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post #11 of 13
im surprised no one has mentioned this already,

if you take out the HDD look on the back where the connectors are.

look at the sticker label and see if the jumper is set correctly. depending on what kind of HDD it is there is an option to limit HDD capacity to (generally) around 30GB.

this particular picture is probably not your hDD but it shall give you an idea. You should set your's to master.

Edited by this n00b again - 7/10/08 at 10:50am
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But for Dell is different though........ Dell usually have the MFG do physical modification or speical firmware.
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Originally Posted by lhowatt View Post
I didnt get into computer up until a year ago and i just figured taht windows XP took up the rest of the space. my refund ran out last year lol. 40 gigs seems low even for a computer 4 years old! i dont know how im gonna fill up the 500 gigs im getting with my new build lol
Don't worry man.

My C: drive is only 20gb (Why I partitioned it so small is beyond me)
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