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#1 Dmacf10

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

I have a 250 GB Western Digital laptop hard drive. I tried using Acronis to image an old OS to the new drive to save time. The problem now is that the 250 GB drive only shows 50 GB total space. The hard drive has only one partition, and in disk management the drives total capacity is 50 GB. Any ideas on how this could have happened and/or how I can restore the original 250 GB of space on the drive?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 03:16 PM

Does Disk Management reflect 233GB total space for the drive...not the partition?

Sounds to me as if you should have unallocated space of over 180GB in Disk Management.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:22 PM

There is no unallocated space. The hard drive shows in disk management at 53 GB total. I have no idea how that could happen.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 08:58 AM

Well...I'd run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic...to see what registers there and to check out the drive.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:17 AM

Run the fragmentation from the device manager then it will give you some space in your computer.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:34 PM

The drive passes both the quick and extended test in WD Diagnostics. The drive appears to be working just fine, only that the ammount of disk space is off. Maybe its something I need to send to WD for warranty work.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 04:42 PM

What drive capacity is reflected for the drive...on the diagnostic?

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