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New harddrive size not recognized

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May 20, 2010 4:15:34 AM

Hello,
I just replaced an 80gig harddrive on a HP dv2000 laptop with a 320 gig harddrive. I loaded disk image from the 80 gig on to the new drive - everything works fine , however when I open "my computer" it still states the drive is 80gig - how do i get it to recognize the whole 320?????? thanks
May 20, 2010 5:00:54 AM

You didn't say what program you used, but I am assuming that the program copied the drive image, then created a new, equally sized partition and copied the contents onto that. The rest of the space is unpartitioned. Go to Disk manager and format the 230GB or so of unpartitioned space.
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May 21, 2010 2:30:57 AM

rwpritchett said:
If your goal is to have a single 320GB partition instead of 80GB + 240GB, the use this free program to change your partition:

http://www.partitionwizard.com/

Or you could just enlarge your current partition in disk management...
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