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i reinstalled my windows xp cd because of previous problems and now i have another problem

when i click on my computers then check my hard drive

it indicates that i have 30gb left and i have a 100gb hd. i tried to find these files so i can delete them but i couldnt find any. i think it would be easy to find 60 gigs but no luck. is there a way i can get my hard drive to be like new again? and please explain how

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How many partitions do you have in your comuter? When you did reload the OS, did you delete the previous partition? Try runing chkdsk /r in the Recovery Console to eliminate any possibility of a problem with the file system.

Ofcourse, you could also try running tools like Disk Cleanup and deleting ols System Restore points. Try these steps and let us know what happens.

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How many partitions do you have in your comuter? When you did reload the OS, did you delete the previous partition? Try runing chkdsk /r in the Recovery Console to eliminate any possibility of a problem with the file system.

when i reloaded the OS, it said i have 31000 mb free space and 93000 capacity. there are no other partition. i tried deleting that one but didnt let me.

i tried doing the system restore from disk cleanup, and it still didnt do anything.

how do i run chkdsk /r in the recovery console? or there might be other possible solutions?

i already have another hard drive for my laptop, but i dont want to throw this hard drive away because of this problem

~ty for ur help

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you have another thread running on this same topic...

the other one was about my desktop problem and now its my hard drive >:

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The best thing to do would be to format c: and reinstall windows..................you might have some setup files still on your pc. At this moment I would say that this is best option because you dont really want to lose your hdd.

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"Quoted by gerbil:
you have another thread running on this same topic...

the other one was about my desktop problem and now its my hard drive >:"

"ok i just reinstalled with an XP cd
everything seems to be working fine but... i have another problem now
it indicates i have 60gb of data unaccounted for
i cant seem to find where it is coming from, i was hoping to restore it completely new w/o using a recovery cd since i lost mines"

...Oh yes you dooo..... anyway, i wasn't chipping you, not my job, i was merely pointing out in a mild way that i had posted on this problem in the other thread.
Are you sorted yet? I was wondering if you ran fixmbr if that would rewrite the partition table in the mbr to show the hidden partition.. dunno, never had this partic problem...

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