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Old 10-20-2006, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Title says it all. Ihave a 90 GB harddrive. I deleted everything (including windows) and I still have 15 GB of taken space. How would I remove this space?
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run evidence eliminator or delete those file in the recycle bin
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Recycle bin is empty too.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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http://www.windowsreinstall.com/

do a fresh reinstall
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Also, remember the real capacity of a HDD is 7% smaller than the advertised capacity due to differences in data storage conventions.
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7% of 90gb is nowhere near 15 gb.
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Yes it shouldnt be that low...now did you reformat the drive or simply just delete everything off the drive? If you didnt format that is your problem there..
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The reformat would not work. So I deleted everything off the drive.

What are some sure-100% ways to delete/format on your drive?
I treid the mgtm.exe thing and such but it wouldnt let me reformat the drive.
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boot off the xp cd and bring up the recovery console and trigger the format D:\ command where it is your drive letter of the drive you want to format.
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Can you give me exact detailed step by step instructions for this? Thanks
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