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Hard drive wrong size installation

Question: Hard drive wrong size installation

Hi, i use a home made pc and running win xp pro with sp2. I recently upgraded my hard drive with a 200gb one as the previous one i had was to small. After installation the bios see the drive as 200gb but windows sees it as only 127gb. The drive has only one partition and was formatted using the ntfs. Is there any way i could get windows to see the drive at its correct size so i could utilize the unused space?

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Answer: Hard drive wrong size installation

Visit the hard drive manufacturer's website. Most, if not all, of them have info on their sites about hard drive size limitation issues and how to overcome that.

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I recently purchased a 180GB IBM Deskstar hard drive and had it installed by a friend. He said that he was having problems with it and that he couldn't get the computer to recognize the entire 180GB. I know that there is a certain degree of "wastage" when a drive is installed but mine is only showing to be 137.44GB. Does anyone know how to have the rest of the drive space recognised by my computer?

Incidentally, my motherboard is a Gigabyte 7DXR.
 

Answer:Wrong Hard Drive Size

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2.4gb celeron, 256mb ram, asus motherboard, 80 gb maxtor hard drive 7200rpm.

bios reads it as 80 gb then I made boot disks off windows 2000 pro and loaded it with the four diskettes and now bios sees 8422gb chs capacity and 33820 gb LBA capacity

what is going on? I partioned it the first time then redid it and decided I didn't waqnt to partition it so I set it at one drive of 78something gb.

It was working fine I was able to load up all the drivers and download some programs i needed because I wanted to use this as a server.

Today I turn it on to finish up and it won't boot past the part that shows you the drives and such in the frame like graphic.

I sure could use some help.

Thanks
 

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I have just assembled a new pc (shuttle-barebones) the hard drive I have fitted is a 200gb, according to the properties dialog box it is only 139gb , I have installed win xp pro, any idea why this is. Dave

Answer:Wrong size hard drive

XP requires SP1 to be installed to recognise drives over this size and when I recently installed a pair of 160gb Maxtors I also had to run Maxtor's Bid Drive Enabler Utility.

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Hello everyone. I have a HP 7760N computer. It has a 500 gb hard drive. A few years back I upgraded to Windows 7 and did a clean install. I just purchased Windows 8 to upgrade to and when checking my hard drive it only shows as 236GB. Must be when I went to Windows 7 something happened to the drive as its now only showing 1/2 its capacity!!! there is a second drive listed but that only shows as 6GB capacity. I tried using Paragon Hard Disk Manager to resize the drive but it only lets me go the 236GB!!! Is there anyway I can get the drive back to its full capacity? Thanks in advance for anyones help!!!
 

Answer:Hard Drive Size is wrong

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I just reformated windows and did all the updates etc and i transfered my documents and my program files from an external back onto my computer. I transfered over at max maybe 60 gigs on a 500 gig hard drive and it says I have some 5 gigs left on it(what it said before i reformated) Im guessing I transfered over a file that tells my computer how much space I have. I did a disk defrag and it did nothing useful, Im wondering what is the way to make my hard drive check itself that it does not have that much used space in it?


EDIT* I just realized in windows old it saves all your files hence I thought the reformat deleted everything.

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Hi all,

I just bought an Asrock VM800 upgradable motherboard, Sempron 2800+ processor and 512MB DDR400 Ram. I am doing some upgrades on a P-3 computer with this stuff. My problem is when I put in a 20GB hard drive, the bios only sees 8.3GB drive. When going through and installing Winxp anyways, it says it cannot complete the format as there is something wrong with the drive. A known working 40GB drive gets the same results. I can put either drive into another computer and they read fine. I took the motherboard back to the store and had it replaced, same problem. I have swapped RAM, video, hard drives even the power supply and I get the same thing. I have tried different jumper settings, master, slave and cable select, I have slaved the 20GB off the 40GB, same thing. I have swapped the IDE cable. I have put a 4.3GB drive and it reads fine but will get as far as the format screen as well before being given the bad drive message. These are all drive which work fine in my other computers. I am stumped.
Oh yes, I have flashed the bios too, same result....

Does anyone have any ideas, I have tried different combos of parts for 2 days and I am stumped!

Thank you all in advance,

Mike
 

Answer:Solved: hard drive size wrong

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Hi,

I know this is probably a common problem, but I've searched and I've searched and I can't find a solution, so I wondered if you guys could help.

What happened is, my PSU frazzled which in turn corrupted my main hard-drive. Now, I recently this hard-drive into a different computer, and have been able to recover around 20gig of the 160gigs of data using tools like GetDataBack. However, now I'd like to format it and start again, but the hard-drive only shows as being 31gigs as opposed to 150-160. Could anyone tell me how to rectify this problem? The really annoying thing is I think I had a similar problem with a previous hard-drive that I managed to solve in the end.

Here are the specs for this computer, in far more detail than entirely necessary. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated! Cheers.


Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2, DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard
CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 2400 MHz (18 x 133)
Motherboard Name: Asus P4P800-MX (3 PCI, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset: Intel Morgan Hill i865GV
System Memory: 502 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type: AMI (08/27/04)

Disk Drive: ST380020A (80 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Disk Drive: HDS722516VLAT80 (160 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)

Partitions
C: (NTFS): 76308 MB (44748 MB free)
G: (NTFS): 32247 MB (32182 MB free)
Total Size: 106.0 GB (75.1 GB free)

BIOS Properties
Vendor: American Meg... Read more

Answer:Hard drive shows as wrong size

Get the manufactures tools & scan the drive to make sure the are no defects and it will prep the drive for install too.
The other way is to fdisk and delete all partitions then create one that is the size of the drive or what ever you want.

Good tool to have is the ultimate boot cd
or
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
 

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I've bought a new WD 120 gig hard drive in advance of my Maxtor 80 gig failing - SMART alarm. In trying to solve some other problems and mirroring the drive, the 120 gig is now listed as a 33 gig.
BIOS says:
33821 MB
Cyl 65530
Head 16
Sector 63

BIOS did show the drive coming up correctly - previously. I do currently have a 60 and 80 gig install which bios sees properly. BIOS is at latest update.

I've tried WD SW, partition magic, fdisk, format, all options stop at 33gig.

Why would the BIOS now see this 120 gig lower - auto or manually. What could I've done to the drive and how to reverse.

Confused,

Burke
 

Answer:Hard drive wrong size- Not BIOS

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Bought a new laptop from the outlet, was supposed to have 1 terrabyte hard drive.. Turns out it's' only119gb for some strange reason.. How do i get this fixed?

Answer:Wrong hard drive size for new laptop

The system likely has an SSD of 120G plus the hard drive.  What model system is it?
What does the system setup (F2 at powerup) report for the installed drive(s)?

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Hi all...just replaced my PC with a Dell optiplex and the hard drive shows a size of 10GB in My Computer although it's actually 20GB on looking at the actual Maxtor drive in the PC. I think this has been partitioned in the past.How do I un partition to get the full 20GB back. Cheers.Gawsworthboy

Answer:wrong hard drive size? partitioned

2 ways:the first, using FDISK is destructive of all that is on the hdd.The second, using a utility such as Partition Magic will (should) not destroy your data.click here

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In VISTA I just reformatted my external Hard-drive (Western Digital 250 GB, NTFS). It now shows only 232 GB capacity !What happened to the rest? Is it really the case that "...two different measurement formats used. Decimal (GB) and binary (GiB) formats..."click hereAny suggestions:1) How to reclaim the missing 18 GB ?2) How to set VISTA to recognize ti as 250 GB?Finally, (Vista users) does your external HDD report the full capacity?

Answer:Hard Drive Size being reported wrong in Vista !

Windows reports the size correctly, i.e.divided by 1024, the manufacturers cheat a bit and divide by 1000.

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I have a new pc  As i have a couple at home have agreed to allow my son to use any bits that will increase the size etc of the one he uses with my old pc.Having said this he has duly snapped up the HDD a newish 80gig maxtor to add to the 20 gig on his.This is where the problems have arisen from. As i had the drive partitioned into 3 sections he has tried to delete them and reformat using fdisk etc on a win 98 startup disk.Right problems: in fdisk there is only a total of about 12 gig being seen? I have also now connected it as a slave to an existing pc using xp to see if that can see the whole drive. Doing this the machine doesn't recognise the drive at all. Once xp boots it finds new hardware, recognises the drive but only shows the last original partition data intact.I have found a small freeware that claims to restore HDD's to factory settings. I have loaded this ran it and that reports the full size correctly but then says doesn't need restoring  How can I get the drive back to full capacity. All data on there origanlly has already been backedup as needed so even a way to completely format the whole drive anything that will restore it to be seen and as such be able to replace his small HDDAny help wouldbe appreciated as I'm struggling to think of what to search for now on google

Answer:Hard Drive: wrong size/delete error

Don't worry- this is a problem with the Windows 98 version of FDISK. I believe that disks over a certain size would subtract 64GB from the actual total. (that would be 16, but we're forgettting about the fact that an 80GB drive is not quite 80GB)I believe Microsoft has document this problem and released a fix.good thing I read the MSKB when I'm bored. here is the knowledge base article:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=263044good luck to you.

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Dell Inspiron E1505 running win7.

Bought a new 500 Gb hard drive. I created a win7 system image from my old 50 Gb hard drive and restored it to the new drive, but now the new one is showing 50 Gb size with 412 Gb Unallocated!

I tried to "extend volume" from win7 disk manager but the option is greyed out. I don't want to create a new drive letter, just want my existing C drive to reclaim alll of the unallocated stuff.

How can I do this? Thanks.

attached disk manager screen shot

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Answer:after system restore, new hard drive shows wrong size

Hi !

47 MB OEM partition, But what is the 3.33 GB primary partition ?

About the 411 MB unallocated , you download Partition Wizard Bootable CD , burn it in a cd , and boot from it . Choose 1 for resolution . Now when it shows your drive partitions , you select the unallocated space and create a new partition there (If you want to use it as your data partition , format it as logical) .

If there is any further query , please inform . Post back with results

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Hi everyone,

My computer used to have an HDD running XP. Recently, I got a new HDD and installed Vista 64-bit Home Premium on it. Since it happened a little while ago, I'm not sure quite what happened during the installation. Right now, though the Windows folder and all the program files are on the new drive, I have to have the old drive first in the boot priority, else Vista won't start up. I may have had the old drive first in the boot queue when I installed Vista, but I don't remember.

If I go to the disk manager, the new HDD has (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition) next to it. The old HDD has (System, Active, Primary Partition). So it seems that some basic system files got on the old drive, but everything else is on the new drive.

I would like to eventually format the old drive, but I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to run Vista anymore. Any ideas what happened and how to fix without everyone's favorite cure-all: reformat and reinstall? Is there someway to move whatever system files are on the old drive to the new drive without all sorts of pathing errors?

In case you need it, here are some basic specs:
Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium, SP1
Old HDD: Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 7H500F0, 500 GB
New HDD: WD VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS, 300 GB
MB: Asus M3A32-MVP

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Installation to wrong hard drive?

and welcome to the Forum

Do you get the option to choose Vista or XP when you start up?

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

Answer:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.



EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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I went to SSDs on all of my computers some time back, but I still use WD RE4s and 2.5 inch WD Black HDDs for a variety of backup tasks and for storage in which the data will not be accessed for a period longer than is ideal to use a non-powered SSD for. On my Macs I am using El Capitan with OS X Journeled, GUID map, and FileVault 2 encryption. On my SP3 and desktop I am using NTFS with Win 10 64-bit Pro with BitLocker enabled on both machines. The OS and third party programs are currently up to date.

I've generally used ExFAT and the GPT partition map because it allows me to use it on all of my computers, and I have always used the default cluster size. However, I do not think the default size was the best decision for me because the size on disk is over TWICE the actual size.

If I am correct, the default Win 10 cluster size is 4k, and that going BELOW that is useful for the drives I have many smaller files on. Is this correct? Additionally, the smaller cluster size I go, the slower the drive will write, correct? Also, if so, how low do you advise going? I am still torn between reformatting outright or trying one of the programs that allows changes to a currently in-use drive. Any advice? Thanks!

Answer:Hard drive cluster size issues? Size on HDD over twice the actual size

For the a sector size of 4k to double your disk utilization you'd have to have a really tiny average file size. From your numbers shown the average size if I calculate it correct is 132kb (unless you have 1 massive file and 17,711 tiny ones) so a 4k size will make no difference.

You could check with TreeSize Free - it will tell you if you right click on the status bar and select it to be displayed.



EDIT - having checked the default for ExFat is 128k for drives over 32GB (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/140365) and when I tried to format an external USB drive that is what it picked. According to macbook - Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size - Ask Different OSX picks 128k also.

So if you had 128k as your cluster size minimum disk utilization would be 17,772 files * 128k = 2.17GB. So if all your files were just over this (say 132k which looks like your current average size) you would be using 4.44GB add a couple of big files and it could easily be 6GB.

I would check your average file sizes and also your current cluster size (you can use chkdsk as described in the AskDifferent link above).

The default is 4k for NTFS and I have always formatted ExFat as 4k also. Depending on your current setting reformatting 4k looks like a good idea.

As for how - copying the data elsewhere, formatting and then copying it back has to be the easiest, safest and most likely fastest way. You'll also get the disk defragmented automatical... Read more

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I recently had to format by laptop's hard drive since it would not start up. I tried everything from restoring the MBR to deleting the partition. I got a bunch of errors of protected partiion, I assume because of Norton Goback's lock on the partition. Lastly, I restored the computer using toshiba's restoration DVD. Now windows XP and any other partition software is displaying the hard disk as 74 Gb instead of 120 Gb. Does anybody know how to fix this? I have a Toshiba Satelite M55 with Windows XP. The BIOS is a piece of crap and it doesn't allow you to get any hard disk details or do an auto config. I've restored the hard drive a second time with the restore software and the outcome is the same. Please help.
 

Answer:Wrong Hard Disk Size

If you right click My Computer and choose "Manage" then Disk management, see if the drive shows a portion unallocated. If so you will need partitioning software to merge it back as I don't think Disk management will do that in XP. Partition magic or Acronis Disk Director are what you will need. There is a free program called Paragon also that can do it.
 

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I have a 120gig hard drive that is now showing that it only has a total size capacity of 70.6 gig.If I click on disk management it shows the size as correct 111.70 gig, but then if I right click the same drive and choose properties it shows the size as 70.6 gig, and shows the reduced capacity if I click on "My Computer".I have acronis partition expert which shows the sizeto be correct 111.70 gig but is showing used spaceas 56.8 gig and available space as 54.9 gig,when in realityhave only used about 16 gig.I am using win XPAny Ideas how I can get my drive back to the right size?Thanks

Answer:Hard disk showing wrong size.

Have a look in Admin Tools/ Disc management there may be a partition that needs to be formatted.

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Ive just purchased a 250gb hard drive with new system and installed win xp on it and it shows it is 127gb. In bios it says it is 250gb, can anyone please help me on this i cant find what to do when i know its a setting in bios but can someone please tell me it?
Thanks

Answer:Hard drives reads wrong size

http://techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=79821

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Hi
I recently came across a teribble knowledge , when I changed the partition number of my 40 gb hard disk, with partition magic ,
I made four equal partitions and install windows xp.
Now the problem is that when I check through the partion magic , it shows four partitions with 9.4 gb each (almost).
but when I check through windows , (right click>properties) it is shows only 4. 3 gb
what is the problem and how can I solve it
best regards
 

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I just put a new system together and I'm using 2 wd 320 gig sata harddrive from previous system. The drives were not set up in a raid configuration and I do not want to do so now. I had partitioned each drive into 3 drives. I know I have to reinstall xp, but I dont want to lose the data on the other partitions. The new MB sees both drives as WD 320 gig drives, but when I try to install XP it only sees C: partition1 (unknown) 131072 mb and d:partition1 (unknown) 131072 mb.

My system:
Asus Rampage formula LGA itel X48 Intel mb
Intel core 2 duo E8400 wolfdale 3.0ghz lga 775 65w dual-core
2 gig of OCZ platinum ddr2 sdram ddr2 1066 pc2 8500
EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260
OCZ ModXstream 900w psw

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:xp setup list wrong size hard drives

I got my system up and running. I soon as I disconnected the secound Hard drive, XP setup detected the right drive and I was able to get Xp installed and I did not lose any of my data

thanks

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Following on from my earlier posting click here, I have now replaced the power supply but without solving the problems. Also, I'm getting a report that Norton believes the extended partition has a problem. Having accepted the offer of a repair, only to lose most of the drives in the extended partition, I have now:1. used FDISK /MBR in the hope that this might clear any soft table problems on the hard disk2. then used FDISK to delete all partitions3. then used FDISK to install clean partitions4. then completely reinstalled Windows 98SE only using Partition Magic to copy the C:\ drive to the end of the hard disk prior to instaslling all the drivers,to find that, having installed Norton, it now reports that 'An extended partition has invalid parameters and is probably inaccessible'. I have also run Norton System Information to find that the 40 GB HD is being reported as only having 9.47 GB (although I can see all 40GB in both Windows and Partition Magic).I seem to remember a previous posting about a similar problem but can't find it, so my question is....where do I go from here? The hard disk is an IBM Deskstar and, just to add to my problems, when I opened the box to check the details I noticed that the fan on the chipset (not the one on the CPU) on the AK73 Pro Motherboard is still sticking (could this be causing any damage). How can I get Norton, and hopefully then the entire system, to permanently see the full hard disk, so that either that solves the crashing problem, or at... Read more

Answer:Computer crashes linked to wrong hard disk size re

One more thing. I have tried testing the hard dsik using Drive Fitness Test (a Utility specially for this make of HD) - but this came up with No errors.

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Building New computer from new parts.
ASUS M4A785-M Athalon Quad Core. CPU
Maxtor 500GB sata

Bios sees HD as 500 GB
Windows XP install only saw and formated 129 Gb or so.
wasnt paying attention and didnt notice. disk management shows as fully partitioned.
I stuck another identical HD into the box and disk management sees it as same smaller size. Box is running fine in the smaller partiiton but I would like the other 2/3 disk space



MB / bios? probably not becasue correctly ID in setup screen but I dont know , OS ? Operator?

I was going to build Identical and put Windows 7 on it . I may do that and see if it is OS. but is XP limited on SATA size?

Thanks
 

Answer:WD sata drive wrong size

I pulled the Caviar blue 500 with the XP small partion and put in Identical HD unformatted and installed Windows 7. formatted correct size and worked fine. so do I need a driver to use the XP?

thanks
Dc
 

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I recently used my system image disk to restore on a new (larger) hard drive but now when I look at the hard drive from the computer view it shows my hard drive as being the same size as the old one instead of being the size of the new one. I'm not sure
I'm making much sense so I will post a picture...

Is there anyway to fix this? Does the drive really only have 286 gigs on it?

Answer:System Image disks installed on new hard drive show new hard drive same size as old one

You have to be logged in as Admin to perform these operations.
Go to Start, and in the Search box, type in DISK MANAGEMENT. Pick the Control Panel item "Create and format disk partitions." Once Disk Management comes up, right-click on the area of your disk and select "Extend volume..." Move it out
as far as you want, making the whole thing one drive.
If that doesn't work for you, then you can download Easeus Partition Manager Home
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm  and create a boot CD from it that will accomplish the same thing (and more, if you want to read up on it). It's a free program and works
with 32- and 64-bit Windows. I like it and use it myself.

SC Tom

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I just took a slave drive out of one computer and put it in another and I don't want to lose the files on the slave but windows is showing it's a 47g hd and it's a 100g hd and when i try to explore or view the files it shows nothing just a blank page :\ Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:WindowsXP slave drive size wrong

Are the jumpers set correctly? There may be a change needed on the jumpers for the other drive on the cable since some are different depending if there is a slave present or not.

Try making it a master on the second channel.
 

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I have an old compaq PC here that my son gave me. It runs win ME, amd athlon, and has a 40gb hard drive, it says it on the case and I even took it out to check it and it's 40gb, but it's only showing up in "my computer" as 1.99gb total size. How do I get the entire 40gb hard drive back?
Thanks
 

Answer:herd drive size shows up wrong

Is the drive partitioned? Try going to Start, My Computer, and see if there is more than one hard drive listed.

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Hi there

Before installation of windows 7 i had 3 partitions of 39, 39 and 20 GB respectively.
After installation of windows 7, my partition of 20 GB was not visible at all. Please help

Answer:My hard disc size reduced after installation of windows 7.

Can you please go to Start > Right click "Computer" and click "Manage" > Under "storage" you will see "Disk Management". Please click that, take a screenshot, and post it back here.

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Hi..Can you please let me know what is the size of 1) Windows xp sp2 pro ------before installation on the cd and after installation on the hardrive 2) Vista------------------------before installation on the cd and after installation on the hardrive 3) Windows 7-----------------before installation on the cd and after installation on the hardrive Thanks in anticipationEDIT: Please do not post multiple topis with the same question

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My primary HDD was failing so I backed it up and replaced it with a larger 1TB drive.  After reinstalling everything the new drive is displaying the same size as my old drive and the extra space available is unallocated.  I can allocate it as
a separate drive but I find that annoying and would prefer to just have my primary C: drive show up with all of the available space.  I formatted the extra space and made it available separately as drive G hoping that I could EXPAND drive C but that option
is not highlighted as selectable on drive C for some reason.  Should I just live with this extra space or is there a way to easily combine C and the new G space?

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I wish I could attribute this to someone other than me...
We have a new Dell XPS that came with XP installed. One our techs messed up the installed version of XP (long story). She asked me to reinstall XP with the disk that came with the computer. While doing the install, I accepted the default installation location, which was evidently the "D" drive. Of course, Office and everything else is having fits b/c its looks for default paths on "C".

Is there anyway to move XP to the C Drive without doing a full reinstallation? (please tell me there is)

If I do have to do a full installation to get XP on C, how do I get it off of D?

Can I change the drive letters using the Disk Mgt Option (i.e. change D to C), and is this a good option?

Thanks in Advance!!
~Ashley

Answer:XP Installation on Wrong Drive

Eh, with that much going wrong, might as well wipe the drive and put it all back on the right way, you'll probably just run into little nitpicky things down the road if you don't.

If there's any data on there you need, back it up and wipe it.

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I recently formatted my c drive and now i am reinstalling all the software. I keep all the setups of software in my external hard drive. For installing the software I coy the setup folder of the required software on my laptop, then install it.

Is straightaway installing the software by accessing the external hard drive okay? Does it make any difference in the installation time or any reduction in life of hard disk performance.

Or should I always install through my laptop hard drive?

I am running windows 8.1 pro

Answer:installation software from external hard drive or internal hard drive

Your method is as good as any. If it works, keep doing it.

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Hey guys I was wondering if it's possible to put in a 3 or 4 tb hard drive into my laptop. The current max it says in the manual is 1 TB, but it also says that for other laptops but is possible to upgrade. I have an m.2 nvme 256 gb and a crucial 750 GB SSD in it right now. They are GPT formatted and it does have uefi, so I don't think it'll be an issue. But I've read about HP limiting sizes in the BIOS.  And also I cannot find this type of connector cable anywhere or what it's called. I do have pictures of it though. Thank you http://s36.photobucket.com/user/ahsfisher/library/?view=recent

Answer:Hard drive size limit in BIOS? What connector is the drive

@djmagnum You're going to have a problem using any drive larger than 2TB because they have to be formatted GPT -- and unless your current drive is also formatted GPT, you will not be able to "clone" it onto the new drive due to formatting differences. Here's a thread that shows you how to check to see what formatting was used for your drive:  http://www.multibooters.com/guides/determine-if-hard-drive-is-mbr-or-gpt.htmlGood Luck

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Hi guys, I am not sure why my hard drive C is smaller than hard drive D, It has been like this when I purchased this custom built PC, until right now I am having a hard time just to save space in drive C. and There is no way I can install any more program/software in drive C.
while for Drive D, I am using it to store personal file.

What I would like to do and to know is:
- Is my drive D a partition? Can I remove it? If I want remove it, will my hard drive C size become bigger?
- And how exactly I am going to remove the partition? what is the step and precaution that I have to take?

I have been looking for the solution everywhere, while there is many with similiar case. none has the exact situation like I do.
*I have attached some screenshot that might help.

Answer:HELP: Hard Drive C size smaller than Hard Drive D

Here's what I recommend:

first move the page file onto the C: drive (this might help, but it's not a proper tutorial.)

1. Shrink D: to half it's size.
2. create a new partition in the free space (call it B: )
3. copy the contents of D: to B:
4. delete partition D:
5. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take.
6. Copy the content of B: to C:
7. delete partition B:
8. extend partition C: to take up the space that D: used to take.

I don't know why people insist on partitioning the main hard drive like this. And to sell it like that!
Your first image of Rapid Storage Technology does spook me a little bit. That could be a sign of a complication. However, it does not show a SSD. My best guess is the computer used to have a 40GB SSD that the system builder used for RST caching (incorrectly, if there's a 40GB partition on the HDD), which he took out before selling. In that case there shouldn't be a problem with the steps i outlined above.

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I recently installed a new WD 160Gb drive. I partitioned, formated (NTFS) and installed Windows XP SP3 (using the Windows XP setup program). However, the system has reversed my CD drive and the HD letters.

It gave the HD "E" and the CD drive "C". (It should be the other way around) I can not change the HD letter back to "C". It says I can't change the boot volume letter assignment.

I set the boot sequence in the bios to boot from the CD first, the way it should be for installing a OS, right?

What did I do wrong? Why did it assign my CD drive "C" and my HD to "E"?

Scott
 

Answer:New hard drive assigned wrong drive letter..

Hello. Correct boot sequence, not sure why the letters are reversed - you might be able to (carefully!) correct them, article here seems to explain it fairly well? http://www.petri.co.il/change_system_drive_letter_in_windows_xp.htm
 

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Question: hard drive size

how can i tell wot size my hard drive is .i had two given to me but there is no info about size speed or anything .
details are :quantum fireball 3.5 series st .
there are numbers on the top :2.1at st21a431 rev 02-c aof08

have tried looking up on google but no joy
any ideas would be helpfull as i am hoping to sell them
 

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hello,could anyone help, on my ecs-k7s5a v1.0 m/b with ami bios dated 29-4-02(win982ed) what is the size of the max hard drive that can be installed ,at present 40gb also the max athlon xp+ cputhanks bods

Answer:max size of hard drive

CPU - AMD Athlon XP 2600+Not sure on hard drive.

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Question: Hard drive size

OK..this has been bugging me since the great crash of 2006 on my lappy. It got a new HD. The previous one was 100GB, and according to Belarc and other diagnostic checks, this one is 100GB too. So why does it show up in properties as only having a joint total capacity between the C and D drives of only around 55GB confused

I checked the other PC and that one reads accurately....
 

Answer:Hard drive size

What OS did you have on your laptop ???

I knows when your partition your harddisk you lose some space but it should not be that much......

Did you try a scandisk ???
 

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i have recently aquired a dell latitude XPi CD laptop and decided to upgrade the hard-drive.i bought a 20GB drive but the machine will only recognize it as a 8GB drive.can anyone help me?

Answer:not seeing hard-drive size

What was the original HD size ..it may be the bios is limited up to 8 gb only..Have you tried their web site for support. And details of the laptop bios..

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OS XP pro, internal HD size 120Gb. Am I limited to the size of an usb external HD. Or will any size be ok. Would appreciate any help.

Answer:usb hard drive-size

Any size will be OK.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3835 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 921 GB (864 GB Free); E: 149 GB (101 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0DPRF9
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I just installed a new hard drive - 1TB. I see that it is currently using 57GB. Does that figure include the operating system and all else currently residing? I tend to keep my drive simple and offload stuff (photos, docs etc) to another small external drive. I would like to use another 160 GB external drive to do the Macrium process. I don't foresee having much more than 100 GB used up on the main drive. Will the 160 GB drive work overtime as long as I offload other "stuff" to my 2nd external? Thanks very much.
 

Answer:Hard drive size

57 GB being used for Windows 7 and your installed programs in that 1 TB(931 GB actual capacity) hard drive sounds about right.

I've never used an external USB hard drive, so I can't comment on it.

That Dell Inspiron One 2305 all-in-one desktop has a weak processor
so be careful not to wind up with too many running processes and having it run like a turtle.

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  Could anybody tell me how I can tell what size my current hard-drive is? eg. where do I look on the computer to see this info?  I looked in control panel etc??? wasn't sure at all.  All I know is that it's pretty crap - I want to buy a new one, but want to compare with the size of my current one!! Much appreciated.

Answer:What size is my hard-drive? how can I tell?

Download and run Everest Home Edition, it will tell you all about your computer.

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I have 2 Maxtor drives, one is 300GB, the other 320GB, the 300GB shows only 120GB and the 320GB shows 137GB. Where did all the other GB's go? I am using other large drives in my system with out any problem. How can I repair my problem?Thank you

Answer:Hard drive Size ???

Maxtor has been acquired by Seagate...You can visit the following for support:http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=Installation_Assistance&vgnextoid=dce3b27d0434e010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRDThere's also a thread, somewhere on this forum board for hard drive diagnostics...I'll see if I can find it...duh...it's right here:http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1122425778However, the link posted will just redirect you to Seagate, so use the first link I supplied, above.

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Ooh er misses!.... Seriously though. Can anyone tell why my PC, which according to advertised literature, sales assistant and the sticker on the case has an 80GB hard drive, but when I look anywhwere else on the PC (Hard disk Properties for example) it tells me I only have a total size of 39GB.I have tried a "Restore" thinking maybe I had done something stupid. Am I missing something here, or should I go back to the store. Thanks in advance.

Answer:What size is my hard drive?

It doesn't have a C:\ and a D:\ drive does it, each of about 40Gb? That would mean the HDD has been partitioned.If not, take it back.

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I have a 200 Gig drive that is recognized as 131 only. Would a flashing of the bios correct that? If it does will that just free up the rest of the space and be reconized through windows again or will I have to reinstall windows after the BIOS is flashed for it take effect?
 

Answer:Hard Drive size

Flashing the BIOS may correct this, although you would have to repartition and format to get the extra space.

Does your motherboard support 48 bit LBA?

What OS are you using? 48 bit LBA requires SP1 for Windows XP.
 

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Question: Hard drive size

I have purchased a WD 13.6gb hard drive. I understand that it will not show the whole 13.6 gigs in windows. How ever it is showing that it is a 12.6gig hard drive. I dont think that FAT 32 would have caused it to read that much less.
What is going on??
Thanks
Benmp3master2
 

Answer:Hard drive size

Try two partitions and see what you get. Make none of them larger then ten gigs.

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Remember the light at the end of the tunnel just might be a train
 

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I am thinking of adding a second hard drive to my system, XP Home SP2, AMD AthlonXP 2600+, BIOS American Megatrends version 8 (dated 15/8/03).My current hard drive is a 120gb Maxtor 6Y120L0 IDE ATA133.I am thinking of getting a maxtor diamondmax 10, 250gb or 300gb, to add as a second drive. I sent an email to MESH whom I bought the computer off and they said that the max size I could add was 200gb.Is this correct? IT guy at work said i could add a 300gb drive though, I'm confused!CheersMike

Answer:What size hard drive?

large HDD limit is 137GB, if it takes 200GB, then 300 should be OK. In any case, you can use Maxtor's maxblast software to prepare it

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Question: Hard Drive Size

Hi Recently purchased a Maxtor 15.3 Gig HD. Installed it on a new system built by myself. Installed a full version of Win 98 and now the properties of the drive say that its a 14.2 Gig HD. I e-mailed Maxtor to aske where my extra gig went and they explained to me that windows calculates the size of drives differently than most of the Hard disk manufacturers and assured me that I have 15.3 gig of space. My question is how do I get Win 98 to display that it's a 15.3 gig drive and not a 14.3???
Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Hard Drive Size

Safegeeza,
Windows calculates your hard drive size differently than your manuf. While you do indeed have 15.3g space, Windows calculates space in gigs of 1024 squared, not 1,000,000 bytes, as your manuf does.
It amounts to the same amount of space, however.

Glenn
 

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Question: Size of Hard Drive

I recently bought an Inspiron 1150 from Dell, requesting a 40GB hard drive. When it arrived and I checked the hard drive, it was registering 33.7GB. Could anyone tell me whether or not this is okay?

Answer:Size of Hard Drive

It shows 33.7GB as the size before installation of all the software it comes with :)

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My 41GB IBM hard drive is showing in Explorer as only having 3.99GB in total.Is there a reason for this and is there a remedy??

Answer:Hard Drive Size

Are you sure your not confusing the total with free space?

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Question: Hard drive size?

Can anyone tell me what's the biggest hard drive that can be used with WIN98.SE?

Answer:Hard drive size?

Now there's a question. You can put any size HDD on but you will need to partition it to get the full advantage of the disk space. You will also be well advised to format the HDD to NTFS file format. I would also recommend that you consider upgrading to Win XP..

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I just installed a 2nd hard drive.
It's a Western Digital Caviar 120 G. Is it supposed to show up as only 111 G?
 

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I have just purchased a used T42. The hard dirve size shown when i check properties in windows shows the size to be 70GB but when I remove the hard drive from the computer the tag says 80GB. Does this have to do with the internal recovery system that thinkpads use?













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Answer:hard Drive size

Welcome to the forum! Yes, that's exactly what you're seeing...recovery partition plus any space used for backups.

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What is happening to the size of an hard drive ?????

my hard drive is 40GB...

I installed Windows XP on it....

my hard drive is size is now 37.5GB...

so I wiped it out... and my hard drive is not 40GB as it was before
installing Windows XP but 37.5GB...

Can anyone out there knows why the capacity of an hard drive is decreased ????

Is there a way to wipeout an hard drive completely from Windows XP ???
 

Answer:hard drive size

while the hard disk is advertised as 40Gb this is never truly the size due to the way windows allocates file sizes
On average once you start using the disk, you get 5% less than stated as the size of the disk.

More detailed explanation here: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/9716
 

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The spec of the R61e suggested that the hard drive is 160GB, but the vista OS says it's 142GB. Could anyone explain this?

Answer:hard drive size

your missing space has been taken up by the Rescue and Recovery partition, which contains your OS and Driver. Remember to burn yourself a set of recovery media, by going Rescue and Recovery programs list, there should be an option for 'create recovery media', this media allows you to recover all the OS and drivers even if your harddrive should fail.

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Question: Hard drive size ?

I have an Acer Travelmate 5520 running Windows XP Pro. When I look in My Computer > Properties it shows the HDD as only been 111gb in size. 97.5gb free and 14.2gb used.
Specifications on cnet.com say it has a 120gb hard drive.
Both Speccy and SIW say it has a 120gb hard drive. Disk Management says the drive is 111.79 gb.
Where has the other 8.21gb gone ?
 

Answer:Hard drive size ?

http://www.howtogeek.com/123268/windows-hard-drive-wrong-capacity/
 

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Question: Hard Drive Size

I have just installed a second hard drive as a slave on the primary IDE.
The new drive is 80Gb and the BIOS setup recognizes it as an 82Gb drive but when I format it I only have the option to format it as an 8Gb drive. I am using Windows 98SE.

Please help
 

Answer:Hard Drive Size

You need to FDISK it for large disk access and that should take care of the problem. Are you sure it says MB and not GB for the size??
 

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My old desktop was dropped. Ipurchased a new computer and want to buy an ide enclosure to mount my old hard drive in and access all the family photos that are on the old hard drive. It seems the enclosures are sold by hard drive disc size. How do i determine that size?. Is it marked on the old hard drive perhaps? please advise
 

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Question: Hard drive size

I want to get a portable hard drive that I will be able to use on two computers. One with Win XP and one with Win ME.
Are there any limitations due to the different file systems (NTFS-FAT32)?
Will Win XP recognize a FAT32 drive?
Thanks
 

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Hi, on my win98se pc using ecs k75sa mobo,what is max size of hard disc i can install on each ide cabble at pressent 2x 40gb would like to upgrade to 80gb if possiblethanks bods

Answer:SIZE OF HARD DRIVE

It is easier to buy an external drive then you can have any size.G

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Question: Hard drive size.

I just formatted what I thought was a 20GB hard drive but the Bios set up utility indicates hard disk is 8455MB. Would this be correct or was the hard drive mis-labled?

Answer:Hard drive size.

How old is this computer?

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Question: Hard Drive Size?

I purchased a used computer that is supposed to have a 13.6 GB hard drive. When I run a program called Belarc Advisor that lists all my software & hardware the data on the hard drive reads:

Generic IDE hard disk drive (5.16 GB) -- drive 0
Local Drive Volumes:
c: (on drive 0) 5.16 GB 3.04 GB free

Is the drive only 5.16 GB? The label on the drice does say 13.6 GB.

Thanks
 

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This teira brother I'm tring to figure out how to get the hard drive back to 137 if not 250.
The drive went to 137 through using the disk that came with it. This disk informed me to use their set hd size which makes it so the hard drive could be reformatted as 137gig instead of 33.8. Once it was reformatted it showed up in windows as 137 but not in the bios. Now I tried to make a new partition through window to retrive the rest of the gb on the HD. In doing so the HD some was set back to 33.8. and to top that off the set HD size function I used at first no longer successfully completes it task. This is where I am stuck at.
 

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My Hard drive is 120g and it is only showing 31g, is there any way to six that, I just reformatted
 

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I am not getting the FAT32 option or large disk support in fdisk . Have tried DOS 6.22 boot disk and win98 startup disk. Cannot get the 1G hard drive (yes the bios recognizes it as 1G) to be recognized more than 504 mb in fdisk and format.
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sorry, the subject did not completely print on the last question...will find under "do not get"
 

Answer:hard drive size

sounds like you either need a bios upgrade or disk overlay software from your hard drive manufacturer.
Western digital's is called data lifeguard tools, etc.
 

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Hi, I have a R-60 Model 9456-5LU. Is it possible to use a 160 gb hard drive or is that too large for this computer to use. If so, what's the max size? Thanks

Answer:R60 Hard Drive Size

Welcome to the forum! There's no HD size limit for your machine, 160GB will work as will 320GB...as long as it's a SATA laptop drive... Hope this helps.

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I have made a forensic copy of my Windows 7 Home Premium 1TB hard disk onto a new 2TB HDD but Windows 7 still tells me that I have only 1TB - the  old 1TB was making strange noises.  Otherwise everything seems to be working fine.

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I have a new 500 gig hard drive. sata2 for my new system.

i installed windows xp pro sp3 32 bit version into a newly created partition 60 gig partition just so i could put windows into that partition, and at a later stage will divide the disk up some more with more partitions and make different drive letters for the rest of the space in the manager if thats possible.

So at the moment i have about 420gig unpartitioned and not showing on my system yet. someone told me on this operating system it wont even show anything over 150gig or something around that mark. Does this bare any truth to it? If so, i may have a lot of spare space wasted on this large HD.
 

Answer:Max hard drive size for win xp pro 32 bit?

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I'm kinda new to computers and was wondering what size hard drive I should get for storing all my games, music, ect. I want enough space to store all my music downloads and games for several years.

also I was wondering, should I get a seperate WD Raptor 10K rpm drive to store windows xp on for better performence? and if so, what size should that one be?

Answer:what size hard drive should I get?

if you got the cash, yes get a fast one for windows. (just small)

i rekon anything over 200Gb should be ok for some time.

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I HAVE A DELL OPTIPLEX GX620 SMALL FORM FACTOR - PENT. 4 (3,000GHZ) - 40 GB HDD - 512 MEM (AM UPGRADING TO 4GB OF MEM-FULL CAPCACITY) - WANT TO UPGRADE HDD AS WELL AND HAVE LOOKED INTO 250GB TO 500GB - DELL CLAIMS THAT MY CHASIS WILL NOT SUPPORT A 500 GB HDD - HOWEVER THE ONES I HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT FROM WESTERN DIGITAL (WHICH IS WHAT DELL SELLS) ARE THE SAME SIZE PHYSICALLY - SO IT APPEARS TO ME THAT IT WOULD FIT - ANYONE HAVE ANY INPUT?

Answer:MAX HARD DRIVE SIZE

First, your Caps Lock key appears to be stuck. Fix that first.I can't think of a reason Dell would lie to you. In the small form factors there is the issue of physical size, adequate cooling, and BIOS limitations. Perhaps they were referring to something other than just putting it in there?What are you going to do with 4 gigs of RAM?

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How can I find out the maximum size of second hard drive I can fit without touching bios or fitting controller card?

Answer:What size for second hard drive

go to this website click here download the home addition, you may have to register with them. once installed look at the listing and find the motherboard listing and report back motherboard make and model or go to there website yourself and look up the info there.

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I have a compaq presario 1200xl310 laptop that came with a 6 gig hard drive and it crashed on me.   I would like to know if anyone knows if i can install a 40gig in this thing and have it run properly...   i dont know for sure but i dont see why not.  It has a 600mhz celeron in it also.if you could help that would be great!!!!Thanks,Greg

Answer:hard drive size

Pass-n:Try visiting the HP.com Web site (they purchased Compaq not to long ago, but still provide support):http://search.hp.com/query.html?hpvc=US+-+English&lang=en&submit.x=4&submit.y=10&qt=presario+1200xl310+&la=en&cc=usSome of the support services at the site include FAQs, downloadable manuals in PDF format, & e-mail or online chat support.Regards,DocRegards,Doc

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Have just built new pc.When I came to partition hard drive the unpartition space was 131069MB not the 500000MB that it should be.The bios see it as 500000MB (500G).Have tried a couple of times.Any help will be great.Jerry.

Answer:size of hard drive

which can be got around by partitioning or some other workaround take a scroll through this lotclick here

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My T60 is currently running vista on a 60gb hard drive. I would like to install xp on a 7200rpm SATA 320GB drive,  then move my 60GB sata  with vista to the secondary position in place of CD drive.  hoping to be able to choose to boot to either system.Does anyone know if this will work thankspeter 

Answer:hard drive size in t60

Welcome to the forum! With a properly cloned drive, it will work no questions asked. Hope this helps.

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What is the maximum hard drive size for a dell 9020 usff mini?  It currently has a Samsung SSD, but it is only 105 GB.

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carnyman
What is the maximum hard drive size for a dell 9020 usff mini?  It currently has a Samsung SSD, but it is only 105 GB.
carnyman
 2TB SATA 2.5" Internal Hard Drive.
Bev.

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Hi guys & Girls,

I'm hoping you can help me with this one.

I came to boot my PC and it kept re-starting it self. And the error msg was NTDLR or some thing on that line. Ant ways, I tryed to re-install windows, but it could not see the disk even tho I could see it in Bios (WD 120GB).

So I got a new HD (Samsung SP2514N 250GB). I took the old HD out and put the new on in. When I came to formatting it to install windows on, it only show up as a 127GB HD. Now that Windows re-installed, I thought I might try and see if I got get my old HD to work.

I was able to to do a full format on my old HD and install Windows on. Now what can I do to get windows to see the full size of my new HD (Samsung).

I would be great full for any help or ideas that you can give.

Regards.. HotDoG
 

Answer:Hard Drive Size

If your xp cd does not have at least SP1 or SP2, that is the reason for it not seeing the full 250gb. XP alone only sees up to 137gb. If you install SP2 you might get your other gb's back. But it would be better to slipstream xp and sp2 together then install it. I used AutoStreamer to do put the two together. See the link below:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/Autostreamer.shtml
 

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Hello All

I have been around the block with PC's but I have a weird issue with my own home pc!

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate Box (64bit) I use as my entertainment center, it has 32gb memory, Raid 0 1 TB Drives (as the C Drive/Operating System with the bare basics I need installed)and a Raid 5 array with 4 1 TB Drives giving me close to 3 TB's.

My issue is:

The C Drive when edit and selectinging all says 21gb's used, but double clicking th computer icon or in disk managment it says I am using 970 or so gb's, leaving me 2+gb free, not good.

Ive done all the basics, temp, looked for log files, disk cleanup etc.....

Anyone have an idea where I can see where this size is coming from? I have show hidden files and dug into almost every folder looking where the heck this is coming from.

Anyone ever seen this?
 

Answer:HARD Drive Size

lawwhite70

Welcome to Tech Support Guy

Before we start I know practically ZERO about raid arrays.

However firstly you cannot rely on edit and select all, it does not include hidden files and folder, protected operating files, the MFT etc to name just a few.

I would think that disk management and properties in computer of the drive are far more likely to be accurate

I would check with a chkdsk from cmd prompt running it at C prompt
chkdsk /f /v

The /f should fix the errors if there are any in the MFT and the /v provides additional information.
I presume you know how to get the results from event viewer

Then diskpart and if those two agree - you have a problem I think

I would also show hidden files and folders and unhide protected operating system files and see what is then shown.

If the MFT has become corrupt, that can cause the report to be incorrect but again I suspect it is the select all that is INCORRECT

This article is NOT for 7, but the principle is the same
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814594
 

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Question: Hard drive size

Will an unformatted 10gb drive be enough to run xp pro as the os?
 

Answer:Hard drive size

I have XP on a 10gb partition, so i don't see why it wouldn't work.
 

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i have a maxtor hard drive model # 4DO4OH2 how can i tell what size it is

Answer:hard drive size

http://www.google.com.hk/search?hl=en&q=maxtor+4DO4OH2+&btnG=Google+Search&meta=&aq=f&oq=Looks like a 40GB.

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as the size shown in properties...320 g hard drive only shows up as a 179 g

Answer:Hard drive size not the same

By any chance, do you have 141 GB of stuff on your PC?

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i just bought a hard drive "seagate 250gb" and its supposed to be 250gb but when i look at it in my computer it says 127gb as the toatl size. any idea why? i checked the actual hard drive and it definately says 250gb.also a quick question to anyone that can help. i need to change my keyboard settings beacuse when i try to press the @ sign it actual gives me the " sign. i have forgotten how to change this.help on either issue will be very appreciated. thanks

Answer:hard drive size 250 but 127?

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Hey Guys/Gals... I have an Gateway MX6959 Laptop all stock but the Ram(4gig) and win7. I'm wondering if anyone knows if i can upgrade the hdd to 500gig? I can not find anywhere that will tell me what this laptop will support?

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Hey Guys/Gals... I have an Gateway MX6959 Laptop all stock but the Ram(4gig) and win7. I'm wondering if anyone knows if i can upgrade the hdd to 500gig? I can not find anywhere that will tell me what this laptop will support?


That should not be a problem. The rest of the system is not sensitive to the HDD size. Just make sure you properly transfer your system and files from the current HDD - e.g. by using an image.

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Hi, I have the following computer: http://www.ari-service.com/blender/cache/503080-301.htm I upgraded it to a Pentium200 mmx ,4meg edo ram, Windows98 se. Could you tell me how big a hard drive I can install? I though I heard somewhere that I can only go as high as a 2.6 or something like that. Thanks
 

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Hi, I have the following computer: http://www.ari-service.com/blender/cache/503080-301.htm I upgraded it to a Pentium200 mmx ,4meg edo ram, Windows98 se. Could you tell me how big a hard drive I can install? I though I heard somewhere that I can only go as high as a 2.6 or something like that. Thanks Click to expand...

You should be able to put a 8gb HDD with no problems. Anything bigger I would recommend getting Western Digital. They have software that will make your computer work with larger hard drives, called EZ BIOS. You can hook up a 40,60,80gb with no problems into a Pentium 1 computer after you install EZ BIOS. And especially you have Windows 98SE, so it won't be a problem.
 

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Question: Hard Drive Size

On my PC I have two 250GB hard drives, one of which I use for Backup storage.When I was last backing up I got a message that there was insufficient space.When I went to My Computer the total size of the drive was shown to be only 127GB.Can anyone explain please?

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When you mean total size (127gb), do you mean free memory on one of your 250gb hdd? or its showing 1 hdd of 127gb?

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I'm buying a new computer but don't know much about hardware and I've got the option of a 250GB or 300GB hard drive. I do download a lot of films, music, tv shows and games and I do use my digital camera alot so I know I'd need one of the two. But I'm not sure which.

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if this is what you do mate get the best you canafford another thought add more gb later make surethis is an option should be on new machine

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I am interested in getting a larger hard drive for my Dell Inspiron 1501...I currently have a 60GB and want to go at least 200GB. Is this possible and if so how large can i go???
 

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I think the factory 160GB HDD crapped out on me. Whether I can recover it or not, I was running out of space and want to upgrade.I bought a Seagate 320GB SATA HD. Before I open the package, I want to make sure that this size hard drive is compatible with my T61p.When building my laptop, I recall there being several options for HD size, and I chose the 160 GB, but knowing larger was available.  So, will the 320 GB work with my T61p? Or do I need to step down to a 250GB?  Thanks.













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Answer:T61p - New Hard Drive - Size??

it will work just fine.

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I originally posted under an old thread I had but I just found out that the person who assisted me in the past has retired from the board. I am therefore reposting as a new thread

Last week, my PC would no boot up. Instead I was being advised of the following:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. Please re-install a copy of the above file."

I ended up having to use the Dell PC restore function to restore my computer to the factory settings. Fortunately I was able to pull my data off my hard drive before I restored my OPC. (I also now have an external hard drive, just in case)

A few days later one of my hard drives failed (I have RAID). I decided to replace both hard drives (actually only one for storage purpose because of the RAID function). Was able to pull my files off my old hard drive and got all of my programs back up and running.

I had a 250 GB hard drive. I installed a new 320BGB Seagate Hard Drive. When I check the drive size it shows the old hard disk size. Why would my PC not show that I now have a 320 GB (actually two 320GB drives are installed in my PC order to use the RAID option). The hard disks installed are 320GB Seagate 12MB Cache. I can provide a picture of what my PC shows if necessary.

Why would my PC (Dell E510) not recognize the increased hard drive.

Any assistance is appreciated.
 

Answer:New Hard Drive size not being recognized

Are the new drives in RAID configuration too? And you replaced the old drives by replacing one, then letting the array rebuild, then replacing the other drive and rebuilding again?

Even if you replace the drives in a RAID array, the array itself is not automatically resized. Your RAID management software may have an option to resize the array to fit the new (bigger drives). If this is not the case, then you have to delete the existing and and recreate it from scratch.
 

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