XP System reports 1Gig HD on an 80Gig Partition
Posted on 2006-05-08
I have a 2GHz Compaq EVO, with a Gig of RAM and running winXP pro and NTFS File System. I had a problem with the OS crashing, so I reinstalled the OS (Repaired system) and when it came back up, I had to reinstall DiskKeeper. After a couple of days, I noticed that I was getting an error that I was running low on Disk space. Turns out, its reporting that my 80Gig HD is only 1 Gig. At first I thought, OK, lets reinstall the OS, but I still get the same problem. HD sounded a bit funny, so I thought I would replace that with a 160GB HD, but still having the same problem (copied over OS with Partition Magic). I also tried upgrading DiskKeeper to version 10, but no luck. The funny thing is that if you go into the Disk Management page, it reports the correct size HD, but once you right click and hit properties, it only shows a 1GB hd, with about 40MB free. It's actually a 74GB HD, with about 26GB free. During the Hurricane last year, I lost almost all my install discs (in the office that got destroyed) so I really dont want to wipe out and restore. Any ideas?