Hard Drive Capacity

  Dirk Diggler 16:37 25 Nov 06

Probably a basic question, but would appreciate some reassurance from yee good folk on here :-)

Just purchased a Packard Bell laptop - which in the advertised specs states a 60GB HDD

When I go into "My Computer" it states total capacity as 51GB and available capacity (obviously after OS & Installed software) as 48GB

Is this correct for a 60GB HDD? or have I been short-changed?

When I go into my main PC and access the properties for my 80GB HDD is states total capacity as 80GB??

  Totally-braindead 16:40 25 Nov 06

You may well find there is a hidden partition on the hard drive with all necessary software for reinstalling windows and that is probably where the space has gone.

  Dirk Diggler 16:43 25 Nov 06

i shouldnt be worried then?

  anskyber 16:49 25 Nov 06

Start, right click my computer (not left click), manage, then disc management will show if there are used partitions.

  Dirk Diggler 16:53 25 Nov 06

Absolutely spot-on guys - Many thanks indeed!

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