Just wondering, this may be a stupid question. When setting up windows xp through their format disc (with the bluescreens and such) you have the option to to format drives and install XP to a particular drive. One thing I noticed is that you can also create partitions for a drive. In my computer I have 120, 250, and 40 gig hard drives, but for some reason, it never alowed me to make a drive the actual space of the hard drive. Is this something common with hard drives, that they save some gigs for memory or something, or am I doing something wrong? For instance, the 120 only lets me use 113 gigs when i format it then make it into a new partition. Any ideas? puke: Thanks.