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Hard disk reflecting incorrect storage space

Dudes.. i have no clue when it come to computers. My hard drive is meant to be 160 gb thingy.. right? but it only reflect and allows me to use 111 gb... a mate told me that there is always a small protion of your hard drive that you cant use - 40 gb doesnt sound that small... also got some random advice concerning f disc and partioning...can any help me get hold of the other 40 gb.. Thanks.

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It depends that what operating system are you using. if its winxp you can use the rest of hard drive by computer management tool in control panel. there are limitations of each O/S good luck

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Think this is down to your BIOS, or possibly your operating system, not being new enough to recognise hard drives that big. At every stage of the development of computers, there has been some theoretical limit on how much hard drive space the system can address - and this limit has invariably been set with a total lack of insight into how quickly drive sizes were going to grow. Have a serious look at the paperwork that came with the drive (also downloadable from the Maxtor website) - and follow the instructions to get access to all the drive. This may involve either a patch to the OS, or setting things up using a piece of software they provide called Maxblast. Go at it carefully - make sure you don't accidentally delete everything you've got on the other 111 GB - and make sure you have a decent backup before you start. A.

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