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hard drive space wont come back even after delete


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angryamerican

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ok i have a 200GB and a 80GB hard drive..one is down to 2GB and the other is down to 6GB..today i went through and deleted at least 100GB worth of files and unplayed games...but it still says thats all the space left on those drives....anyone know how to fix this?
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You emptied out your recycling bin?
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You emptied out your recycling bin?


yes, i did
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No clue then, sorry. Hopefully a tech will help you.
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have you tryed formating? and if it works.. and your 200GB hdd only shows 128/137GB(or something like that) try to copy this in to notepad and save it as something .reg

REGEDIT4 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atapi\Parameters\] "EnableBigLba"=dword:00000001

something like that.. :woot: ahh.. probebly diden't help any of it.. WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!! nah.. just me talking dumb stuff again :woot: but the reg thingy works if you have the 128/137GB problem in XP :tazz:

are you sure that someone els isen't downloading some filty german [bleep] on your computer and just stores it there in a hidden folder? :) man.. what could it be?
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im trying to avoid formatting at all costs...i have so much downloaded/ installed stuff that i dont want to waste more time installing/ redownloading.....

and, i am the only one who uses this computer..so there are no folders i dont know about
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im trying to avoid formatting at all costs...i have so much downloaded/ installed stuff that i dont want to waste more time installing/ redownloading.....

and, i am the only one who uses this computer..so there are no folders i dont know about
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im trying to avoid formatting at all costs...i have so much downloaded/ installed stuff that i dont want to waste more time installing/ redownloading.....

and, i am the only one who uses this computer..so there are no folders i dont know about
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how many partetions is it?
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its split into 4...its acually a 250GB Hd...my 250 has 4 partitions, 2 partitions are completely empty, and then the two other ones are the ones that are down to the last GB's...
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Have you run scandisk or any other diagnostic tools? You may have a corrupted boot sector, which can cause this kind of problem.
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You could move all your data to one of the partetions and just reinstall windows to your c: partetion if you have partetion magic or some other similar tool like that.
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