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Windows 7: 212 Missing GB's

07 Jun 2011   #11
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

If there is anything left unallocated, shouldn't it have shown up in Disk Management?
(I'm not sure now... I usually use Acronis Disk Director myself.)

Everything for that serial number shows up as being a 160GB drive, 5400RPM, 2.5"...

CMYK Artistry, I'm sorry but the technician was mistaken. I know the feeling, believe me. I ordered, via a salesman who punched it in wrong, a 64bit laptop back in 2006, only I didn't really know what it meant til years later. Incidentally, the time period to call Dell out on a botched order is like 30 days or something. Sorry, man. Those #s are right.


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07 Jun 2011   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just a thought, are you posting this info from the effected computer?
Indeed the hard drive is 160GB, but your disk mngmt window shows otherwise, ~250GB.
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07 Jun 2011   #13
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It shows as a 148.95GB drive because the 101GB in unallocated space. Still together the drive is about 250GB.
I think I finally see where you're getting 101GB from-- the Disk Management screencap shows (albeit disproportionately large in the graphic) only 101Megabytes.
Sorry...
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07 Jun 2011   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It shows as a 148.95GB drive because the 101GB in unallocated space. Still together the drive is about 250GB.
I think I finally see where you're getting 101GB from-- the Disk Management screencap shows (albeit disproportionately large in the graphic) only 101Megabytes.
Sorry...
LOL, you are right. There is no missing space after all. Just an untruthful tech.
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07 Jun 2011   #15
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Okay, for a sec I thought I was going crazy. ^o^ Hard disk ins and outs aside, I was like, whyyyy are my numbers not adding up like his??? LOL k.

Again, sorry there, CMYK. Check your receipt/invoice and make sure it says '160' or the serial number somewhere. If not, hopefully you can get a replacement for what you actually wanted.
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07 Jun 2011   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

160GB=160,000,000,000 bytes per HDD makers.
1073741824 real bytes per GB = 149.011 GB as Windows would report

The HDD may have a few hundred thousand bytes more or less.
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07 Jun 2011   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

BTW Miranova, the view can be changed in disk mngmt. View>Settings>Scaling. This view is logarithmic.
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07 Jun 2011   #18
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

This isn't in order but this is all information

MDL:WD3200BPVT-22ZESTO
WWN:50014EE20510D9D6
DATE:02 OCT 2010
DCM:HEBVJABB
DCXZ07E9FSO
LBA:625142448
5VDC-0.55A
R/N 771672A
SERIAL NUMBER: WXD1A90D0378
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07 Jun 2011   #19
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

(DCXZ07E9FSO- LOL)

Ahah! WD3200BPVT. Is that from the invoice? There ya go, you were supposed to get a 320GB drive. 'u'




Also, thanks, Britton. I'll keep that in mind. The crazy sizing does tend to throw ya off. =)
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07 Jun 2011   #20
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I got it off the sticker that's on the actual hard drive not the recepit from the store
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