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Hard drive reporting wrong size

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Last response: in Windows 7
November 3, 2010 2:11:18 AM

I recently used Acronis partition manager to resize my C drive, I have a large winsxs folder that was filling the 40Gb partition. I deleted another partition and the resized the c: drive to 136Gb. The actual resize failed beacuse of corrupt files. I ran scandisk and tried again.
Both partition manager and the Win7 hard disk management tell me that C: is 136Gb. But in My Computer C: is listed as still being 36gb with only 3Gb of free space.
Any thoughts? I really want to avoid deleteing the partitiions and reinstalling.
I have Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.
2 HDD's both sata.

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November 3, 2010 11:53:50 AM

First thing backup your Data.....
Than you can try to fix it with tools available....
One of the best free tools i use is
But back up your data first! :) 
Good luck mate
November 3, 2010 1:36:58 PM

Thanks, I will give it a go.
I think I just need to rebuild the mbr, but we will see.
November 30, 2010 2:02:02 AM

Best answer selected by paw17.