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Windows 7: Only 300gb of hdd space is shown instead of 500gb.

23 Dec 2010   #1
corei3pradeep

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 32 bit
 
 
Only 300gb of hdd space is shown instead of 500gb.

I BOUGHT A NEW CPU CONSISTING OF 500GB OF HARDDISK.WHILE PARTITIONING THE DRIVES I FISTLY MADE A DRIVE TO AROUND 97.7gb SO I WANTED IT BE ROUND TO 100GB,BUT NO CHANGES WAS EFFECTIVE AND INSTEAD THAT 100GB CHANGED INTO UNALLOCATED SPACE AND THERE WAS NO OPTIONS TO REALLOCATE.I TRIED PARTITON MAGIC SOFTWRE TO RECOVER THAT 100GB OF SPACE AND I DONT KNOW HOW TO USE IT UNKNOWINGLY I DID SOMETHING AND AFTER THAT ONLY C DRIVE WAS THERE IN MY COMPUTER NO OTHER DRIVES ARE DISPLAYED.
SO I WANTED TO FORMAT MY SYSTEM AND I STARTED FORMATTING I WAS ASKED TO PARTITION ONLY 300GB OF SPACE.EVEN IN BIOS SETUP ONLY 300GB OF SPACE WAS SHOWN.WHEN I PURCHASED IT WAS CORRECTLY SHOWING 500GB OF HDD.

PLEASE ANYONE HELP ME OUT OF THIS PROBLEM.

PLEASE TELL ME THE SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE


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23 Dec 2010   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Go into Disk Management and post a screen shot of what it shows about your disks and partitions.
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28 Dec 2010   #3
corei3pradeep

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 32 bit
 
 

Only 300gb of hdd space is shown instead of 500gb.-screen01.jpg

Only 300gb of hdd space is shown instead of 500gb.-screen02.jpg
THOSE ARE SCREENSHOTS OF DISK MANGAMENT and VOLUMES


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28 Dec 2010   #4
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

While you were "partitioning" you must have clicked shrink partition, and it shaved 100gigs of your c drive.... if what you are saying is you want your 100 gb back to your other space, in the disk managemnt screen you have showing, you should be able to right click the 100gb (D) one, than click delete volume, than you should be able to right click on (C) and click extend volume. it will ask how much you want to extend it, and just do all available. But it looks like you have 50 gigs of stuff on your D drive, im not sure what this is but, whatever it is you hsould put it all on an external hard drive to get it back to your C drive.
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28 Dec 2010   #5
corei3pradeep

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 32 bit
 
 

@bmcdevitt
are u sure that this would do?because i am totally amateur in this field.
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28 Dec 2010   #6
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

i will not be offeneded if you wait for someone else to verrify my posting ; ) , but either way, backup backup backup!

to get all of your 500gb back on the same drive you will have to do that along with deleting the 168 gb partiton and extending it, to test this out before you do it to your D drive on it with stuff on it, right click the 168 and delete it, than extend your C drive with that, and this should work, than you are going to have to do the same with the D drive, but like i said you have stuff on it that will need to be saved and moved over before you delete it or you will loose it.

Partition or Volume - Delete

Partition or Volume - Extend
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29 Dec 2010   #7
corei3pradeep

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 32 bit
 
 

Ya i tried and it worked. thank you very very much.
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29 Dec 2010   #8
bmcdevitt

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

no problem, glad it worked out for you.
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