half my hard drive missing

  maddi 15:54 01 Nov 07

i recently installed 2nd hard drive for storage. 80 gb hard drive, have initialised it and formatted through disc management on windows xp home edition service pack 2. showing as second hard drive in my computer, but showing 40 gb available and 40 gb used. need help. thanks.

  Totally-braindead 16:43 01 Nov 07

What make is the drive?

Most manufacturers have free software to download that makes this sort of thing simple.

  skidzy 16:48 01 Nov 07

Are you sure you did not format one of a possible two partitions.

Is this a new drive...check the partitions if indeed it is split into two.

  maddi 20:05 01 Nov 07


how would i check the partitions.
in disc management shows 31.49gb
tried to format still same results.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:38 01 Nov 07

Are you seeing any Unallocated space on the drive?

  Confab 20:42 01 Nov 07

What operating system are you using?

  Confab 20:42 01 Nov 07

Sorry should have read your post!

  maddi 18:50 02 Nov 07

i did it.
had to download samsung hard drive manager
and after 3 days 4 hours and 22 minuates i have done it.
please dont ask me how, it appeared as 2 files and 2 hard drives. and i don't know what i pressed but they joined and formatted. job done. many thanks to all that helped.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:56 02 Nov 07

Well done

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