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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:29 PM
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:04 PM
OK, can you see the hard drive's properties in "Computer" (formally known as "My Computer" in Windows XP)
How many Partitions are on this Harddrive? how much of the drive is pink and how much is blue?
I forgot how many Gb of drive space Windows Vista uses for a full install as I'm one of those people who jumped from Windows XP Home to Windows 7 Home premium.
But I can not imagine it would use that MUCH space up, even if you installed ALL the add-ons and fonts!..no way....anyways I wonder if you have the drive's size configured correctly in the motherboards main BIOS menu.
Or if the motherboards BIOS supports a drive this big (meaning drive size barriers)
Edited by cobyk, 03 February 2010 - 10:09 PM.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:31 PM
Edited by MrBruce1959, 03 February 2010 - 10:39 PM.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:43 PM
Your absolutely sure this harddrive is a 320 GigaByte drive?
Its not a 32 Gb by any chance correct?
If it is a 320 Gb drive with 1 partition, your missing a whole 296 Gb of drive space there somewhere.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:54 PM
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:38 AM
When the disk was formated (before Vista was installed) was you given an option to set the size of the partition?
Did you allow the whole drive to be allocated as one partition at any point?
I know you said the drive was new, that there was no previous partitions made on this drive.
I'm not 100% sure about using recovery disks when installing to a new harddrive, because I've only used those to repair or re-install the O/S to the origional harddisk.
My experience has been mostly installing on an unformated harddrive an official copy of windows from upgrade disks or full versions of Windows o/s.
The only time I did do an OEM desk was installing windows2000 off of a Dell computer disk, but it was not a recovery disk, so my experience there is some-what weak.
But I love trouble-shooting problems like this.
If I have an answer I'll get back to you.
Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:42 AM
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