Have a Dell Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 with 156GB HD running Windows XP Pro SP3 @1.86GHz. Switched to NTFS 3 months ago and this morning I discovered that I had lost 7GB in available space, after dumping several programs (like AVG). The partitions:
Basic Fat Healthy (EISA config) 47MB (39MB free)
Basic Fat32 Healthy (unknown partition) 4.73GB (584MB free)
Basic NTFS Healthy (system) 144.2GB (124.65 free)
Pagefile 1.50 GB
MFT % used - 99
MFT fragments - 3
How can I recover the lost space, or is this a non-issue. I have had 90% space available on the HD until it dropped to 86% today.
ETA: I run CCLEANER every day and DEFRAG when it reaches 4% fragmentation.