I have a old Compaq Presario V5002 running XP Home edition. Last year it crashed and wouldn't startup.
I had lost my recovery discs so i bought new ones, and went through the process of reinstalling.
My laptop has worked great since, but there is a slight problem, before crashing it had about 35GB of mp3's on my 40GB HDD, so naturally i thought i would loose these when reinstalling, not a problem as i have the original discs. But after the laptop was uo and running again and i go to C: drive and check properties i still only have 3GB of free space, yet i cannot find my files anywhere, i have used the search functions for hours on end and yet no joy.
After reinstalling windows the laptop looked to be back too how it was when new.
Am i stupid? why is my HDD full and yet i have no files? have i just installed another Windows XP over the top of my original? what can i do? i have since lost the Windows discs aswell, DOH.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.