All hard drives no longer show remaining space

By woodiron93 ยท 4 replies
Jun 25, 2010
  1. While i was watching a video on my external hard drive, i accidentally removed the hard drive and this resulted in every single hard drive of mine not being able to show the remaining space when you open my computer. Uploaded a picture of what my computer looks like. As you can see, the remaining space is gone and is replaced by the format of the respective hard drive.

    As i have played around with my computer trying to fix this error, i noticed that the search does not come up with things. ie. when i type cmd into the search after clicking the start button, command prompt does not come up anymore. Also, i cannot click the majority of the buttons in the control panel.

    I've tried restarting my computer and running system restore but nothings changed.
    I have also tried reformatting my sd card seeing if reformatting any hard drive or memory stick would fix the problem but it did absolutely nothing

    Please help!

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  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    try the SD card with another PC...if it shows space in a diferent PC then u definitely have messed up your Windows a bit.
  3. woodiron93

    woodiron93 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yep it works fine in other computers
  4. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    hmm well now u can relax cuz the problem is software related...try googling it
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    You're probably best to try a "Windows repair". What version of Windows are you running? And do you have the installation disks? and/or a recovery partition or recovery disks?
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