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Windows 7: Lost half of my Hard Disk

11 Mar 2012   #1
adhawan

 
Lost half of my Hard Disk

Hi

My name is Aakash, I have installed windows 7 again on my laptop due to some physical tables problem... but When I installed windows back again I lost half of my Hard disk, I am suppose to have 1 tb of hard disk space on the laptop, but I am only showing 465GB on my C:, I use to have a D: but its not there any more.

Can you please help me.

Thank you


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11 Mar 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Please post a screen capture image of your maximised Disk Management screen.

Regards,
Golden
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11 Mar 2012   #3
adhawan

 
Hey I am not sure what you mean by "maximised Disk Management screen"

I don't have know a lot of stuff about windows... But I managed to make a disk explorer from my tuneup utilities. If that helps....

Thank you
Aakash Dhawan


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11 Mar 2012   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Thats fine, thanks. It appears you have a huge backup of Windows in there -- see the folder called WindowsImageBackup

I suspect that when you did a fresh install, you never formatted the HDD. Is that correct?

To see your Disk Management screen, click the Start Orb, then in the search box, type disk managment, then select the option to format and/or create disk partitions.

Regards,
Golden
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11 Mar 2012   #5
adhawan

 
Yes

I did not format was trying to keep all my old files, so I can use them again but lost them anyways... As I cant open them... I have copied the disk Management screen shot with this post.


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11 Mar 2012   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Are you 100% sure its a 1TB HDD? There doesn't seem to be any unallocated space on that disk, so I cannnot see where the other 500GB might be.

Also, can you search to see if there is a folder called Windows.old on your C:?

Regards,
Golden
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11 Mar 2012   #7
adhawan

 
Yes, 100% sure I had 1TB its says on my Laptops sticker as well.

Yes I also have that folder called windows.old but its empty.
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11 Mar 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It may be that you have a 1TB drive set up as a RAID mirrored drive.

If that is the case you would have had a 500GB system drive mirrored by another 500GB drive for data backup and you'll need to install the RAID drivers.

Check Asus Support to see what your setup is: Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 7745G
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11 Mar 2012   #9
adhawan

 
Umm

I went to the site you linked and didn't find any RAID drivers for my laptop. Is there a different name for them...


Thanks..
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11 Mar 2012   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

No, there won't be a separate name so it seems that RAID is not the answer.

Are you absolutely certain your hard drive was originally 1 TB? It's just that I've never come across a laptop with a drive that big.
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