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    Not able to see total disk space on NT 4

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    by stakhaus ·

    I have an IBM Netvista with a 20 gig harddrive. I have installed Nt 4.0 and can only see 8 gigs. The drive is split into two each 4 gig partitions. Why can I not see the other 12 gigs? Any help anyone?

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    • #3567518

      More Info?

      by rdschaefer ·

      In reply to Not able to see total disk space on NT 4

      We need a little more info. Are you using Disk Manager or Windows Explorer? If Explorer, it only shows partitioned space.

      Ralph

      • #3567452

        Thanks

        by stakhaus ·

        In reply to More Info?

        I am using explorer. I think I know what the problem is. Thanks for the help.

    • #3567476

      fdisk that machine

      by not_really ·

      In reply to Not able to see total disk space on NT 4

      I recommend getting a Win98 boot disk and booting to it then using the fdisk command to see the first see the partitions, option 4. Then create new partitions with the extra 12 gig of space you have. NT 4 has limited ability in terms of hard drivesize, so you will need to make as many 4 gig partitions as you need in order to use all the hard drive space.

      • #3567422

        Blah That is wrong

        by radiic ·

        In reply to fdisk that machine

        You need to use Disk administrator which can be found at Start,AdministrativeTools,Disk Admin. Once you fire up that tool it will show you all your disks and that 12 gig of unpartioned hard drive space. You then can select all of that 12 gigs andmake it one big partion or chop it up into smaller pieces how ever you like. Once you partion the space the way you like, you then can select that partion and either Format it with FAT or NTFS. I personally recomend NTFS in all scenaraio’s for the security factor.

        Then when you use your explorer or my computer to see the space you will now.

        Rad

    • #3557845

      Apply NT sp5 >

      by tomlingus46 ·

      In reply to Not able to see total disk space on NT 4

      Apply NT sp5 >

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