hard drive memory

  sudoman 10:19 31 Jan 2009

my problem is my pc needed a reinstall.it had two partions c drive/data d a total of 224gigs 112 on each partion.i took it to my brothers as i was installing more ram this he did as well as reinstalling op system.it now only has 127 gigs on c drive i not know whats gone wrong.is there a way to restore lost memory.

  iqs 11:16 31 Jan 2009

Is your copy of XP(if its XP) pre service pack?.
The original XP could only see HDD up to 127GB.

Also did you delete both partitions before installing a new copy of XP.

  iqs 11:19 31 Jan 2009

You could also look in disk management to check for un-formatted disc space

  sudoman 17:59 31 Jan 2009

yes it pre service pack.my brother just wiped the disk clean before reinstalling.i getting a new xp disk anyway it has service pack 2.so hopefully that should sort the problem then ye.

  sudoman 18:07 31 Jan 2009

where do i find disk management on my pc.

  iqs 18:19 31 Jan 2009

If its XP SP2,then yes it should address the problem,you could also check the BIOS is set auto detect the HDD.

Control Panel-Performance and Maintenance-Admin Tools-Computer Management-Storage-Disk Management

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