Seagate HDD Disk Space & Recycle Bin problems

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
August 8, 2010 at 10:08:56
Specs: Windows XP, 3.0 GHz / 3 GB
I have a 750 gig IDE internal Seagate HD. When I move files to the recycle bin and empty the bin with say 15 gigs of data, the 15 gigs gets deleted, but it does not add those gigs of free space back to the total availavle on the hard drive. I had 200 gigs of free space, and over the past few weeks it is down to 107 gigs, and I've deleted at least 100 gigs off the PC.

I called Seagate and they had no idea what could be wrong. I ran their diagnostics tool on the drive and it comes back with nothing wrong on the HD.

If you have any suggestions to fix this problem, please let me know

Thank you!!

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August 8, 2010 at 14:01:04
I suppose they could have got jammed in the bin. If you delete the file "Recyled" and then reboot it should create a new empty bin. You will have to temporarily show Protected Operating System Files in order to see the Recycled file. Hide protected files again when finished, as they can clutter up working areas.

If Recycled won't delete (even in Safe Mode) then either use a Linux Live CD or some free program such as "Move On Boot".

Long Range Golfer

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