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500gb to 250 gb?


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TiFa LoCkHeArT

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Hey guys!!!

I did a reformat 2 days ago after my laptop went crashing =(

After the reformat I went to check my C and D drives only to find out that I have LOST half of the space which is from 500GB to 250GB

What should I do???? :)
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Have you used the Acer system recovery disks that you made when you bought the laptop?
Have you upgraded the hard drive since you bought it? Did it have a 250Gb when you bought it?
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TiFa LoCkHeArT

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No I did not use I just reformat it
And NO I did not upgrade anything as you can see from the pic. My laptop was 500gb when bought however, the reformat becomes 250gb 0.0

Any ideas?
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Did you reformat the file system as NTFS?
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TiFa LoCkHeArT

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Ohhh I have no idea what is that lol since this was my school laptop. My school laptop technicians helped me with it and they restored everything back to the original stuff( meaning that when I first bought it has the fundamental stuff in it already)
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Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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TiFa LoCkHeArT

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Hi rshaffer61!

Here is the screenshot:
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Hmm the problem is you have 167.68 gigs unallocated at the end of your drive.
The total is shown on the left of the picture as 465.76 gigs and that would be right for a 500 gig hd after partition and formatting.
If you right click on that unallocated area and format it using NTFS it will show up and be usable.
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Will that affect anything? If I reformat that only that area? 0.0
And if it doesn't, how do i continue with the reformating? xD
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Open the same program you have the picture of. Right click on the Unallocated Area
Then click on Format
Use NTFS and it should assign a letter tot he drive. If not you can do that afterwards.
As long as you just do that partition you will not harm anything else.
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rshaffer,

Can she right click, extend? On the D drive? Or do you have to format the unallocated first?

This is assuming she wants the D "DATA" Drive to be all one big storage area...

Edited by Ferrari, 23 February 2010 - 12:57 AM.

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If the space is unpartitioned which could be the case and once she right clicks if the format option is not activated then yes it is possible.
IS that what you would like to do Tifa?
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TiFa LoCkHeArT

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Hey rshaffer!

When I right click on it it only has this tasks in the picture i uploaded.

And Yes! I would like the Drive to be a big one, previously when my laptop did not crash. I remember I have about 270gb of D Drive space.
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Tifa,

Let me explain something. The image you are linking to helps a ton! The unallocated space shown in the image is a part of your hard drive that is not being used (unallocated). To make it usable you have to format it (i.e. new simple volume), but just formatting it will turn it into i.e. E drive. If you want one big storage area then right click on the D drive, does it give you the option to "extend"?

If so, extend, and follow the instructions, stop to ask if you don't know what to do. This will simply make the D drive larger by using the unallocated space up... you should be given an option to extend up to the 167gb of space... same as the unallocated space shown. See?

This may help... How to Shrink and Extend NTFS Volumes in VISTA Try it out. :)
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Hey there Ferrari! :)

I followed your method of extend but when I right click on the d drive i see this and i got stuck lol.
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