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HELP.What Happened to 40 GB Space???

I have this hard drive its a 52.3 GB it has about 10.1 Used but Windows Says IT has 40 used WTF.Help Please.
AND I HAVE CHECKED HIDDEN FILES.AND I DONT WANT TO FORMAT MY HDD.......HELP

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Rcv1962 is right.. i use ccleaner for freeing up space in my system..

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Try a program like CCleaner
It can delete all temp files and clean your registry up

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You may have to try to repartition the drive, you can do this while installing windows on the disk. If a partition table is corrupted it can make windows think there is more pr less space on a disk, Ive had tables corrupted so bad on dying drives they reported 999999999 gb on a 40 gb drive. you may want to look into getting a new hard drive as well if this is occurring.

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You need to tell us more, like what operating system, how many partitions, virtual and real, etc. You need to run Disk Manager and not just look at the properties in the file browser.
We need to know what file system each partition has, like FAT32 or NTFS, etc. You most likely have a back up or restore partition set up by the manufacturer, and that is using up space.
So you need to tell us if this is a brand computer or a generic?

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Hi Donna. The properties of your hard drive shown when you open Computer (My Computer in Windows XP) help you to see your used and free space. Even though your hard drive has a capacity of 160 GB, useable space is always less because the operating systems were designed to allocate a percentage of the total to be used for various operations necessary for smooth sailing. Right clicking the hard drive icon and selecting properties opens to you tools used to keep your hard drive healthy along with information regarding the hard drives % of use. Try it out if you haven't already. Good Day

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My passport is originally 250 GB but now it says that it's only 94 MB. I don't know what happened.


is that a free space and used space graphic? or does the entire disk(use start my computer right click on hard drive and see what total amount of space says)

if you have been using this for a while, that would explain the lower figure but this graphic will clearly show the balance on that drive

here's a link for a free disk optimizer that might help too

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Too small capacity


Depends on what you are using the hard drive for. For example if this hard drive is going to be used for multimedia then I would recommend a hard drive around 120Gb to 1TB, but if it's for a small office with MS Windows XP installed it should be just enough to host the operating system and a limited amount of programs, hope this help, best of luck

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Total space problem. i have a buffalo turbo usb ministation 160GB but when i open my computer it has only a total size of 149GB...how to make it 160GB?......please help


The windows use some space for space addresing but not that much

It shoves 149 GB because manufacterers use the terms gigabyte in metric (base ten) way.

IT means 160 GB = 160 * 1000 MB = 160 000 * 1000 KB= 160 000 000 * 1000 Bytes

when you convert that in Gigabyte that computer use (1GB = 1024MB, 1MB = 1024 KB, 1 KB = 1024 Bytes) you get:

160 000 000 000 Bytes = 160 000 000 000 /1024 KB = 156250000 / 1024 MB = 152587,890625 / 1024 GB = 149,011 GB

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I have a 500gb hitachi hard disk. i had created about 9 partitions last time i created and installed windows xp on about 40 gb space. due to some viruses and slowing down of my computer, i decided to...


You can download a free trial of Partition Magic, it a good HDD Formatting tool.
Download from here
Download and install it, Got a really Easy and User friendly interface, probably your HDD got some unformatted space or there may be Partition Table Error.
The software will guide you further.
Do update me, what was the result. Regards, Waqar.

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Harddrive space problem.


When the HDD was fornatted, was it formatted appropriately? It's quite possible to format a 160GB HDD to present a smaller amount of space.

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Takes a huge hardisk space


Actually You need at least 40 gigabytes minimum for Vista to work well. The only thing that You can do is to format the hard drive, and re-install Vista with at least 40 gigabytes available in its partition.

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Hi Bijay.
Neither is at fault. Please click on this Seagate link:
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=How_To_Install_and_Troubleshoot_ATA_Hard_Drives&vgnextoid=559e5b1142aec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD
Scroll down to: Partitioning the drive in Windows XP / Windows 2000 (for systems where this is the 2nd drive in the system).
Follow the instruction on the web site.
This Seagate web site will help you setup the Seagate 160 drive.

If you feel the drive is still at fault you can run Seagate’s SeaTools. Click on the next link:
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
This software will check the 160GB drive.
(Follow the online instructions for), SeaTools for DOS.

In a Windows XP system & using a FAT 32 & a cluster size of 16kb instead of NTFS. Windows will see the total size of the drive but can only access 149GB of drive space. 11GB of drive space will be used by the FAT. File Allocation Table. The FAT is windows guide to every cluster on the drive.
XP uses NTFS & sets each cluster to 4kb. This 4kb size lowers the total usable GB size & uses more GB's for the FAT. You're 127GB size may be correct for a Win XP system using a NTFS file system. The FAT is using 33GB of drive space as a locator for every cluster on the 160GB drive.
Help with understanding the NTFS file system: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/russel_october01.mspx

Bijay if you are still having trouble understanding please post any questions here.

Good luck!
Mike


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