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Anonymous
February 20, 2005 6:06:43 PM

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Hi, maybe OT but would appreciate any advice.
I'm using a 40gb drive as my primary drive containing XP. I have just
purchased a second 80gb drive as a slave. Both drives are formatted as NTFS.
I've partitioned the slave drive into three. The problem I am finding is
that when I delete something from these partitions I find I'm not recovering
all the space. For example I stored one folder containing MP3's in a 40gb
partition. The folder was approx 15gb in size. When I deleted the folder,
instead of again being left with 40gb, I was left with only 35. I'm getting
the same with my other partitions. Also is their a quick way of
re-formatting an already formatted NTSC drive?. Many thanks.
Rod I.
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 6:06:44 PM

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Hi Rod,

Run defrag on the volumes with missing space. As long as a volume is not a
system volume and does not contain any information you do not want to lose,
to reformat it just right click it in Windows Explorer (double-click "My
Computer") and choose the format option.

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"Rod L" <no_spam_rods.entry@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, maybe OT but would appreciate any advice.
> I'm using a 40gb drive as my primary drive containing XP. I have just
> purchased a second 80gb drive as a slave. Both drives are formatted as
> NTFS. I've partitioned the slave drive into three. The problem I am
> finding is that when I delete something from these partitions I find I'm
> not recovering all the space. For example I stored one folder containing
> MP3's in a 40gb partition. The folder was approx 15gb in size. When I
> deleted the folder, instead of again being left with 40gb, I was left with
> only 35. I'm getting the same with my other partitions. Also is their a
> quick way of re-formatting an already formatted NTSC drive?. Many thanks.
> Rod I.
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 6:06:44 PM

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Empty the recycle bin for the drive.

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"Rod L" <no_spam_rods.entry@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, maybe OT but would appreciate any advice.
> I'm using a 40gb drive as my primary drive containing XP. I have just
> purchased a second 80gb drive as a slave. Both drives are formatted as
> NTFS. I've partitioned the slave drive into three. The problem I am
> finding is that when I delete something from these partitions I find I'm
> not recovering all the space. For example I stored one folder containing
> MP3's in a 40gb partition. The folder was approx 15gb in size. When I
> deleted the folder, instead of again being left with 40gb, I was left with
> only 35. I'm getting the same with my other partitions. Also is their a
> quick way of re-formatting an already formatted NTSC drive?. Many thanks.
> Rod I.
>
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Anonymous
February 20, 2005 8:13:15 PM

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Rod

Have you enabled Show Hidden Files and Folders? Start, Control Panel,
Folder Options, View, and check box before Show Hidden Files and
Folders.

Have you emptied the Recycle Bin? You have one for each Partition.
Start, Disk CleanUp, select Partition /Drive, check box, OK, Yes.

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"Rod L" <no_spam_rods.entry@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:7I1Sd.1522$LR3.1184@newsfe5-gui.ntli.net...
> Hi, maybe OT but would appreciate any advice.
> I'm using a 40gb drive as my primary drive containing XP. I have just
> purchased a second 80gb drive as a slave. Both drives are formatted as
> NTFS. I've partitioned the slave drive into three. The problem I am
> finding is that when I delete something from these partitions I find
> I'm not recovering all the space. For example I stored one folder
> containing MP3's in a 40gb partition. The folder was approx 15gb in
> size. When I deleted the folder, instead of again being left with
> 40gb, I was left with only 35. I'm getting the same with my other
> partitions. Also is their a quick way of re-formatting an already
> formatted NTSC drive?. Many thanks.
> Rod I.
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 10:08:07 PM

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Rod L wrote:
> Hi, maybe OT but would appreciate any advice.
> I'm using a 40gb drive as my primary drive containing XP. I have just
> purchased a second 80gb drive as a slave. Both drives are formatted
> as NTFS. I've partitioned the slave drive into three. The problem I
> am finding is that when I delete something from these partitions I
> find I'm not recovering all the space. For example I stored one
> folder containing MP3's in a 40gb partition. The folder was approx
> 15gb in size. When I deleted the folder, instead of again being left
> with 40gb, I was left with only 35. I'm getting the same with my
> other partitions. Also is their a quick way of re-formatting an
> already formatted NTSC drive?. Many thanks.
> Rod I.


1) Hard drive space is hard drive space, not memory.
2) Learn the difference between a decimal GB and a binary one
3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for
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Anonymous
February 20, 2005 10:08:08 PM

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Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:

> 3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for


National Transmissions Standards Committee - Sets the broadcast
formats for American television.


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Anonymous
February 20, 2005 10:08:09 PM

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:-)

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"Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in message
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> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>
>> 3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for
>
>
> National Transmissions Standards Committee - Sets the broadcast formats
> for American television.
>
>
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Anonymous
February 20, 2005 10:44:01 PM

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"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi Rod,
>
> Run defrag on the volumes with missing space. As long as a volume is not a
> system volume and does not contain any information you do not want to
> lose, to reformat it just right click it in Windows Explorer (double-click
> "My Computer") and choose the format option.
>
Defrag made no difference. Tried the format method you suggest but get
message that drive is in use but I've no programmes running from/to that
drive.

Gerry wrote - Have you enabled Show Hidden Files and Folders? Start, Control
Panel,
Folder Options, View, and check box before Show Hidden Files and
Folders.
Have you emptied the Recycle Bin? You have one for each Partition.
Start, Disk CleanUp, select Partition /Drive, check box, OK, Yes.

No hidden files. No visible recycle bin in any partitions however there were
before I started using them. Disk Cleanup reveals no files to delete anyway.

Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote -
1) Hard drive space is hard drive space, not memory.
2) Learn the difference between a decimal GB and a binary one
3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for

1) Don't follow that one
2) Think I understand where you are coming from in that 1GB is not
necessarily 1GB, however not sure this explains a loss this size.
3) My apologies. Obviously this should read NTFS and not the US PAL
equivalent NTSC. Got carried away with spell check again.

Many thanks for all suggestions thus far.
February 20, 2005 11:15:18 PM

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"Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in message
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> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>
> > 3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for
>
>
> National Transmissions Standards Committee - Sets the broadcast
> formats for American television.
No, it menas Never The Same Color twice in reference to the US being first
with the worst color television standard.
Jim
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 12:04:27 AM

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Rod

What tool did you use to partition the drive?

Are any Symantec / Norton utilities being used?

Is there a System Restore folder in the partition? What happens if you
disable system restore for that partition?

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"Rod L" <no_spam_rods.entry@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:eZ02p91FFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Rod,
>>
>> Run defrag on the volumes with missing space. As long as a volume is
>> not a system volume and does not contain any information you do not
>> want to lose, to reformat it just right click it in Windows Explorer
>> (double-click "My Computer") and choose the format option.
>>
> Defrag made no difference. Tried the format method you suggest but get
> message that drive is in use but I've no programmes running from/to
> that drive.
>
> Gerry wrote - Have you enabled Show Hidden Files and Folders? Start,
> Control Panel,
> Folder Options, View, and check box before Show Hidden Files and
> Folders.
> Have you emptied the Recycle Bin? You have one for each Partition.
> Start, Disk CleanUp, select Partition /Drive, check box, OK, Yes.
>
> No hidden files. No visible recycle bin in any partitions however
> there were before I started using them. Disk Cleanup reveals no files
> to delete anyway.
>
> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote -
> 1) Hard drive space is hard drive space, not memory.
> 2) Learn the difference between a decimal GB and a binary one
> 3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for
>
> 1) Don't follow that one
> 2) Think I understand where you are coming from in that 1GB is not
> necessarily 1GB, however not sure this explains a loss this size.
> 3) My apologies. Obviously this should read NTFS and not the US PAL
> equivalent NTSC. Got carried away with spell check again.
>
> Many thanks for all suggestions thus far.
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 2:10:35 AM

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Bruce Chambers wrote:
> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>
>> 3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for
>
>
> National Transmissions Standards Committee - Sets the broadcast
> formats for American television.


Thanks Bruce, I'm a Brit, I wouldn't know that... ;o)
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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 11:39:51 AM

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Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:

>
>
> Thanks Bruce, I'm a Brit, I wouldn't know that... ;o)



Aw, why not? I know that the television broadcast format in Britain is
PAL (Phase Alternation Line). ;-}


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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 1:11:23 PM

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Salut/Hi Miss Perspicacia Tick,

le/on Sun, 20 Feb 2005 23:10:35 -0000, tu disais/you said:-

>Bruce Chambers wrote:
>> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>>
>>> 3) It's NTFS. I don't know what the heck NTSC stands for
>>
>>
>> National Transmissions Standards Committee - Sets the broadcast
>> formats for American television.
>
>
>Thanks Bruce, I'm a Brit, I wouldn't know that... ;o)

Hey, I resemble that remark with its implication that Brits are ignorant
about American ways.

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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 7:58:07 PM

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An alternative meaning for PAL ( Prolongs Active Life ) <g>.


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"Bruce Chambers" <bruce_a_chambers@h0tmail.com> wrote in message
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> Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Thanks Bruce, I'm a Brit, I wouldn't know that... ;o)
>
>
>
> Aw, why not? I know that the television broadcast format in Britain
> is PAL (Phase Alternation Line). ;-}
>
>
> --
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> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
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> having both at once. - RAH
>
Anonymous
February 21, 2005 11:31:04 PM

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Gerry Cornell wrote:
> An alternative meaning for PAL ( Prolongs Active Life ) <g>.

It's also a brand of dog food.



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Anonymous
February 21, 2005 11:31:05 PM

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Your favorite?

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"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <noone@here.com> wrote in message
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> Gerry Cornell wrote:
>> An alternative meaning for PAL ( Prolongs Active Life ) <g>.
>
> It's also a brand of dog food.
>
>
>
> --
> Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
> on salads.
>
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 12:12:53 AM

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Um. I thought you would make the connection. Seems the same advertising
was also carried out down under as well!


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"Miss Perspicacia Tick" <noone@here.com> wrote in message
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> Gerry Cornell wrote:
>> An alternative meaning for PAL ( Prolongs Active Life ) <g>.
>
> It's also a brand of dog food.
>
>
>
> --
> Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
> on salads.
>
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 10:45:41 AM

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Not mine, can't stand maribone jelly.

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> Your favorite?
>
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> "Miss Perspicacia Tick" <noone@here.com> wrote in message
> news:gyrSd.42156$vI5.24837@fe06.highwinds-media.phx...
>> Gerry Cornell wrote:
>>> An alternative meaning for PAL ( Prolongs Active Life ) <g>.
>>
>> It's also a brand of dog food.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Facon - the artificial bacon bits you get in Pizza Hut for sprinkling
>> on salads.
>>
>
>
!