Question about Dell Tablets & eReaders
I have installed a new windows OS on my computer with a 40gigs capacity.........i also have my 80gigs capacity which was partitioned into half................... which was my first hard drive before the 40gigs.......so i decided to install it on a computer cos i need my data on it......restart computer and it was regonized but need to reformat and it only shows 31gigs not 80 anymore
Your explanation is not very clear.
I will try to interrupt what you are asking, but if I am wrong, please tell me.
You have one 80 Gb hard drive and it is partitioned into two 40 Gb partitions. The first partition has Windows installed and you see 31 Gb of disk space and you cannot see the other 40 Gb of disk space.
Now I will explain what you are seeing.
When you partition a drive and then format a hard drive you will lose some capacity approx 10% of the un-formatted capacity.
This first partition which has Windows installed will be the C drive.
The second partition is not view on your computer, it may not be formatted and configured as an extended DOS partition. When this partition is setup correctly your computer will see this as the D drive.
You could have the 80 Gb hard drive as a single partition instead of spliting it into two partitions.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
If there are files on the drive that you need to recover, then do not format it. It sounds as though the computer that you put the drive into has an issue where the bios perhaps does recognize the drive correctly. Perhaps that can be corrected by updating the bios in the computer, and trying the drive again. Or you may want to put it back into the original computer, back up the files to other media, and then put the drive in the computer and re-partition.
What does the FDISK - "DISPLAY PARTITION INFORMATION" utility report? Do you have a copy of FDISK? If the partitoins in FDISK add up correctly, then it could just be that the data is corrupt, and windows is just unable to read. If that's the case, you should try a recovery application to restore your data..
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 07, 2014 | ASUS VivoTab Note 8 M80TA-B1-BK 32 GB...
Apr 27, 2014 | Lenovo ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC
Using the Recovery Partition:
1. Press [F9] during bootup.
2. Press [Enter] to select Windows Setup [EMS Enabled].
3. Select the language you want to recover and click
4. Read the ASUS Preload Wizard messages and click
5. Select a partition option and click
Next. Partition options:
Recover Windows to first partition only.
This option deletes only the first partition and allows you to keep other
partitions, and to create a new system partition as drive "C".
Recover Windows to entire HD.
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates
a new system partition as drive "C".
Recover Windows to entire HD with two partitionThis option deletes all partitions from your hard drive and creates two
new partitions "C" (25%) and "D" (75%).
6. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery
Make sure to burn off your recovery DVDs as soon as you get you rsystem back up and running so that you have them in an emergency.
Feb 28, 2013 | ASUS X53U-RH11 New
Dec 27, 2012 | ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T-DOCK-BL Mobile...
Oct 12, 2010 | Toshiba Portege R100 Tablet PC
May 07, 2010 | Panasonic TOUGHBOOK CF-18 Tablet PC
Feb 18, 2010 | Samsung Q1 Ultra Mobile Tablet PC
Dec 28, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite R15-829 Tablet PC
85 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!