Missing G/Bs

  Vindaloo 16:57 24 Jan 06
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Hi
I have 200gb Sata H/D.It has been partitioned 30gb-170gb,but today i noticed it is now saying
30gb-65gb.I have been to look at computer management and it is saying.
(c)Partition Basic NTFS Healthy 32gb
(D)Partition Basic NTFS Healthy 65.46
Partition Basic Healthy(UnknownPar)510mb
Partition Basic Healthy(UnknownPar)92gb

  Vindaloo 19:49 25 Jan 06

I would like to know if anybody could help me in solving this problem i have
I have 200gb Sata H/D.It has been partitioned 30gb-170gb,but today i noticed it is now saying
30gb-65gb.I have been to look at computer management and it is saying.
(c)Partition Basic NTFS Healthy 32gb
(D)Partition Basic NTFS Healthy 65.46
Partition Basic Healthy(UnknownPar)510mb
Partition Basic Healthy(UnknownPar)92gb

  Totally-braindead 19:52 25 Jan 06

What make is the drive?

  Totally-braindead 19:53 25 Jan 06

What make is the drive?

  Vindaloo 19:53 25 Jan 06

Maxtor

  Totally-braindead 19:57 25 Jan 06

Download Maxblast click here and see what it says. I would suspect that the partition wasn't set up correct up initially. Are you 100% certain that you set up the partitions 30gb and 170gb?

  Vindaloo 09:51 26 Jan 06

Yes i am certain it was done correctly,it was done by my teacher at college.I have checked with MaxBlaster and it says the same.

  Pikachu 10:41 26 Jan 06

It appears the partition is not set up correctly as your comments suggest:
"Partition Basic Healthy(UnknownPar)92gb"

Therefore 92gb is not partitioned. Your teacher may have acciedently done a 30Gb and 70Gb as oppose to 170Gb you state.

However, you should note that when you actually buy a 200Gb drive that is not the full size of the drive.

1024Kb actualy makes up a 1mb and harddrive manufacturers tend to round it off to 1000Kb. Therefore you lose the 24kb out of every meg of data. Multiple that by 200 gives you 4800kb equivalent to about 4.5Gb - 5Gb that us consumers lose out on :(

With the 92gb unpartitioned space you can either format that and have it as a third drive. OR format it and redistribute the free space to the 65gb partition.

Hope this helps

  Vindaloo 14:01 26 Jan 06

Thanks a lot for all your help,i will try what you suggest and once again thanks.

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