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Old February 6th, 2004, 07:22 AM   #1
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Hard drive Problems PLEASE HELP

Ok, I have a PC with windows xp pro with all of the best stuff. I have an 80G HD for my C drive, and an 80G HD for my video. But, my computer is only reading my video drive to be a 30G HD and its completely filled up. So does anyone know how i could get my computer to read the FULL 80G instead of only 30??
Thanks so much
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Old February 6th, 2004, 08:55 AM   #2
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Mike,

check the jumpers next to where the power plugs in. Some drives have a limit setting for OSs that can't handle large drives.
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Old February 6th, 2004, 02:18 PM   #3
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It could also be that you just haven't partioned the drive fully.
To check, go to this: Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative
Tools -> Computer Management

Now drill down to Storage -> Disk Management

Now you should see your first and second drive in the diagram
below. Does it say you have any free / unused / not partitioned
space? If so, you can right-click there and create an extra
partition there.
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Old February 10th, 2004, 02:52 PM   #4
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im sure youve figured it out by now but i thought i would mention that backing whats on your video drive up now would be a good idea before repartitioning it... i lost hours of footage b/c i didnt back it up before repartitioning one of my drives
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Old February 10th, 2004, 04:16 PM   #5
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Or, at the very least, make "rescue" diskettes with your partitioning software before repartitioning. These diskettes store the partition table
information. After one hard drive crashed due to a trashed partition table, I've been quite diligent about the rescue diskettes.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 03:37 AM   #6
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Just to make something clear, I wasn't instructing him to re-
partition anything. I was only instructing him to make an EXTRA
partition if he had any free space on his harddisk (ie, UN-
partitioned space on the harddisk). That should not effect the
current partitions / data already on the harddisk (unless you
remove those, ofcourse).

Backup is always a good advice, ofcourse.

If you want to change paritions, move them, resize etc. there
are tools like Partition Magic that will do this without destroying
any of the data on those partitions.
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