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11Gb lost after having to reinstall Windows

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Anonymous
April 9, 2005 11:15:27 AM

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

HI, I HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP.
I HAD TO REINSTALL WINDOWS XP AFTER IT STARTED GOING REALLY OFF THE
RAILS AND WOULDN'T EVEN LET ME DO A SYSTEM RESTORE. WHEN IT'D BEEN
REINSTALLED I COULDN'T GET BACK INTO MY OLD USER AREA, BUT ALL THE
DOCUMENTS WERE STILL THERE (THAT PROBLEM IS NOW FIXED). I NOW REALISE
THAT I HAD ABOUT 15 GB OF SPACE LEFT ON MY HD BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENNED
AND NOW I ONLY HAVE 4. WHERE HAS ALL THIS SPACE GONE AND HOW CAN I
RECOVER IT? :CONFUSED:

THANKS

CHRIS


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Chris.W.Smith
Anonymous
April 9, 2005 2:25:23 PM

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Chris.W.Smith <Chris.W.Smith.1n7ydn@pcbanter.net> wrote in
news:Chris.W.Smith.1n7ydn@pcbanter.net:

>
> HI, I HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP.
> I HAD TO REINSTALL WINDOWS XP AFTER IT STARTED GOING REALLY OFF THE
> RAILS AND WOULDN'T EVEN LET ME DO A SYSTEM RESTORE. WHEN IT'D BEEN
> REINSTALLED I COULDN'T GET BACK INTO MY OLD USER AREA, BUT ALL THE
> DOCUMENTS WERE STILL THERE (THAT PROBLEM IS NOW FIXED). I NOW
REALISE
> THAT I HAD ABOUT 15 GB OF SPACE LEFT ON MY HD BEFORE ALL THIS
HAPPENNED
> AND NOW I ONLY HAVE 4. WHERE HAS ALL THIS SPACE GONE AND HOW CAN I
> RECOVER IT? :CONFUSED:
>
> THANKS
>
> CHRIS
>
>

Chris, it sounds as though you installed an second copy of XP to your
hard drive - when you reinstalled you should have kept everything at
the default settings.

What I would suggest is to back up all your data and then wipe the
drive and start fresh.

Sultan

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Anonymous
April 10, 2005 9:43:02 AM

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

Sounds like your new copy of XP is installed on a new created
partition...usually done by the user at time of install.

"Chris.W.Smith" wrote:

>
> HI, I HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP.
> I HAD TO REINSTALL WINDOWS XP AFTER IT STARTED GOING REALLY OFF THE
> RAILS AND WOULDN'T EVEN LET ME DO A SYSTEM RESTORE. WHEN IT'D BEEN
> REINSTALLED I COULDN'T GET BACK INTO MY OLD USER AREA, BUT ALL THE
> DOCUMENTS WERE STILL THERE (THAT PROBLEM IS NOW FIXED). I NOW REALISE
> THAT I HAD ABOUT 15 GB OF SPACE LEFT ON MY HD BEFORE ALL THIS HAPPENNED
> AND NOW I ONLY HAVE 4. WHERE HAS ALL THIS SPACE GONE AND HOW CAN I
> RECOVER IT? :CONFUSED:
>
> THANKS
>
> CHRIS
>
>
> --
> Chris.W.Smith
>
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