Question about HP Pavilion dv8000t Notebook
My HP pavilion dv8000 HD has 80G but says it's full with less than 25G on it. I went into the Diagnostic Tool by hitting F10 and tried to run the test it says Failed in the status before I even ran the test. I tried anyway. It still says Failed. I used some programs to try and tell me where the rest of my space is and I cleaned up some space but I can't find where all the Gigs are.
Well when you restore it it partially formats the drive yes...But it formats all the junk files. Unfortunately for you, this doesn't clear up much space because unless im wrong you have a lot of programs and working files on your computer. When you restore it wont delete most of the user created files. Unless you have it format your "my documents" and such.
And Yes is you format you are starting fresh.. That means a new installation of windows. You should be able to get a copy from the computer manufacturer. Or if you really don't want to do this contact them and see if there are any other options built into the computer.
Also rescuetech has brought up a good point Follow the link below and download the speedfan program. Once you are runing the program click on the S.M.A.R.T. tab and selcect your drive from the dropdown list. This will check your drives "health"
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Sounds like your hd might be failing. You should back up your files and then try repartitioning the drive.
Or you could use Spinrite and check to see if the drive has bad sectors or what not.
You might also want to check the bios to see what size it's displaying there too. The bios is independent of your OS so no matter what partitions you have the bios will read the hard drive for exactly what it is.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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