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Windows 7: why is my HD space now 187GB??

12 Jan 2014   #1
b1i2l3l42003

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 
why is my HD space now 187GB??

Hi, seems a lot of people are having this issue. Mine is a bit different, I think. Most are finding their missing space from old files and the like. In my case I had an winxp sp3 and up it to a win 7 home premium OS. I had a 500gb total drive knowing the the OS will use some granted. My 500gb hard hard went to a whopping 187gb. The windows.old has been removed but those are just files why is my HD space now 187.?? instead of 500gb minus what the os uses?
Is this an driver issue with win 7 not recognizing the ata ide HD? or bios ? Right clicking on computer is showing the 187gb and there has been no HD issues as of late


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12 Jan 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

was/is the drive partitioned; or is it just straight hd?
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12 Jan 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Post a snapshot of a fullscreen Disk Management:
To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7/8).

Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.

Also, install Treesize Free to see exactly where your drive space has gone.
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12 Jan 2014   #4
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by b1i2l3l42003 View Post
Hi, seems a lot of people are having this issue. Mine is a bit different, I think. Most are finding their missing space from old files and the like. In my case I had an winxp sp3 and up it to a win 7 home premium OS. I had a 500gb total drive knowing the the OS will use some granted. My 500gb hard hard went to a whopping 187gb. The windows.old has been removed but those are just files why is my HD space now 187.?? instead of 500gb minus what the os uses?
Is this an driver issue with win 7 not recognizing the ata ide HD? or bios ? Right clicking on computer is showing the 187gb and there has been no HD issues as of late
Download - TreeSize Free - Quickly Scan Directory Sizes and Find Space Hogs

Pick the drive you want info on, and click Scan.

It will show you everything that is on the drive.
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12 Jan 2014   #5
b1i2l3l42003

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

well, here is the problem seems some how back in time someone swapped drives although not sure how or perhaps the 1Tb that I don't remember evening getting but the invoice shows it changed from that to a wd 2000jb-00kfa0 which is a 200gb guess I'm getting another drive all together
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13 Jan 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

It sure is a 200GB drive. Well, at least you know where the space went. It's on the missing 500GB drive
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