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    whenever i reformat my PC i lose hard drive space. from a 40 gig Maxtor Dard Drive down to 37.28 gig hard drive. anyone know how to WIPE THE WHOLE FRICKEN DRIVE..? thanks :!:

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    When they label a hd 40gig...they dont mean its actaully 40 gig..but 37. Or 60gig..it is really a 57. or a 160..is really a 156.

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    They go by a thousand bytes per kilobyte and 1000 kilobytes per megabyte and so on instead of by 1024.

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    bue everytime i reformat i lose Hard drivve space tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsianBatman
    When they label a hd 40gig...they dont mean its actaully 40 gig..but 37. Or 60gig..it is really a 57. or a 160..is really a 156.
    Thats not it at all, Yawgm0th hit the nail on the head though, probably from the knowledge in another recent thread :p

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    so theres no solution?

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    There's no problem....
    Have you been paying attention? You won't find a 40GB HDD that actually has 40GB of space. End of story.

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    ok.

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