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Alantnyk222

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Hi, I have a western digital, new just installed supposed to be 230 gig with 16 buffer
but when I check properties it shows only 20 gig? am I nuts?

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144701



Drive C:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System NTFS
Size 19.53 GB (20,974,428,160 bytes)
Free Space 12.49 GB (13,410,095,104 bytes)
Volume Name
Volume Serial Number CC2BA0D5

Drive E: SLAVE DRIVE
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System FAT32
Size 74.51 GB (80,004,153,344 bytes)
Free Space 60.94 GB (65,429,733,376 bytes)
Volume Name
Volume Serial Number 1CE41A42


maybe did I give too big a partition to windowsby accident - how can I heck and or fix, I thought I gave only 20,000 to XP partition?


Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model WDC WD2500KS-00MJB0
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed	hard disk media
Partitions 1
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 2
SCSI Target ID 2
Sectors/Track 63
Size 232.88 GB (250,056,737,280 bytes)
Total Cylinders 30,401
Total Sectors 488,392,065
Total Tracks 7,752,255
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #1, Partition #0
Partition Size 19.53 GB (20,974,431,744 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes

Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model WDC WD800LB-00DNA0
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed	hard disk media
Partitions 1
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 0
SCSI Target ID 1
Sectors/Track 63
Size 74.53 GB (80,023,749,120 bytes)
Total Cylinders 9,729
Total Sectors 156,296,385
Total Tracks 2,480,895
Tracks/Cylinder 255
Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 74.53 GB (80,023,716,864 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes
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Did you use the disk manager utility? And are you running service pack 2 for XP?
-Pete.
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I was offered the utility but I didn't think I needed to use it?, I assume it is on the accesories tab?

Is it too late to fix now?

How do I fix ?

Yes, I am using service pack2

Edited by Alantnyk222, 15 March 2006 - 06:24 AM.

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recap:
Opps I made a big mistake when I setup my new hardrve, I made partition (was thinking that I made 2 gig) 200 gig!!!

I hate to have to reinstall everything again, is there any easy utility to resize the partition from 200 gig back to 6 gig?
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Magic Partition, I believe, will let you merge the partitions without losing any of your saved information.
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Hi, I checked around and see quite a few complaints about Magic partitions, but will only use 1 time so maybe it doesn't matter as long as it works,
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downloaded program shows my disk as 232 gig but when I go to resize it still shows as 20 gig drive?

Wierd, has my slave ATA as primary slave and my troubled HD as 2ndary slave???

Recap:

I used the partition magic 8, this is wierd:

1) When I do properties on C it still shows 20 Gig drive instead of 230?
Does this matter becuase partition still sees 230 gigs

2) I made partition just for OS smaller 5 Gig so this is fine named it drive X

3) I made a mistake and made a 2nd 8 gig partition, this is drive C
I can't figure out how to get rid of it, just for get it?

4) Id didn't name the 200 gig balance a drive just gavce it label data - I don't think it matter?

5)Partition shows my 230 gig drive SATA as 2ndary slave? dos this matter?

6) Partition shows my 80 Gig ATA drive as primary slave? Does this matter?

Edited by Alantnyk222, 15 March 2006 - 07:16 PM.

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I am confused I have OS (XP SP2) and all programs in 20 gig partition and 230 gigs unformatted? Did I do something wrong? I wanted about 5 gigs for OS and rest of 225 gig HD available but doesn't seem to be that way? Can someone walk me through fixing this please?


Partition 0, hard disk 1


File system: NTFS

Drive letter: C:

Sectors / boot: 8

Sectors / cluster: 8

Size (capacity): 9.8 GB (10.495.425.024 )

Used space: 7.4 GB (75%)

Free space: 2.4 GB (24%)

Physical sectors:

First: 63 (Cyl 0, Hd 1, Sec 1)

Last: 20498939 (Cyl 1275, Hd 254, Sec 63)

HDD info: Cyl 30401, Hd 255, Sec 63



Partition 1, hard disk 1

File system: Unformatted

Drive letter: *:

Serial number: 00000000

Sectors / boot: 0

Sectors / cluster: 0

Size (capacity): 223 GB (239.561.280.000 )

Used space: 0 b ( 0%)

Free space: 223 GB (100%)

Physical sectors:

First: 20498940 (Cyl 1276, Hd 0, Sec 1)

Last: 488392064 (Cyl 30400, Hd 254, Sec 63)

HDD info: Cyl 30401, Hd 255, Sec 63

Edited by Alantnyk222, 15 March 2006 - 11:08 PM.

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Sorry I am such an idiot!


How do I partition the balance of my drive so it shows up, there partition programs are pricey and the demo versions will not format.

Thanks
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