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Old 12-21-2005, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New HDD, difficulty recognizing correct size

I have a new SATA Maxtor 250GB HDD that I just installed as the only HDD on my computer. I formatted it in NTFS, just a single partition, with XP Pro. Everything went smoothly and it's running fine now.

However, when I look to properties, it does recognize the Total Space on the drive as being 233 GB, but for some reason, it says that I only have 124 GB of free space. This is not possible because all the files installed on my hard drive currently only add up to less than 2 GB. I also ran the disk management utility, and indeed, it recognizes the drive as being 233.76 GB on a single partition, but, with only 124 GB of free space. Is there any explanation for this? How could half of my drive already be taken up by something, when I just freshly installed the OS on it, and there are no other files residing on the drive?


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Old 12-21-2005, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check nitesticks link at the top of this forum.2nd from the top.

With all due respect John, I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority. If you type "Google" into Google, you can break the Internet. So please, no one try it, even for a joke.........It's not a laughing matter. You can break the Internet.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Use partition magic or a program like that to see where your other disk space is.
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