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160 gb hard drive

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i have formatted and installed an 160gb hard drive but when i checked the size of the drive thru my computer etc,it show just 31.8 gb which is less than the 40 gig i took out,someone says it maybe to do with the partition,
if this is true how do i delete and start over?
thankyou for your time.
les

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Try downloading any program that manages disks (partition magic for example ) and see if all the space appears in that program, if so assign to that space a drive letter and format it .... (with the program that u will use )

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Hi Bijay.
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http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=How_To_Install_and_Troubleshoot_ATA_Hard_Drives&vgnextoid=559e5b1142aec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD
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