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i think my hard drive is registering incorrectly. it says it's 6GB in some places and in others about 55GB. i'm not sure whats going on. help would be greatly welcome.

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if i go to my computer and click on C: in the left box it says 6GB. if i right click my computer and go to manage it says 37GB +12GB for D: and 5GB for a unnamed volume.
 

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well i gained 4.5GB because i couldn't get into one of the partitions so i deleted it and made a new one. but in the computer management screen it says C:= 37GB, but if i hit properties it says 6GB. i'm not sure what to do...
 

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You need to crop the display to just the useful information, we don't need to see the whole desktop. Also, a shot of what Disk Management says about the file would be a lot more useful. I can see that you have your boot partition much too small for XP, 6gigs won't get it done.
 

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sorry mabey this is better. i can't find microsoft photo editer. adn my posts will be slow cuz i'm grounded from PC so sorry. here's the new 1:)
 

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ok tell me how to make it bigger on "PAINT". i'm stumped.

BTW can i control what part of the hard drive boots?? u might be on to something....
 

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ok ignore the tell me how to crop thing. just load the pic and click the + thing and it should enlarge it plenty. it worked for me. and it worked 4 both pics. :)
 

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What you need to post is a screenshot of disk management. Go to start>run and type in "diskmgmt.msc" without the quotes. Post a shot of that. It will show the size of your disk and what partitions you have.
 

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Your drive is a typical 60gig drive, and it's partitioned into four volumes. My guess is Z: may be the recovery partition, or was before you deleted it and recreated it. This is a "store bought" computer like an HP, Compaq, Dell, or Gateway, right?
 

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Most likely, judging by the "Backup" partition. Which is my point right now... why are there now two backup/recovery partitions? Or are they completely different, and I just never knew it?
 

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i got the computer which is a dell from ebay. drive Z: was originaly just there with no icon in the my computer screen and it was unnamed in the disk manage screen. i could click on it but couldn't do anything but delete or nothing. so i deleted it and made it Z:..... i think D:[backup] was the recovery one but i don't know for sure...
 

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Well, I suspect that Drive Z: was your recovery partition with the copy of XP to restore to factory configuration. A recovery partition will not be NTFS, and will not have much free space left, since the contents never change.
 
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