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sonotageek

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Hello, i'm new. I was hoping someone could help me with my suspicions. My puter guy took our failed hard drive out and replaced it with a "new" 220 windows xp home which to me seems like an antique in so many ways. I was suspicious before about some features i've run into, and now it won't recognize my sony digital, and doesn't even have sony listed in the window to choose for a brand name. what gives? Did he install an antiquated hard drive into my system? I have other clues too. This was just the straw that broke the camels back. Any body know the answer to this one?
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Did he install XP Home Edition on your system and was that what was originally on the system?
As far as I know there is no such thing as a 220 gig hd. Maybe a 250 gig less the normal installation of windows and The difference in how a drive is measured for space.
Let's see what you actually have.

Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Whew!! ok, i'll go try now. thanks
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OK no problem, just let me know
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how do i include it onto this forum?
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Go HERE to learn how to attach a file or picture in your reply.
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Did that actually work? Let me know if i did this correctly. thanksuntitled.JPG
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Yes it worked and according to the picture your hard drive is showing exactly what it should.
A 250 gig with partition and format will show only about 232 gigs total capacity. It looks like you are right on the money with your files.
Have you put more then the OS on that drive since getting it up and running?
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