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#1 LobsterLennon

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:23 AM

Under My Computer (In both XP sp3, and 7 ultimate) only 72gb of my 160gb hdd are showing. Now, there is a 4gb partition as well, but that wouldn't take up half of the hard drive. I've attached a screenshot of Disk Managment which shows 149gb Hard Drive with 144gb partition for C, next to the C Drive properties.

Any ideas on how to show the entire capacity?

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#2 DaffyKantReed

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:40 AM

Under My Computer (In both XP sp3, and 7 ultimate) only 72gb of my 160gb hdd are showing. Now, there is a 4gb partition as well, but that wouldn't take up half of the hard drive. I've attached a screenshot of Disk Managment which shows 149gb Hard Drive with 144gb partition for C, next to the C Drive properties.

Any ideas on how to show the entire capacity?


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Also see the More Options tab at the top to delete old restore points.

#3 LobsterLennon

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 09:47 AM

I've already tried that Daffy, nothing happened. Plus, I just installed Win7 after formatting the hard drive about an hour ago trying to fix this.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:12 AM

I've already tried that Daffy, nothing happened. Plus, I just installed Win7 after formatting the hard drive about an hour ago trying to fix this.



http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933212

Do you have a windows.old folder?

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:17 AM

Nope. And the problem isn't that I don't have enough free space. It's just that half of the hard drive isn't showing up at all, free, used, or otherwise under My Computer.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:35 AM

Nope. And the problem isn't that I don't have enough free space. It's just that half of the hard drive isn't showing up at all, free, used, or otherwise under My Computer.


Have you configured Windows Explorer to show hidden and protected operating system files? If not, do so, then search for large files or directories.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:41 AM

I am wondering if pagefile.sys or hiberfil.sys are not unusually large for some strange reason.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:52 AM

Right-click on My Computer>Properties>System Protection>configure button>Choose turn off system protection>Move slider to the left as much as possible>Delete button>continue>Close>apply>OK

Now reboot and see how much free space you have.

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 12:43 PM

What's that entry re "crash dum..."?

Do you have some program installed that's making a backup of your C:?

I've never seen an entry like yours. Pagefile, etc. data is not normally reflected in Disk Management for XP, just the partition data.

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