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Windows 7: Trying to format 250 g external drive (laptop hd) but only getting 31g


17 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Trying to format 250 g external drive (laptop hd) but only getting 31g

So I am trying to get my external laptop drive to show that is 250 g but every time i format it only 31g show up....
I havn't set anything that i know of ....
So some help would be great
Kodiak


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17 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Not to ask the obvious, but you are formatting the drive as ntfs?
also,what does your disk management screen show about the drive.

Rich
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21 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Not to ask the obvious, but you are formatting the drive as ntfs?
Yes I am trying to format in "NTFS"

Quote:
also,what does your disk management screen show about the drive.
Rich
So the disk mang. tells me that there is 200 g unalocated. How would i change this...

Trying to format 250 g external drive (laptop hd) but only getting 31g-disk-man..png


Sorry it took so long to respond was doing exams....
Kodiak


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21 Dec 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You should be able to extend the H partition to encompass that 200.88 GB of unallocated space using Disk Management .

Highlight the H partition and then look at menu choices, maybe from a right click.

Look for "extend volume" or words to that effect.
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21 Dec 2011   #5

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

If you are trying to format a 31 GB HD, it can only give you the same 31 GB. Using Disk Management, delete the 31 GB partition first so that you can see one 250 GB unallocated space, then create a 250 GB partition and format that.

Kari
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21 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
If you are trying to format a 31 GB HD, it can only give you the same 31 GB. Using Disk Management, delete the 31 GB partition first so that you can see one 250 GB unallocated space, then create a 250 GB partition and format that.

Kari

That work thanx for the help
Trying to format 250 g external drive (laptop hd) but only getting 31g-disk-mang.2.png


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21 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You should be able to extend the H partition to encompass that 200.88 GB of unallocated space using Disk Management .

Highlight the H partition and then look at menu choices, maybe from a right click.

Look for "extend volume" or words to that effect.
Thanx this also worked
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21 Dec 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanx all for your time

Happy holidays
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