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Windows 7: My 500gb C Drive is only allowing 143gb to be used.

24 Nov 2015   #11
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

If this help any this is the pc I have Amazon.com : ASUS X551MA-RCLN03 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black ) : Computers & Accessories


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24 Nov 2015   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

We believe you, please post the shot.
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24 Nov 2015   #13
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

I did lol
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24 Nov 2015   #14
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

I also just reset myself back to windows 8.1 after fully removing my partitions and I cant seem to get it to recover the 500gb.

Now I am adding back Windows 10 as we speak.
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24 Nov 2015   #15
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You say this PC had Linux on it.

Then you moved to Win 8.1.

Then you moved to Win 10.

I am wondering if this is some carryover from the Linux installation and the Linux file system?

How did you remove the partitions along the way?

Did you ever do a "clean all" from Diskpart AFTER Linux was removed?
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24 Nov 2015   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I had already mentioned that.

I would next look at the disk using the diskpart comands.

Right click Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator and type these commands.

If it still comes up wrong, run the clean all command, it`s gonna take a long time so go to the movies, or work, or go on a cruise

This will wipe the entire drive, it has to be done by booting your Windows 7 install Disc.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command


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24 Nov 2015   #17
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ Exactly what I wanted to propose - a clean wipe writing zeros to all sectors.. OP's disk structure is totally mauled. It has to be cleaned first with cleanall and then formatted appropriately..But I am not sure whether it will run from the system disk and wipe it. It has to be done from an external source - Windows media. Correct me if wrong.

@VariousGamerTV, did you run the latest version of Partition Wizard 9.1 as instructed by AddRAM? To me it looks like you are running the old version.Anyway not relevant at this stage, I am just curious.
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24 Nov 2015   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What version of PW he`s using is irrelevant, it still shows the disk as having the wrong capacity.

jumanji, the cleanall command can only be performed from the install disc or a system repair disc to overwrite the drive in question, if it was another non system disk, then it could be done from within windows.

I first want him to run Diskpart from within windows with just the 2 commands I provided in the picture, nothing more. I`m pretty sure it will just turn up the same 149 GBs

I think the old Linux code is really the issue here.
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24 Nov 2015   #19
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
^ Exactly what I wanted to propose - a clean wipe writing zeros to all sectors.. OP's disk structure is totally mauled. It has to be cleaned first with cleanall and then formatted appropriately..But I am not sure whether it will run from the system disk and wipe it. It has to be done from an external source - Windows media. Correct me if wrong.

@VariousGamerTV, did you run the latest version of Partition Wizard 9.1 as instructed by AddRAM? To me it looks like you are running the old version.Anyway not relevant at this stage, I am just curious.
I have used an older version I owned due to the shortness of money since i have a kid and its the holidays.
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24 Nov 2015   #20
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What version of PW he`s using is irrelevant, it still shows the disk as having the wrong capacity.

jumanji, the cleanall command can only be performed from the install disc or a system repair disc to overwrite the drive in question, if it was another non system disk, then it could be done from within windows.

I first want him to run Diskpart from within windows with just the 2 commands I provided in the picture, nothing more. I`m pretty sure it will just turn up the same 149 GBs

I think the old Linux code is really the issue here.
Correct it showed up the same.

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 149 GB 0 B *
Disk 1 Online 7788 MB 0 B

DISKPART> select disk 0

Disk 0 is now the selected disk.


I am now going to try fully wiping the pc again.
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