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#1 co_ol

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 06:59 AM

I recently purchased a 200GB hard disk. After using the HDD for a few weeks I have checked the "used disk space" in Windows Explorer and noticed that it showed 32 GB more than the total size of files and folders.
I have removed all files and folders and the drive was empty however the used disk space showed still 32 GB used.
The only thing I can remember is that I canceled a couple of large Ghost Images that I copied to the drive.

I have tried some other disk tools hoping it would show where the 32GB has been gone.
I tried check disk as well to no avail.

Has anybody an explanation for this and maybe how the disk space can be recovered?
One way I guess is to reformat the hard disk

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 08:02 PM

i had a similar problem on my computer, except it wasnt 32 gb, but only 11. after trying many many things i ended up just formatting the drive, deleting the partitions and recreating the partitions. I wanted to start out completely fresh. It fixed the problem, but it was a little bit of work. Hopefully you have better luck.
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Posted 24 March 2005 - 09:29 PM

i had a similar problem on my computer, except it wasnt 32 gb, but only 11. after trying many many things i ended up just formatting the drive, deleting the partitions and recreating the partitions. I wanted to start out completely fresh. It fixed the problem, but it was a little bit of work. Hopefully you have better luck.

Id follow that...........kill the partitions remake them start new.




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