My Hard Drive Smaller!!????!!?!?

By mokaboy
Mar 30, 2005
  1. Hi

    my hard drive when i got it was 56GB i think it wass DEFINATLY IN the 50's im sure!!! now i look in my computer and its a 43GB? i dont know why? ive formatted and reinstalled windows within that time thou. how do i get it back? :knock:
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    try a low level format utility if you realy think you lost disc space
  3. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    but that mean id hav to delete windows and fedora core 3? is ther another way?
  4. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Enter the BIOS and write down the model# and serial#.
    Travel to the HDD manuf site and look up the stats.

    patio. :cool:
  5. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    ok i definatley had this same problem, not to fear i found out how to fix it.
    Ok basically i bought a 80Gb HDD, the ppl put it together and everything worked fine, then one dayu i noticed that the HDD was only displaying 60gb (even though it says 80Gb on the HDD).

    I was extremly pissed of. I rang my friend and he suggested he bring over a partitioning program, Next time he was over, he didnt have it.

    So i set out on a search all over the internet, none of the trial versions would let me alter anything.

    I found this DOS one, me, not knowing that i couldnt run DOS under win XP (WTF was i on??) found that it didnt work, i checked my HDD, and guess what, it was working at 80Gb.

    I might still have the program somewhere on my other computer, so if you want it, i'll try find it for you.

  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    When a pertition is used for Linux, it is quite possible (and likely) that Windows does not recognize it, as it is a non-windows filesystem. Guess your Linux sits in the 'lost' space!
  7. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    mokaboy, how big did you make your linux partition?
  8. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    its ok ive sorted this problem now, i downloaded samsungs utility and formatted with that and reinstalled everything (i love having a clean fresh computer) :) i made a 11GB linux partition, 1GB for the swap 10GB for linux :)
  9. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    good to hear :eek:

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