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#1 misconduct

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:04 PM

Hello
Lets say im learning by trial and error. I recently formatted my Acer e380 desktop running win xp pro sp2.
everything works fine but it used to have 2 local hard disks totalling 250gb, now i can see both hard disks on my computer hard disk 1 has 120g space and hard disk 2 has 0g. obviously I want the full 250g but niot sure how to proceed.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:17 PM

Hi misconduct

Do you have two physical drives or is it just one drive that has been partitioned?
Right-click on My Computer and select Manage.
The Compuer Management window will open. Select Storage>Disk Management
This will show you how your disk or disks are set up and if there is any unallocated space.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:30 PM

thanks for the prompt reply
it says the following

-disk 0 E: C:
basic 6.83g 113.2g NTFS 112.85
232.88gb healthy Healthy (System) Unallocated
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

You have an unallocated partition or disk which you wont be able to see it in my computer, you need to format it first :thumbsup:

Edited by Axegrinder, 03 March 2009 - 04:31 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:11 PM

Well...just to be sure what you are looking at regarding hard drives, partitions, free space and unallocated space...take a look in Disk Management.

Start/Run...type diskmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

The lower portion of the screen will reflect hard drives installed, partitions on a given drive...and unallocated space on the drive (space that is not being used at all).

Reference info on Disk Management, http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_management.htm

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:59 AM

thamk you all very much,alls well.
after a bit of reading formatted unallocated portion.
thanks again




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