Hard drive not showing full capacity

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  1. Pyritebomb

    Pyritebomb New Member

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    Hi,
    I got a new computer today as it's christmas. Everything started fine as I installed windows 7 onto my pc but I noticed when setting up the installation, the hard drive only showed up as 74gb.

    My hard drive is 520gb hard drive and isn't showing up as it's full amount. Ive posted pictures to help with the explanation. Any help?

    I have looked around a few posts and none help me
     
  2. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    How about going to Computer management then disc management and post a screen shot of your C drive
     
  3. Pyritebomb

    Pyritebomb New Member

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    Here is the screenshot you requested
     
  4. Super Sarge

    Super Sarge New Member

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    What is that system reserved I do not show anything like that on my HD
    I cannot understand why it is not showing you full capacity. What is the capacity in the BIOS.
    You may have to completely reformat and install from the installation disc
    Hopefully someone will come up with the answer
     
  5. Pyritebomb

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    Ok. Ill try reformatting it. Thanks for trying
     
  6. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    I think the 100MB System Reserved is for system files boot manager etc. If it's a new computer why were you intalling windows? It sounds like you were doing an upgrade instead of a clean installupgrade? A clean install is always best.
    Joe
     
  7. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    #7 Joe S, Dec 25, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009

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