Help please

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by bmorrissey51, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    Ok, I bought a laptop, and it said that it was supposed to have 20GB of sapce....when I check the C: it only shows 18.6 or something like that. I have only one profile that I use, and I am looking at a screen that allows me to change profiles, I will tell you what it says so you guys can help me:

    Account Unknown 867KB Local Local

    BRAD/Brad Morrissey (which is the one I use)16.3 MB Local Local

    BRAD/Guest 3.58 MB Local Temporary


    Now, when you add all these HD spaces, you get closer to 20GB that I am supposed to have. So, is it safe to assume that I can erase the other account, which I guess it just a guest account, and that the HD space from there will then move to BRAD/Brad Morrissey? This isnt really needed to be done, but I wouldnt mind getting closer to 20GB on my main profile. Thanks for the help, and sorry for the confusing situation.
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    if it is an ntfs formatted drive that will take some up and also it may depend on how much pf a page file there is.
     
  3. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    so deleting this account wont give me more space?
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    to see the page file in xp it is in the controle panel/system/advanced/performence/ settings
    in 98 it is in rufly the same place
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I think the Unknown account should be safe to delete. But I would keep the "Guest" account intact, since it comes installed with XP by default and won't take up much space anyway.
     
  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    yes it would but not much limiting the page file will also give u more space but only do that if u have more then 512 of ram
     
  7. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    if I was to erase the Unknown account, I woulnt gain much space anyway, it is the guest account that has the 3.some odd GB of space that I want.
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Isn't it 3.58 MB??
     
  9. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    yeah, whatever it is....I dont use the account so there should be no need for that space to be in there, unusable by my regular account
     
  10. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    dammit sorry all, my original post should say 16GB and 3.58GB not MB, sorry for the confusion
     
  11. allan

    allan Guest

    NTFS reserves 12% of the drive for the Master File Table
    Pagefile takes up whatever you set it for
    System Restore reserves space, depending on your settings
     
  12. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    what OS are u using???
     
  13. bmorrissey51

    bmorrissey51 Guest

    XP Pro OS...but if certain things have space stored for them, that is probably why I dont see all my 20GB...thanks for your help everyone.