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« on: June 08, 2004, 05:17:51 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: windows xp
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model: western digital hardrive
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i had a divx video file (700 mbytes) with the audio out of sync. so i used virtualdubmod to try to fix it. in the process, i ran out of hard drive space, so it couldn't complete the operation. the new file it created was over 10 gbyts. i deleted the file, then recieved a message that the file is too big to put in recycle bin and if i wanted to completely remove it. i clicked yes. the only problem is that i didn't get my hard drive space back. i highlighted every file and folder in my drive, right clicked and went to "properties". All of the files and folders sizes were added up in the properties window, about 26 gigs. The drive is a 40 gig drive, so i'm missing over 10 gigs somewhere that i can't find. I've tried defragging and nortin disk doctor. i really don't want to reformat if possible.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2004, 10:44:16 AM »

Wipe Out:

When large files are deleted, they are actually not deleted. Usually, Windows just marks their sectors as deleted in a record called the MFT or Master File Table. As a result, the space is still sometimes used up until another file overwrites the space that was previously marked for that file.

I can think of a few things you can try.

1. Run a demo version of a more advanced Defrag tool, such as O+O Software's Defrag Professional Edition. Running this in SPACE mode should give you a defrag that will take up the "slack space".

2. Alternatively, Data Recovery software, such as Easy Recovery Pro or similar should allow you to find the marked sectors and wipe the file permanently.  Just have the data recovery software look for the the filename, and if it finds the file, tell the software to Wipe it. (It's one of thost strange cases of you have to find it to lose it again"


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PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: windows xp
Problem Application Name & Version:
Problem Hardware Make & Model: western digital hardrive
Error Messages:



i had a divx video file (700 mbytes) with the audio out of sync. so i used virtualdubmod to try to fix it. in the process, i ran out of hard drive space, so it couldn't complete the operation. the new file it created was over 10 gbyts. i deleted the file, then recieved a message that the file is too big to put in recycle bin and if i wanted to completely remove it. i clicked yes. the only problem is that i didn't get my hard drive space back. i highlighted every file and folder in my drive, right clicked and went to "properties". All of the files and folders sizes were added up in the properties window, about 26 gigs. The drive is a 40 gig drive, so i'm missing over 10 gigs somewhere that i can't find. I've tried defragging and nortin disk doctor. i really don't want to reformat if possible.

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2004, 01:48:16 PM »

Shplad
thanks for the reply, i ended up booting up in safe mode last nite, deleting a couple of files, then restarting. Then all was normal. I'm not sure what that did, but it worked. wipe_0ut
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