Hard Drive Space

By mfaizan91
Apr 29, 2007
  1. I have a 160gb hard drive. i own a time computer and i believe that 10gb of that space is being used as a reserve for restoring it back to original facory settings. i don't need that anymore can someone help me how to free up this space as i only have 150gb.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,181   +225

    Download and install a program like Partition Magic and reclaim that 10GB of hard drive space
  3. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    are you sure because even windows xp's own installation could not see the partition...???
  4. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Just go to windows disk management (Start>Control Panel>Administrative tools>Computer management>Disk MAnagement) and delete the partition from there.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Windows will refuse to see the partition if the partition is intentionally hidden.
    Partition Magic, System Commander, or Acronis will work... or use the original disc that came with the system.
  6. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    nope it just shows one partition of 150gb:(!

    its a reserved kinda space of some kind its really annoying cos 10gb of wasted space!!!!
  7. mfaizan91

    mfaizan91 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 67

    okay ill try partition magic
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Less than 7 percent. After remembering that your system requires a minimum of 7 percent free space to function, I'll be you still have a lot of that 140 GB that are usable.
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