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Posted on Monday, December 27, 1999 - 12:57 am:   

I am confused. I was attempting to repartition my 8g hard drive, a Quantum in a HP 6350, and according to fdisk, it only has a capacity of 7.665 gig, yet when i downloaded the zero utility from the Quantum web site, and started to run it, it shows the capacity being 8.037 gig...which is what the specs of the Hard drive show. which is correct? What is the meaning of "Base 2" and "Base 10"?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 - 1:47 am:   

Essentially, this is a semantic problem. Software manufacturers (read Microsoft) defined a kilobyte as 1024 bytes, a megabyte as 1024 kilobytes, and a gigabyte as 1024 megabytes. Which means that a gigabyte = 1,073,741,824 bytes. If you divide your drive's decimal capacity by 1024 three times you'll arrive at the binary capacity. This is correct and proper when you consider that data is stored in binary, not decimal form. Hard drive manufacturers continue to use the decimal expression of size when describing their drive's capacities; primarily because were one manufacturer to switch unilaterally to the more accurate binary measurement, their competitor's drive would appear to be larger at the same price.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 7:00 pm:   

I have installed an
Asus P3C-2000 MB
Pentium 3-500 CPU
IBM GXP22 hard drive 22gig with Windows 98 still installed
128mb sdram PC100 memory with SPD
Windows 98 First Addition
Creative Annihilator Pro video card

Made sure BIOS was setup properly then rebooted the system. It was about halfway through loading Windows and it popped up this message (Msgsrv 32 caused a general Protection Fault in module Setupx.DLL) I tried rebooting again with the same result. After formatting the drive I tried to reload Windows but this message pops up (Invalid True Type Font Detected) an application used a True Type Font that caused an error in Windows. I installed Diamond V770 video card and Windows still would not install. Also tried another IBM drive with the same result. I took the computer back to the store where I purchased the MB with the Diamond video card in place and a technician work on it for an hour and said it was the Mb he replaced the board under warranty and loaded Windows. I reinstalled the ANNIHILATOR with the same results as above.
The store gave me a refund on the motherboard and the hard drive but I am stuck with the video card.

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