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Windows 7: Missing 50GB of Disk Space

19 Feb 2011   #1
TheCarlisle

Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu dual boot
 
 
Missing 50GB of Disk Space

Hi, when I go to My Computer, it says that the C: drive is only 122GB. When I right click on the my computer shortcut and click on manage, the disk analyser thing says the C: drive is 170GB (roughly). That's a lot of unused space on a 250GB hard drive.

I just recently resized the C: partition from 122GB to 170GB to add a game or two to WIndows using a Linux program that never failed me before, Gparted. How can I fix this???


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19 Feb 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

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19 Feb 2011   #3
TheCarlisle

Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Thanks for the prompt reply, but I'm not sure this is the same problem, because the NTFS partition (C drive) is mountable, and the Disk manager in Windows and Ubuntu is confirming that the disk size is 170GB. The little bar in My computer is the only one showing that the drive is 122GB.
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19 Feb 2011   #4
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

We would have a lot more options in troubleshooting this, if it wasn't the drive the OS is actually on.

Have you run a disk check on the drive since making the change?
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19 Feb 2011   #5
TheCarlisle

Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
We would have a lot more options in troubleshooting this, if it wasn't the drive the OS is actually on.

Have you run a disk check on the drive since making the change?
Disk Check
Yes, I just did. No changes have occurred as far as I can see. Only a couple of MB of extra space has been freed up.
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19 Feb 2011   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I suggest you post a Disk Management screen shot of the HDD using the snipping tool.
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19 Feb 2011   #7
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

warning   Warning
PLEASE RUN A FULL SCAN WITH YOUR ANTIVIRUS TO BE SURE THAT YOU ARE CLEAR OF ANY VIRUSES


Also could you please tell us how old the HDD is.

Many Thanks,
Josh
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19 Feb 2011   #8
TheCarlisle

Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu dual boot
 
 

This hard drive is about 3yrs old. Here's the picture you requested. Note that the other smaller partitions are for Ubuntu 11.04 and 10.10.


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19 Feb 2011   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I can't really make sense of this screen shot. Disk 0 is a 320GB drive with 5 primary partitions (???). A standard MBR only supports 4. Only C: has a drive letter (the 100MB system reserved normally doesn't have a letter assigned).
Windows disk management can occasionally get it wrong. You may want to look at the equivalent disk management picture with Partition Wizard.

Someone else may be able to give you more assistance.
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20 Feb 2011   #10
TheCarlisle

Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I can't really make sense of this screen shot. Disk 0 is a 320GB drive with 5 primary partitions (???). A standard MBR only supports 4. Only C: has a drive letter (the 100MB system reserved normally doesn't have a letter assigned).
Windows disk management can occasionally get it wrong. You may want to look at the equivalent disk management picture with Partition Wizard.

Someone else may be able to give you more assistance.
I believe I'm using GRUB instead of Windows' default MBR. It can handle more partitions and supports Linux .


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