hi i fitted a new 160g drive replacing a 40g one i used an acronis image of the 40g drive but now it shows as a 37.26g when i go into disk management it shows as disk 0 basic 145.05gb then 37.26 healthy system and 111.79 unallocated how do i make this all the one partition i have got an external disc for storage thanks Chippy
Did you use the Disk Utilities>Clone Disk option in ATI? If you just did a restore partition operation then you would end up with a 37.26GB partition on the new drive as the partition info of the old drive is stored in the image.
Acronis as loaded the Image as it should according to what it asked you to do when you clicked restore.
You should have changed it so that it expanded the Image Partition if that is what you wanted.
The Image it loaded is the Partition complete with all that was on it. If you want to leave it like that, you can Partition to use the rest of the drive by right click on My Computer choose Manage\Disc Manager the click the unallocated space and activate and format that to use it