im a little confused in Computer Management

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by IDLE, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    look at the SS ive uploaded. if you notice on disk 1 (which ia SATA 250gig HDD) is showing i have 446 gigs total space. what the hell is going in here? is this some sort of RAID configuration? i didnt setup any kind of raid on this PC. can anyone help me out with this?

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  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    What do you have for physical drives in the PC?
     
  3. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    they are listed above correctly. drives C:\ and E:\ are on one drive...drive 1 and D:\ F:\ and G:\ are on drive 0
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Hmm look at mine My C: is a raid 0 array.. So i dont think your issue is anything to do with that....
     

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  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    My guess would be that the drive is in an un-healthy state. Try running a CHKDSK?
     
  6. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    ran a chkdsk on both drives for disk 1 and the result is the same situation.
     
  7. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    [FONT=&quot]Run a drive diagnostic from the manufacturer

    Then try to assign a drive letter too the free space and try to allocate that unallocated space. Id back very important stuff up before i tried that though.
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  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    It is an unformatted partition.
     
  9. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    It is if the drive was mislabled and he got a 500 gig. if he truly does have a 250 gig then its a f up.
     
  10. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    good call man!

    i opened up Acronis disk doctor to see what it viewed. it viewed on my disk 1 that it shows my C:\ correct my E:\ correct and 43 gigs unallocated. what i did was reformatted the E:\ drive to a logical instead of a primary. once this was done Comp. Mang. is viewing verything correctly.

    weird stuff. but i thought i would post the fix.

    thanks for your help guys!
     
  11. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Glad you got it fixed :)
     
  12. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Still rather odd that Windows couldn't properly interpret the amount of free space, I've never seen that before. I would still question the health/integrity of the drive IMO
     
  13. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Windows does that all the time ;) Less with more recent OS builds. I usually run a chkdsk as earlier suggested.... good to see it got resolved

    Nice call J79.