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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.
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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