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Not recognised HDD

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  1. Flarey

    Flarey Thread Starter

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    Last month I bought a brand new Fujitsu computer for christmas (Windows 7 64bit), when I got it set up it worked perfectly until I got a message saying that it was out of disk space, so I went to my computer and checked if it was full. Sure enough it said 1.4gb free, but what shocked me was to find it said I only had 40gb of disk space! On the box it said 500gb, when I googled the HDD it was only available in 500gb (ST3500413AS). I went to BIOS and it showed this;
    Serial ATA Port 0-----ST3500413AS
    Sofftware Preserve-----SUPPORTED
    Port 0-----Enabled
    Hot Plug-----Disabled
    External SATA-----Disabled
    Spin Up Device-----Disabled
    Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks
    Cathal
    (Sorry if this is already a thread, Im new here and couldn't find it)
     
  2. dai

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    check in disk management if there is any unallocated space on the drive

    if there is format the unallocated space
     
  3. Flarey

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    Thanks for the help, it worked perfectly.
    Is there any way to change it from "New Volume F" to just F
     
  4. dai

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    from disk management

    highlight the drive
    click on action at the top
    all tasks
    properties

    then you can change it in the box at the top in there
     
  5. replay

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    does that mean she has a 40 gig c drive and a 460 gig f drive???? thats still a prob'
     
  6. dai

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    i would extend C drive by 260g making the drive space 300 and 200
     
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    i am not sure she is aware of that or how to do...............but i could be wrong : )
     
  8. dai

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    in case they don't know

    right click on the C partition in disk management then click on extend
     
  9. Flarey

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    Thanks for the help but im still having problems. I wanted to extend C not make a new volume but now I cannot delete F, what could I do?
     
  10. dai

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    just extend it to whatever size you wish
     
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