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I have lost 27.82GB on my HDD

Q: I have lost 27.82GB on my HDD

I am fixing a PC (WinXPx32) for a friend. He has older PC with 40GB HDD. It is NTFS formatted, I have ran a disk clean up, and I have disabled system restore as well.

Windows folder (under root) is consuming 32.60GB when you right click > properties >size. But if I go into the folder and select all (yes hidden too) and right click > properties >size, I get only 4.78GB. Where did the 27.82GB go? Everything else on the HDD is accounted for and consumes minimal disk space.

The drive has 840MB free at this point. I am lost...

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A: I have lost 27.82GB on my HDD

Try running ExplorerXP (i often find it pretty helpful looking at space on XP systems)
> Click on the Size column to sort stuff by size
> Note it starts the display right away but updates the display as it completes scanning the drive
> so give it maybe 30+ secs or so before to finish scanning all the folder sizes

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Does it help? fyi.. there's also a MS KB about fixing disk file/folder size errors under NTFS, tho i've never seen it occur or had to so myself. I've always found the "missing" space

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OH. just noticed



Windows folder (under root) is consuming 32.60GBClick to expand...

32GB???? That's HUGE!

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matrix86 said:





(everyone always says stay away from OEM coolers...go after market)Click to expand...

I would only make that recommendation based on whether the person will be overclocking. Neither Intel or AMD will package their CPU with a cooler that not sufficiently adequate under non-overclock conditions.

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A:Recent reinstall lost drivers help

Reinstalling Windows will require the installation of those drivers. You didn't do anything wrong. It just is. Go to the PC manufacturer's (Dell, HP, Acer, etc.) for most of those drivers if you don't have a driver CD. If the PC is self built or custom built, then go to the motherboard maker's website for those drivers. Go to the graphics card maker's website for graphics drivers.
 

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Dell Dimension 4600

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A:Lost sound after reinstall of windows xp

See if Windows reports any problem devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post

Generate a DirectX report

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Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
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edited....
 

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is this your link?
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Please run Memtest on your Ram
And confirm all your Device Drivers are up to date

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Try a winsock repair per;

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259/en-us

http://www.spychecker.com/download/download_winsockxpfix.html
 

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Let's start here....

Download Autoruns and then clik on file autoruns.exe to start it. Notice its status in lower left corner of window

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Click Options Check Verify Code Signatures. Other options should be unchecked
Click File->Refresh to start scanning
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Ideas: ????????

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A:Lost

Click Start, Run and type CMD then press enter. Type chkdsk /f
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A:Lost Monitor Signal: Did I fry it?

*shrug

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how can i resize my partition without damage my files?

how can i resize my partition without damage my files?
 

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A:Network password lost

Are you just talking about the Administrator password on your computers there?
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A:Lost internet connection in 2003 after virus

Article ID : 811259
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259
 

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A:Internet connection lost on 1 PC

Check the firewall settings. I wish I could recall the specific problem with Zone Alarm that caused periodic disconnects from the internet. Flushing DNS temporarily restored the connection. Using the correct setting overcame the problem. I wish I could offer specifics.
 

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Oh yes, two Primary Active HardDrives.

You should still see it in My Computer
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Hi,

www.piriform.com

download the recuva feature, that will retrieve her diary as long as it has not been overwritten.

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A:Lost soundcard

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A:Lost and confused!! Please Help!!

First read this:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic33297.html

We are not a "chat" site. We are a Hardware site primarily. Change the title of this thread

Minidumps point to:
NDIS.SYS (Network adapter)
NTFS.SYS (Hard drive file corruption)
BCMWL5.SYS (Network adapter error)
TCPIP.SYS (Network card)
WIN32K.SYS (Windows corruption)

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A:Is the data lost?

You might be able to save the drive,

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Boot with both the devices disconnected.
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A:Lost drives????

Are the drives detected in bios?

Do they appear in your device manager?

If they don`t appear in bios, maybe change the ide cable.

If they appear in your device manager, uninstall them from there and reboot your computer. Windows should redetect them.

Regards Howard
 

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A:Lost all sound

Try reinstalling the drivers for your sound card? (This presumes no other changes to0 your system). If you look at the manufacturer's website (motherboard of on-board sound card) you might find an updated driver.
 

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A:Dell Inspiron 5100 HDD password lost

This might help

Can you still access the CMOS? If you can do that it is usually possible to tell it not to use a password on boot. Well maybe, but it is worth a try. It depends on how the password was invoked. If it was as a user in windows with admin privilages it could be tough.
I am not sure if you mean a password that is only for the software program such as windows or it if is not going to let you boot the computer at all. The cmos password can be removed usually as I said earlier. The one in windows boot could be a bigger problem and I think there are programs that can help fine it for you, but I will have to ask around. I always have to write mine down especially now that I am getting older.
Now if this is a Cmos password and you cannot seem to get into Cmos it might be necessary to clear the cmos. This will not be the end of the world but you will have to install all the drivers for the devices again. This might work well from your supplied disks if you were given any. I do not want you to reinstall windows as that will erase all your data. Clearing cmos will necessitate going into the laptop to remove for a min or so the cmos battery and of course first of all, the reglular laptop battery for this to work. I can understand you might be afraid to do this so you might want to take it to a tech that is not. It is not a hard thing to do and would take only min I would assume. This resets cmos and does not affect what is on the hard drive and in windows.
I think you will be able to fix this ok. Worse comes to worse you might have to reinstall windows but it should give you a way to save all your previous setting and installation of windows. You may be able to opt to fix it, but only if you are able to boot up to that point using F8 key I think.
I can help more if I know your complete situation.
Ken
 

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A:I lost the Dell Inspiron 2650 BIOS Password

Maybe if you pop out the battery for fifteen seconds the bios reset might include the password as well. I've never tried to reset that password so no guarantee on this. It will not hurt anything. Good Luck.
 

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A:Lost Optical Drives

Hey Larry,
did you get this resolved?
 

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A:Lost DVI on new Gateway FPD2185W Monitor using nVidia 7800GS AGP

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Did you do a full removal of old nVidia drivers before installing the 7800?
Old Nvidia Driver Removal

These are drivers for your Lcd.
Gateway drivers
From your post it looks like it may well be the Lcd.
Still have some warranty?
G'Luck
 

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A:usb stick memory lost

USB flash drives are high failure items. Did you see if the manufacture has a web site. If the manufacturer is known, they will have USB flash drive setup tools.
If not, try some of the biggies like San Disk, Corsair, Kingston, Memorex setup or reformat drives.
Also, try formatting the drive in another computer.
 

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If anyone has any ideas please message back

Thanks in advance
 

A:Lost Planet DX9 Error

If the graphics card being used here is the one in your profile, I don't think the game supports it. I checked the Steam site and the minimum card required is a Geforce 6600 or better. The recommended card is an 8600.
 

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A:data of my partition lost. pls help

this is a duplcate

this is a duplcate of http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic77958.html

please abandon this thread and use only the previous
 

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Does anyone have a recommendation of a free drive recovery program that i can use to get my files back.

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A:lost drive

Sorry, that's a new one on me.
 

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A:metallic tape on MOBO lost its stickiness: is that causing my hardware problem?

I suggest a mobo replacement. Of course you will need to reinstall windows, etc...
 

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A:Lost internet connection

Tell us more about what connection you have by brand and age. Any failure of the cable modem or telephone modem can produce the error message, A Network Cable is unplugged.
Best first step, is to unplug your cable modem or Ethernet connection, then insert a straigtened paperclip wire into the small hole on the back of the router/modem to reset it.
Then plug the connection back in with everything turned on, and reboot your system.
 

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hiya this is my 1st posting i had to have my comp reformatted an they lost my sound card an i can,t find it
i got an alba comp
 

A:lost my sound card

You mean it is physically lost, your it is just not detected?
Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager, then see if the sound or audio list has yellow or red flags.
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Help!

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Thanks to all
 

A:Lost Tuner in Media Center

your tuner has no driver for it look for one
 

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