Hi Fellow Bleepers!
Wondering if someone has any insight:
- I had a Dual Boot setup on my 40GB Hard Drive. There were 2 partitions, each approx. 20GB each.
I decided I no longer need the dual boot, so I modified the boot.ini file and deleted the partition (which had XP installed on it). After rebooting, all was well and it booted normally, but I had some unallocated space of where the partition used to be.
Next, I decided to resize my existing partition (which is currently 20 GB) with the unallocated 20GB remaining. I used GParted Live CD for the process. I dragged the handle from the Primary partition across the unallocated space to make a single partition to cover the entire 40GB on my HDD.
I then rebooted into Windows and checked my drive.
In Computer Management, it showed it had 39.75GB, BUT in My Computer it only showed 19.7 GB!!
What happened? I know the drive is 40 gigs, but Windows doesn't "see" it after the merge. Computer management shows it correctly.
I ran CHKDSK C: /f
on the main partition but there were no errors and the problem remains.
Dell Latitude D610
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM
Single Core Pentium M Processor 1.6 GHz
Integrated Intel Graphics
Windows XP Pro SP3 fully patched to July 2010
BIOS is fully up to date as well as the Mobo & Chipset drivers.