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Phantom hard drive

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I installed a new Seagate 160G HD. The first time I wrote the OS to the disc it read it as 160G (actually probablysomething like 159G). Now it reads it as only 129G. What happened to the other 30G+?
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Run disc clean up then click more options, click clean up restore points, confirm and reboot

Run disc defragmenter and check the reported disc size there
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You might want to check out:


The 129Gb is typical of issue with large drives and older machines.
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