I have a 80 gig drive but 10 gig missing

  [email protected] 13:52 20 Jan 2006

My hard drive is an 80 gig once there was a partion there which I deleted thinking this would then restore my disc back to its normal size 80 gig. now it has just gone and I cannot find the lost space

  Simsy 14:37 20 Jan 2006

a partition wont give it's space to another one.

If it's winXP your using look in Disc management and read the help for "extending" partitions.

Alternatively, one of the other specific programs such as Partition Magic makes this sort of thing a lot easier!

Good luck,



  Diemmess 18:03 21 Jan 2006

Deleting a partition, does just that.

As Simsy says you have only made that section of the HD "disappear" and not regained any space.
If you follow his advice you should find you have a hefty chunk more space available at last.

  bremner 16:59 22 Jan 2006

GuZ><0r you say "this is because when a hard drive is formatted, it looses some of its overall space"

It loses nothing - it was infact never there. Manufacturers use 1000 bits to a kilobyte when it is actually 1024.

Therefore when a manufacturers claims 250GB for a HDD the actual size is about 233GB.

Which is 250,000,000,000 divided by 1024/1024/1024 = 232.83GB.

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