This is a really really freaky harddisk

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by G-Lizard86, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    Here i've got a 2 screenshots, it shows what's wrong with one of my partitions, the one where i got most of my music on....it suddenly has alot, and i mean really alot of space left...even though all my stuff is still on it....can any1 explain this....here's the first screenshot...
     
  2. G-Lizard86

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    Kinda ****ty screenshot...well it says, that the used space is about 19 gigs, while partitions is in total about 20, but now it shows that the free space is over 120 gigs....on that one partition only....????
     
  3. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Maybe god felt sorry for you and made the disk 6 times bigger :D

    Only thing I think could of happened ;)

    Skazz
     
  4. Lighter

    Lighter . . . . . . . . .

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    Hehe... XP is misreading your HD freespace --this happened to me once after performing one too many registry tweaks (ya know, the ones that claim to boost performance but really don't).

    Try running a disk check at bootup. Also, you might want to back up the files, just in case it's a physical partition problem, and run partition magic (or similar) to verify the actual used space on the drive.
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    When you got your hard disk, it was baby. Now it grew!

    Congratulations, your little girl is all grown up, from 19 to 120, wow! :p
     
  6. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Lol it was a lamb now its a sheep, congratulations!!!

    :D :D :D :D

    Skazz
     
  7. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    hahaha

    yeah none of u will undresstand this one but its a lil joke that i do in school and i get in trouble for!

    It got REMIXED!

    I always say remix in school just for the %^*@ of it and i get in trouble, two of my classes if i say it once i get after school detention!!!:D :D :(
     
  8. G-Lizard86

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    Lol i just rebooted...after two days of uptime....and it was just the same again...:(:( too bad!! It was almost 200 gigs this morning....how sweet would that be.....
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    im sorry to say

    i think u have a virus that increases the size that windows sees every time u boot. may eventiually *&^% your hard drive. if norton or whatever antivirus software u have doesnt pick it up then download trojan remover and search with that it could be a trojan.:confused:
     
  10. G-Lizard86

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    hmm....it started all over again this morning...really weird..lol...gonna reinstall NSW 2003 again....and run a virus check
     
  11. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    one time i had the same problem. my hdd said it still had a terra byte :eek: of free space left :p
     
  12. XP Abuser

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    thats ok until windows actually tries to write to that "free space" and u got serious problems (probably crash aswell)

    run chkdsk /r that will take a decade hehe:)
     
  13. G-Lizard86

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    how do i run chkdsk?
     
  14. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    go to command prompt and type in

    chkdsk /r


    i think :p
     
  15. G-Lizard86

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    oh yeah sorry...i typed one letter wrong...it should be okay now...