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80GB HD is 66.5GB formatted in Vista?

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is there a reason for this?
isn't it suppose to be 74gb when formatted?
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Should be 78gb if there's nothing on it. Is this a blank format or Vista is installed on it?
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is the entire drive formatted? Had My original drive on a partition that only utilized about 85% of the drive forever. Found like 20gb's of free space one day whilst toying around with the partition manager in windows. Pretty about that one
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You might not have used the entire partition. Right click on my computer -> Manage -> Disk Management. Find your disk, and see if there are any "Unallocated" partitions.
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post #5 of 9
Lol.
Delete Vista and you'll have 74.4gb.

Sometimes common sense fails us
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post
is there a reason for this?
isn't it suppose to be 74gb when formatted?
Maybe Vista uses a bigger block size. Something bigger than 4K.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
Lol.
Delete Vista and you'll have 74.4gb.

Sometimes common sense fails us
This is really a useless post, as the OP did not specify if the drive was a system drive or a separate drive.
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post #8 of 9
Yes it should be 74.4GB when formated but check in drive management for part of the drive being in a different volume.
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Raptor_Jesus View Post
You might not have used the entire partition. Right click on my computer -> Manage -> Disk Management. Find your disk, and see if there are any "Unallocated" partitions.
thanks that fixed it, for some reason when I tried to install Vista it only showed 66.5 after I deleted everything, but I am able to find the missing 8GB in Windows
Edited by dlee7283 - 2/23/11 at 8:39am
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