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Windows 7: Is my hard drive broken ?

29 Mar 2010   #1
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 
Is my hard drive broken ?

after a dissaterous system image install yesterday my hdd showed that i had 43Gb left ,i should have had 73. eventually i got fed up paricularly after another image install refused to boot my computer infact the pc wouldnt even repair itself. in the end i've clean installed and now my 224 Gb hdd shows 53Gb WTF. any advice is most welcome


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29 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Does the drive report the correct size in the BIOS?

It does sound almost like a hard drive problem. Try downloading one of these tools and doing a scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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29 Mar 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Check your drives. You may have done a clean install, but other drives may remain. They may even have your diastorous system image.

Go to my computer>left click and look at the drives.

If nothing surprising shows, you may want to look for hidden folders etc.

If nothing shows, you may want to go to the HD website and test your drive.
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29 Mar 2010   #4
motc7

 
 

Sounds like a partitioning issue.
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29 Mar 2010   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Ok after several hours of running chkdsk it would appear to be fine however my windows old file is 128 Gb and im not sure if i need it UHHH ! yep im still a noob
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29 Mar 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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29 Mar 2010   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks chaps this is gonna take some time to sort out.... and all my software installs and settings. Sh****te! guess im gonna be posting more probs soon,
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29 Mar 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You are part of our family. Take your time, post your questions or share your knowledge. Both will be welcome.
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30 Mar 2010   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks for support, nice to think we're not alone
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