erm... this looks like a messed up file system... did u do any converting l8ly ?
i've had this problem like this and similar b4... (when i tried upgrading from xp pro to.... xp pro.. don't ask )
Try a scan disk and defrag... they normally fix up your HDD clusters...
I think I've found it !!!!
I didn't realise that "show all files" still leaves hidden sys files hidden !!! the missing space is taken by the swap file... I have recently upped my memory to 512Mb so the swap file has grown too... to 786 Mb !!! does it REALLY have to be THAT big ???
Go to Accessories - System Tools - Disc Clean-up. Highlight the drive you want to clean (usually C). When you hit OK another tab will appear with further options. Select System Restore clean-up and press ok. A vast amount of extra space should now be made available to you.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS