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Windows 7: I really need help with my HDD


04 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
I really need help with my HDD

Hi everyone. My hard drive has a problem. It says that is only has 205 gb free, but when i go to the partition manager it says that i have 235 gb free. What happened to the other 30 gb?\


I have attached two pictures of the problem
I really need help with my HDD-messed-up-hdd.png

I really need help with my HDD-messed-up-hdd2.png

Please help me with this problem. Thanks!



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04 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Hello njonjo Welcome to the Seven Forums!

I think you misread what is being shown there. The 232gb is the total available drive space for a 250gb drive. Now deduct the space taken by the Windows installation, system restore points including drive space reserved for those as well as the paging file, and then add all programs installed so far.

The 205gb figure is listed under "drive capacity" not free space available which shows some 81.71gb is the actual amount of drive space free roughly 40% of the total out of the 205gb figure. Some 27gb is being reserved by the system for the installation itself along with the programs installed, restore points, paging file explaining why the capacity is being seen as 205gb and not the full 232gb.
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04 Oct 2010   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

232 GB for disk 0 is ok.
Partition c: is 205GB (should include OS, apps etc.).
Looks like some partition isn't shown. Hidden partitions and unallocated should show. All volume entries should explicitly add to 232GB.
Looks a bit odd to me.
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05 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The other two items are removable media. A hidden recovery partition isn't seen in the screen there but could be out of view. A look at the maximized screen for the DM would be needed since that may likely reveal what else is occupying the drive.
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05 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Yeah i know all of that, but it used to say that i had 113 out of 232 gb free. After trying to partition some drives yesterday, i lost those 30 gigs. I went to the partition manager and it said that i had no seperate partitions set up
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05 Oct 2010   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njonjo View Post
Yeah i know all of that, but it used to say that i had 113 out of 232 gb free. After trying to partition some drives yesterday, i lost those 30 gigs. I went to the partition manager and it said that i had no seperate partitions set up
Know all what?
You didn't mention your attempt at partitioning.
To me your disk management screenshot isn't showing the full story.
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05 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

This is why I stated earlier we would need to see a full view not just that small snip of the DM to see the full story of what was going on. The C shown there looks normal on everything else for seeing 232gb on a 250gb hard drive.

The inaccurate calculations being presented showing an oddity could easily be Windows related if no malwares infected the system there as well as the drive being larger then 250gb? with C being 232gb on a 320gb, 500gb, or larger model? We still would need a larger view of the present state of partitions seen now that you were making changes.
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