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    Santa's Avatar dvhyt5er
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    When i first bought this machine it was at 29.70 GB (supposed to be 30 )
    now its down to less than 28
    is it deterioration or something else?
    Please advize




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    According to Hal's logic
    "30 GB 30,000,000,000 30 GB 27.94 GB "
    is correct in relation to my machine now
    yet
    it was not like that when i got it....
    its not really a problem just questionable

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    does windows not hide the swap space from you in order to stop you thinking you can put files there?

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    ah shit maybe your right
    just searched google where exactly or how can i see the swap file size?
    although it said that swapfile is somewhere in C:/ wouldn't that then register as natural space usage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 100%
    ah shit maybe your right
    just searched google where exactly or how can i see the swap file size?
    although it said that swapfile is somewhere in C:/ wouldn't that then register as natural space usage?
    Hi 100%, maybe this will help

    Swap file is paging file and is also called virtual memory
    to see it ...go to(drill down)
    start/settings/control panel/system/advanced/performance/settings
    advanced/virtual memory...look for paging file size/select change
    and current virtual memory on your pc will be displayed....perhaps
    this is part of what you seek.

    reread your thread...
    2gb...that is usually a restore point(does not usually show up)
    mine was around 3gb...I removed system restore and gained that
    space.
    Last edited by kazaa2002; 09-04-2005 at 08:57 PM.

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    My paging file is c:\pagefile.sys, yours may be on a different drive, that can help you to see how big it is.

    Altho kazaa2002's way is probably better.

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    Actually, I borrowed it for the board, sorry.

    You could have it back but Rossco's used it now.
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    most likely it's system restore memory, i to have gone through that. windows takes atleast a gig to install as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GepperRankins
    does windows not hide the swap space from you in order to stop you thinking you can put files there?
    No.

    For an interesting way to look at your HDD contents try SequoiaView .
    Select the "cushion map" view option.

    Here is my C: drive...

    Clicking on any of the boxes tells you what/where it is.
    I was randomly looking around and found lots of useless, rather large files clogging things up...stuff like Bootvis trace logging files, etc.
    A fun way to while away some time...
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