Can someone please explain to me a question regarding capacity on my hard drive. I recently bought a laptop with a 60 gb hard drive, but when i look in the c drive properties the following is listed. used space 6.54 gb free space 19.8 gb capacity 26.3 gb
Should it be 60 gb minus the 6.54 used space?, or am i missing something.
Try running this free program click here Look under Downloads if it isn`t on the first page. Once installed it will give you plenty of information about your computer including the HDD sizes. Print a copy too because it gives you the CD Keys for the operating system which is always useful if you ever need to reinstall and don`t have the original or OEM discs.
Thanks for the replies guys, it is stated on the laptop that it is 60gb and the operating system has been preinstalled, so i guess that it does have a hidden partition, it does not state this in the properties. I will give the program a go as stated by Taff.
You should get more than this, but be aware that Windows will never show 60Gb, you should get about 55Gb. This is due to the different ways that hard drive manufacturers and Windows quote the size of a gigabyte. click here for a detailed explaination.
As your PC is showing 26Gb, it would appear that it is not partitioned correctly. You can partition drives so they appear as more than one drive smaller drives. If you tell us which operating system (version of Windows) you are using then we will be able to tell you how to check. If there is a hidden partition put there by the PC manufacturer then I would not expect it to be so big. Who is the manufacturer?