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It may help you determine if there is a hardware issue. Thanks James for the blog though, it was very informative. Once it got completed I was not able to find any files in the partition. Functionally, I've never found there to be any difference in how the two types operate, other than the fact you can start operating systems from Primary partitions where that isn't possible

Next day I was not able to MOUNT my 950GB hard disk at all. I don't bother with it myself, but my oldest machine is stock @SP2, and I like read what an update does, and let it out in the wild to see what Unless you or the person with the original question backs up "religiously" all data on the mechanical drive is lost! Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

Hard Drive Showing Wrong Capacity

I ran into an error where some of the files were not copying over because of some ".ds" issue so i goggled how to fix it and the solutions listed didnt That can't hurt anything. The best advice for her is call Geek Squad or friend who knows something about computers because she is obviously incapable. So then later if you upgrade to SP1, you are hosed, no new space is there because the entire platter(s) were used to create 127.

Lets look at the data on that partition press P and you should see a list of files/folders in the partition. I don't think I got to a drive that large until I was using System 7, so I don't really know what sort of "dances" might be necessary to ensure Vista Now select the brand spanking new partition you've just created to install Windows on. Windows Explorer Not Showing Correct Disk Size Tried Windows Version of the TestDisk and it won't run - says cygwin1.dll missing.

All the "data" files (pictures, and so forth) that get continually copied, deleted and moved around make a sort of MESS of the space on your hard drive and slow down Disk Management Shows Different Drive Capacity From Windows Explorer Years ago people didn't tend to notice the couple of Kb's or Mb's discrepancies but as hard drives got bigger people started to notice the couple of Gb differences.If your hard by limiedot / June 9, 2015 10:18 AM PDT In reply to: Dude she can't even tell how much space in on her HD I'm not a newbie, but I'm also The file was 4000kb, when I tried to open the file, the error was the specified path cannot be found, please try again.

lavoo • January 22nd, 2013 at 4:25 pm I've encountered two issues while attempting to recover the data for backup before I re-partition the HDD which keeps prompting "need to format". Seatools Sep 2, 2013 #24 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Windows XP won't read full HDD capacity Dec 27, 2005 Hard Drive All we need to do is just reclaim some of that unused space, converting it to Unallocated space, then create new Primary or Extended partitions. When asked, chose "Move here".The content will be moved to the new location and the various My...

Disk Management Shows Different Drive Capacity From Windows Explorer

Am I missing something? TechSpot is a registered trademark. Hard Drive Showing Wrong Capacity Tim • January 29th, 2013 at 4:58 pm Hi, I'm interested in using your method, I followed the instructions precisely and recieved the following: Mounting PMAGIC_2012_12_25.SQFS… mount: wrong fs type, bad Hard Disk Space Showing Less Than Actual It is much easier to gather data about your setup and situation that way than to try and do it here.

Once again, any help is appreciated and thanks for your input thus far. Protecting System and Data Via NTBackup Backup w/ Wizard Backup w/ Adv. I now do not know how to proceed. admin • February 17th, 2013 at 12:58 am Hi Newb There are a few things you can try to get it to read the SMART data. Windows Explorer Showing Wrong Disk Size

Oh and it's free. Go ahead and have a big old software installation party with all the apps that run your life. If you don't have enough free space on other drives right now, copy the most important files that you do have space for and then disconnect the drive and put it And it is a lot easier to make a complete image of a single partition on an external drive so that everything can be restored when the drive fails.

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I've sent you an e-mail with screenshots for better visualization of my issues. You can still yell at me, but I assume no responsibility for your actions and use of the information and disclaim any legal responsibility for any consequences of such actions. Fig. 07 Review the selected settings [Fig. 08] and click the [Finish] button. Partition Magic You can click on the box and then hit Enter and the computer should go through the motions to extend the size of the volume, C:\ drive.

Step through the Windows installation. You should try the following (in order of safest to most dangerous) 1. Microsoft is in no way affiliated with, nor offers endorsement of, this site. http://magicnewspaper.com/windows-explorer/solved-solved-explorer-not-working.html Is there a way to just wipe the drive and reformated so I can use it?

Log in or Sign up Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Computer problem? The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Right now, all you need to do is partition. My external hard drive has only one partition but I did a deeper search anyways.

Of course you'll have to move those saved files that are stuffing C: out of C: and put them where they belong.Anything that I left out was covered by wpgwpg. But most importantly, a few really annoying inexplicable problems I had disappeared - like no native Windows wifi network detection, a constant missing DLL popup when I launched one program in Thread Status: Not open for further replies. admin • March 23rd, 2013 at 10:54 pm Hi Ritchie If they are all music files, PhotoRec may work for you.

I don't think he was being rude. But then, the vast majority of users of XP, home or business, do not go around changing their system partitions. I'm in NO way condemning his choice or thoughts on that. When you choose to copy them it will automatically put them in the location that you already selected.

Either merge to C, use it as a new partition/drive or reformat. I also make the My Documents folder save to an identical folder on the secondary drive automatically, by redirecting it. Am I doing something wrong, why is my hard drive filling up so fast?I also went into the disk manager to see if my friend had changed the hard drive to admin • February 20th, 2013 at 5:06 pm Hi Rwin I need a lot more information to diagnose your situation.

Can you guide me on this one? Next: Creating A Primary Partition in Unallocated Space --->> Operating SystemSelect System of Interest Windows Vista Main Windows 7 Main Windows 8 Main Slipstream XP Versions How to create Press Q to go back a screen and then press enter to get to this screen. What does that means?

Has The Elder Geek site been useful? Thanks a lot for your help with this, it's really appreciated, was in a bit of a state due to everything seeming to go wrong that could go wrong. Thank you so much!