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Subject: Re: Disk Free Space
From: Jeff Waltzer (
Date: 2003-05-19

  I believe there is a bug in windows that causes that info to get written
incorrectly sometimes. I believe scandisk fixes the values on the HD.

--- Björn Stenberg <> wrote:
> c s wrote:
> > Rockbox shows:
> > Disk: 4.6GB
> > Free: 1.0GB
> >
> > Windows 2K shows:
> > Free space: 382,525,440 bytes 364 MB
> > Capacity: 5,014,347,776 bytes 4.66 GB
> Rockbox simply uses the free cluster count and total cluster cound that
> windows writes in the Bios Parameter Block on the disk. There is nothing
> complicated about this.
> Apparently windows itself, however, uses some other method to decide how
> much space is free.
> --
> Björn

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