Vanished Disk space!

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    mario_pant New Member

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    ok, i recently was looking around my system manually when i suddenly realized that in the disk properties of c: it is showing 7.9 GB used while when i select all the files(including system files & page file) i got 6.9 GB where is my 1 GB gone????

    and also, i was looking at the disk management thingy when i found out that it showed my 80GB Seagate disk as 74.53 GB and my 40 GB maxtor disk as 37.27GB.... what is going on? how the Hel!! 5.47+2.73+1= 9.2 GB!!!
    now that is some space to worry about! how can i fix this.... what is happening?? help me on this, ppl!!

    Thx
     
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    vijay_7287 New Member

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    after so many posts here,
    u still ask tht

    windows recognizes
    1mb as 1024kb
    1gb as 1024mb
    and so on

    whereas the HDD manufactureres c it as 1mb=1000kb and so on

    and for the first query
    the space is taken by system restore
    and if u have turned it off
    then maybe its the paging file
     
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    ok agreed,
    but if i calculate it the windows way then the total disk space is supposed to be 76.3GB and 38.14 GB respectively

    so i'm nearly missing 2.5 GB!
     
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    there u missed it again

    1024*1024*1024
    i.e. bytes->kb->mb=gb
    now calculate
     
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