Hard Drive Glitch!

kreature06

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I have an old Samsung 40gb Hard drive from like 2002 and it shows as 58.5gb, Its capacity is only 37.2gb. It started to do this recently and everytime I delete a file it reappears back onto the disk but without any space being used and I can still access the files. I find this very strange, I ran S.M.A.R.T. on the HD and everything seemed fine.

 

Atomic Rooster

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That's an odd one. Two things come to mind.

Virus scan.

Back up any needed files on it and reformat the thing.
 

kreature06

BSOD
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That's an odd one. Two things come to mind.

Virus scan.

Back up any needed files on it and reformat the thing.
Windows won't reformat it even with the installation CD. However I do not need any files on it. Everytime I delete a file on it the free space increases. Funny thing is, the HD has a 100% fitness and 100% Performance on S.M.A.R.T. and every value is good.
 

Atomic Rooster

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That's one I never heard of. You delete a file, and the space increases. Sounds like you have a very confused hard drive.

Can you delete/format it in Disk Management?
 
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