XP does not recognize the correct size of hard drive

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anything to do about this or does it even matter
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    How much of the Drive does not show up? If you have an older system you
    may need a Bios Update
    and if the Drive is larger than 137G you need to install the SP1
    windows xp update.
    "mdm" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > anything to do about this or does it even matter
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Could be the difference between size measured in powers of 10 versus powers
    of 2, for example powers 0f 10 means 1Mb is 1,000,000 whereas powers of 2
    means 1Mb is 1,048,576

    Hard drive manufacturers like to use powers of 10 but once installed and
    formatted your computer uses powers of 2, which can give a total size
    disparity.

    "mdm" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > anything to do about this or does it even matter
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    hard drives are sold with the nearest round figure to
    their capacity ,EG: a 40gb hard drive may show up as
    39.5gb,if this is your case then ignore it
    >-----Original Message-----
    >anything to do about this or does it even matter
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