ok, i dont have an incredibly fancy laptop but this laptop is pretty much my air and water. it has a 40gig HDD partitioned into two drives your standart C and D each of course with 20 gigs each. now, when i click on c or D's properties it tells me it has a capacity of only 17gigs. i've lost 6 gigs!! i've defragged, cleaned, done a disk check and im really nervous about what is happenning cuz i download a lot of stuff and im hoping that i dont keep losing memory/space over time. i only noticed that each drive only has 17gigs last weekend and i swear it wasnt like that last month, im hoping its the backup system keeping a lot of memory for some odd reason. i cant explain myself cuz i dont know the terminology. i have windows XP andi recently burnt 8 gigs worth of stuff so i could free up disk space... only to find that i'vel ost 6 which now my computer doesnt even know it was there. heelp meee please .... just a generally computer illiterate person trying to know more about comps. ........ chomp chomp.