Hi, i'm using Western Digital Caviar 500GB (WDC5000AACS-00ZUB0).
The label on the hard disk cover, the bios, as well as WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic
confirms that this is a 500 GB hard disk.
It correctly reports the hard disk capacity, as well as the free spaces
However in my Windows XP Home Sp3,
only 465 GB free space is reported !!!
35 GB is unaccountable or MISSING !!!
My drive is brand new and partitioned with only 1 primary partition formated with NTFS.
No harddisk recovery software (like deepfreeze) is ever installed, no linux is ever installed.
My Winxp Home Sp3's device manager didn't report any hardware errors.
I'd like to know if the info at hand rules out firmware problems, driver problems
And whether this could be caused by something more sinister like a malware creating a hidden partition in my harddisk.
Please help me fix this,
WD's Lifeguard clearly reports the correct hard disk capacity, as well as the free spaces.
I want to use the full capacity (493.45 GB) of my hard disk.
Please help out. Thanks!