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    Default missing hard disk space?

    I have a PIII 450MHz with Windows XP professional installed in C drive while the data is located in other drives (D:\, F:\&G:\). I have allocated 2.91GB capacity for C drive of which 2.38GB is used up while 538MB is free.
    However, once inside C drive:
    1. I select all files (by pressing Ctrl-A)
    2. I right click & select properties.
    3. The size of all folders only adds up to 1.71GB !
    4. The majority of space is taken up by the following 3 folders viz. WINDOWS, Program files, Documents & Settings.
    5. So where is the remaining used-space? i.e., (2.38-1.71=1.17GB)
    6. Hidden files are present but they occupy only 8KB.
    7. I have deleted all temporary files using ‘Disk cleanup’
    8. system restore is turned OFF
    9. This problem occurs only with C drive (& not the other drives)
    PC specs:
    Pentium III 450MHz
    Windows XP professional
    Norton anti-virus 2k2 (regularly updated)
    Hard drive1: 10GB with C drive=2.91GB & D drive=6.60GB
    Hard drive2: 40GB with F drive=2.91GB and G drive=29.2+linux partitions

    Please help.

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    Running XP on a small partion like the one you have is not wise. 5 gig would be a minimum, 10 is ideal. The smaller the partition the less efficiently the space is used. I would guess that is your problem.
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    default xp paging file will occupuy about 750 - 850 mb. soon you are bound to get a message "you are running low on disk space on drive c:" you need to resize that drive to about 5gb minimum.
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    Default resizing partition?

    so i think the soln is to to increase the size of the windows partition. I'll try to resize windows partition using linux