19.5GB + 17.7GB = 37.2GB
Many hard drive makers define a GB as 1,000,000,000 bytes.
So 40,000,000,000 bytes divided by 1,000,000,000 bytes/GB equals 40GB.
Many operating systems define a GB as 1,073,741,824 bytes (2^30 bytes).
So 40,000,000,000 bytes divided by 1,073,741,824 bytes/GB equals 37.25GB.
Measured one way or the other, it's still 40,000,000,000 bytes. An analogy would be your height; whether measured in feet or meters, you don't get any taller or shorter.
i have a 40 gig hard drive with 2 partitions on it one 19.5 and one 17.7. on my c drive, which is 19.5 gigs, i seem to be missing 5.92 gigs. i know that in explorer folders like system_volume and the paging file and some other wont show up, but not almost 6 gigs worth.
is there anyway to resolve this space without a reformatting?
thnx in adv