I recently had a new hard drive which was partitioned in two equal halves with XP Pro OS on C and most of my programs on D (all data on second HD). It's an 80 Gb drive with NTFS file system on both C & D, but, to my surprise I find that almost 2Gb of C and almost 2Gb of D are taken up with reserved system space. Why is this here? I've never seen any reserved system space when using FAT32 file systems. What is more puzzling is how there is all that reserved system space on D which has only my programs on it and no OS files. Can anyone clarify this and if it is not needed tell me how I can regain this lost space taken up by reserved system space.