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Replying to 40GB HardDisk Has 32GB Only ? Why ?
Posted 29 May 2005 - 12:05 PM
3. Auto Select (i Guess)
4. is to set the hard disk to use only 32G of space....
and try not to format HD again in win98... why not use partition magic if you already have a running WInXP OS....
Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:23 AM
It quite annoys me that people don't read all advice given, especially in being repetitive, but as long as you solved the problem that's all that counts, but making sure to read everything, it can be an advantage, unless of course it's absolutely irrelevant to your situation.
Posted 29 May 2005 - 01:49 AM
The larger the hard drive, the more you "lose" to the system. Doesn't matter if it is an external or internal drive, you still don't get to use it all.
Posted 15 May 2005 - 05:01 PM
The another point is the partition format you use, whether you use NTFS or FAT32 or other formats, added overheads and consume some space inside the hard drive. For example, FAT have file allocation table, NTFS also have it in addition to the security settings. Other formats also have its own overhead. Thus the actual space you can use is always less than the adventised one.
Posted 02 May 2005 - 06:37 AM
Some older drives have a 2GB limit one of mine do, its only a 20GB segate though
Posted 02 May 2005 - 02:31 AM
pm if you want to learn how to split
Posted 02 May 2005 - 01:36 AM
It become 32GB only because the jumper setting.
It set to limits drive capacity to 32 gigabytes.
It just took my about 2 days to figure it out.
Howevery, why do they have this kind of setting??
what's the point to limit the drive capacity to 32 gagibytes??
Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:49 AM
I totally agree with mastercomputers.
I don;t think that 8 Gigabytes just because of the storage has been rounded up by the Hard Drive Manufacturers.
you know, 8 Gigabyte is too much...
i have checked my Bios setting as well.
It supports LBA mode. and it is setted to LBA mode for both hard disk.
So, I belived my bios setting is ok.
Yes, the hard disk is in NTFS format.
But 8 Gigabyte for the MFT or Master File Table, isn't too bigger, since there is no data in this 40GB hard disk yet.
My 120GB hard disk is 11470MB show in partitionMagic.
I just want to make it clear, I am talking the total space for partition, not the space available after partiton.
Posted 01 May 2005 - 12:18 AM
Reformatting the hard drive into a FAT 32 file system won't work either. First, FAT 32's equivalent to the MFT is the FAT (File Allocation Table). Secondly, in Windows XP, a hard drive can't have a FAT 32 file system larger than 32 GB compared to NTFS's ability to be used on volumes larger than 2 Terabytes. (Outside of Windows XP, FAT 32 can be used on volumes up to 2 Terabytes) Finally, any file larger than 4 GB (like a disc image of a DVD) would be rejected by FAT 32 (the DVD image would have to be split into smaller files) , while in NTFS, file size is only limited by the amount of hard drive space!
Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:26 PM
The shared memory is locked to your graphics card, so the OS doesn't try to claim it for it's own use. If it had, you'd have some strange display activity going on.
Your BIOS settings would show that this is the case, as well as the POST test should display a string saying that the memory is shared, as long as it's not hidden behind some proprietor's display.