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#1 setty


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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:07 AM

hellow , any body can help me my seagate hard disk with 80gb capacity after installing xp professional ops it is showing only 74.3 gb in ntfs mode. where is remaining 5 gb lost. how to recover the lost space from hard disk.

thank you

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:25 AM

It's probably due to the fact that there are two definitions of a gigabyte:

1,000,000,000 bytes


1,073,741,824 bytes

Your drive was sold based on the first definition but Windows is reporting the second.

Edited by Budapest, 23 December 2007 - 08:26 AM.

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#3 rowal5555


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Posted 23 December 2007 - 02:26 PM

Hi setty.

This is normal. Annoying, but normal. Just a Windows thing.


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