when i started with my comp i only had 76 gigs that is displayed from my 80 gig HD. i just guessed that XP was taking up those 4 gigs. than i had to reinstall XP to fix problems and found out that i only have 74 gigs? where did those 2 gigs go? ahh
regarding the first format, you said you had 76 gbs showing out of 80? that is correct. i have the same thing as you.
regarding the extra 2 gbs your missing? maybe you made another partition without knowing. the easiest way to check is to use a bootdisk and boot into dos. use the fdisk utility and it'll show you what partitions you currently have.
if your drive is ntfs, you'll have to look under non-dos partitions.
Yes , you haven't knew allready that ?
My experience : dissapeared almost 400 mb from my hdd and after 2 scans with ndd that unshowed ' space came back .
It will scan your system before entering in Windows ..
okay, the thing i just didnt get was when i got my comp it had 76 gigs,, now i had to reinstall XP because it had some problems and now it only has 74... i just thought i could get it back..because i had it at one time.
If your drive is formatted as FAT32 then should windows crash it can leave errors in the MBR and/or FAT. This can the cause windows to misreport the size of the free space. Just wondering if thats likely.