July 25th, 2003, 07:32 PM #1
New Laptop, wrong hard drive size?
I got a new sony vaio yesterday, it was advertised to come with a 40 gig hard drive. They partitioned the drive into two parts. A c and a d drive. Now when I add the two size of each partition together it only comes out to 32.4 gigs and not 37.2 gigs(40gig under windows) Did they put in a smaller drive than advertised or does windows read laptop hard drives differently than desktop drives? Did partitioning the drive take away my 5 gigs?
July 25th, 2003, 07:43 PM #2
Assuming you have XP on the laptop you might want to check disk manager and see if you have another partition on the drive that has not been assigned a drive letter. All the newer IBM laptops we get at work and some of the dells have a "recovery partition" so if you blow the OS you just selection F-something key at boot time and it wipes your drive and reimages Windows for you. I'm not saying this is the case here - it's just a thoughtWhere's Lunch?
July 27th, 2003, 03:09 PM #3
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