Hi Jonah: On my machine, the bios reports this for WD80 drive.
Landing Zone 38308
Properties card says 74.5 GB capacity.
I'm not sure what all this means, but I thought it may be of some help to you.
i bought an 80G western digital HD,(WD800J formatted it via a USB connector with a laptop.. it formatted "80G"
loaded XP pro+SP1, and started loading programs, somewhere down the way something clashed and i thought "it's still early, why not format and reinstall?"
when i connected the HD to the laptop, it formatted 74.5G
question, where did i lose 5.5G?
according to the WD site, the HD is:
Cylinders - 16383
Sectors per Track - 63
Bytes per Sector - 512
but according to the BIOS it's:
cylinders - 9729
head - 255
sector - 63
(landing zone 3808)
which is correct?
jonah "confused" jones
hopefully, XP Pro and possibly SP2