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Thread: Hard drive space ??




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    G'day Men, well my clean install of XP went off without a hitch and I'm rapt:lips:

    One thing has me very puzzled. I have C Drive partitioned to 5.32 GB

    Windows = 1.03 GB
    Prog Files = 118 Mb
    Documents & settings = 52 MB

    If I open Windows explorer I only have 2.68GB Free ???:eek:

    What is taking up the rest?? :cry:
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    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
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    do you have explorer set to show all hidden and system files?
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    Will check mate, be back in a tick:shoot2:
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
    Windows XP-Pro
    Eski full of Cold Stubbies

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    The only Files on note are hiberfil.sys = 523,832kb

    and pagefile = 786,432 kb.

    I presume, ( I'm learning hehe) the hiberfil.sys is something to do with hibernation and the page file speaks for itself.
    So better leave them alone?:shoot2:
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
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    never messed with the hybernation file, but then again I never let my puter hybernate ;)

    the page file depends on how much ram you have

    er lemme edit that - 640M huh, hell u could turn the page file off

    here's a link http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakxp/display.asp?id=309
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    I find this, even with my limited knowledge, strange. a clean install, I have not changed any settings at all.

    When i go into device manager and check the pagefile, it is set at Custom, with a min of 768 and a max of 1536.
    Recomended steetings are 766 & 768?

    One would assume ( or I would anyway) that the thing would be system managed?:?:

    PS I have 512 MB of Ram, just cheap stuff PC-133
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
    Windows XP-Pro
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    windows always sucks at setting the page file

    technically your supposed to have 1.5X the amount of RAM you have, but when u get above 512M that's hardly necessary.
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    oh and yah, setting a static page file is a good idea

    even partioning a part of ur HDD for the page file is a good idea too ;)
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    while its working ok, I don't think I'll change anything just yet, games work fine etc.
    So if I can't burn again then I'll change a few things.
    Ta for youy input mate
    AMD T-Bred 2600+
    Epox 8RDA3+ M/B
    Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+
    256 PC 2700 DDR @ 333 (CL2.5) X 2
    80 GB Seagate 7200 X 2
    Saphire Raedon 9700 Pro 128 MB
    HP 9100 Internal writer
    19" monitor
    Nortel Cable Modem [100]
    Windows XP-Pro
    Eski full of Cold Stubbies

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    just set your pagefile to a manual size something more conservative and disable hibernation altogether, coz it sucks anyway, shouldn't be allowed to include that anymore..
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