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Hard drive partitioning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lily4312, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. lily4312

    lily4312 Thread Starter

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    I bought a 40 GB hard drive and I downloaded the instruction on how to partition it. Followed instruction, but somewheres along the line I must have done something wrong. I ended up with only 1.99 GB HD. Can that be fixed?? Need Help!!!!

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  2. WarC

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    You should be able to repartition the harddrive using whatever method or software you first used. You'll probably need to reformat the harddrive, which means you will lose whatever data you have put on the 2gigs so far.

    Somewhere along the line, you will be asked how large you want the partition to be. It could be likely that the default option was 2gigs, even though you could use most of the 40gigs the drive is supposed to have.

    If you just want more partitions, you can create more letter drives (E:, F:, etc) inside of Windows using the Disk Management tool. It is buried inside of Administrative Tools in Windows 2000 and XP. You can utilize the full 40gig that way, as well.
     
  3. lily4312

    lily4312 Thread Starter

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    Thank you WarC, I will try to re-partition and see if it will help.
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  4. qldit

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    Good Morning lily4312, if you have any problem with WarC's idea, you might google "madboot".
    On this madboot site there is a free image available that will make a bootable floppy which is a technicians tool.
    It contains various tools to clean, partition, format, inspect, and do other work on drives, including a zero fill which writes zeros to the drive. (overwrites any previous data that might exist on it)
    You will need to register on the site, but it is free.
    Cheers, qldit.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    The 1.99gig is probably a result of formatting it FAT, not FAT32 or NTFS. :)
     
  6. lily4312

    lily4312 Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the information qldit & John Well.

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