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I Lost 20gb from my 160gb harddrive

I recently bought a new 160gb hdd however during the xp install process the system sees 160gig in the bios setting but when windows ready to install it reads only 131gb with 8gb reserved which means i am missing about 20gb please help me i have jumper settings on master and its on primary ide cablei also have just that one hdd.

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My harddisk is detect,but it display in read error, and cannot be formatted and cann't display partion

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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Also the 160 GB rating is raw data, a fair chunk of that ?missing? space is being consumed by the operating system when it formats the hard drive.

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Hi, you aint lost 20gb. 1mb is 1024 1gb aint 1000mb for a example i have a 40gb hard drive here, it displays 34.3gb 200gb hard drive is usually 186gb its normal dont worry. :-) all the best John

Posted on Mar 01, 2007

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