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My 40 gb hard disk now shows only 512 mb space........ used partition magic too but dint work......... i think it locked rest of the space but i dont know to unlock it......... do i need a sofware? if yes which one?

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Re: My 40 gb hard disk now shows only 512 mb...

Try to use the disk clean up located in the system tools. in this way you can recover some of disk space this will delete unnecessary, temporary files.

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Appreciate the "Ask Me".

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Re-formatting would not restore your free space, however, re-partitioning would. May I suggest that you try PowerQuest Partition Magic. Of course like formatting, re-partitioning would completely delete the partition itself and would grant you back the entire disk space.

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