Can't free up HD space by deleting files?!!!

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trale

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I have win XP, and I noticed recently that when I delete files (I've deleted more than 1 gig of stuff, AND I cleaned the recycle bin afterwards), my system's reported free space did not increase! What's going on here? I've turned off windows indexing service already, so I don't know what else to do to reclaim my free space
 

JohnWill

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Do you have Norton Utilities installed? If so, the space may be going to Norton Protected Recycle Bin. You can reduce it's usage to 0%, apply, then remove the Norton Protection from the recycle bin, and the space will come back.

Also, have you done a CHKDSK /F to see if it's lost clusters that are using the space?
 
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