Hard drive problem

  tes 16:19 27 Nov 2006

My son is running out of disc space because his 200gb hd thinks it is a 40gb one, ie in "My comp" it says 40 but on the drive itself it say 200.The comp was bought as having a 200gb drive.As anyone any ideas whats gon wrong?

  Jak_1 16:31 27 Nov 2006

What os? What are the jumper settings showing on the drive? What does the drive show in BIOS?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:34 27 Nov 2006

IFR XP / 2k:

Right click "my computer" and choose manage, then disk management.

From there you will see the disk and there will likely be a large section of it not partitioned. You can right click on the unallocated section and format it as you wish. That should get the rest back; it will show as a different disk in "my computer" though rather than increase the space on the 40GB drive.

  tes 08:18 28 Nov 2006

Thanks Jak & IFr Disk management sorted it

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