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After Boot ti goes to C:\ with a dos Dir on HD and list 2.)+ Gb of space on C:\.. The SEt-up shows 80GB.H.D It should hav XP Home syst on H.D. (it's 80 GB H.D) where is the other space and is their a system hidden?? I cked for a D -Z drive and none except D: = the CD dr. Can I assume the XP system was wiped out by store or a former user orr is it hidden somehow on the H>D>?.

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