whats the difference between a Fat32 and NTFS HD?
My hard drive is partitioned. Thats how I got it with the PC. one of the partitions is NTFS and the other one is FAT32. the NTFS hard drive shows me MUCH LESS free space than it should be. There's about 10 gigs out of the 15 gig partition which is shows as being used. and I'm only using about 4.5 gigs of it with my stuff. No clue where the rest of the space is :(. Please help
possibility for used space
If you're using WinXP, one thing that can take up large sections of space on your drive are system restore save points. It defaults to something like 15% of each drive's space, so that'll be just under 2 gigs of your total 15. That's one idea.
Just do a search for "restore," and look for a folder that is way bigger than the rest. Mine was something like 12 Gigs when I had a problem similar to yours. The folder is hidden by default, in case you can't find it. If you do have system restore on, but want to reduce its save size, go to Start>Programs>accessories>System Tools>System Restore click on settings, and change the percentage to whatever is more resonable to you. If you backup your data regularly, and have a XP restore disk, you can just shut sys resore off altogether.
Hope this helps