my hardrive is partitioned and i cannot acces

March 19, 2010 at 12:51:50
Specs: Windows XP
i have a wd 500 gig hard drive that i installed and part of it is showing up in the disk management area as c drive with 55.89 gb and on the same drive but showing as New Volume, is the remaining 409.87 gb. the non-system area is not being read by my computer so how can i access this to store items on it? help!

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March 19, 2010 at 14:01:44
It sounds like the partition may not be formatted. WD has a tool that you can download, or try here for a Microsoft article about your problen

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March 19, 2010 at 19:46:58
I had a hard drive that had 60 gb of storage and i added a new hard drive that has 500 gb of space. i used the drive wire univrsal hard drive adapter to clone my old hard drive to the new one, so i would not have to re-load all the software again manually. well, the new hard drive boots fine and all the items from the old hard drive are now accessible on the new one. one problem though, i only have the 60 gb available to me on the new hard drive, just like the old one. the c: drive is only showing the cloned stuff. in the disk mgmt area, the hard drive with the extra 400+ gb is reading: Volume: New Volume Layout: Partition Type: Basic File System: NTFS Status: Healthy

I just have no way to access this extra 400+gb part of the same drive i am using as the system drive! What can i do? Help please!


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March 20, 2010 at 06:29:55
Did you assign a drive letter?


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