30g drive, only recognizes 8g ??

By macx
Nov 4, 2006
  1. Bring an older machine back to life after a Windows 98 non-recoverable crash.

    Had the drive partitioned into C drive for applications, and D drive for data storage.

    Copied off the data out of D onto another drive (temp installed in another computer).

    Loaded XP onto C along with a few other things. Works fine. But that's
    only 8g.

    It won't show the rest of the drive. Looked in My Computer, looked in
    Control Panel / Device Mgr.

    How do I find it?

    I suppose 1 way is to reformat the drive, but then I'd have to reload
    everything. Of course would prefer to avoid that.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Right click My Computer->Manage->Disk Management ?
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 710

    Well, now, wasn't that easy!

    Whole thing is knowing where to look.
    I guess after "all these years" I still don't
    have the Windows thought process down pat.

    thanks so much
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