1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

hard drive free space reported incorrectly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jharding, Jan 7, 2002.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jharding

    jharding Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    148
    I am frequently having to run scandisk to correct a problem where
    a) the free space on the hard drive is reported incorrectly, or
    b) size of a file is reported incorrectly.

    Pentium III 600MHZ
    256 Ram
    60GB IBM Deskstar
    both: WindowsME and WindowsXP (At different times not two simultaneously installed op systems.
    Is it a hard deive problem?
    software problem?
    Disk was formated using MS Format
    Thanks for any help you can give.
    Jim Harding
     
  2. sontan

    sontan

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Messages:
    50
    Are you running anti-virus software? It could be caused by a virus.
     
  3. Voodoomelon

    Voodoomelon

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2001
    Messages:
    93
    I too have had WinME and XP installed, which led to hard disk problems. I suggest wiping everything if possible, and stick with XP.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/64499

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice