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Windows 7: HDD not showing full memory

28 Mar 2012   #1
TommyE1988

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HDD not showing full memory

I have a WD Caviar green 1TB HDD, just put on my comp installed windows but local disk c:/ only has 116GB how do I access the rest of the memory?


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28 Mar 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

How do you have it partitioned? You could post a screenshot of Disk Management to show us.

By the way, a hard drive is storage space....memory is...well, the memory, aka RAM of the computer.
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28 Mar 2012   #3
TommyE1988

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

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Sorry not hooked to the internet took a pic with my phone, let me know if you need any thing else


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28 Mar 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The rest of the space hasn't been allocated or partitioned yet. That being said, you can do one of two things:

1. Leave C alone and create a D partition for data.
2. Resize C to be the full drive.

If it was me, I'd probably opt for a combination of the two. I would resize C to be 200 GB or so, and then make the rest of the drive my D drive for my data files.

Let me know how you want to proceed and we'll go with the proper steps.
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28 Mar 2012   #5
TommyE1988

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'd like to resize do your suggestion make c 200 and then the rest on another, isn't d my disc drive tho?
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28 Mar 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe the Disk Management console will allow you to resize your C drive in your case. If so, you can right-click on the 116GB partition and it should be an option. Other people suggest using Partition Wizard, which is free. I can find you a tutorial for that. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have any important data on C backed up.

As for the drive letters, I always move my optical drive to be E using Disk Management. I prefer to have all of my hard drives in line, then optical drives, and then any external or network drives at the end of the alphabet. You can change drive letters other than C by right-clicking on it in Disk Management.
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28 Mar 2012   #7
TommyE1988

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Awesome thank u so much for your help, got it working just fine
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