Reserved System Space?



Anonymous
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Hi

I have an 80 GB drive (NTFS) that reads 74 GB's used but the files read as
60 GB's in size. This drive is for storage only (media files). I attempted
to do a defrag when the drive was at 75% full
but it stated that only 1% was available for defragmentation and the other
14% was used for the system. Why is it locking such a large portion of my
drive? How do I free up (unlock) this space for my own use?

I run WinXp SP2.

Thank you

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peterk
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
How much of that drive is allocated to the System Restore Feature??
peterk

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"Anonymous" <Anonymous@Anon.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> I have an 80 GB drive (NTFS) that reads 74 GB's used but the files read as
> 60 GB's in size. This drive is for storage only (media files). I
> attempted to do a defrag when the drive was at 75% full
> but it stated that only 1% was available for defragmentation and the other
> 14% was used for the system. Why is it locking such a large portion of my
> drive? How do I free up (unlock) this space for my own use?
>
> I run WinXp SP2.
>
> Thank you
>
> ** Please reply via newsgroup. Email address provided is false.
>

Anonymous
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Hi Peterk

Unfortunately I don't know. I am one week new to Winxp and haven't figured
out all the bells and whistles. Could you advise me on how to find out?

Thanks


"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
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> How much of that drive is allocated to the System Restore Feature??
> peterk
>
> --
> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
> safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
> sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
> used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
> "Anonymous" <Anonymous@Anon.com> wrote in message
> news:%23e4MZU6XFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> I have an 80 GB drive (NTFS) that reads 74 GB's used but the files read
>> as
>> 60 GB's in size. This drive is for storage only (media files). I
>> attempted to do a defrag when the drive was at 75% full
>> but it stated that only 1% was available for defragmentation and the
>> other 14% was used for the system. Why is it locking such a large
>> portion of my
>> drive? How do I free up (unlock) this space for my own use?
>>
>> I run WinXp SP2.
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> ** Please reply via newsgroup. Email address provided is false.
>>
>
>

Anonymous
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
Peterk

I did a quick search on the internet and located the "System Restore"
feature. The amount of space allocated seems to be the exact amount locked
by the system.

Thank you very much for the help.

Regards
"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
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> How much of that drive is allocated to the System Restore Feature??
> peterk
>
> --
> "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
> safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
> sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
> used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
> "Anonymous" <Anonymous@Anon.com> wrote in message
> news:%23e4MZU6XFHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hi
>>
>> I have an 80 GB drive (NTFS) that reads 74 GB's used but the files read
>> as
>> 60 GB's in size. This drive is for storage only (media files). I
>> attempted to do a defrag when the drive was at 75% full
>> but it stated that only 1% was available for defragmentation and the
>> other 14% was used for the system. Why is it locking such a large
>> portion of my
>> drive? How do I free up (unlock) this space for my own use?
>>
>> I run WinXp SP2.
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> ** Please reply via newsgroup. Email address provided is false.
>>
>
>

peterk
07-10-2005, 01:51 AM
I am glad you found your answer.
XP does have a build in Help&Support
you'll find it by clicking the start menu.
To reduce this amount of space and therefore get less restore points
right click Mycomputer/properies
then click the System Restore tab
peterk


--
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming, "WOO HOO what a ride!"
"Anonymous" <Anonymous@Anon.com> wrote in message
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> Peterk
>
> I did a quick search on the internet and located the "System Restore"
> feature. The amount of space allocated seems to be the exact amount
> locked by the system.
>
> Thank you very much for the help.
>
> Regards


Reserved System Space?