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1.5 tb only shows 500gb


alan2k1

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i know this should be an easy problem to solve but it isnt i have a western digital WD15EARS should be 1.5tb but is now only showing 500gb ...in windows 7 disk management it only shows 1 partition of 500gb there are no uninitiated drives or partitions i have tried to reinstall windows 7 (which was successful)but still only shows a single partition of 500gb any pointers would be much appreciated thanks alan

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buteman

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What does C Drive show in my computer.

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KRONOS the First

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Right click Computer>Manage>Disk Management>and see what's listed there. Of course it might seem a daft question but are you quite sure the drive is 1.5TB?

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alan2k1

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thats buteman and chronus in c drive just shows 465 gb in disk management this is just the 1 drive listed at 465.78gb as well the expeced system reserved 100mb..there are no other partitions or off line drives ..and yes its quite clearly marked on the disk 1.5TB

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john bunyan

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It may not give the answer, but Treesize Free gives details of sizes of folders etc.

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KRONOS the First

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Very strange.

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robinofloxley

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Try Partition Wizard as well

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Woolwell

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It would seem that you are not alone with this hard drive 1.5tb showing up as 500gb

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KRONOS the First

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Woolwell

Good find.

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