The status bar in Explorer reports 1.69MB disk free space, but Properties
for C: reports 300-some MB free disk space. A DIR command in an MS-DOS
prompt box likewise reports plenty of free space.
This machine has a 540MB HDD. Currently it has a single FAT16 partition on
which I am running DriveSpace. But previously I had it set up with FAT32
and no compression. Explorer reports disk free space incorrectly in both
Scandisk turns up no problems.
I have seen this problem reported in several newsgroup articles, with no
explanation or solution so far. One writer was experiencing a consequence
of this problem (a shutdown error), for which there was a reply that
addressed the consequence but not the basic problem. Searches on "free disk
space" for Win98 get no results at Microsoft tech support.