hard drive mystery

  tom0123 22:13 04 Apr 2005
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I have just installed a new hard drive into my machine.I have also reinstalled windows 2000 and now the hard disk is only showing half of its total capacity.
Not being an expert in this sort of thing is there anybody out there who can help?

Regards
Wayne

  sam2004 22:16 04 Apr 2005

Do you know if the HDD is partitoned correctly? If the HDD is only showing half its capacity it might mean that it is not partitioned to the point the whole HDD is within one partition

  User-312386 22:22 04 Apr 2005

been to windows updates?

  bobevet 22:35 04 Apr 2005

im not sure but have you formatted using fat 32

  DieSse 23:09 04 Apr 2005

What capacity should it be, and what is it showing?

What motherboard does your system use?

What make /model of hard drive?

it's necessary to know these things in order to work out what may be happening - there are several very different possible causes.

  Diodorus Siculus 09:26 05 Apr 2005

Try this:

right click my computer

choose "manage"

then "disk management"

See what it throws up - some right clicking options may be there.

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