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Why does my 20 Gig HD format only to 11.72

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ronningfamily, Dec 4, 2001.

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  1. ronningfamily

    ronningfamily Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. 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?
     
  3. ronningfamily

    ronningfamily Thread Starter

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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??
     
  4. 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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