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Less available Hard Drive Space than advertised

I have an Acer Aspire 5315 that i have recently bought from PC World, the advertised available Hard Drive Space is 80GB but i only have 32.5GB available. I have all the latest service packs and recently restored to factory default settings and have no hard drive partitions. Any ideas on how i can increase the available space on my Hard Drive?
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  • monsieurgaze Apr 14, 2009

    Sutchman - The total size on My Computer is 32.5GB

  • monsieurgaze Apr 14, 2009

    All sorted it, on Disk Management Console it said that 33GB were "Unallocated", i therefore extended my volume and now i have full space available. Thanks

  • Tom Sutch May 11, 2010

    What does the total size say if you open up My Computer? It should say around 77GB.

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Try to flash a newer bios to system:
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/notebook/as_5315.html
Also look at your hard drive - >
right click on "My computer" -> manage -> disk management. There you should see all info about your hard drive. Maybe it's splitted in two partitions

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Run Disk Cleanup. (Right-click on the drive and select Properties, then click on the Disk Cleanup button on the General tab.) It will scan for files that are no longer needed on your computer and it may take some time depending on the speed of your computer and the hard disk. The default selections are probably the best, but do NOT remove the HIbernation file (or you computer will no longer be able to enter hibernate mode). On the More Options tab, you can click on the Cleanup button in the System Restore and Shadow Copies section to remove all but the last restore point that was created on your computer. This will allow you to get the greatest amount of space back from these restore points that you will probably never have a need for. But only select this option if you are sure that your computer is operating normally as it is right now, because you will only have a single restore point left in case of an emergency. Once everything you want is selected, click on OK to delete all of the selected material.

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Go back to Pcworld and buy an external drive or you change your hard disk to an higher one.

Good luck. But don't buy anything lesser than 120GB

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