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C drive space question


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Andybikecrazy

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I just reinstalled windows XP and made a 10GB partition on my 160GB RAID 0 for my OS. Now I got a message that I am running low on space on my OS drive C: I right click on the drive and I have 9.76 GB Capacity and 739MB free space. Now here is the strange part. Here are the the 3 folders I have on the drive. I have hidden files enabled.

Documents and settings 458MB
Program Files 2.57 GB
Windows 2.42GB

That doesn't add up to over 9 GBs!!! That should be about 5.5GB! Whats going on???
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Run disc clean up, click more options, clean up restore points
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ahh.. so its system restore... shoulda thought of that... thanks... I guess there isn't away to make windows put system restore data on my other partition is there? I guess I should have made my OS partition a little bigger.

Edited by Andybikecrazy, 25 August 2006 - 02:21 PM.

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If you turn system restore off on the system drive it turns it off on all drives

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yeah but I kinda want to keep it on.. I just lowered the amount of space it uses...
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That's what I was saying that there wasn't anything to gain because it needs to be running on the system drive

Use disc clean up, clean up restore points every week or so
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