How much disk space do I have?
Posted on 2006-04-11
I recently added a new Samsung SP0411N hard drive, because my old HD had failed. I have a Packard Bell Platinum 4200, running Windows 98 SE and Amibios Easy Setup Utilities version 1.16. I was advised that the motherboard wouldn't take more than 32 GB of the 40 GB drive, so a jumper was used to make the computer see it as a 32 GB drive. I'm unsure though how much space I have because:
1) When going into the BIOS it says I have 33822 MB. If there are 1024 MB to a GB, then 33822 / 1024 = 33 MB, which is more than the 32 GB??
2) When I formatted the disk using Format from my Windows '98 Startup Disk, it said I have 38,192.06 MB total disk space. 38,192.06 / 1024 = 37.3 MB. If the drive is limited to 32 MB, why does it say 37.3 MB?
3) When I select the Properties of my HD in Windows '98 SE, it displays the capacity as 37.2 GB, again greater than 32 MB.
4) When I select the Properties of the Recycle Bin, the second tab (drive C) says that the Size of drive is 1.99 MB. Why is this so low?
Could anyone please give any clarification on the above points?
Here is the information about my HD from the BIOS:
IDE Device Configuration:
Fast Programmed I/O Modes:
32 Bit Transfer Mode:
Thanks in Advance,