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Why am I only showing 122gb when I just installed a 500gb drive. I tried looking at the disk managment area and it's not even showing as unallocated space

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Try some of these things and hopefully one will fix it.

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youve just answered your own question simply tell **** management to perform these actions and its up and running. Right click on your drive to see these options in disk management
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