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Windows 7: 500GB Drive Only Shows 258GB

01 Dec 2010   #1
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 
500GB Drive Only Shows 258GB

My boot drive is a WD 500 GB (465.76 GB in Admin Tools/Computer Management/Disk Mangement). See HD Size 1. In the BIOS, it shows 500.1 GB, but of course that's rounded. However, in Windows Explorer, it only shows 258 GB. See HD Size 2. Backup is turned off and there are no image files I can see.

So, can anyone help me recover the difference between the 465.76 and 258 GB?




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01 Dec 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

What does it show in Windows Explorer for Dad D?

The reason I ask is the specs for C in Win Explorer almost match Dad D in Disk Management.
Check that and see if it shows 500 or 280 in Win EXplorer for the Dad D.
Mike
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02 Dec 2010   #3
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

The D: drive reports 279 GB in Windows Explorer, the same as in the Disk Management Tool. That's the correct size for this drive.
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02 Dec 2010   #4
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I posted for added help.

Mike
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02 Dec 2010   #5
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Try, In Computer Management, right click in the area beneath the blue bar in the "D" drive where the status is reported and you should see an option to "Change Drive Letters and Paths for D:" there should be an option to "Remove" agree to remove, reboot and then repeat the process to "Change Drive Letters and Paths" and re-select "D".
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02 Dec 2010   #6
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Wilywombat, it's not clear to me why this would help. Thanks for the effort, tho'.

The problem is not with the D: drive. It's with C:. Why would I want to un-designate and re-desiginate the D: drive?
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02 Dec 2010   #7
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I posted for added help.

Mike
Mike, I'm not sure what you're saying here. I hope you don't think I was offended by your seeking clarity of my issue. Thanks for the question.
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02 Dec 2010   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I was hoping I would get someone with more experience to check out the problem.

I had you check the D drive to make sure that it was reporting properly in Windows Properties.
Your D/ is right but C/ not showing right which you already know.

I'll try to get someone again with more experience for you with your problem.

Mike
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02 Dec 2010   #9
gulfstreamtwo

Win7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
I was hoping I would get someone with more experience to check out the problem.

I had you check the D drive to make sure that it was reporting properly in Windows Properties.
Your D/ is right but C/ not showing right which you already know.

I'll try to get someone again with more experience for you with your problem.

Mike
Real fine. Thanks for the help. +
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02 Dec 2010   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Go into an elevated command prompt.
(cmd bottom search box; right click cmd.exe & run as administrator)

should get something like
c:\windows\system32>

type
>diskpart
>list disk
>list volume
.
>exit

Take a screen shot and post back.
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