Hey all, ok amongst other annoying things im discovering about xp. here is one i cant seem to get rid of
i installed diskeeper 7 today and went and defrag both my drives. which works pretty good. but. i noticed i have 50% of my backup drive taken up by what diskeeper is calling reserve system space i check to see if it was a swap file and simply deleted it but didn't help and was already off anyways.. what do i do to get rid of it?
ya is, but doesnt say how to remove it. I understand its on teh main drive. my 40 gig. but i do not need it on my backup drive as it is taking damn near 50% of it up.. thats ... what I need gone. it is simply a storage disk not used for anything but that reason. had never done this in the past...why all of a sudden is my drive almost gone?
was like over night.
so any idea how to kill it off?
Well if you dont want an MFT on the backup drive then convert it back to FAT32 rather then NTFS. If you remove the MFT off the drive then you pretty much lose all the data stored on it. Anyways, why would you use NTFS for a backup drive. If the system crashes, theres no way you can read it under DOS. At least if it's FAT32 you can still read the files on the disk under DOS.
ya have, and it appeared when i put on disk keeper 7 . prior to that was never there. this has to be a back up to the main drive be cause its almost 4 gigs in size.. there isn't 4 gigs of data on the back up combined.
am thinking i did something when i was defragging the mft.
and trying out dk7
After running speeddisk last night, as far as I can tell, the reserve system space is free space reserved to the MFT to expand into if needed. But it the MFT should'nt be taking up any more then 12.5% of the diskspace, unless you have alot of small files on the system.
You can actually change the size of the MFT in the registry.
I shrank this as far as i could i know what the mft does.. what i dont get is why its taking up 50% of my backup drive.. it has to be the main drive using that as its back up.. and i do not get why now and not the past year.
Ok, so I'm *THE* only fruitcake around that uses (at the absolute most) 13meg on a 1.5gig partition for the MFT. That's a system drive. My data drives with Autocad and game files run closer to 20meg on a 20gig drive.
(as in "WTF!? is this Mickey Mouse $hit in here!...Why are you not stomping private Pyle?!)
So, that other 135/2200 meg is unused, but reserved? That's wonderful.
Hello I'll take a fragmented MFT any day. Or least let me run down to 2% or something. I like how FAT32 supports file-based permissions, too.
Good ole' msft. Taking care of everyone's needs, based on their judgement...
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The 12.5% I took off what is reserved for the MFT. If anyone can use anymore that I'd be damn impressed. Im reality my MFT is only sitting around a few meg. I use FAT32 on my other drive, otherwise the MFT would just waste too much space, due to the fact that there is around 50,000 odd files on it.