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philipsams

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    portable harddisk lost memory
    « on: October 04, 2008, 05:53:13 AM »
    My dad bought a 500 gb portable harddisk. in the start it showed the correct 500 gb.. but now it only shows 103 gb.. How do i make windows "find" the ekstra 400 GB ?

    Using vista
    Portable harddisk is a "Verbatim" model#47501

    If it is any help - my dad copied the whole system to the harddisk with a program

    I have formated the disk.. didnt help

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    Re: portable harddisk lost memory
    « Reply #1 on: October 04, 2008, 06:16:20 AM »
    That is probably because you are using 400GB of your Hard Drive.

    How are you checking?

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    Re: portable harddisk lost memory
    « Reply #2 on: October 04, 2008, 08:33:28 AM »
    Can you check the total capacity? I mean not the used space and free space:)

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      Re: portable harddisk lost memory
      « Reply #3 on: October 04, 2008, 02:37:05 PM »
      That is probably because you are using 400GB of your Hard Drive.

      How are you checking?

      Naa.. i might sound like it - but i'm not that stupid :p i saw a post some time ago talking about lost space on a HDD.. but since this is a portable HDD where there shouldnt be any system files i posted a new.. Though - talking about system files - he copied windows files too.. including system32 and everything.. it might have copied something telling the amount of space ?? thats why i formated it.. didnt help though

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      Re: portable harddisk lost memory
      « Reply #4 on: October 04, 2008, 05:28:32 PM »
      Tell us the current total, used, and free capacity.
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: portable harddisk lost memory
        « Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 09:23:41 AM »
        Come on.. someone must be able to help :p

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        Re: portable harddisk lost memory
        « Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 09:26:37 AM »
        Tell us the current total, used, and free capacity.

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          Re: portable harddisk lost memory
          « Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 02:24:03 PM »
          allready told you.. i formated the disk.. used is 0 GB free is 103 GB..

          i don't know if its the word i use thats the problem ? formated means i rightclick the disk and tell it to delete everything ?

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          Re: portable harddisk lost memory
          « Reply #8 on: October 07, 2008, 07:50:25 PM »
          All right.

          If after formatting, the hard drive space has gone down to 103GB, try this.

          Download this HP Formatting Tool:
          http://files.filefront.com/SP27608exe/;9868201;/fileinfo.html

          Use it to format this hard drive back to its original storage capacity.