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December 27, 2004 8:15:01 AM

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Hello,
I have one hard disk with two partitions, c and d. C is 4gb and has windows
loaded on it. It says it is low on space and only shows having 200mb free.
However I can't find where the 1.6gb is, i only have 4 folders and they are
windows, program files and documents and settings, also one called JB2Driver
but thats only 200kb. they all add up to only 2.4GB. I have show all files
and folders so there are no hidden ones. Program files is only 200mb and
windows is 2gb, documents and settings is 200mb

I keep doing disk cleanup and getting the free space to 600mb but then 10
min later its back to 200mb, where is it going?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks James.

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December 27, 2004 4:39:43 PM

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Move youe swap file to the D drive. It is probably taking the extra space...


"James" <James@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:ED44F8B9-F0C0-4E8B-898C-FC7E20216ADC@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
> I have one hard disk with two partitions, c and d. C is 4gb and has
> windows
> loaded on it. It says it is low on space and only shows having 200mb free.
> However I can't find where the 1.6gb is, i only have 4 folders and they
> are
> windows, program files and documents and settings, also one called
> JB2Driver
> but thats only 200kb. they all add up to only 2.4GB. I have show all files
> and folders so there are no hidden ones. Program files is only 200mb and
> windows is 2gb, documents and settings is 200mb
>
> I keep doing disk cleanup and getting the free space to 600mb but then 10
> min later its back to 200mb, where is it going?
>
> Any advice would be much appreciated.
>
> Thanks James.
Anonymous
December 27, 2004 5:23:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

"James" <James@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote...
>
> I have one hard disk with two partitions, c and d. C is 4gb and has windows
> loaded on it. It says it is low on space and only shows having 200mb free.
> However I can't find where the 1.6gb is, i only have 4 folders and they are
> windows, program files and documents and settings, also one called JB2Driver
> but thats only 200kb. they all add up to only 2.4GB. I have show all files
> and folders so there are no hidden ones. Program files is only 200mb and
> windows is 2gb, documents and settings is 200mb
>
> I keep doing disk cleanup and getting the free space to 600mb but then 10
> min later its back to 200mb, where is it going?

4 GB is marginal for XP Home, and probably not enough for XP Pro. I closely
control the stuff installed on my C: drive, and have 5.8 GB on it (XP Pro). If
you do not control your pagefile and temporary files, Windows, IE, and a host of
other apps will use up all available HD space.

If you have XP Home, increase the C: partition to 6 GB min; 10 GB for XP Pro.
Make it bigger (20 GB) if you allow apps to be installed on C:, install apps
that cannot be installed on other drives, and/or don't know how to control the
allocation of temporary files.
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