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Maddawg
12-03-2005, 09:38 PM
Hi to all,

I'm having problems with pages on my pc. For example, on this page now if I use the up and down arrows, or mouse roller, the page moves up or down in stages. The same is happening on other applications like outlook express, notepad, word.

I think this is something to do with graphics but I'm not sure. I recently formatted my hard drive with dire results. My hard drive is now 130Gb instead of 160Gb, I dont know where the other 30Gb has gone.

I would appreciate any help as I am at my witts end.

Many Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
12-03-2005, 09:41 PM
What are u using?? XP??

And what did u format in ?? NTFS?? If XP, any service packs installed??

Maddawg
12-03-2005, 09:43 PM
What are u using?? XP??

And what did u format in ?? NTFS?? If XP, any service packs installed??


Yes XP with service pack 2

Maddawg
12-03-2005, 09:44 PM
What are u using?? XP??

And what did u format in ?? NTFS?? If XP, any service packs installed??




NTFS was the only option

the highlander
12-03-2005, 09:45 PM
Go to control panel -- mouse--- wheel an adjust how the mouse scrolls the pages up and down
did you format the hard drive during the install and create a partion which didn't take up all the available drive ?

Maddawg
12-03-2005, 09:54 PM
Go to control panel -- mouse--- wheel an adjust how the mouse scrolls the pages up and down
did you format the hard drive during the install and create a partion which didn't take up all the available drive ?



Hi,

I have looked at the mouse properties and it is set to 3 lines. Still no joy.

I formatted the hard drive using the xp disk, Repair and then format C:

Maddawg
12-03-2005, 10:33 PM
Still no joy, can anyone please help?

Maddawg
12-03-2005, 10:40 PM
Managed to solve the graphics problem by reinstalling the drivers.

Still don't know where my 30GB has gone though! Anyone help?

Speedy Gonzales
12-03-2005, 10:40 PM
You may not get anymore out of it.

I use a 120gb sata and only see 111 gb of it.

This is in 2 partitions.

And out of a 80gb I can only see 74.99 gb.

This is also in 2 partitions.

Try cleaning the temp files / crap off your system

You may get more

Try this http://www.ccleaner.com

Its free.

You'll be surprised how much crap can get on your system!

Harry
12-03-2005, 10:45 PM
Could be used by the restore disk to hold info on the HDD, can you see any partitions?

zqwerty
12-03-2005, 10:46 PM
Is this happening in IE6 alone or other programs such as Word, NotePad, WordPad etc?

zqwerty
12-03-2005, 10:47 PM
Sorry didn't reload my browser before posting.

Maddawg
12-03-2005, 10:50 PM
You may not get anymore out of it.

I use a 120gb sata and only see 111 gb of it.

This is in 2 partitions.

And out of a 80gb I can only see 74.99 gb.

This is also in 2 partitions.

Try cleaning the temp files / crap off your system

You may get more

Try this http://www.ccleaner.com

Its free.

You'll be surprised how much crap can get on your system!




I see what you are saying but surely there wouldn't be a difference of 30GB.
Before I formatted i used to see 159GB

Maddawg
12-03-2005, 10:52 PM
Could be used by the restore disk to hold info on the HDD, can you see any partitions?



I don't think so, or I didn't see any after format. How would I check, back to the repair function on the xp disk?

zqwerty
12-03-2005, 10:54 PM
As I understand it, any partition greater than 7Gig will cause this to happen, you effectively lose your hard drive size, so for a 40Gig hard drive you need to make 6 partitions around 6.9Gig progressively reducing down to about 5.5Gig to make best use of the hard drive.
There is a name for this it has something to do with FAT 32, NTFS limitations.

the highlander
13-03-2005, 12:11 AM
As I understand it, any partition greater than 7Gig will cause this to happen, you effectively lose your hard drive size, so for a 40Gig hard drive you need to make 6 partitions around 6.9Gig progressively reducing down to about 5.5Gig to make best use of the hard drive.
There is a name for this it has something to do with FAT 32, NTFS limitations.
not in this case
but indeed puzzling
"I see what you are saying but surely there wouldn't be a difference of 30GB.
Before I formatted i used to see 159GB"

Not likely formatting a 160 gig hardrive would takeup a lot more than a gig more likely 12-15 gigs

Greg
13-03-2005, 12:40 AM
Go into Computer Management (Start / Settings / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management) and see if you've got a second partition there.

Maddawg
13-03-2005, 06:15 AM
Go into Computer Management (Start / Settings / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management) and see if you've got a second partition there.



Great,

I have done what you said and it says 25GB unallocated!!!!!!!!! How do i get it back????

kjaada
13-03-2005, 07:54 AM
Hi,If you nreally must know what is on yr HD and have a FDD goto
pcmedixwebs.com/ubd.htm with dub dub dub in front of course and
download "ultimate boot disk" which is free and has a partition set up on it.
or you could run disk.But if you are not too clued up DO NOT DO anything
with either app unless you are sure you know what u arte doing.

Maddawg
13-03-2005, 08:13 AM
Hi,If you nreally must know what is on yr HD and have a FDD goto
pcmedixwebs.com/ubd.htm with dub dub dub in front of course and
download "ultimate boot disk" which is free and has a partition set up on it.
or you could run disk.But if you are not too clued up DO NOT DO anything
with either app unless you are sure you know what u arte doing.



To be totally honest, i dont have a clue. All I want to do is bring my C drive back up to 160Gb but dont know how.

Greg
13-03-2005, 10:22 AM
I replied in my PM to you Maddawg.

You can't really join the two together without a thirt party app or without completely reformating your drive again. As per my PM you can get the space back, but recommend you leave it as a seperate partition, as data srorage space.

Murray P
13-03-2005, 10:44 AM
What make is the drive. Most drive manufacturers supply utilitys for partitioning, etc. If it's unallocated space, you should be able to create a partition of it, without nixing your data, although a full backup would be advisible.

Partition Magic will do the job for a price, as will QTparted for free if you have some skill with Linux.