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Windows 7: 500GB HDD only shows as 90GB ?

11 Aug 2012   #11
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The only other thing I can think of is that there is something wrong with the HDD controller. Can you RMA the disk.

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11 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vortechs View Post
The other drives are nothing to do with this problem. This problem exists on this 500GB/91GB drive on multiple PC's.
OK, if you think that your C: drive being Dynamic is no problem. That is fine.
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11 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 pro x64

Looks like an RMA is the only option left, I'll get onto them Monday, thanks for the help.
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11 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Try these two before giving up.

HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - CNET ( Run as administrator on your HDD)

HDD Low Level Format Tool ( Windows executable - no installation needed) HDDGURU: HDD LLF Low Level Format Tool

Again run it as Administrator. Be patient till it completes writing zeros to all sectors and reinitialises your hard drive to the factory condition, which may take quite sometime.
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12 Aug 2012   #15

Windows 7 pro x64

Thanks for the suggestion,Jumanji, unfortunately it didn't make any difference.
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 500GB HDD only shows as 90GB ?

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