Wrong Disk Space reported (NTFS)

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brettuk

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Hey,

I have 2 HDD's in my computer, both partitioned up.

In the 2nd HDD the first partition is 30gb, however windows reports it as total size 5GB, free space 4.75GB, I know that is wrong cause more than 5GB of data is on the drive!

Disk defragementer shows it as:
Capacity: 5GB
Free Space: 5.22GB
% Free Space: 104%

:confused: Disk Management still shows the partition as 30gb, but how can I fix how windows sees it? (I'm worried that defragger might lose data as there is limited free space on it, and as its reporting space as 104%, it wont flag up a low space warning (15% and lower).

Thanks,
Brett
 
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Is the 2nd HDD a brand new drive you bought? If so, then you might want to return it, because it could either be:

A: A faulty drive
B: The HDD manufacturer accidentally put a 5 gig drive in the box

Either that, or you might have partitioned that space to 5 gigs or something, and it's not reading the unpartitioned space.
 
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