View Full Version : Hard Drive Less Than Stated

10-18-2005, 08:39 PM
I was just about to install my new 250 GB Hard Drive as my primary HD (now 55.8 GB) when I noticed my secondary HD which is 114 GB and has nothing on it states that 68 GB are already used and but that 114 GB are free. What is going on here? I am running Win2K SP4.

10-18-2005, 09:05 PM
How did you set up your harddrive partition?

10-18-2005, 10:50 PM
Update your motherboard drivers/bios. The first drive at 250g may be past the ~140g mark which some motherboards get pissed off with.

10-19-2005, 12:36 AM
I'm not too sure how I set up my partitions but I do believe it was set up as only one. So the whole HD should be just one large partition. As far as the motherboard goes I have several MD disks laying around but I have no idea at this point which one goes to which computer and which ones are for MB's long ago chucked.

10-19-2005, 12:41 AM
Don't worry about any MB driver disks you have lying around, just go to the manufacturers site and grab the latest ones directly from there. The drivers you get on CD's with hardware are often out of date even when you open the box.

If you don't know what your motherboard is, grab Everest Home edition. It's free.

10-19-2005, 12:45 AM
go to Start > Run > "compmgmt.msc" then click on disk managment from the list on the left, and see how big your unpartitioned space. 8mb is the minimum - how big is yours? Although if that was the issue, i don't think you'd see the 68gig used thing...but might as well investigate.

10-19-2005, 01:10 AM
It doesn't look like there is any unpartitioned space. It looks OK except for the "My Computer" information as you can see.

10-19-2005, 01:19 AM
that says 68.5 megabytes. not gigabytes.

perhaps you have a hidden file/folder. perhaps there's something in the recycle bin from that drive.

10-19-2005, 03:39 AM
Ahhh, your right! It is MB not GBs. I looked under hidden and hidden system files and I found two hidden system files. One was the "recycler" folder and the other was a sys info folder with 0 bytes. I still wonder what is taking up 68 MBs although it is certainly better then 68 GBs.

I really need to install that new HD now that I just installed Unreal Tornament 2004. Geeesh, I went from having 20 gigs free to only 10. What a hog!

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