Why does my 20 Gig HD format only to 11.72

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ronningfamily

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Just curious I have a 60 Gig Hard Drive partitioned into my C & F Drive.

I have a seperate 20 Gig Hard Drive my E Drive and a separate 20 Gig Hard Drive my D Drive.

My E Drive is a 20 Gig Western Digital.

Why does it only format as 11.72 Gig??

Little perplexed on this one?

Thanks for your help
 

crjdriver

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Just a thought, run fdisk from a boot disk and see what it is showing for partitions. See if it is showing any dos or non-dos partitions. Your post did not say if you are using ntfs or not. Since this is an nt/win2k/xp forum, I am assuming you are using ntfs. Under disk management what does it show for the hd in question?
 

ronningfamily

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I will try this. It is a 20 Gig, I reopened the case checked system information, but it is only formatting at 11 Gig. How do you create a boot disk in XP??
 

crjdriver

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You can use a win98/Me disk. Go here to download one http://bootdisk.com/
After you are finished and want to format the drive just type format, do not use the switch format /s.
Hope this helps.
 
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