hello, first post here - wd btw on a nice lookin forum!
MY LAPTOP IS:
an HP - Compaq NX9040 - running Windows XP Pro with SP2 (all legal and legit) - 1.4GhZ Celeron P4, 40GB HDD, 512MB RAM. The HDD is IC25N040ATMR04-0, driver version 5.1.2535 (2001).
My HDD is 40Gb and i only have about 10GB stored on it, however the system reports that I am using 36GB of space. In other words, when i right click on Properties for my C: (the laptop's HD) it says that i am using 36GB out of the available 40Gigs, when actually I am only using about 10GB.
WHAT IVE DONE:
I have gone looking for where all this data might be and it appears that it is in my "Documents and Settings" folder (which seems to be 20GB) - but when i look in the subfolders (Administrator, Users, etc) there is nowehere i can find all these Gigs!
So I ran the XP disk check for errors (system restarted and completed the check - at the end a quick message comes up saying that there is empty space that is marked as used but then XP starts up and the problem remains).
ONE MORE THING:
i only noticed this issue after installing MS Office 2003. I dont know if this is what caused it or if it was there b4.
Can anyone suggest where i can find a solution to this issue so that I can get my HD space back? The computer wont let me Defragment or anything coz it thinks the disk is almost full. Im not a wizz so please explain in n00b terms for me!
thanks a heap,