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Windows 7: 250GB hard drive newly formatted only showing 26.9GB

16 Sep 2015   #1
mithilander

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
250GB hard drive newly formatted only showing 26.9GB

I'm not sure if the hard drive is failing, its an older IDE drive. I just formatted the drive and disk manager only shows it with 26.9GB and no other unallocated space. Is there any way to reclaim the lost space or is this a typical sign of a drive on its last legs?


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16 Sep 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See what mini tool shows
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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16 Sep 2015   #3
mithilander

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hey ThrashZone,

MiniTool is also showing only the 26.9GB


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16 Sep 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please complete this tutorial by Golden.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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16 Sep 2015   #5
mithilander

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Is this enough? It's the same information it seems.


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16 Sep 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sorry for the bother. I will just go away and watch.
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16 Sep 2015   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Can you follow option one of this tutorial as well, this should help with more detail about the specs of the drives,

System Information File - Create in Windows

Disk 6 (A) seems to be a small size too, is that one reading right?
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16 Sep 2015   #8
mithilander

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Naw, there is another drive like disk 6. They're old 30GB gen 1 OCZ Vertex drives. The disk in question is disk 3.


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16 Sep 2015   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Yeah, I was just wondering about the other one.

This was the info I wanted from that file,

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Model	WDC WD2500AVJB-63WKA0 ATA Device
Some detailed specs,

Specifications for the 250 GB WD AV EIDE hard drive (WD2500AVJB))

We have a few WD reps here, just for the time being I wonder if their diagnostic sees it as it's actual size,

WD Support / Downloads / Other Products / Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows

I'm sure others will have some ideas as well.
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16 Sep 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Also I was reminded lately of this process possibly it might see something windows doesn't ?
Lucid Puppy way to recover files from a non-bootable computer
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