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Windows Does not recognize full capacity of hard drive

Last response: in Windows XP
December 22, 2006 1:53:49 AM

this is my first time here and first post.

I have a laptop which after I purchased it and installed my own backup utility and created an image. I then started my windows xp home eddition with the cd and went to the section to redo the partitions. I deleted the partion for the recovery however after doing so it is not shown as unpartiton space. The system should have 80 gb hard drive however the statement above the partion says only 75gb is available to use. This is the same total as on the control panel / disc management. How can I get XP to recognize the entire hard drive space?

December 22, 2006 1:58:13 AM

Does the deleted Recovery partition space show up in Disk Management as unused or unmounted?
December 22, 2006 10:39:31 AM

No it doesn't. in disk mgmt the total of the two partitions is 75 gig and there is no unpartion sections in disk mgmt.
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December 22, 2006 1:56:50 PM

You will never show the 80g. That's a marketing ploy by the manu's. They use their own pie-in-the-sky math.

The 75 is about right.

80,000,000,000 bytes divided by(1024x1024x1024).

Right-click your "C" drive and go down to properties. This will show the actual byte count, which will probably be at the 80 billion mark.
December 22, 2006 9:37:51 PM

I hate marketing ploys.
Thanks I did see the capacity add up in the bytes.
I think they need to go back to school and learn math. LOL
December 23, 2006 12:03:13 AM

You are very welcome!