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DnC

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#1 12 years ago

After formatting my 250 GB hard drive is now 127 GB! WTF is up with that. I'm thinking there might be a partition with files still on it. And maybe I didn't delete it. What do you think? I don't want to delete a partition and then realise that it is the partition im using now. I need most of the 250GB by the way. I have lots of games and I download things a n00b rates.




rob.

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#2 12 years ago

Well, Maybe you have 100GB of data on the partition.




Compumaniac12

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#3 12 years ago

127? you sure its not 137? there are some strange number boarders, old versions of XP and other OSes have a limit of 137gb a drive. donno might wanna look into that...




C38368

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#4 12 years ago
Compumaniac12127? you sure its not 137? there are some strange number boarders, old versions of XP and other OSes have a limit of 137gb a drive. donno might wanna look into that...

Early versions of NTFS wouldn't let you do more than 137GB, at least on a primary partition. AFAIK that was addressed before the release of XP, though.




DnC

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#5 12 years ago

But before I partitioned it, I had my whole 250GB. And I double checked it is 127GB. I think I have a reasonably up to date version of XP anyway.




rob.

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#6 12 years ago

Did you partition it using the NT File System?

Dumb question, but you never know.




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#7 12 years ago
Kommandant Ro╬▓Did you partition it using the NT File System?

Whats that?




rob.

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#8 12 years ago
NTFS is a high-performance and self-healing file system proprietary to Windows XP 2000 NT, which supports file-level security, compression and auditing. It also supports large volumes and powerful storage solution such as RAID.

Windows XP and other NT based Operating Systems require your Hard drive to be formatted under this File System in order to work properly/at all.




DnC

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#9 12 years ago
Kommandant Ro╬▓Windows XP and other NT based Operating Systems require your Hard drive to be formatted under this File System in order to work properly/at all.

Is that the quick format and the complete format thing?




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#10 12 years ago

No, it's the file system, in Windows XP you can choose between FAT32 or NTFS.




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