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I have a 80GB disk, but only 30GB is a recognized partition by Windows.i need instructions

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i have a 80GB disk, but only 30GB is a recognized partition by Windows.i need instructions

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Most likely the problem is that you have another blank partition. The Microsoft disk management tool can probably solve this. This is a tutorial on how to use it. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309000/

Let us know if this works out for you.

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If you used Acronis, you need to clone the 30Gb and not backup. In doing so, the booting information is likewise copied to the 80Gb, whereas back up is simply copying contents (that you specified) hence will not boot and not be active.

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