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creep
02-28-00, 02:05 PM
i have a quantum fireball 13gigg hd... in the BIOS settings when i autodetected the hd it shows 13 but in windows it only shows 12

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bug
02-28-00, 02:45 PM
gotta make allowances for formatting and FAT32. My 17gb HD weighs in at 16.1gb in W98 http://www.speedguide.net/ubb/smile.gif

creep
02-28-00, 03:04 PM
so i cant get that missing 1 gig back>

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LoachDuke
02-28-00, 03:08 PM
That 1 gig is eaten up in the FAT. Also, I think I saw the cookie monster with about 500M in his mouth.
No, you will have to live without that space. Or, you can wait for the next MS OS.

creep
02-28-00, 04:12 PM
awww that sucks...u think ill get that 1 gigg back with windows ME

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bug
02-28-00, 06:35 PM
afraid the file allocation table [FAT] is a MS OS way of life. get another or larger HDD

Hell_Yes
02-29-00, 12:55 AM
Most harddrive manufacturers "cheat on the true capacity of their drives by list the storage in "mini-Gigs". Instead of one KB=1024Bytes, one MB=1024KB and one GB=1024MB, the companies list 1 Billion Bytes= 1 GB. Your computer does not read the capacity in mini-Gigs.

Essentially this BS is a way to get you think you are getting more for your money.