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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by chaltun, May 5, 2002.

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  1. chaltun

    chaltun Thread Starter

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    I am running windows 95. When I right click on my hard drive icon and then go to properties, then general tab, it's supossed to show a pie chart showing whats taken and what's left on my hard drive. It shows the pie chart but their is no differentiation between used/unused. Is this pie chart defective? Please help if you can. Thanks.
    Norman
     
  2. john1

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    Hi,
    im running 95b,
    What do you mean by no differentiation?
    is it all blue? or all pink?
    or no pie chart?
     
  3. chaltun

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    It's all blue John
    Norman
     
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    What about the two little sqares above,
    (the pink and blue ones)
    how much of each is there?
     
  5. chaltun

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    Dear John
    Yes it states what is used/unused in the squares. But why doesn't it show on the pie chart? Thanks.
    Norman
     
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    how much of each is there ?
     
  7. chaltun

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    unused 3,201,000
    used 3,200,000
    amounts rounded off.

    Would these amounts have any effect not showing on the pie chart?
    Norman
     
  8. john1

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    That is most strange.
    I take it those amounts are both in Megabytes?
    That should be about half and half.
    I have never met that before.
    It does sound like a problem with the system.

    See what others say, someone may know exactly what this is.
    John
     
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    Does it have a line from the middle of the pie,
    to the side?
    Or is it all blue?
     
  10. chaltun

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    John
    No lines, no seperations
    Just an all-blue pie chart
    Norman
     
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    Is this your main HD or a partition or is it a shared drive on another machine. I ask because (and I haven't had my Win95 machine hooked up for awhile) if I remember correctly, a partition or a drive represented from the network will only give you a full circle on Win95.
     
  12. john1

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    Hi griffinspc,
    yes you can get a complete cicle of blue sometimes
    where partitions are being looked at by Windows,
    not that im well up on it, but i saw this article at:

    http://www.thorneyhill.freeserve.co.uk/drive.html

    EXTRACT**********
    All OK? Not quite, although "Properties" saw, and displayed, the amount of used and free space correctly, the coloured pie chart was up the pole. It had wrapped-round showing an all blue circle (used) except for a tiny hairline amount of pink (unused) space.
    *****************

    The thing being that a line from the centre of the pie
    is visible in cases where there is an 'overlap' or the
    pink sector is very small.

    However, if you look at the properties for a floppy
    when there's no floppy in the drive, you will see that
    its all blue.
    No line to the edge.
    All blue, and it says zero in pink and blue.
    Im wondering if this is not seeing the drive for the
    pie, only for the pink and blue squares.

    Cos maybe blue is what it shows,
    if it has no info,
    like the floppy ?

    Ive never seen it before.
     
  13. griffinspc

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    I'll have to hook my Win95 up to my network to check again but her wrote:
    No lines, no seperations
    Just an all-blue pie chart

    So.... Hmmmmmm
     
  14. john1

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    yes.
    you can get that by looking at
    the properties for a floppy,
    with no floppy in the A drive.

    However in this case the blue
    and pink squares are showing entries,
    I think the system may have a fault.
     
  15. chaltun

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    the drive in question is the main hard drive. I have no partitions, nor am I on a network.

    By the way, if I put a floppy in my A drive with info on it it registers the used/unused portions on the pie chart.
    Norman
     
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