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lost hd space

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by emkelley, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. emkelley

    emkelley Thread Starter

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    Recently had a virus program problem that stopped w98 from booting. Fixed that everything fine now, but during the troubleshooting process and reloading w98, just a simple reload no reformatting etc, I lost about 700mb disc space. Everything runs ok but just lost disc space. Any suggestions appreciated.
    w98 second ed
    Pentium111
    1.5Gb HD
    80mb ram
     
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    Start ScanDisk; Check the Standard box; Check Automatically fix errors; click the Advanced button, the settings should be as follows - Display Summary - Always, Log File - Replace Log, Cross-Linked Files - Delete, Lost File Fragments - Free, Check Files For - check (Invalid File Names, Invalid Dates and Times) should be checked.

    Defrag your computer with the screen saver disbaled (choose None) and your anti-virus' real-time scanner disabled as well. You can defrag and scan disk w/ the screen saver disabled in Safe Mode if Normal Mode doesn't work.

    In Accessories/System Tools do Disk Cleanup.

    Then restart your computer.
     

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    emkelley Thread Starter

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    Did as above but still get loss of space. ????? Thanx for reply.
     
  4. Styxx

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    It's normal for Windows to under-report a little disk space. Try running Fdisk from a Startup Disk and see what's reported in DOS.

    You can use a free utility call Eraser 5.x to erase your unused disk space properly (use the default one ,or 3, passes)(it does 1, 3 or 35 passes); restart your computer and you may find you've got some disk space back. Get it below:

    http://download.com.com/3000-2092-8504942.html?tag=lst-0-2
     
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