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SLOW & UNWANTED SPACE CONSUMPTION !!

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Anonymous
July 30, 2004 5:54:56 PM

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

Hi, I dont really know how much this question is applied
to this newsgroup section..but i really need it answered...
I'm having Celeron 633MHz processor & Intel 810
motherboard..Previously I had only one 20GB SEAGATE
harddisk(with 3 partitions--C,D,E) & 2 CDdrives in my
system that ran only on win-ME..It used to boot pretty
fast & there was no unwanted diskspace autoconsumption on
any of those drives.. Recently I've installed another 40GB
SAMGSUNG harddisk in addition and freshly partitioned &
formated both the HDDs(20GB partitions-C,E,F & 40GB
partitions-D,G,H) and setup a dual boot system with win-ME
on C: & win-XP on D:..
But now my system is booting fairly slower than before,
and more significantly some amount of disk space(say
16kb,40kb,76kb,136kb etc) is automatically consumed in all
the drives every 3 or 4 times the system boots..This
consumption is increasing gradually.. I've noticed that
space on drives of 20GB HDD is getting consumed by
multiples of 16kb & space on drives of 40GB HDD is getting
consumed by multiples of 32kb...
My question is:- Previously this peculiar thing was not
happening, then why is it happening now?? How can I stop
this unwanted space consumption in dual boot & make the
system boot faster like it did before???
Present file system for both win-ME & win-XP is FAT32.. My
present IDE conections are as below:-
HDD #20GB - master
HDD #40GB - slave
Both on the primary IDE channel

CD #1 - master
CD #2 - slave
Both on the secondary IDE channel..Is there anything wrong
with my present IDE connection or file system ?? If yes,
please suggest how it should be???

Please help..regards, Rahul..
Anonymous
August 3, 2004 9:04:07 AM

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

Sounds like your System Restore is using too much space. I would either
minimize its usage (the default 12% of 40Gb is quite alot). As for the slow
boot, use MSCONFIG to determine what you got on startup. Also, try using
AdaWare (SpyBot is even better I think) to look for adware/spyware.

"RAHUL GHOSH" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:797b01c47677$781ba540$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi, I dont really know how much this question is applied
> to this newsgroup section..but i really need it answered...
> I'm having Celeron 633MHz processor & Intel 810
> motherboard..Previously I had only one 20GB SEAGATE
> harddisk(with 3 partitions--C,D,E) & 2 CDdrives in my
> system that ran only on win-ME..It used to boot pretty
> fast & there was no unwanted diskspace autoconsumption on
> any of those drives.. Recently I've installed another 40GB
> SAMGSUNG harddisk in addition and freshly partitioned &
> formated both the HDDs(20GB partitions-C,E,F & 40GB
> partitions-D,G,H) and setup a dual boot system with win-ME
> on C: & win-XP on D:..
> But now my system is booting fairly slower than before,
> and more significantly some amount of disk space(say
> 16kb,40kb,76kb,136kb etc) is automatically consumed in all
> the drives every 3 or 4 times the system boots..This
> consumption is increasing gradually.. I've noticed that
> space on drives of 20GB HDD is getting consumed by
> multiples of 16kb & space on drives of 40GB HDD is getting
> consumed by multiples of 32kb...
> My question is:- Previously this peculiar thing was not
> happening, then why is it happening now?? How can I stop
> this unwanted space consumption in dual boot & make the
> system boot faster like it did before???
> Present file system for both win-ME & win-XP is FAT32.. My
> present IDE conections are as below:-
> HDD #20GB - master
> HDD #40GB - slave
> Both on the primary IDE channel
>
> CD #1 - master
> CD #2 - slave
> Both on the secondary IDE channel..Is there anything wrong
> with my present IDE connection or file system ?? If yes,
> please suggest how it should be???
>
> Please help..regards, Rahul..
!