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Anonymous
February 25, 2005 9:55:11 PM

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My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
drive(s):
48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.

How do I interpret this?
I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free space. Why
would that be?
The dreive has 80 GB.
Still puzzled.

Harry.

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Anonymous
February 26, 2005 3:23:49 AM

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It would appear that your partition table may be damaged but I suspect you
know that already as I have seen you posting previous threads on the same
subject.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


webster72n <hbethke@copper.net> wrote:

> My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> drive(s):
> 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
>
> How do I interpret this?
> I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free
> space. Why would that be?
> The dreive has 80 GB.
> Still puzzled.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 3:23:50 AM

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Sorry Mike, but no cigar, as they say.
The damaged partition table was present on my previous 20GB drive. It since
got replaced with an 80 GB drive and everything installed from scratch.
There is also no damaged partition table anymore.
My PM8 runs perfectly on the new drive and without the error message.
If it wasn't for this one little blemish, my machine would be perfect.
Is it possible to fix my problem with PM8?
I surely would like to think so.

Harry.

"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
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> It would appear that your partition table may be damaged but I suspect you
> know that already as I have seen you posting previous threads on the same
> subject.
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> webster72n <hbethke@copper.net> wrote:
>
> > My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> > drive(s):
> > 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> > and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
> >
> > How do I interpret this?
> > I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free
> > space. Why would that be?
> > The dreive has 80 GB.
> > Still puzzled.
>
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Anonymous
February 26, 2005 4:51:48 AM

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Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about (each of )
your Hard Drive(s)?
Do the figures add-up there?

My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
department.

Mart


"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> drive(s):
> 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
>
> How do I interpret this?
> I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free space.
> Why
> would that be?
> The dreive has 80 GB.
> Still puzzled.
>
> Harry.
>
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 4:51:49 AM

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Mart:

There is only 'one' hard drive, divided into C and D drive and both of them
with FAT32. C is the 'active' partition with 2GB and D with 40 GB.
The remaining 38 GB are somehow hidden and don't show up in Windows
Explorer.
Is it at all possible this might have something to do with initial 'faulty'
drive installation?
I posted this same issue before, only at a slightly different angle , but
don't remember to have found a satisfactory solution.
Should there be no 'cure', I will just have to live with it, as is, a 40GB
drive.
Hopefully there is an explanation for my 'mystery'.

Harry.



"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about (each of )
> your Hard Drive(s)?
> Do the figures add-up there?
>
> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
> department.
>
> Mart
>
>
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> > drive(s):
> > 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> > and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
> >
> > How do I interpret this?
> > I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free space.
> > Why
> > would that be?
> > The dreive has 80 GB.
> > Still puzzled.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 4:51:49 AM

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Forgot to mention, Mart, the 'Local Drive Volume':

c: (on drive 0) 2.14 GB 897 MB free.
d: (on drive 0) 46.41 GB 45.60 GB free.

That's all.

Harry.


"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about (each of )
> your Hard Drive(s)?
> Do the figures add-up there?
>
> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
> department.
>
> Mart
>
>
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> > drive(s):
> > 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> > and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
> >
> > How do I interpret this?
> > I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free space.
> > Why
> > would that be?
> > The dreive has 80 GB.
> > Still puzzled.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
>
>
February 26, 2005 4:51:50 AM

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Harry,

This may be an obvious question, but is the unused portion of the HD
(neither C nor D) formatted? You have PM8, use it to see what's going
on with the space allocation on the HD that you indicate is "hidden."
PM8 will see whatever space is there, and then you can determine what
you need or want to do with it, i.e., format it, partition it, etc.

Tom

webster72n wrote:
> Mart:
>
> There is only 'one' hard drive, divided into C and D drive and both of them
> with FAT32. C is the 'active' partition with 2GB and D with 40 GB.
> The remaining 38 GB are somehow hidden and don't show up in Windows
> Explorer.
> Is it at all possible this might have something to do with initial 'faulty'
> drive installation?
> I posted this same issue before, only at a slightly different angle , but
> don't remember to have found a satisfactory solution.
> Should there be no 'cure', I will just have to live with it, as is, a 40GB
> drive.
> Hopefully there is an explanation for my 'mystery'.
>
> Harry.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 4:51:51 AM

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Tom:

I had the sneaking suspision, PM8 might be helpful in solving my problem. It
shows the missing GB's, only thing is, I don't quite know what to do with
that information.
If I gave you that info, would you be willing to help me with that?

Harry.


"TomV" <t@nospam.net> wrote in message
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> Harry,
>
> This may be an obvious question, but is the unused portion of the HD
> (neither C nor D) formatted? You have PM8, use it to see what's going
> on with the space allocation on the HD that you indicate is "hidden."
> PM8 will see whatever space is there, and then you can determine what
> you need or want to do with it, i.e., format it, partition it, etc.
>
> Tom
>
> webster72n wrote:
> > Mart:
> >
> > There is only 'one' hard drive, divided into C and D drive and both of
them
> > with FAT32. C is the 'active' partition with 2GB and D with 40 GB.
> > The remaining 38 GB are somehow hidden and don't show up in Windows
> > Explorer.
> > Is it at all possible this might have something to do with initial
'faulty'
> > drive installation?
> > I posted this same issue before, only at a slightly different angle ,
but
> > don't remember to have found a satisfactory solution.
> > Should there be no 'cure', I will just have to live with it, as is, a
40GB
> > drive.
> > Hopefully there is an explanation for my 'mystery'.
> >
> > Harry.
February 26, 2005 4:51:52 AM

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Harry,

I'll certainly try to assist. I'm sure some of the "gurus" will jump in
also. How is PM8 identifying the space on the HD?

Tom

webster72n wrote:
> Tom:
>
> I had the sneaking suspision, PM8 might be helpful in solving my problem. It
> shows the missing GB's, only thing is, I don't quite know what to do with
> that information.
> If I gave you that info, would you be willing to help me with that?
>
> Harry.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 12:59:05 PM

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You are doing a tremendous job in trying to assist.
Thank you very much.

Harry.


"TomV" <t@nospam.net> wrote in message
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> Harry,
>
> I'll certainly try to assist. I'm sure some of the "gurus" will jump in
> also. How is PM8 identifying the space on the HD?
>
> Tom
>
> webster72n wrote:
> > Tom:
> >
> > I had the sneaking suspision, PM8 might be helpful in solving my
problem. It
> > shows the missing GB's, only thing is, I don't quite know what to do
with
> > that information.
> > If I gave you that info, would you be willing to help me with that?
> >
> > Harry.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 1:45:22 PM

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Harry, I think you are concentrating on the wrong part of the picture. You
should be looking to claim-back the 'missing' 40GB of your 80GB HDD and
setting-up the disk correctly with PM.

I haven't been following your previous threads, however, as Tom has alluded
elsewhere in this thread, you should be re-visiting PM. - and Mike has even
suggested a possible damaged partition table 8>0

It's a (very) long time since I used PM (v4 thru' 6) and assuming that PM8
still works on the same principle, you *should* for example, be able to
increase your C: to 40 + 2 = 42GB. You should also be able to 'play around'
with sizing of your partitions 'on-the-fly' to see its effect long BEFORE
you commit them to a permanent change with PM.

My advice is that you carefully read the PM user manual to get a thorough
understanding of what it does, as I guess the answer to your original post
to this thread will be found there.

> ... but am unable to access the free space.
> Why would that be?

'Finger trouble', Harry - often relieved by a treatment of RTFM <g>

Mart


"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
news:%23X8wp16GFHA.3076@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> Forgot to mention, Mart, the 'Local Drive Volume':
>
> c: (on drive 0) 2.14 GB 897 MB free.
> d: (on drive 0) 46.41 GB 45.60 GB free.
>
> That's all.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
>> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about (each
>> of )
>> your Hard Drive(s)?
>> Do the figures add-up there?
>>
>> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
>> department.
>>
>> Mart
>>
>>
>> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
>> > drive(s):
>> > 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
>> > and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
>> >
>> > How do I interpret this?
>> > I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free space.
>> > Why
>> > would that be?
>> > The dreive has 80 GB.
>> > Still puzzled.
>> >
>> > Harry.
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 1:45:23 PM

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"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Harry, I think you are concentrating on the wrong part of the picture. You
> should be looking to claim-back the 'missing' 40GB of your 80GB HDD and
> setting-up the disk correctly with PM.
>
> I haven't been following your previous threads, however, as Tom has
alluded
> elsewhere in this thread, you should be re-visiting PM. - and Mike has
even
> suggested a possible damaged partition table 8>0
>
> It's a (very) long time since I used PM (v4 thru' 6) and assuming that PM8
> still works on the same principle, you *should* for example, be able to
> increase your C: to 40 + 2 = 42GB. You should also be able to 'play
around'
> with sizing of your partitions 'on-the-fly' to see its effect long BEFORE
> you commit them to a permanent change with PM.
>
> My advice is that you carefully read the PM user manual to get a thorough
> understanding of what it does, as I guess the answer to your original post
> to this thread will be found there.
>
> > ... but am unable to access the free space.
> > Why would that be?
>
> 'Finger trouble', Harry - often relieved by a treatment of RTFM <g>
>
> Mart
>
> "RTFM"?
> I need a little help with that one.
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:%23X8wp16GFHA.3076@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >
> > Forgot to mention, Mart, the 'Local Drive Volume':
> >
> > c: (on drive 0) 2.14 GB 897 MB free.
> > d: (on drive 0) 46.41 GB 45.60 GB free.
> >
> > That's all.
> >
> > Harry.
> >
> >
> > "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
> >> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about (each
> >> of )
> >> your Hard Drive(s)?
> >> Do the figures add-up there?
> >>
> >> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
> >> department.
> >>
> >> Mart
> >>
> >>
> >> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> > My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> >> > drive(s):
> >> > 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> >> > and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
> >> >
> >> > How do I interpret this?
> >> > I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free
space.
> >> > Why
> >> > would that be?
> >> > The dreive has 80 GB.
> >> > Still puzzled.
> >> >
> >> > Harry.
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 2:00:16 PM

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Mart,

I only mentioned possibly damaged partition table due to a) Belarc's
48.56GB usable and 46.50GB free being so different from the 80GB nominal
for the drive [1], and b) Harry going on about this being a problem rather
than having gone ahead and created a new partition in the free space.

[1] Or is Belarc simply saying that of the 48.56 GB that has been
partitioned 46.50 GB is unused and making no reference to the
unpartitioned space?

Harry,

What does Everest Home Edition (www.lavalys.com) tell you about your
drive? Check Storage | Physical Drives. The lower pane on the right will
tell you how your disk is partitioned.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


Mart <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote:

> Harry, I think you are concentrating on the wrong part of the
> picture. You should be looking to claim-back the 'missing' 40GB of
> your 80GB HDD and setting-up the disk correctly with PM.
>
> I haven't been following your previous threads, however, as Tom has
> alluded elsewhere in this thread, you should be re-visiting PM. -
> and Mike has even suggested a possible damaged partition table 8>0
>
> It's a (very) long time since I used PM (v4 thru' 6) and assuming
> that PM8 still works on the same principle, you *should* for example,
> be able to increase your C: to 40 + 2 = 42GB. You should also be able
> to 'play around' with sizing of your partitions 'on-the-fly' to see
> its effect long BEFORE you commit them to a permanent change with PM.
>
> My advice is that you carefully read the PM user manual to get a
> thorough understanding of what it does, as I guess the answer to your
> original post to this thread will be found there.
>
>> ... but am unable to access the free space.
>> Why would that be?
>
> 'Finger trouble', Harry - often relieved by a treatment of RTFM <g>
>
> Mart
>
>
> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> news:%23X8wp16GFHA.3076@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>
>> Forgot to mention, Mart, the 'Local Drive Volume':
>>
>> c: (on drive 0) 2.14 GB 897 MB free.
>> d: (on drive 0) 46.41 GB 45.60 GB free.
>>
>> That's all.
>>
>> Harry.
>>
>>
>> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
>>> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about
>>> (each of )
>>> your Hard Drive(s)?
>>> Do the figures add-up there?
>>>
>>> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
>>> department.
>>>
>>> Mart
>>>
>>>
>>> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>>> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
>>>> drive(s):
>>>> 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
>>>> and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
>>>>
>>>> How do I interpret this?
>>>> I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free
>>>> space. Why
>>>> would that be?
>>>> The dreive has 80 GB.
>>>> Still puzzled.
>>>>
>>>> Harry.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 2:00:17 PM

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"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
news:%23V9lcJ$GFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Mart,
>
> I only mentioned possibly damaged partition table due to a) Belarc's
> 48.56GB usable and 46.50GB free being so different from the 80GB nominal
> for the drive [1], and b) Harry going on about this being a problem rather
> than having gone ahead and created a new partition in the free space.
>
> If I new how to gain access to the free space, I
> certainly would have, Mike. Heaven knows I tried.
> It's exactly the reson for me to come here.
> If not addressing it as a problem, what else?
> I am 'only' looking for an answer.
>
> Harry.
>
>
> [1] Or is Belarc simply saying that of the 48.56 GB that has been
> partitioned 46.50 GB is unused and making no reference to the
> unpartitioned space?
>
> Harry,
>
> What does Everest Home Edition (www.lavalys.com) tell you about your
> drive? Check Storage | Physical Drives. The lower pane on the right will
> tell you how your disk is partitioned.
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> Mart <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote:
>
> > Harry, I think you are concentrating on the wrong part of the
> > picture. You should be looking to claim-back the 'missing' 40GB of
> > your 80GB HDD and setting-up the disk correctly with PM.
> >
> > I haven't been following your previous threads, however, as Tom has
> > alluded elsewhere in this thread, you should be re-visiting PM. -
> > and Mike has even suggested a possible damaged partition table 8>0
> >
> > It's a (very) long time since I used PM (v4 thru' 6) and assuming
> > that PM8 still works on the same principle, you *should* for example,
> > be able to increase your C: to 40 + 2 = 42GB. You should also be able
> > to 'play around' with sizing of your partitions 'on-the-fly' to see
> > its effect long BEFORE you commit them to a permanent change with PM.
> >
> > My advice is that you carefully read the PM user manual to get a
> > thorough understanding of what it does, as I guess the answer to your
> > original post to this thread will be found there.
> >
> >> ... but am unable to access the free space.
> >> Why would that be?
> >
> > 'Finger trouble', Harry - often relieved by a treatment of RTFM <g>
> >
> > Mart
> >
> >
> > "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> > news:%23X8wp16GFHA.3076@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>
> >> Forgot to mention, Mart, the 'Local Drive Volume':
> >>
> >> c: (on drive 0) 2.14 GB 897 MB free.
> >> d: (on drive 0) 46.41 GB 45.60 GB free.
> >>
> >> That's all.
> >>
> >> Harry.
> >>
> >>
> >> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> >> news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
> >>> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about
> >>> (each of )
> >>> your Hard Drive(s)?
> >>> Do the figures add-up there?
> >>>
> >>> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
> >>> department.
> >>>
> >>> Mart
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >>> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >>>> My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> >>>> drive(s):
> >>>> 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> >>>> and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
> >>>>
> >>>> How do I interpret this?
> >>>> I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free
> >>>> space. Why
> >>>> would that be?
> >>>> The dreive has 80 GB.
> >>>> Still puzzled.
> >>>>
> >>>> Harry.
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 5:02:35 PM

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Yes Mike, my guess is probably a combination of all - and I'm not too sure
if the maths is absolutely accurate in Belarc for that particular parameter
or it's just being 'misled' <g>. However, I'm certain that a better
understanding of how to use PM could only improve the situation.

Mart


"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
news:%23V9lcJ$GFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Mart,
>
> I only mentioned possibly damaged partition table due to a) Belarc's
> 48.56GB usable and 46.50GB free being so different from the 80GB nominal
> for the drive [1], and b) Harry going on about this being a problem rather
> than having gone ahead and created a new partition in the free space.
>
> [1] Or is Belarc simply saying that of the 48.56 GB that has been
> partitioned 46.50 GB is unused and making no reference to the
> unpartitioned space?
>
> Harry,
>
> What does Everest Home Edition (www.lavalys.com) tell you about your
> drive? Check Storage | Physical Drives. The lower pane on the right will
> tell you how your disk is partitioned.
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> Mart <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>> Harry, I think you are concentrating on the wrong part of the
>> picture. You should be looking to claim-back the 'missing' 40GB of
>> your 80GB HDD and setting-up the disk correctly with PM.
>>
>> I haven't been following your previous threads, however, as Tom has
>> alluded elsewhere in this thread, you should be re-visiting PM. -
>> and Mike has even suggested a possible damaged partition table 8>0
>>
>> It's a (very) long time since I used PM (v4 thru' 6) and assuming
>> that PM8 still works on the same principle, you *should* for example,
>> be able to increase your C: to 40 + 2 = 42GB. You should also be able
>> to 'play around' with sizing of your partitions 'on-the-fly' to see
>> its effect long BEFORE you commit them to a permanent change with PM.
>>
>> My advice is that you carefully read the PM user manual to get a
>> thorough understanding of what it does, as I guess the answer to your
>> original post to this thread will be found there.
>>
>>> ... but am unable to access the free space.
>>> Why would that be?
>>
>> 'Finger trouble', Harry - often relieved by a treatment of RTFM <g>
>>
>> Mart
>>
>>
>> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>> news:%23X8wp16GFHA.3076@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>> Forgot to mention, Mart, the 'Local Drive Volume':
>>>
>>> c: (on drive 0) 2.14 GB 897 MB free.
>>> d: (on drive 0) 46.41 GB 45.60 GB free.
>>>
>>> That's all.
>>>
>>> Harry.
>>>
>>>
>>> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>>>> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
>>>> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about
>>>> (each of )
>>>> your Hard Drive(s)?
>>>> Do the figures add-up there?
>>>>
>>>> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
>>>> department.
>>>>
>>>> Mart
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>>> My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
>>>>> drive(s):
>>>>> 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
>>>>> and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
>>>>>
>>>>> How do I interpret this?
>>>>> I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free
>>>>> space. Why
>>>>> would that be?
>>>>> The dreive has 80 GB.
>>>>> Still puzzled.
>>>>>
>>>>> Harry.
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 5:02:36 PM

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"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Yes Mike, my guess is probably a combination of all - and I'm not too sure
> if the maths is absolutely accurate in Belarc for that particular
parameter
> or it's just being 'misled' <g>. However, I'm certain that a better
> understanding of how to use PM could only improve the situation.
>
> Mart
>
>
> "Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
> news:%23V9lcJ$GFHA.2276@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Mart,
> >
> > I only mentioned possibly damaged partition table due to a) Belarc's
> > 48.56GB usable and 46.50GB free being so different from the 80GB nominal
> > for the drive [1], and b) Harry going on about this being a problem
rather
> > than having gone ahead and created a new partition in the free space.
> >
> > [1] Or is Belarc simply saying that of the 48.56 GB that has been
> > partitioned 46.50 GB is unused and making no reference to the
> > unpartitioned space?
> >
> > Harry,
> >
> > What does Everest Home Edition (www.lavalys.com) tell you about your
> > drive? Check Storage | Physical Drives. The lower pane on the right
will
> > tell you how your disk is partitioned.
> > --
> > Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> > mike.maltby@gmail.com
> >
> >
> > Mart <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Harry, I think you are concentrating on the wrong part of the
> >> picture. You should be looking to claim-back the 'missing' 40GB of
> >> your 80GB HDD and setting-up the disk correctly with PM.
> >>
> >> I haven't been following your previous threads, however, as Tom has
> >> alluded elsewhere in this thread, you should be re-visiting PM. -
> >> and Mike has even suggested a possible damaged partition table 8>0
> >>
> >> It's a (very) long time since I used PM (v4 thru' 6) and assuming
> >> that PM8 still works on the same principle, you *should* for example,
> >> be able to increase your C: to 40 + 2 = 42GB. You should also be able
> >> to 'play around' with sizing of your partitions 'on-the-fly' to see
> >> its effect long BEFORE you commit them to a permanent change with PM.
> >>
> >> My advice is that you carefully read the PM user manual to get a
> >> thorough understanding of what it does, as I guess the answer to your
> >> original post to this thread will be found there.
> >>
> >>> ... but am unable to access the free space.
> >>> Why would that be?
> >>
> >> 'Finger trouble', Harry - often relieved by a treatment of RTFM <g>
> >>
> >> Mart
> >>
> >> Now that I know the meaning of "RTFM",
> >> I can tell you that the "FM" is like an encyclopedia,
> >> much too extensive and too late for me to delve into
> >> at this stage of my life.
> >> That's why I came here for help and I surely don't
> >> need this kind of treatment from anyone.
> >> Thank you and Mike for your 'kind' assistance.
> >>
> >> Harry.
> >>
> >> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >> news:%23X8wp16GFHA.3076@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>>
> >>> Forgot to mention, Mart, the 'Local Drive Volume':
> >>>
> >>> c: (on drive 0) 2.14 GB 897 MB free.
> >>> d: (on drive 0) 46.41 GB 45.60 GB free.
> >>>
> >>> That's all.
> >>>
> >>> Harry.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> "Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
> >>> news:%23XwC9W6GFHA.2620@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >>>> Harry, what does Belarc tell you about 'Local Drive Volumes'?
> >>>> And, for that matter, what does Windows Explorer tell you about
> >>>> (each of )
> >>>> your Hard Drive(s)?
> >>>> Do the figures add-up there?
> >>>>
> >>>> My *guess* is that maths may be slightly incorrect in the 'Drives'
> >>>> department.
> >>>>
> >>>> Mart
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> "webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote in message
> >>>> news:ukjaVU5GFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >>>>> My BelarcAdvisor reports the following about my
> >>>>> drive(s):
> >>>>> 48.56 GB Usable Hard Drive Capacity
> >>>>> and 46.50 GB Hard Drive Free Space.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> How do I interpret this?
> >>>>> I can account for the 48.56 GB, but am unable to access the free
> >>>>> space. Why
> >>>>> would that be?
> >>>>> The dreive has 80 GB.
> >>>>> Still puzzled.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Harry.
> >
>
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 5:52:03 PM

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RTFM
Read The F***ing Manual
Joan

webster72n wrote:

>> "RTFM"?
>> I need a little help with that one.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 5:52:04 PM

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Joan:

Thanks for explaining.
I shall respond accordingly.

Harry.


"Joan Archer" <joanarcher@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> RTFM
> Read The F***ing Manual
> Joan
>
> webster72n wrote:
>
> >> "RTFM"?
> >> I need a little help with that one.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 6:35:04 PM

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Sadly once again you seem to find difficulty in answering the question
which was:

What does Everest Home Edition (www.lavalys.com) tell you about your
drive? Check Storage | Physical Drives. The lower pane on the right will
tell you how your disk is partitioned.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


webster72n <hbethke@copper.net> wrote:

> If I new how to gain access to the free space, I
> certainly would have, Mike. Heaven knows I tried.
> It's exactly the reson for me to come here.
> If not addressing it as a problem, what else?
> I am 'only' looking for an answer.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 6:35:05 PM

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Mike:

Sorry about having overlooked this item in your post.
I will go there now and report back.
Thank you.

Harry.


"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
news:%23n0x8iBHFHA.3200@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Sadly once again you seem to find difficulty in answering the question
> which was:
>
> What does Everest Home Edition (www.lavalys.com) tell you about your
> drive? Check Storage | Physical Drives. The lower pane on the right will
> tell you how your disk is partitioned.
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> webster72n <hbethke@copper.net> wrote:
>
> > If I new how to gain access to the free space, I
> > certainly would have, Mike. Heaven knows I tried.
> > It's exactly the reson for me to come here.
> > If not addressing it as a problem, what else?
> > I am 'only' looking for an answer.
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 6:35:05 PM

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Mike:

Clicking on your link I can only come up with information I already revealed
here with no reference to the missing GB's. It produced Aida32, which I have
on my PC.
I could not come up with Check Storage/Physical Drives
anywhere along the lines. Did I miss something?
As Mart said, I will have to read the manual of PM8,
no matter how extensive it is and how old I am.
Maybe that will help me getting older.
Thanks a million for caring.

Harry.


"Mike M" <No_Spam@Corned_Beef.Only> wrote in message
news:%23n0x8iBHFHA.3200@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Sadly once again you seem to find difficulty in answering the question
> which was:
>
> What does Everest Home Edition (www.lavalys.com) tell you about your
> drive? Check Storage | Physical Drives. The lower pane on the right will
> tell you how your disk is partitioned.
> --
> Mike Maltby MS-MVP
> mike.maltby@gmail.com
>
>
> webster72n <hbethke@copper.net> wrote:
>
> > If I new how to gain access to the free space, I
> > certainly would have, Mike. Heaven knows I tried.
> > It's exactly the reson for me to come here.
> > If not addressing it as a problem, what else?
> > I am 'only' looking for an answer.
>
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 6:55:44 PM

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Your rudeness and seeming inability to answer the most simple of questions
does you no favours at all. Remember it is YOU and you alone that gets
you into the many messes you seem to end up in and not those from whom you
seek help.

You have a hard disk with around 32-34GB of unallocated space. You have
Partition Magic 8. Now use PM and create a partition in that unused space.
Assuming that the space is contiguous then the easiest way might be to
simply create a third primary partition after which you can format it and
use it in Win Me. As to how to do this use either PM's help or RTM.
--
Mike Maltby MS-MVP
mike.maltby@gmail.com


"webster72n" <hbethke@copper.net> wrote ...

Now that I know the meaning of "RTFM",
I can tell you that the "FM" is like an encyclopedia,
much too extensive and too late for me to delve into
at this stage of my life.
That's why I came here for help and I surely don't
need this kind of treatment from anyone.
Thank you and Mike for your 'kind' assistance.
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 7:45:56 PM

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Harry,

I'm tagging my reply on here, as this thread is becoming a bit ragged and
here seems a useful place as any to add it.

But (very much) earlier you asked the question "Is it possible to fix my
problem with PM8?"

The simple answer is YES.

BUT you really must read the manual - even if it is like an encyclopedia -
before you start playing with PM. I'm sorry but -

> much too extensive and too late for me to delve into
> at this stage of my life.

is not a valid excuse. As I pointed out before, so long as you don't press
the final "Go" button, you can play with the settings till your heart's
content, seeing the affects of various adjustments until you find the
setting most apporpriate to your circumstances.

We can neither see your PM screen shots, nor see the affects of your
adjustments. But as Mike has already suggested "As to how to do this, use
either PM's help or RTM." You don't need to read the whole of the manual,
just the relevant pages.

BTW - if/when you reply in-line Harry, please don't add an extra chevron, it
makes it difficult to determine where your reply starts and ends.

We'll get you there!!

Mart
Anonymous
February 26, 2005 7:45:57 PM

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You don't know how much I appreciate your response, Mart. Thank you very
much.
Now there is room to operate.
I was afraid that this would be my final answer.
My *problem* will just have to wait for me to tackle it.
And with those *chevrons*, my intentions were to do it right and it turned
out to be the opposite.
Thank you for reaching out with understanding.

Harry

"Mart" <mart(NoSpam)@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Harry,
>
> I'm tagging my reply on here, as this thread is becoming a bit ragged and
> here seems a useful place as any to add it.
>
> But (very much) earlier you asked the question "Is it possible to fix my
> problem with PM8?"
>
> The simple answer is YES.
>
> BUT you really must read the manual - even if it is like an encyclopedia -
> before you start playing with PM. I'm sorry but -
>
> > much too extensive and too late for me to delve into
> > at this stage of my life.
>
> is not a valid excuse. As I pointed out before, so long as you don't press
> the final "Go" button, you can play with the settings till your heart's
> content, seeing the affects of various adjustments until you find the
> setting most apporpriate to your circumstances.
>
> We can neither see your PM screen shots, nor see the affects of your
> adjustments. But as Mike has already suggested "As to how to do this, use
> either PM's help or RTM." You don't need to read the whole of the manual,
> just the relevant pages.
>
> BTW - if/when you reply in-line Harry, please don't add an extra chevron,
it
> makes it difficult to determine where your reply starts and ends.
>
> We'll get you there!!
>
> Mart
>
>