Hard disk problem

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    rohitsahib New Member

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    hi,

    I've a 40 GB hard disk in which only windows xp & applications are installed which should not take more than 4-5 GB of space but it is showing the opposite. around 5 GB is free & 32 GB is used space

    I've tried defragmentation but not successful.

    What could be the problem?

    regards, rohit
     
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    the system volume information takes a lot of space. it increases each time u make a change
    if u format it it will be gone
     
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    I formated the hard disk few weeks back & i don't think that it should take so much space.
     
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    it takes a lot of space
    when a diskchecking happens(while booting) new folders are formed like found000 found001 etc
    they to take a lot of space
    how big is ur windows folder (c:\windows)
     
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    try disk cleanup it might free some space for you
     
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    c:\windows is only 1.5 GB

    But C:\Documents and Settings\Rohit\Local Settings is around 26 GB
     
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    C:\Documents and Settings\Rohit\Local Settings\Temp

    is the problem. It is around 26 GB. MY God!
     
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    i have a game cd of delta force black hawk down
    its size--686 MB
    in it there is a folder DFBHD
    its size--4.1 GB

    may be ur system is showing an error
     
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    But disk cleanup doesn't show this temp folder
     
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    its okay to delete the files of temp,history & temp IE files
     
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    Simply delete all the files in the folder

    c:\docs!settings\your user\local settings\temp
     
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    yes, i know that vysakh & gxsaurav

    I'm doing that for years. ; - )

    But still sometimes, dumbness happens...LOL
     
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    windows xp creates restore points which also takes up lots of space....
    to delete them just go to the second tab on disk cleanup(sorry don remember the name). it wil delete all points exypt the last one..
    my frnd freed abt 1.5gb yest by cleanup and deleting restore points
     
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    whats the size of c:\windows and c:\program files and c:\documents and settings
     
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    hey guys, the problem is solved!

    I told u that the temp folder was full & it's my dumbness that i didn't look there

    thanks anyway!

    rohit
     
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