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    itz_suman New Member

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    hi frnds,
    i run windows xp in my pc. now a days i notice that the pc shows 24GB hdd space instead of 40GB. even in bios it is showing 24GB.
    i tried to install linux a few days ago. but it was not done.
    plz help me neone withits solution.
    waiting for a solution.
    thanking you.
     
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    Try to autodetect the hard disk in bios. If it stills shows 24GB download seagate or sumsang hard disk tool and try to detect the actual size.
     
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    Suman,
    Which motherboard and harddisk are you using?
     
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    cooljeba The Photoshop Guy

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    hi suman welcome to the forum.
    Try to boot from the win boot floppy and try fdisk and check your HDD space Smile. and as amistik said select auto detection in BIOS.

    ..:: peace ::..
    Jeba
     
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    did this prob come after u tried installing linux ? mebe den da rest of da space is a linux partition now so it doesnt come in windows.
     
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    Found a little tut cleans up to 550 Mb
    Go to c:\windows\system32\dllcache you'll find 300MB of .dll's, these are the exact same as you'll find in your system directory. These files are there as a backup and only used for signature verification. If you don't use that feature in XP you can delete it's entire content or if you prefer back it up.

    Installed SP1 recently? Go to c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 and find 250MB of unneeded files. You may delete that directory as it has absolutely no use.
     
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    hard_rock Salieri Family

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    Hey I too have a prob.I have 4 partitions......
    C:18.6 GB(Windows XP Home)
    D:9.3(Win 98)
    E:13.9(Backup)
    F:13.9(Songs)

    By selecting all files in C drive and checking it properties shows only 12GB occupied space.But in my computer it shows around 17GB where is the 5GB lost.
    In F:/ drive I installed WinXP Pro 4 temporary purpose but to uninstall it I deleted it..........n it also showed tht it is deleting windows folder.....but it didn't put in recycle bin or even showed tht "Do u want to permanently delete it"........there is no folder of windows in tht partition........but still the space is not free........how to get it back..
     
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    The rest of the place is lost as System Restore, hybernation and Pagefile (Virtual Memory) (probably).
     
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    in ur win xp

    goto my computer > <rght click > manage

    click on disk management..

    this will show u how ur hdd space is used
    if any space is not in use or u dont recognize.. format it
    and recover ur lost space
     
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