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Where is the Hard drive gone?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Boycie, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Ok. The BIOS recognizes that there is a Maxtor drive set to primary on IDE 1 (there is only one hard drive) It is auto detected and correctly displays 200GB.
    Within Windows it is only showing C: as 100GB and D: as 30GB.
    Where has the other 70ish GB gone? :blink
     
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  2. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Is this a brand new, blank(ish) HDD?

    If not, have you ran a directory search or that kind of thing to make sure one of the programs/peripherals isn't doing repeated backups of itself and storing the lot? (I've seen it happen with optical/voice activated stuff)

    It'd be one hell of a program to account for 70gb, but it's the only thing I can think of :oops:
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    No, it isn't a new drive it is about 3 years old. I used Nortons disk doctor to check on a reboot and it found no errors!
    Strange. The user isn't the type to back up data or use a disk partitioning tool either. :blink
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I don't suppose it's been formatted at any date and the file system/cluster size have been changed??

    I don't see how your guy could have done it on purpose if he doesn't even back up, but it could have been a complete accident, that I've never done before :tune
     
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  5. kat731
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    Hi Boycie,

    you could try P Magic and see whats going on. Or Powermax it to zero it properly. Had this recently when someone tried to format with XP cd..
    Kat
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    It is possible as the person who has the computer now is the second owner :dry
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Kat,

    As I was unable to "find" the missing 70GB I used a bootable floppy with a format on it to`wipe the drive. :D
     
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