Installed 2nd IDE hdd, 120gb, only says 99mb!

Seagate / Hdd
December 21, 2009 at 11:48:44
Specs: Windows 7
Basically, Ive got my master drive with W7 on, via sata. Its all OK. Its 300gb and im running out of space, so ive found my old 120gb IDE drive. Ive connected it via IDE cable, it shows in bios as a drive, 120gb amount, its all fine.

Windows boots up on my 1st sata drive all as normal, no problems. Under my computer my 1st drive is set to c: with 297gb of space and d: with 99mb of reserved system space (partition?).

Now my NEW drive is H: (got a few virtual drives taking up letters) and it says "system reserved space" and its the same amount as my d:, 99mb. Some sort of MBR set up on it?? In bios it shows as 120gb for sure.

So basically I'd fdisk it, like back in the days of dos and W98 cd...but with W7 I have no idea what to do here. Please somebody help if you can, I need to record a film using media center and they take loads of space!! grrrrr

Thanks in advance to the experts at the rescue!! :-)

Jon


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#1
December 21, 2009 at 11:53:43
Look at the links below to explain what that is about.

http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/20...

http://www.vista123.net/content/hac...


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#2
December 21, 2009 at 11:54:15
ah. disk management? I del the volume and now reformatting it. think that sshould do it?

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#3
December 21, 2009 at 11:54:56
good links thanks ill take a read, its been years since college, i need a top up!!! :)

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#4
December 21, 2009 at 11:56:34
came here late, but partitioning the hdd will do it....

Google is your friend

www.google.com


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#5
December 21, 2009 at 15:48:02
297GB? Was that a typo? A 300GB HDD only has approx 279GB of storage space. And your 120GB HDD will only have approx 112GB of stoarge space.

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#6
December 21, 2009 at 15:54:42
jam

320GB was/is a standard drive capacity. That is what I figured it was.


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#7
December 21, 2009 at 16:06:00
OK, I was just going by what the OP wrote - 300GB. I thought he may have flip-flopped the 7 & 9.

300GB = 279GB
320GB = 297GB


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#8
December 21, 2009 at 16:26:21
not a typo, it says 297....

Its all sorted now, put all my music on it, now ive got 100 gb spare on my c: :-)


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#9
December 21, 2009 at 16:34:05
So, did you leave that 99MB alone or not?

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#10
December 21, 2009 at 17:03:28
I have for now yes, whilst i want to learn (and i learn by breaking things and reinstalling!!) im happy to leave 99mb for now. Next week im doing a full backup and reinstalling windows so ill have a play then.

I love PC's, they keep you on your toes, the second i stop learning im so far behind the times its unreal. I plan a new build next summer so i better get upto speed again! Im in the right place to learn at least.


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