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horlor44

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I have just had to do a clean re-install on XP. I have a 120 Gb HD and it is now showing I have used 52Gb !!
I have only loaded the basic progs and apps to get the system running again, so I cant understand what has eaten my disc space? any ideas ?thanks
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How is the drive formatted? NTFS or FAT32? (check this by right-clicking the hard drive in My Computer -> Properties and look for File System).

What exactly have you installed?
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Thanks, NTFS.
Installed so far SP2+all updates,sound ,graphics,Printer,Word,Reg Mech,Ewido, McAfee Fire+Virus,Limewire,Cubase VST,Realplayer.
The Thing is , before this re-install I was useing about 19 Gb fully loaded.( and I'm not finished yet )
I have a laptop with more on it,it has 40gb total with 20gb used.
It just does'nt make sense that I'm using 52 gb .the piechart shows 50%
remaining..Thanks for your help
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Click start, my computer, right click the hard drive, click properties, hold the cursor over each of the folders, note the size

Right click any which say contains files larger than, then click properties
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did you by any chance create a partition on your HDD?
you can check by:
right click on My Computer -> Manage -> click on Disk Management
look at Disk 0 if you only have one HDD.
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