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Hard Drive seemed to shrink from 1TB to 99GB. How to fix?

BackwardsBashan

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Okay, so my HP laptop computer glitched up yesterday so I factory resetted it.

Just today, it finished, and I went to install some games on it.

While I was about to install BF4, it said that there was not enough disk space, so I went to my "THIS PC".

It said that I only had 4.18GB available out of 99.6GB.

When I purchased my laptop, it came with 1TB. And I have been using 1TB up until now. But it randomly shrunk by 900GB. WTF!?

PLease help.

Link to image:

http://i.imgur.com/sScPggD.jpg

I have:

HP ENVY DV7 NOTEBOOK PC
WINDOWS 8.1
INTEL CORE i7 2.40 GHZ
NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 630M 2GB DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY
AND I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE 1TB OF HARD DISK SPACE!!!

Short form:

Why did my hard drive literally SHRINK 900GB!?:mad::mad::mad:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV7 Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630Q @2.40 GHz but it clocks up to 3.1GHz (non overclockable)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 630M 2B DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY
    Cooling
    HP Coolsense
    Internet Speed
    20MBps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

BackwardsBashan

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http://i.imgur.com/xUc6WR7.jpg

I think I know what to do but if you're going to recommend it I cannot "expand partition" on the C:\ drive.


BASICALLY, I want to allocate the unallocated disk space with my C:\ drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV7 Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630Q @2.40 GHz but it clocks up to 3.1GHz (non overclockable)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 630M 2B DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY
    Cooling
    HP Coolsense
    Internet Speed
    20MBps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

theog

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Just make 800gb a DATA Partition, than move your DATA to the partition.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

BackwardsBashan

New Member
Im sorry how do you do that ._. im very nooby with this kind of stuff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV7 Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630Q @2.40 GHz but it clocks up to 3.1GHz (non overclockable)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 630M 2B DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY
    Cooling
    HP Coolsense
    Internet Speed
    20MBps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

BackwardsBashan

New Member
And then when I'm done can I make a special partition dedicated to my game sto make them run faster and sort them out? Or will that screw up things again?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV7 Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630Q @2.40 GHz but it clocks up to 3.1GHz (non overclockable)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 630M 2B DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY
    Cooling
    HP Coolsense
    Internet Speed
    20MBps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

xunile

Member
Member
You said you did a factory reset, and just today it finished. How long did it take? If it took more than an hour or 2 there might be an issued with the hardware like the hard drive.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7

BackwardsBashan

New Member
Well I actually just left it on last night then turned off the monitor at the licensing agreement last night. It took around an hour for the full thing. NOTE: I DID use HP Recovery Manager thing.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy DV7 Laptop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7-3630Q @2.40 GHz but it clocks up to 3.1GHz (non overclockable)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GEFORCE 630M 2B DEDICATED VIDEO MEMORY
    Cooling
    HP Coolsense
    Internet Speed
    20MBps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton Internet Security

XweAponX

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YOW!

There IS some slack when you format NTFS - a 320 GB hard drive will have about 298gb of usable space.

a 1TB Drive? You get 930 gb of space - On NTFS.

a 2T drive, you get 1.81 T.

So - A LITTLE slack is totally normal, but if you are missing half of the drive, well... Then check for previous installs of Linux, which when deleted leaves a partition unreadable and undetectable by the Windows 7-8-8.1 Disk Manager.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.
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