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Windows 7: 212 Missing GB's

07 Jun 2011   #1
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
212 Missing GB's

I have a Acer laptop and I just installed a reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate and it's only showing 131GB?

I have a Acer laptop and I just installed a reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate and it's only showing 131GB free of 148GB drive C:/ and then a System Reserved Drive E:\ that has about 100MB of space total now that would be fine for me except my hard drive it a 360GB I just re-installed my OS does anyone have any suggestions or anything for me to find the rest of my lost GB's? I asked someone on another fourms and and they told me it was only 17GB I shouldn't be worried but in actuality it's 212GB missing I just wanted to know if anyone could help me I did the right click computer > manage>and storage nothing showed up only the system reserved drive e:\ can someone help me out please thanks alot I really thought reinstalling the OS would help guess it didn't


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07 Jun 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you accidently create a new partition? How did you install a reinstall?

Also due to the difference in binary and decimal calculations of drive size, you may actually have about 335GB instead of 360GB.

Please post up a snip of your Disk Management window.
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07 Jun 2011   #3
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

For more details about just what is going on, check Disk Management and post a screencap of it. To get to there, press WindowsKey+R (to open Run), then type "diskmgmt.msc" and hit enter.

Let's see, so far...
360GB total disk size
Figuring 90% actual usable space...
~40GB at most for OS, programs
100MB reserved on E:\
~284 should be left.

Indeed, there must be something else. Also, have you moved any files over yet?
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07 Jun 2011   #4
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

This is the capture of my disk management


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07 Jun 2011   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Disk Management says you have a 150GB hard drive.

Can you post a snap shot of Device Manager with Disk drives expanded? That should show the model number (and maybe manufacturer) of the drive.
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07 Jun 2011   #6
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

That's really strange--- in that, everything looks fine.
Forgive me, but it does beg the question... Why do you say the hard drive is 360GB? =/
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07 Jun 2011   #7
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Because when I purchased the hard drive the technician told me it was a 360GB Sata Hard Drive
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07 Jun 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes you have an extra 101GB 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
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07 Jun 2011   #9
CMYK Artistry

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Capture of Device Manager with Disk Drives expanded


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07 Jun 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It shows as a 148.95GB drive because the 101GB in unallocated space. Still together the drive is about 250GB. Can you see the label on the drive and get make and model number? You may see the size listed on it too.
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