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Old 12-29-2005, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hard drive only shows at half capacity

I recently got around (finally!) to assembling my first system. Aside from getting cuts all over my hands due to handling various sharp objects, everything seemed to be going fine until after I installed Windows. I didn't partition it in any way that would cause my hard drive to show up at half capacity, but when I go to "My Computer" and take a look at my hard drive it shows up as a 127 gig capacity drive instead of the 250 it should be at.

It's also called the "I" drive instead of the "C" drive. Why? Because, for some reason, there are four 0 gig capacity Generic USB storage devices (listed as "removable disks") that show up along with the hard drive, the floppy drive, the CD drive, and the DVD-RW drive. I honestly have no idea where to even begin with how they got there, much less why my hard drive is listed as being at half capacity.

Any suggestions?

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Old 12-29-2005, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you read the sticky "137gb barrier?"
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