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    Missing memory on my dell

    I bought one of the inspiron 6400's, with 120Gb HD. Now, it has 10GB set aside for recovery and it shows 99.7GB as my C:, but i only have 67GB free. my files (pics and music) use about 8Gb, where the hell is the rest? out of a 120Gb hard drive i get 75Gb to use? that surely cant be right can it?
    Any ideas please? its really really annoying me!

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    It may be a problem ring them up

    i have a 120 in my vostro and when i first got it i had 110GB spare.

    Original Poster

    i will get on to them tomorrow. i just hope its not something that comes with vista.

    The recovery partition on the XPS I've just bought from Dell seems to take a heck of a lot of space, I don't have much usable from the 160GB.

    Try a tool called Spacemonger - the newer one is not free but have a search for the older version which is free and does a superb job of mapping out your drive space.

    I'm planning on wiping the entire hard drive and building it from scratch as I always seem to end up doing with my Dells, I don't care much for the recovery partition as the time it takes to clean it up I may as well build it myself.

    John

    Original Poster

    Johnmcl7

    The recovery partition on the XPS I've just bought from Dell seems to … The recovery partition on the XPS I've just bought from Dell seems to take a heck of a lot of space, I don't have much usable from the 160GB.Try a tool called Spacemonger - the newer one is not free but have a search for the older version which is free and does a superb job of mapping out your drive space.I'm planning on wiping the entire hard drive and building it from scratch as I always seem to end up doing with my Dells, I don't care much for the recovery partition as the time it takes to clean it up I may as well build it myself.John



    thanks for that. Spacemonger shows 10Gb on my C: as unscannable. what the blinking heck is that about!

    Original Poster

    just worked it out. ccleaner doesnt empty my recycling bin. it was holding 13GB in it. god knows how, but it was. emptied. missing space no longer missing lol.

    glad you got it sorted
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