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My computer don't use the all Hard Disk memory

My Hard Disk is 320GB. But my computer let me use only 180GB. It don't show the other 140GB. How can I use the all HD memory on my computer?

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You can resize the partition with a program called Gparted. You can download it here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=115843&package_id=271779
Download the .ISO file and burn it to a disk as an Image. Boot from the disk at startup and follow the instructions to resize your partition. Gparted is a very easy program to use so you shouldn't have any problems.

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