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Windows 7: c drive

27 Mar 2011   #1
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 
c drive

Hi,

I installed a 1tb drive with win7. I set it up so the c drive has 830gb and the d drive has 100gb. I just notice this has changed.

In computer management where the drop down list is, it is showing drive c capacity is 488gb and 65gb free. D is 100gb, While in the next section below that it shows the drives again, so disk 0 is 931.gb, c 830gb and d 100gb.

How on earth would I correct this, I don't even know how it happen.

Thanks for any help.


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27 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello bridges, welcome to Seven Forums!


Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.


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27 Mar 2011   #3
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Here is a screen shot I marked out the drive.

Thanks


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27 Mar 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I haven't seen that before that I'm aware of, let's see if others have any input.

You may care to download and install to Windows 7, the excellent program Partition Wizard from the link below to see if it reports the same sizes, just out of curiosity.


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27 Mar 2011   #5
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I actually I already have that installed and it is showing the same.

Thank you


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27 Mar 2011   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

By any chance does this HD have a jumper on it that limits the size of a partition ?
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27 Mar 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

This is a stretch, have a look at this one though I don't know if this would be possible without your previous knowledge of the files; be sure to reverse the process when finished.


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27 Mar 2011   #8
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
By any chance does this HD have a jumper on it that limits the size of a partition ?
I don't know. the drive is caviar black. It was fine after I first set it up.
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27 Mar 2011   #9
bridges

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

The show hidden files only drop the free space to 64.96 everything else stayed the same.
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27 Mar 2011   #10
TuuS

Windows 7 ultimate x64, premium x64, ultimate x86
 
 

My first guess would be corrupt file system. Also make sure that disc "0" is disc "c", as vista/seven windows versions will change your boot drive to "c" regardless of what drive/partition it's on.

I've recently purchased an HP computer and came across a problem when trying to install a secondary windows version on it. They have an "instant-on" environment that appears to be based on a very simple linux gui, and windows is designed to boot from that, so there may be something specific you have to do in order to install a new boot drive. Have you considered installing the new drive as drive "1" and leave the original as drive "0"?

I really don't know if it would make a difference, but as drive "1" you can still boot from it and it will appear as your "c" drive after booting.

However, to eliminate possibility of a file system error, I think I would wipe the partitions from the drive and remake them, then do a "full" format, so all sectors are tested. doing a quick format on a new drive would fail to find problems that might stay hidden until after the warranty expires.

The full format will take a considerable amount of time, so be prepared.
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