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Windows 7: lost win7 drive capacity

25 Aug 2011   #1
rbt2

windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
lost win7 drive capacity

I have a 500GB unpartitioned hard drive dedicated Win 7. I just checked the properties of my C drive anad it reads:

80.7 GB used

1.3 GB free

82.1 drive capacity

Any ideas on whats's going on and how to fix this?


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25 Aug 2011   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Can you post a picture of Disk Management.
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25 Aug 2011   #3
rbt2

windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Is this what you're looking for...if not tell me exactly what you are looking for and where I can find it. Thanks so much for your help.


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25 Aug 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No.

lost win7 drive capacity-disk-man.png


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26 Aug 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You posted the Device Manager. Have a look at Theog's post - that is Disk Management.
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26 Aug 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

rbt2,

HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY

Run disk management:
WIN | type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar key combo (this pops up a menu) followed by X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field. This is very important, otherwise, needed info is not visible.

Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save

Post the snapshot:
Click on the paperclip icon in that row of icons at the top of the message box.
BROWSE button. There are 5 choices.
Navigate to the folder containing the snapshot.
Click on the snapshot.
OPEN
UPLOAD button which is adjacent to the 5th BROWSE button.
Close the MANAGE ATTACHMENTS window.
Position the cursor at the spot in the message where you want the
snapshot to appear.
Click on the PaperClip again.
Click on the file which you want to insert
Attach code will be inserted into your message.
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26 Aug 2011   #7
rbt2

windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Thank you all for your assistance. The problem I had w/disk capacity at least all day yesterday as well as probably longer (but just wasn't aware of it) resolved itself. That's the good news. The bad news is I don't know what would have happened last night to fix the issue.

At least I learned how to pull up diskmanagment. That's a good thing as well.

Anyway thanks again for your help and here is my scrnshot of diskmanagment.

BTW, I'm running win7 pro on a dual boot mac.

lost win7 drive capacity-capture.jpg


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26 Aug 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Your C shos full capacity. So I guess your problem is fixed. Who knows what had happened earlier.
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