Re: C: drive unusually small
- From: "Horst Franke" <nospam@invalid>
- Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 20:18:31 +0200
<my-name@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:20060815210520.518$XC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On 15 Aug 2006 18:31:36 GMT, my-name@xxxxxxxxx wrote:I recently bought an HP Pavilion a1560n with a 300 GB hard drive. I
verified through msinfo32 that the HD is 300 GB. But when I view My
Computer, then right click on C: (HP_PAVILION), then Properties, it
reports a C: total size of about 28 GB, with only 1 Gig or so free.
There is also the D: (HP_RECOVERY) but that is only using around 20 Gig.
So there should be around 250 GB still available.
It says 18 GB NTFS Healthy (even smaller than I remembered above) forHi Doug where does these values come from?
HP_PAVILION followed by 20 (27) GB FAT32 Healthy for HP_RECOVERY
followed by 234 GB unallocated.
Hi "my-name" alias "Doug" told first:
C: about 28 GB (but only 18 GB NTFS healthy) and D: about 20 (27) GB
FAT32 followed by 234 GB unallocated?
First make sure that You use WinXP SP2 before any more assumptions.
Or do You use any other OS?
So is it possible to extend the C: volume using the
unallocated space? If I right click on the unallocated space I can get to
a new partition wizard, but this looks like it only adds partitions.
This looks ok since a NTFS partition (28 or 18 GB) was followed by
a 27 GB FAT32 partition! What happens to the rest of 10 GB on NTFS?
Thus there's no way to combine the unallocated space to NTFS.
You would have to move the FAT32 space to the end of the disk before
You'll be able to combine NTFS spaces (by means of third party tools)?
But what is the difference (10 GB) against the first said 28 GB?
And what about the 7 GB difference on the FAT32 partition?
This is the way the new machine came; I didn't do anything myself.A system partition of C: = 18 (28) GB is not to be treated as small.
But where does the differences (on C: and D:) come from?
It is too large to be related to decimal vs. binary countings.
And also the 2nd partition of 20 vs. 27 GB FAT32 makes no sense.
What OS is installed?
Your news-headers does not reflect any Win system?
Did You post from that system or another one?
An 300 GB drive is nothing special besides possible 128 GB limits.
But this should be no problem with current BIOS/WinXP updates.
Please report some more details.
Your findings do not match any WinXp behaviour.
Was this a new bought or used PC?
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