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Computer doesn't recognize new hard drive size.


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#1 cedarrabbit

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite A135 running Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 2 Intel Celeron 530 @ 1.73 GHz 2.00 GB RAM. It came with an 80 GB hard drive which has run out of space. I purchased a 250 GB WD hard drive to install. I copied the old hard drive to an external drive using EASEUS Disk Copy software and then copied from the external to the new hard drive. The copying went smoothly and I'm now using the new HD. However, my computer still says that I have the old HD and it keeps telling me that I am running out of space and can't perform some functions (like photo editing). So I'm wondering if there is something I need to do in order for my computer to recognize that it now has a larger hard drive or if perhaps there is something I should have done before copying the old one.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

Sounds like your copy software set the new partition to the same 80 gig as your old hard drive. Go into disk management and see if you have more space available, then extend your current partition into the free space.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:26 PM

Could you elaborate a little? I'm not sure how to do that. When I go to "device manager" and double click on the drive, then go to "volumes" it shows a list for the volume with capacity at 238474 MB & unallocated space at 162156 MB. Under that it shows volume C: with a capacity of 74818 MB. So the space is there. How do I extend the partition to the free space?

Edited by cedarrabbit, 03 April 2012 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Never mind, I googled it and figured it out. Thanks for your help; it worked!




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