Originally posted by dnoch:
It is possible that your computer only partially formated your hard drive, and that it cannot read your 25GB because it is raw space that does not have a drive assigned to it.
If this is the case, then as I said before, the only way to get your space back is to reformat.
hah2110 made it very clear, the defragmentor shows 29.5GB/55GB free diskspace.
this means the drive is recognized as space but some 25GB have already been occupied with data.
Originally posted by hah2110:
what does powermax do exactly, i wasnt given any ntfs or fat options so i dont know- where is the space... i guess my question is are there files that can be deleted somewhere... or does the HD just think it doesnt have this 25gb
the problem seems not too difficult, but u must find out where this bulk data is. 1st starts by propertizing your drives, does that show the volume has the capacity you've confirmed 55GB or 60GB?
then go down by the folder tree one by one to identify which folder has occupied the space.
most probably u've mass emails occupying the space, a swap file not refresh after long run or the worse case is there is a trojan/worm replicating itself and occupying the space bit by bit.