C partition seen smaller

August 4, 2012 at 00:55:47
Specs: Windows XP

Hi, I read your posts and I am trying to find an answer to my problem. The size of the C partition is now seen less (40GB) than it used to be (120 GB). I downloaded a game last week. Can this be the cause ? How to fix it ?

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August 4, 2012 at 05:52:07
Partition sizes don't change without going thru numerous steps to change them. Installing a game wouldn't affect the partition size. What is the size of your HDD is how is it partitioned? A 120GB HDD is actually 111GB (approx).

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August 4, 2012 at 06:53:25
The hdd is 130gb. It has 3 partitions, C is seen now as 48gb, D as 122gb and E 127gb. Las week C used to be shown as 100gb, more or less but not 48gb and it was no way as full as it is now. I did not installed anything other tnan that game, which.I ve deleted yesterday. I cannot restore the system and I do not what else to do. It may be a very good virus.

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August 4, 2012 at 07:44:29
"The hdd is 130gb"

Not possible. You listed c as 48GB, D as 122GB, E as 127GB - that's a total of 297GB, which would mean it's probably a 320GB HDD (at least). Like I said, partitions do not & can not change unless you take numerous deliberate steps to change them. Simply installing a program or game will NOT affect the partition size.

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August 4, 2012 at 08:00:25
Sorry, my typing mistake...it has 320 gb. What can be the problem? The tptal reckognized now is less than 280

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August 4, 2012 at 14:02:10
You may be confusing total capacity with available space. Verify the hard drive is properly identified by model and capacity.

Original WinXP is not 48 bit LBA compliant. That means it can't work with or create a partition larger than 137GB (127GB actual). Your motherboard BIOS must also be 48 bit LBA compliant.

Are you using the original hard drive that came with the computer?

Is service pack 1 or better included in your WinXP installation CD?

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