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Maxtor HD Windows 98SE

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December 16, 2001 12:52:14 PM

After running Scan disk, an error was reported stating there was a problem reporting the size of my HD. Now when I look at properties in my computer, my 60gb hd is reported as being a 57gb hd. syst. Asus A7V mb, 512mb crucial memory, Creative 52x cd, Plexwriter 16/10/40a os Win 98SE

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December 16, 2001 1:05:04 PM

That's not an error. I don't remember the technicalities, but I think HD manufacturers report 1MB=1000bytes, while Windows reports 1MB=1048bytes. That's why it only shows that much.

I hope this was the right explanation, cuz maybe Toejam or one of the other forum vets can answer this better than me. :smile:

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December 16, 2001 4:29:26 PM

Sorry but it's:
1MB=1000<b>k</b>b and 1MB=10<b>24k</b>b.
And yes I think you're right it's not an error.

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December 17, 2001 2:10:12 AM

On my system, the BIOS shows that I have a 76.9GB hard drive, which is listed as being 71.4GB under the properties of the drive in the GUI, due to the Base 8 numerical system. The chipset driver utility shows it as being 71GB <i>and</i> 76,869,918,720 bytes, which actually translates fairly close to the manufacturer's description of the drive, which was 75GB. That's actually kind of unusual. If you divide that large number by 1024, you'll see what I mean. It's all because there is 8 bits to a byte.

I figure that's close enough for working purposes.

Manufacturer's and resellers like to work in Base 10, because it makes the drive appear to be larger.

However, I'd like more specifics on the error message you received after running ScanDisk, Billy. Is the error consistent, or did it happen only the one time?

Toejam31

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December 17, 2001 5:55:18 AM

Hi stupid.

What's the frequency, Kenneth?
December 17, 2001 11:44:49 AM

The manufactures go by base 10 which is a NIST & IEC standard. The operating system manufactures go by base 2.

So on the box that the hard drive comes in it says they define a mega-byte as 1,000,000-bytes = 1MB. If you check fdisk it will say 1,048,576-bytes = 1MB.

Just information that might come in handy! :) 

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December 17, 2001 12:52:22 PM

Thanks, Lars ... that's very interesting. I had never noticed that before. Cool.

You're right ... that information could come in handy.

Toey

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December 20, 2001 12:11:58 PM

Thanks for the info Toejam. I do remember that now. This isn't happening all the time it was a one time occurance. It happened after I upgraded Internet Explorer.

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December 20, 2001 12:14:23 PM

I've read some of your post. Find a chat room!

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