vanished 8 GB, please help

vanished 8 GB, please help

Post by Davi » Sat, 14 Jul 2001 08:37:06

Two years I used my 10 GB hard disk without problems. OS is WIN ME.
Processor is Pentium IV 500.

I started to use the new version of MS Explorer, and changed my server from
AOL to  DSL.

Much to my surprise I got messages that my HD is full. Checking C in 'My
Computer' I see that my HD has Capacity of 1,99 GB.

Can anybody tell me where 8 GB of space vanished to?.....

Thanks for any help!


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