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    size of hard drive reduced

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    by rosscoandsandi ·

    Hi there, i recently installed a brand new WD 250GB SATA2 HDD. i was buiding up a desktop PC. I partitioned it with 25GB for WinXP pro. now the drive only shows 25GB as the size of the drive. how can i access the other 225GB. explorer doesnt see anything more than 25GB. setup: MSI G31M mobo with 4GB DDR2 800mhz RAM, E6400 core 2 duo, geforce 8400, 80GB SATA drive, dvd/cd combo drive.
    cheers
    Ross

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    • #2912424

      Clarifications

      by rosscoandsandi ·

      In reply to size of hard drive reduced

      Clarifications

    • #2912421

      See how you go with this

      by rob miners ·

      In reply to size of hard drive reduced

      Click Start and right click on My Computer, select manage, and then click Disk Management. In this window you should see all of your connected physical drives. In the right hand pane you will see (C:) to the right of that you will have a blank space. Right click in the blank space and you will get some options. Create an Extended Partition and then you can create your Logical Drives in there.

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      • #2912680

        thanks heaps

        by rosscoandsandi ·

        In reply to See how you go with this

        something so simple.
        cheers
        Ross

        • #2912679

          No Problems Mate :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to thanks heaps

          🙂 🙂

        • #2913462

          old hard drives

          by rosscoandsandi ·

          In reply to No Problems Mate :)

          FYI an old 80gb HDD might have been the culprit in a few BSOD’s. i plugged it in and suddenly the pc started to crash on me again. unplugged it and all is fine. goes in the bin me thinks. they are so cheap now. why bother with unreliable tech.

        • #2913443

          Check to see

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to old hard drives

          if you have your Primary Drive on Sata1 and the 80GB Drive on Sata2. Check to see if it is detected in the BIOS. If its not detected in the BIOS it has gone to Hardrive Heaven.

        • #2913437

          Bad Bad True Blue

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Check to see

          It’s gone to Silicon Heaven now get the facts right. 😀

          Col

        • #2913435

          Ha Ha Ha good one :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Bad Bad True Blue

          I can never remember that. 🙂

          My daughter in-law just commented that silicon heaven sounds like a porn site. :p

    • #2912420

      Open whatever version of Windows you are running

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to size of hard drive reduced

      Enter the Drive Management Console and right click on the Unused listing of the HDD there. You can then chose to Partition it as you feel necessary.

      Col

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