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Windows 7: 212 Missing GB's

07 Jun 2011   #21
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

And yes Britton I am posting from the effected laptop actually


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07 Jun 2011   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Has anybody ever bought a hard drive that was exactly the same as the posted on the sticker? I never have. Example, a 500 gb drive never in my life time has ever showed on my computer exactly as 500 gb. Sorry if I'm missing something.
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07 Jun 2011   #23
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

That's very strange then. Someone way back goofed very badly. That's my bet. Try to get in touch with someone where you got it from & see if they'll replace it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Example, a 500 gb drive never in my life time has ever showed on my computer exactly as 500 gb. Sorry if I'm missing something.
See Britton's explanation:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
160GB=160,000,000,000 bytes per HDD makers.
1073741824 real bytes per GB = 149.011 GB as Windows would report

The HDD may have a few hundred thousand bytes more or less.
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07 Jun 2011   #24
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Apparently the worng label then since device manager says 160GB.
Download Belarc Advisor (free) and run it and see what is reports about your drive.
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07 Jun 2011   #25
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Is there anyways to combine the 101GB with the 150 GB?
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07 Jun 2011   #26
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Turns out there is no 101GB-- it actually says MB. 101MB is only 1/10 of 1GB. Relatively, not much.
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07 Jun 2011   #27
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Oh yeah I see now well thank you guys for your help I think i'll contact the company it's not a problem really I just thought that something was wrong with my laptop is all but thank you guys so much I really appreciated it
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07 Jun 2011   #28
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yes you have an extra 101MB partiton there. It won't show up as part of your drive space since it is unallocated. If you have no intention of using it for, say storage or another OS, Try this tutorial: Partition or Volume-Extend
Have you tried this approach yet?
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07 Jun 2011   #29
dogbert2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When you buy a drive for a tech to install (and you can actually do this yourself),
assuming the laptop has an access door directly to the HDD compartment. On my
ACER Extensa 5420 (which is a stock 160GB 2.5" HDD), I have to take the entire
bottom off to get to all of the components (minus the battery).

On a regular desktop, you can do the drive replacement yourself (power and SATA
cables, idiot proof).

If you have a tech install a component for you, always check your receipt against
the part installed to see if it's a match. Any tech worth their salt will have no
problems showing you the work BEFORE the cover goes back into place, and if
they object, I'd have serious considerations about return business.
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07 Jun 2011   #30
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

No Britton I haven't tried that as yet i'll do it now
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