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#1 chefbrad


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 11:56 AM

I recently had to install a new HDD after my old one crashed. Luckily I saved my entire system on an external HDD. However I replaced a 300GB with a 1TB harddrive and when it restored it partitioned my 1TB into the 300GB and I have 700GB of unallocated space that I can't figure out how to access. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

What operating system are you using?


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 12:49 PM

You can use Disk Management to view the unallocated space and partition part or all of it, if you like.

If you are to partition, bear in mind that you should probably use primary partitions...and there is a limit of 4 such partitions on a single hard drive. Your current install of Windows lies on 1 partition.


#4 CohenTheBarbarian


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Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:54 PM

Use a live CD that includes a partition editor (like this one: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php) and expand the partition out. Or make a new one after the OS one. Either way.

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