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HDD my 80gb hard drive just shows 14.5gb of space. I took a hdd out of my old computer and put it in my new one to use as a recording drive for my tv card. it worked great for months and now only shows that it has 14.5gb of space in total even though there is nothing on there any clues how to find the lost space?

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  • Cyberneticus May 11, 2010

    Hm, a somewhat peculiar problem. Try this:

    Right click on "My Computer" > "Manage"

    A "Computer Management" will open up. Click on "Disk Managment" in tree structure on its right.

    Find your HDD in the list of available HDDs and tell me what you've found or - better yet - post a screenshot [you can use www.imageshack.us for upload].

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I've seen a simular problem where the disk is empty but it says there is a reduced volume remaining, In my case i ran check disk (started on restart) on the drive and it found a ton of files that were lost and restored them, so this regained the lost space. If that doesn't work, try right clicking on it in my computer and formating it.

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hi dear

use a cd booting

in command prompt c:\
type c:\fdisk /mbr
to fix your master boot record\

fdisk
and make your partiiton active.

after that installing your windows XP

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