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80gigs partition then reformatted and displays only 31gigs

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

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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.

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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..

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