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#1 kakorot

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:05 AM

hello i have recently used my respawn disk that i got with my alienware pc my hard drive is 453gb my main concern is i did this and it basically whiped everything to factory settings but it is saying that i have used around 100 gb of my hard drive.. do any of you know why i cant find the files or anything to delete so basically its like i lost 100 gb of my hard drive for nothing im confused right now because when i did this i thought i would have gotten my hard drive space back can somone tell me were i would look to delete the extra files or whatever i know when i got the computer it had 420 space out of the 453 gb and now its at 364gb i would like the space back on my hard drive can somone tell me were i can look to delete it i cant find it anywere :thumbsup:

also i tried deleting my shadow copies thinking it would be the problem nothing happed disk cleanup will delete around 3 gb of it and i was planing on trying to defrag my hard drive dont think it will help either though

Edited by kakorot, 19 February 2009 - 01:08 AM.


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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:06 AM

When you used the disks did yoiu get the option to delete the existing partition & reformat ?
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:59 AM

When you used the disks did yoiu get the option to delete the existing partition & reformat ?

Appears to be no such option. :thumbsup:

Did you follow the instructions exactly as shown below?

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also i tried deleting my shadow copies thinking it would be the problem nothing happed



See this article on removing shadow copies in vista. Since you are doing a factory restore, they're no good for anything right off the bat anyways.

Edited by HitSquad, 19 February 2009 - 08:03 AM.





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