Question about Western Digital Scorpio Blue 250GB PATA 2.5" Mobile Parallel ATA Hard Drive

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I have an Acer 3002LCi laptop. I upgraded the RAM to the maximum 2GB. I also installed a WD Scorpio Blue PATA 250GB HDD. I installed Windows 7 from disk and computer shows drives C and D but drive C only shows 127GB of space and drive D only shows 100MB of space. How can I get the full 250GB on one partition, or how can I do it with two partions (C, D)?

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  • richnjenn Mar 23, 2011

    I did what you said and it shows exactly what my laptop shows, C-127GB and D-100MB. My BIOS reads it as 250GB

  • richnjenn Mar 23, 2011

    it just changed back to 100MB after i pressed ok

  • richnjenn Mar 23, 2011

    this will cause me to lose all my data correct?

  • richnjenn Mar 23, 2011

    it just went back to 100MB

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You wont get the full 250gb. check unallocated drives under disk management. right click on computer then properties, go to disk management and check for unallocated disk, format the unallocated disk to get the whole capacity but it wont be 250gb much like 220gb or something close

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  • richnjenn Mar 23, 2011

    i tired this and there are no unallocted disks

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    try to format win 7 again with just one partition C then when win7 is full installed try to check disk management again. and shrink it if you want two partitions for your drive

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Install a partition manager program like
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
open it and you will see the entire hard disk. In there either create another partition in the unallocated space or add it to the D partition.

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  • richnjenn Mar 23, 2011

    I tried exactly what you said and the program reads the same as disk management C=127GB and D=100MB. The BIOS reads the drive as 250GB

  • Azrael SRL Mar 23, 2011

    Open the program, right click on D and select Resize then add all the remaining free space.

  • Azrael SRL Mar 23, 2011

    No.

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