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Open mycomputer then right click on each drive and go for properties . check how much capacity drive it is eg: 9.50 that means 9.5 Gb drive capacity...similarly check each drives capacity and add them up for total hardisks capacity.

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Hi MacLean, and welcome to FixYa,

There is the BIOS way and there is the Windows way:

The BIOS way:
When your computer is booting up, you can interrupt the startup by pressing either esc., F1, Del., F10, or maybe some other key, depending on your pc.
In the setup, you’ll se the disks on your computer, and the size, this size is the factory size, - Bill Gates take a bite and throw it away :-)

The Windows Way:
Rightc click "this computer" choose administer, choose disk handling, here you see the same disks, but now a bit smaller.
This size is you actual space.

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Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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