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

24 Nov 2015   #1
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 
My 500gb C Drive is only allowing 143gb to be used.

Hello, I removed Linux Mint from my laptop and added windows 8.1 after deleting all my partitions. I then Upgraded to windows 10. For the 1st few days it said i had the 500gb for the max however over night it dropped to 143gb. As seen bellow.

((NOTE: This photo is showing only 143gb however it is a 500gb hard drive))


I also took the steps to reinstall & reformat the laptop. Also updated the BIOS and had no luck. I have also tried using WinDirStat to see if it was being hidden somewhere however it seems it just up and vanished. Is there any way I can fix this to get the 500gb back.



SYSTEM INFORMATION
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OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.10240 Build 10240
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DESKTOP-GU3ED3V
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model X551MA
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU ASUS-NotebookSKU
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2815 @ 1.86GHz, 1863 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. X551MA.515, 4/15/2015
SMBIOS Version 2.8
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode UEFI
BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.10240.16392"
User Name DESKTOP-GU3ED3V\ThomasM
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.63 GB
Total Virtual Memory 5.26 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.00 GB
Page File Space 1.38 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes


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24 Nov 2015   #2
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

I also wanted to add that I have updated all the files located on the Asus website just to be sure it wasnt a compatibility error.
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24 Nov 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I only see a shot of a 149 GB drive, where is this 500 GB drive you speak of ?

It`s not in that shot, or even on that computer for that matter.
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24 Nov 2015   #4
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I only see a shot of a 149 GB drive, where is this 500 GB drive you speak of ?

It`s not in that shot, or even on that computer for that matter.
Thats what I am saying. I am using a 500gb Hard drive but its trying to say that it is only 149gb.
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24 Nov 2015   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What's your best reason that it is in fact a 500 GB drive?

Have you ever had more than say 160 GB of stuff on it--operating system, data, applications, everything?
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24 Nov 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Install Partition Wizard 9.1, run it and give us a shot.

Best Professional Partition Manager | MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro

You say you once had Linux on it, and you said you deleted all the partitions.

Windows may not/does not recognise a Linux partition, but I would think DM would show something, let`s see what Partition Wizard will show.
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24 Nov 2015   #7
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What's your best reason that it is in fact a 500 GB drive?

Have you ever had more than say 160 GB of stuff on it--operating system, data, applications, everything?
Yes My laptop always had just under 500gb. this just started about 2 weeks ago. and I never changed my hard drive. Thats how i know for a fact it is a 500gb Hard drive
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24 Nov 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This should be showing 465 GB if it indeed is a 500 GB hard drive, please post a shot using Partition Wizard.
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24 Nov 2015   #9
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
This should be showing 465 GB if it indeed is a 500 GB hard drive, please post a shot using Partition Wizard.
I have the program however unsure what to do with it.

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24 Nov 2015   #10
VariousGamerTV

Widows 10 x64
 
 

What could be causing my hard drive to misread like this?
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