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160gb HD showing as 96ish


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bloads

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I have a 160gb Maxtor sata HD. Somehow, after a lot of hardware swaps, reformats, a Windows 7 64-bit trial, I just noticed that it's showing only 93.3gb total size. When I check properties/hardware, it says it's a Maxtor 6L100M0. Should i just go find a driver for the 6L160MO instead and replace it? I'll most likely have to reformat the hard drive again, correct?

Also: I used to have a 5gig partition on the beginning of the disk, i used it for my swap file. Can i create a partition in windows for this, or do i have to create a boot disk? I don't have a a: drive, and currently only have blank dvds... all of the boot disk creators i've every found are dos programs that seem only meant for CD's, not DVDs.

Edited by bloads, 24 August 2009 - 12:55 AM.

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an you supply the model number of your HD as it appears on the drive itself?
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