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

14 Dec 2011   #1
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 
750GB drive shows as only 365GB drive - where's the rest of it?

I bought a hard drive enclosure so I could use an old (year old) 750GB drive as a place to store backups - the USB drive I've been using will only hold one system image at a time, and if I end up having to reinstall Windows using it I invariably lose some files.

I used a 3rd party disk utility program to wipe the drive- but it only shows about one half of what the drive is labeled as.
I went into diskpart and listed the volumes and it says the same! Now where could this other 300 odd Gigabytes have gone?


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14 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Post a screen shot of Disk Management.
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14 Dec 2011   #3
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Do you mean start>administrative tools>computer management?
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14 Dec 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Yep; and then poke "Disk Management" on the left side of that window.
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14 Dec 2011   #5
NRT

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

yeah.... in that left pane -> Disk Management :)
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14 Dec 2011   #6
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Duh, no coffee yet - here it is:

For some reason, I can't post an image from the screen shot - I've done it and it's now an image in paint, but even copy then cntrl v OR simply right click paste will not copy it over .. what am I doing wrong??
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14 Dec 2011   #7
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

I was just looking at disk management, and it shows unallocated space as 349.87 and the 2nd as 348.77 primary, healthy NTFS partiton.
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14 Dec 2011   #8
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 

Can I simply delete the 348.77 volume, then reformat the disk?
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14 Dec 2011   #9
ignatzatsonic

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You need to add that unallocated space to a partition.

But don't do anything until you post a pic of Disk Management. The tool you need can't be determined until we see the pic.

To post a pic, use "go advanced", then "manage attachments", then browse to your saved picture and choose "upload".
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14 Dec 2011   #10
joecrash

Win 7 HP 64 bit
 
 
Hopefully this will show ...

750GB drive shows as only 365GB drive - where's the rest of it?-mydrives.jpg


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