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Solved: External harddrive Problem?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ulysses55, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. ulysses55

    ulysses55 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I recently brought a Western Digital "Wd Elements" 500gb external harddrive. I plugged it in and it worked perfectly. In properties it showed it was a 500gb harddrive (465gb).

    Today I used a program called " hdclone.3.5.2.free ". I tried to use this program to backup my 80gb (74.5) internal harddrive. After starting the program and copying data from my internal 80gb to my external 500gb for about 5mins...I decided to stop the process because it was going to take 28 hours to back up all my data. So I stopped "hdclone.3.5.2.free". Rebooted the pc.... and went to my external 500gb to delete anything which had been copied over. I went in to properties on my external hd and noticed that my storage capacity of my external hd had been reduced to 74.5gb from 500gb!!!

    So effectively I have a 80gb external Harddrive!!!!

    I think hdclone.3.5.2.free must have made a copy of my 80gb hd and maybe somehow partitioned it to my external hd????

    How do I get my external hd back to 500gb???

    If I need to reformat or partition can you give me step by step help on how to do that please?

    Im using Win Xp.

    Thanks

    Uly
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

    Right-click and remove the current partitions. Make new ones.
     
  3. ulysses55

    ulysses55 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Elvandil....That did the trick. I have my 500gb externat Hd back (y)

    Cheers

    Uly
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Great. Thanks for following up.
     
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