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XP does not recognize the correct size of hard drive

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Anonymous
May 6, 2004 10:20:16 PM

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anything to do about this or does it even matter
Anonymous
May 6, 2004 11:06:58 PM

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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
May 7, 2004 1:24:21 AM

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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
Anonymous
May 8, 2004 8:03:08 AM

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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
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