Quote: Originally Posted by whs
Did you ever check whether there were hidden files on the drive.
If you want to reformat, use Partition Wizard - the bootable CD is best.
If the OS is creating a pagefile on the drive (as appears to be the case from Disk Management), formatting the partition will not stop the pagefile from being recreated. I think it is a good idea to check the pagefile settings and turn them off for that partition. I see no reason for a pagefile on each separate partition as there seems to be on the OP's system.