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Windows 7: 750GB drive shows as only 365GB drive - where's the rest of it?

14 Dec 2011   #11
ignatzatsonic

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It looks like absolutely nothing is on E, the 348.77 gb partition.

Is that correct?

If so, just delete it.

You should then have close to 700 GB of unallocated space.

Then make one new partition that takes up ALL of the unallocated space.

You should be able to do that with a few mouse clicks in Disk Management.

You will have to then format this new partition.

Make the new partition and post another picture.


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14 Dec 2011   #12
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 
I think this is right ....

Thanks - I think this is what I'm looking for, correct? Almost 700GB but not quite.


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14 Dec 2011   #13
ignatzatsonic

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You just won a cigar.

All you have to do is format it.
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14 Dec 2011   #14
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Isn't it already formatted? It does say NTFS
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14 Dec 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Yeah, I didn't catch that in the pic.

Partitions have to be formatted to be used. A quick format takes seconds. A full format can take hours.
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14 Dec 2011   #16
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

OK, I should be good to go then - can I now mark this as solved?
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14 Dec 2011   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Sure, assuming you have no further issues.

I'd give that new drive a more descriptive name, but it's your choice.
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14 Dec 2011   #18
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 
Thanks ;-)

Hey, thank you very much! Yeah, not much flair in that name, is there?
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