Question about Computers & Internet
Download and run the GParted live cd.
Burn this on a cd and boot from it.
this will allow you to view all partitions on the drive including those that are hidden or unformatted. This will also allow you to change the partition size without degrading content, FIRST DEFRAG THE DRIVE.
Gparted will allow you to format the space(other 80 gig) as ntfs,FAT, or linux ext.
There may be other partition managers that are free, I'm just familiar with LINUX. Plus if you want to fool around with a small linux distro that runs entirely from ram, download PUPPY Live cd.
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
Most likely, your partitions are simply sized wrong. If you have Windows Vista go to:
Control Panel>System and Maintenance>Administrative Tools>Computer Management
In Computer Management look at the list on the left and click on storage and go to Disk Management and look to see if the entire disk is partitioned. I will talk about what to do if there are two partitions in a moment, but for now, lets assume that you have an 80GB Windows partition and around 70GB of empty space.
Right click on the Windows partition and click expand and simply follow the instructions in the Wizard.
Now, lets say there is a partition sitting there. Most likely, if it's there, you're using it without noticing that you are. Make sure there is nothing on it. If the partition is empty, right click and delete it and follow the instructions I provided above.
Now, if you have Windows XP... well I'll just wait for your feedback because this explanation is even longer.
Posted on Apr 09, 2008
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.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
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:
Apr 11, 2012 | Acer Computers & Internet
Jun 13, 2011 | Computers & Internet
Apr 24, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet
Feb 15, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook
Jul 16, 2009 | ASUS A8M Notebook
Nov 06, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050 5430 Laptop
May 15, 2008 | Acer Computers & Internet
Mar 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet
Feb 28, 2008 | Acer TravelMate 2500 Notebook
44 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!