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  1. #1
    colmack
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    Default XP indications of hard drive disk space

    When I go to 'Information About My Computer' via the Start menu it tells me, correctly, that I have 37.24 GB of hard disk space, yet when I go to 'My Computer' and double-click on 'Local Disk (C)' and open Properties, it tells me that the total capacity - the sum of used space and free space - is only 9.75 GB. Why the difference? I would have expected these two figures to be the same. I'm running Windows XP.

  2. #2
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: XP indications of hard drive disk space

    Where abouts is the 'Information About My Computer' thing, I can't seem to find it.

    Are you using partitions. One may be the space on C: the other maybe the HDDs space.

  3. #3
    colmack
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    Default Re: XP indications of hard drive disk space

    Start - Help and Support - Use Tools to view... (4th option under 'pick a task) - My Computer Information (first option on left) - view general system information (first option on right)

    I'm not using partitions as far as I know (I'm a newbie at the computer is as it is when I bought it, I haven't done anything)

  4. #4
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: XP indications of hard drive disk space

    hmmmm somehow I've knackered the help and support button on my installation

  5. #5
    tommy
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    Default Re: XP indications of hard drive disk space

    In My Computer under Hard Disks is there just a C: drive or is there also a D: (and maybe E as well?

  6. #6
    Big John
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    Default Re: XP indications of hard drive disk space

    You probably have more than one partition. One is reporting the size of the actual HDD and the other is reporting the actual size of the C: partition which is only part of that drive

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