I have a 40 gig drive on my Toshiba Satellite with XP SP3 installed. It comes up as only 37 gigs so 3 gigs are in the void there but I'm not worried about that because I realize that when they say 40 they mean "almost 40". What I am pissed about is the other 6 gigs that are unaccounted for after I add up the totals from my used and free space. It doesn't add up. I had this problem a long time ago and I forget how I fixed so maybe I never did. 6 gigs is really nothing but until I get a new 320 gigger or more which I can't afford right now, 6 gigs is alot considering what the hell could be taking up 6 gigs that I can't even see? Is Microsoft the culprit? I know there were hidden .dat files in earlier xp releases but I used to be able to remove them but this time I don't know WHAT it is - ?
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start with Free and safe ATF cleaner to remove all temp files on the hdd.should help retrieve some of the used space as most of us have lots of temp files lying around
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Also make go to Device Manager and check if you have any unallocated space witch isnt formatted yet.
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