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#1 dctraxtr


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:33 AM

I was infected with a virus and decided to reformat my laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite running on Windows XP. I followed the partition steps. After a successful partition, I lost 50gb of memory(HD). The total is 110gb. Available is 40gb after partitioning the hard drive. What do I need to do to get memory back?

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#2 tenz


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 05:45 AM

You would need to use a partition editor to stretch out your partition to cover the whole drive. I like to use GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/) IT is a bootable ISO that will give you a graphical interface to extend your partition and recover that "missing" memory

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:38 AM

Just a clarification.

A hard drive is nothing but storage space...it is not memory. There is no memory issue involved here.

If you are saying that you have a 120GB hard drive (which yields 111GB of useful space, after being formatted) and you used recovery/restore software to revert to initial status...then you need to check the instructions for using that software to assess what happened and why.

<<I followed the partition steps.>>

What partition steps would that be, please?


Edited by hamluis, 21 April 2010 - 09:39 AM.

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