Hd shows greater data size

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dark_light, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    Hi
    i have a 5 GB partition for winxp. The data in it sizes 2.5 GB.when i chk through properties including all the hidden files.
    BUt the Partiton size shows that its filled with 4.8GB of data.
    Whts the problem and where have this free size gone.
    can anyone help?
    thanx
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    look to see how much space is being reserved by system restore and by the recycle bin... if I was you and you have sufficient space on the other drives just disable restore and recycle on the partition with winxp...

    see if that resuces SOME space...

    then we'll keep tweaking to get the rest back :)
     
  3. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    if that doesnt work u can use partition magic and click on recalim lost space
     
  4. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    Is this a dual-boot system?
     
  5. dark_light

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    Yes its a dual boot system with win98 and xp but the xp partition is not the boot partition.
     
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    2z OSNN Gamer

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  7. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    What is the XP installation file format?
     
  8. dark_light

    dark_light Guest

    File Format of Xp partition is Fat32