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C drive shows 60GB instead of 700GB after recovery.

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    C drive shows 60GB instead of 700GB after recovery.


    I have Samsung Laptop with Windows 8 installed. I have 2 partitions 200 GB and the rest whole drive as C drive which after recovery drive amounts to be around 700 GB.
    Yesterday, I tried Samsung Recovery to get a factory image of C drive. Firstly recovery failed twice and then the third attempt worked almost fine. Recovery said boot file was corrupted and it recovered. But when I opened my computer I had two drives, 60 GB and 200GB. The rest of the space wasnt there. I checked in disc management, Partitions map said C drive had 700 GB. But in the description it shows only 60 GB. The other partition 200 GB is intact. I tried doing samsung recovery again and again but the problem persists.


    Thanks in Advance.

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    Please post screenshot of Disk management window.
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    Here is the screenshot of Disc management.
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    Recovery has probably been system prepared to install on a 60GB partition the rest of the drive is probably just unallocated - do as SIW2 recommends to check...
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    But when I bought my laptop a month ago i got only one partition C drive as a whole.
    Also, In the disc management window at one place it shows 707 GB (bottom) and in the list details it shows 59.9 GB.
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    Yes, it shouldn't be doing that.

    In disk mgmt, rt click c and shrink it a little bit, a gb or two is fine. Then extend it again. See if that fixes it.
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    Seems like you have a few recovery install partitions left over from your botched recoveries... nonetheless I'm at a loss to explain the rest - are you sure you had 700GB? You may wanna try a 3rd party partition manager...
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    It seems like I have seen disk management do something like that before. Possibly a glitch with some info being placed incorrectly.

    I suppose you have rescanned the drives while in Disk Management? If you think it might actually be showing erroneous info, you might boot to a third party partition management software to see if it shows the same.

    It is a little peculiar it is showing 60 GB. The limit of a cache on an SSD being used as a cache drive is 64 GB. Not the same number, but close. I don't suppose you have the Intel Rapid Response Technology running?
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    i tried installing partition magic just to see the partition allocation table and it was the same problem there. Partition magic showed C partition as 700 GB but when all options are grayed out in the menu for the 700 GB drive.
    I have Intel rapid store technology running all the time. I dont want to loose my data in the 200 GB partition.
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C drive shows 60GB instead of 700GB after recovery.
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