Windows 7 Only Recognizes 130GB of my 320GB drive

December 29, 2011 at 21:28:58
Specs: Windows 7
I installed Win 7 on a 320GB drive, fresh install. It only recognizes the drive as a 130GB. I went through all the available updates for Win 7 but nothing seems to bring me back the lost GBs. They don't even show up as unallocated space. How to I recover these?

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#1
December 29, 2011 at 21:46:33
Old motherboard that doesn't support 48-bit LBA?

http://www.48bitlba.com/


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#2
December 29, 2011 at 22:43:00
Or you installed to an existing partition that may have been created by WinXP original.

Either way, if you go to Windows Disk Management you should be able to partition and format the remainder of the drive space. Then if you want to, you can combine that space with the 130GB partition.


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