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    I have a 160 gb harddrive thats only being reckognized as 143. I've tried everything I can. Do I have to download SP2 or sumthin?

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    no it's size is most likely 143gb.

    edit: here is my explanation of it (form another post just a few days ago).
    Last edited by tesco; 01-18-2005 at 03:37 AM.

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    my "specs" when I bought the Computer stated 160 so... you think If there was anything I needed to do the manufactorers would have already done since the HDD came with the Computer

    edit: wow okay, I never read that far... thats pretty gay though.. oh well 143 is plenty large for me I think
    Last edited by crazyfool689; 01-18-2005 at 03:40 AM.

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    Ya, someone really should start sueing hard drive companies and force them to give what they're advertising.

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    Just wondering,do you know what a ATA-card is.You may want to get one.Tell then adieu
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    Quote Originally Posted by HailAntonLaVey
    Just wondering,do you know what a ATA-card is.You may want to get one.Tell then adieu
    I know what an ATA-PCI adaptor card is.
    Can you explain how that would increase the size of his hard drive?
    Till then, phew.
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    it's the hard drive tax, the government always gets their cut

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    crazy fool, it might be worth checking your disk management. there's the infamous 137gb barrier.

    start > control panel > performance and maintenance > admin tools > computer management

    storage > disk management

    see if there's any unpartitioned space and try to format it if you can. worked for me when i purchased a 200gb hdd a few months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai
    crazy fool, it might be worth checking your disk management. there's the infamous 137gb barrier.

    start > control panel > performance and maintenance > admin tools > computer management

    storage > disk management

    see if there's any unpartitioned space and try to format it if you can. worked for me when i purchased a 200gb hdd a few months back.
    Hes seeing 143 though

    Its just how these damn hds work. On my 160, im only getting 149. On my 200, im getting 186. Its cause windows doesnt measure them the same as the manufacturer.

    EDIT: Hmm... I was messing around with the calculator and I notice that on mine, I get 93% of what they are supposed to be.
    Last edited by SingaBoiy; 01-18-2005 at 01:07 PM.
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    Livy's Avatar Simpleton
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    yeah, if you work it out with their gig and our gig it works out that the gig is 93% of ours, so you should always get about 93% of the advertised size

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