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Hard drive question???

by Travelingpreacher / February 28, 2007 10:04 PM PST

I bought a new hard drive of 320 GB memory. After installing OS and software, I noticed the information conflicted with my understanding of 320 GB. The BIOS setup does indicate that the drive is 320 GB space. However, within the software there is the indication that I have used 87 GB of 127 GB space. Where is the remainder? And, how do I get the full access and use of the rest of the drive memory? Thanks, RAJones

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You arent using xp?
by strickjh2005 / February 28, 2007 10:30 PM PST
In reply to: Hard drive question???

137GB is a common barrier. It has to do with the amount of data the hard drive controller can access.

Upgrading to xp will solve the problem. Or you can format the disk into 3x106.2 gb drives...

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Response to "you aren't using xp?"
by Travelingpreacher / March 1, 2007 3:39 AM PST
In reply to: You arent using xp?

Yes, I had XP when I bought the drive. Currently I am running Vista. I became aware of this discrepancy when I installed Vista Ultimate. Thanks

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