good luck
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Yes I've tried everything on those sites. I'm starting to think I'm screwed, so to speak...
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post back when you get it fixed. Would really like to know what caused it.

Besides the lost of free space, it works alright, right?
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Oh it works great. I just wish I could install things :whistling:
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Let me ask you something before I pull all my hair out.

You said there was no d: on your computer, usually a partition for recovery.

Do you know if someone removed it? Or it never was there?

Was just reading

http://www.velocityr...disk-space.html

If someone removes one partition without reformatting the hard drive, the size of the other partiton will remain the same.

The sad part is if you reformat your disk without the IBM disks, you have to buy XP Home or Pro to install. Or get IBM to send you recovery disks before you do anything.

Just totally confused with this.
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As am I.
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