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January 13, 2013 8:32:04 PM

I recently decided to take apart a really old HP desktop and discovered it had a nice, aftermarket hard drive in it. This computer hasn't been used for years, so it was fine to take things out of it. The hard drive it had was a 500GB, 7200 RPM Seagate. I installed it into my computer, and for some reason, it showed up as two drives. One was the drive that ran Windows on the old computer, and one was a backup drive. I formatted both, and still the same. They show up as two drives, one 377 GB and one 88 GB, even though it should be one 465 GB (formatting). I have a picture of how the drives show up after formatting.

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January 13, 2013 9:16:58 PM

Someone could have split the drive and downloaded 2 types of windows software originally. I have done it. it doesnt mean you have more memory on one or the other.
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January 13, 2013 9:22:29 PM

you should delete the partition... repartition and reformat.
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January 13, 2013 9:32:31 PM

anonymous1 said:
you should delete the partition... repartition and reformat.


I should probably know this, but how would I do that?

Edit: Found a tutorial. No need for more replies.
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January 13, 2013 10:03:51 PM

Best answer selected by NotQuiteAPro.
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January 14, 2013 12:32:50 AM

They are simply the two partitions of your drive, not two drives.
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