Re: 320GB HDD showing only 298
you really should not lose that many gigs when reformatting. When my 100gig became corrupt, I had to reformat and I still have around 96gigs.
If you haven't tried it already, slave it to XP and format it through My computer, it should recover some of the lost gigs... Cause you really shouldn't lose that much space..
Another thing that is kind of out there, and I am not saying its likely, but another thing would be to scan the HDD for any viruses, maybe there is something there that is keeping that 20 or so gigs from being read, cause you really should not lose that much space.... If its really that important to you there are technicians/ devices that can recover corrupted space so it can be used at full capacity.. let me know how it turns out, because losing that much space, to me, is bizzare