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Old 12-17-2004, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default Wrong hard disk size?

My computer is about 3 weeks old.

The listed hard drive size is 80GB.

I look at system resources and it shows 70.94 GB for total size. I've seen shortages on other computers, but this seems high.

The support guy gave two reasons.

First he said it was because of multiplication issues (multiplying 1,000 MB by 1,000 MB instead of 1,024 X 1,024).

Then he said it was also because of formatting and partitioning.

What do you think?
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wrong hard disk size?

well, an os also does take up room on your hard drive. and maybe you formatted it to be a certain size.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:39 PM   #3
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What does devise manager & bios have to say about it ?
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: Wrong hard disk size?

Yeah, my 80G has 74G on it. Stupid 1000M per gig...

Check your bios and partitioning as you mentioned, though assuming you use XP, it's usally pretty good about partitioning it correctly...
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:07 PM   #5
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Brank if you buy a 80G like me then put it on in a computer it will say the size of it when u 4mat it reason is when u put windows on it will say do you want to format ... ... 71.34mb or somet like that thats the OS your putting on its your OS thts taking the space thats why you could buy a 10g HDD and a 80G THE 80G 4 SPACE THE 10G 4 WINDOWS
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:24 AM   #6
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Well all hard drives never come with the exact amount specified.
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Old 12-18-2004, 09:30 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments. I feel I should accept 70.94 out of 80 and move on.
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Old 12-18-2004, 09:35 AM   #8
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Default Re: Wrong hard disk size?

I too have a 80 gig HDD. It is down 74gbs on a clean formatt. The os is a big thing. I was wondering if you own a DELL. Cause they have this new thing that they also reserve space. I've only seen this once. but it was 2 gigs of reserved space.
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Yeah, it's a Dell.
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Old 12-18-2004, 10:31 AM   #10
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System Restore also takes up space....
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