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IDLE

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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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IDLE

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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
 

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

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

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It is an unformatted partition.

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!
 

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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
 

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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
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.
 

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