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Old 11-22-2004, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently installed windows xp. My disk is partitioned 3 ways- one 4 gig, and two 2 gig partitions. My problem is that when i right click on disk d: which is the 4 gig disk, it says I have only 400 mb space left yet when i go into d:, select all the folders and then click properties it says I have nearly 2 gigs space. Somerthing is eating this 1.5 gigs of space and I cant get at it or find it. The same problem is on disk c: but its only a difference of 200 mb.
Any help is much appreciated.
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you see hidden files? Check the folder options: Start/settings/controlpanel/folder options
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yeah, I tried that. Still cant see anything.
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I am sure there are some hidden files you are missing. Check if "system files" are hidden in the folder options also. Use CTRL-A to select all files.
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BTW.. I just checked on my comp. Its 300MB difference. I think its normal to have a small difference. Check if you selected your pagefile.
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Its more than likely your paging file, which I know, in Windows 2000, ate up around 1.5 gigs of space.
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Thanks mate but i went in and made sure that allfiles are visible. The problem might have happened while i was burning a cd, when it was copying to the cache it ran out of space and crashed? Im not sure if this did cause it though.
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Whats a page file??? Can I delete it? My knowledge of pcs is minimal!
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You can delete thge page file, but I wouldn't advise it. It is needed for Windows to operate incase you use all of your physical RAM. It allows you to run more programs at the same time. You can decrease its size, but I would strongly reccommend you leave it alone, and don't delete it.
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can i reduce the size or turn it off?
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