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320gb secondary hard drive shows as 2.56gb free of 127gb?

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February 14, 2014 12:45:38 PM

It seems to be working properly, but in "this pc" it shows drive C: SSD ok and Drive F as 931GB (should be 1TB but whatever) and drive D which is a hard drive from an old computer with windows xp has 2.56gb free of 127gb??? Its only a 320GB drive. Makes no sense. How can I get this to look proper?

I was having a hard time getting drives F and D to separate, but I finally figured that out.

Thanks!

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a b * Windows 8
February 14, 2014 12:55:03 PM

Check the drives in the Disk Management console. In Windows 8 move the mouse pointer into the bottom left hand corner where the start hint appears, and to a right-click. You should get a menu of options including a link to Disk Management. What does that 320 drive in question look like in there?
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February 15, 2014 12:58:34 PM

SchizTech said:
Check the drives in the Disk Management console. In Windows 8 move the mouse pointer into the bottom left hand corner where the start hint appears, and to a right-click. You should get a menu of options including a link to Disk Management. What does that 320 drive in question look like in there?


It shows Drive D: the 320gb one in question quite normally... 128gb ntfs healthy 170gb unallocated. It was reading my 1TB empty drive wrong until I allocated it I think that's what I need to do right? I can select new simple volume but that sounds like making another drive which I don't want I just want to combine that with the healthy part which has data on it of drive D. Thanks for reading!
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a b * Windows 8
February 15, 2014 3:41:01 PM

Well I'm not sure why half the drive is unallocated but to regain the space, right-click on the 128GB partition and select "extend partition"
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February 15, 2014 4:05:54 PM

SchizTech said:
Well I'm not sure why half the drive is unallocated but to regain the space, right-click on the 128GB partition and select "extend partition"


It looks good now, thank you! It even shows up in this PC properly.
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