I have a 320 GB hard drive, partitioned in two:
C:\ = 10 GB, Windows XP SP3 installed
D:\ = 288 GB, the rest
On C:\, there is about 700 MB unaccounted for if I compare disk size in My Computer with all files and folders together. I already emptied the System Volume Information.
In my Defragmentation program, I was able to see that C:\$logfile appears to be taking up a lot of space, might be 700 MB. Is this normal? Anything simple I can or should do about it? Or is this defragmentation program displaying the impossible?
I plan to clone my C:\ partition, so I'd like it to be as small as possible: I intend to put the cloned image on a DVD.
On my D:\ partition, I saw a huge area called "reserved for MFT", which looks like tens of GB. This MFT probably has something to do with the file system; however there is no space missing on D:\ (as there is on C:\). But, since my two partitions add up to only 298 GB as viewed in My Computer while my hard disk is supposed to be 320 GB, perhaps this MFT is needed as some kind of buffer when using partitions?
Edited by Cerberus™, 22 March 2010 - 10:59 PM.