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Old 09-30-2004, 04:50 AM   #21
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and note that formatted size is never exactly what it says on the tim.

20GB drive formats to ~18GB

it's because the size is counted in binary, in english 1 gigabyte sounds like it should be 1,000,000,000 bytes (american billion). whilst in actual fact it is actually 1073741824 bytes because it is counte in base two...
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:43 AM   #22
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thx everyone for your help but i found the problem now! it was the system restore , it was taking up over 10 gb of space. i disabled it but im not sure whether i shuld reneable it
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:00 PM   #23
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system restor takes up 10 GIGS????????????????????????
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:15 PM   #24
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i dunno about everyone elses but mine did! i didnt think it would do anything so i was really surprised when i saw it freed up 10 gigs of space
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system restore isnt needed that much. all it is a space waster
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Old 10-06-2004, 03:29 PM   #26
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I like system Restore its useful for when everything goes wrong
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:21 PM   #27
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yeah its useful but often it doesnt restore everything properly and it takes up loads of space
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