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I have a 120 gig hard drive but it showing up as a 30 gig

  • Hard Drives
  • Windows XP
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
April 19, 2010 11:38:09 AM

i got a new 120 gig hard i install xp on and upon completion of installing xp the hard drive now shows up as only 30 gig what did i do wrong and how do i fix it

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May 14, 2010 1:18:10 PM

well id say theres a partition 4 the rest that is hidden or damaged but never happened to me b4 try right clicking my computer then manage go into storage then disk management shows you every think hope this helps
May 15, 2010 3:51:56 AM

Personally, I would say you might want to run Command Prompt and run a chkdsk /f. That should fix any errors on your next boot.

If it is more than that, you might have a corrupt hard drive or, as Simon said, there could be a hidden partition. Just go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, open up Computer Management and click on Disk Management. That will give you a list of all of your partitions plus allow the ability to tweak with them.