Can't see full hard drive space in My Computer

I reloaded a small, Dell server using their Open Manage cd.  It is a RAID 1 configuration.  The problem is that in Disk Management (and on boot up) I can see the C: drive is 148gb's, but when I open My Computer it shows only 4.77gb's.  I am hoping there is a quick fix and I don't have to reload the OS.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
In Disk Management, does it show any Unpartitioned Space?  If so, you installed using a 4GB OS partition.  You can reload or extend into unparitioned space using Dell's ExtPart or a Server 2008 DVD.  If not, then you may need to reload.
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Andres PeralesCommented:
Right Click on my computer, select manage, when the Computer Management MMC displays, in the left pane under storage select Disk management, do you see any unallocated drive / space there.  If so you can configure it there...
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hindsightAuthor Commented:
No. It's not THAT simple.  There is no unpartioned space.  Disk Management shows the full 148gb being used and everything else looks normal.  
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
Didn't mean to dumb it down for you ... you may need to reload, as I cannot think of a good reason for the descrepancy, unless the 4GB is only the USED portion of the 148GB C:.
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Andres PeralesCommented:
Can you post a screen capture of what you see in storage manager?
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JustenCCommented:
If you do see some empty space in disk manager an if you want more space allocated to C because 4GB is a bit small, open a command prompt, run Diskpart. once in Diskpart, type> select disk 0 <enter> (presuming it is disk 0) type List Partition <enter> (to get the partition number of your 4GB volume) Type Select partition (number in preceding result)<enter>, Type Extend<enter> and it will fill the remainder volume.

If you instead type "help extend" at that point you can see how to allocate less than the entire disk to the C drive.

I apologize in advance for duplicate posts that our proxy server puts in.

Justen
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JustenCCommented:
If you do see some empty space in disk manager an if you want more space allocated to C because 4GB is a bit small, open a command prompt, run Diskpart. once in Diskpart, type> select disk 0 <enter> (presuming it is disk 0) type List Partition <enter> (to get the partition number of your 4GB volume) Type Select partition (number in preceding result)<enter>, Type Extend<enter> and it will fill the remainder volume.

If you instead type "help extend" at that point you can see how to allocate less than the entire disk to the C drive.

I apologize in advance for duplicate posts that our proxy server puts in.

Justen
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hindsightAuthor Commented:
Here is a screen shot attachment.  I am just going to format this thing again and see what happens.
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JustenCCommented:
That's the best bet, usually you dont see the first disk created as Dynamic either. I would delete the partition completely versus a reformat and let Windows installer (or the utility disk for the server) create a new one totally.
I just checked the diskpart bit won't work on 2003 on the bootable volume anyway. Only 2008 up.


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Justen
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JustenCCommented:
That's the best bet, usually you dont see the first disk created as Dynamic either. I would delete the partition completely versus a reformat and let Windows installer (or the utility disk for the server) create a new one totally.
I just checked the diskpart bit won't work on 2003 on the bootable volume anyway. Only 2008 up.


I apologize in advance for duplicate posts that our proxy server puts in.

Justen
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hindsightAuthor Commented:
I converted it to dynamic in hopes of some miracle happening.  We'll see what happens on a reload.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Conversion was your mistake. Such problem occurs when Windows Partition Manager has problems with volume parameters report. Normally the fix is to shrink the partition for 300MB and then increase it again. Like shaking the responsible tools. Since the you get correct size and space in Explorer.
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Reload should fix but if it doesn't I can show the way you need to correct the issue via regedit.
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nobusCommented:
i suppose you have a partition on there that takes everything except the 5-6 Gb - and that is unknown to windows, or hidden
boot from the FREE Bootit-ng cd , it will show you what's up : www.terabyteunlimited.com/       
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hindsightAuthor Commented:
I tried to reload Windows and actually received a hardware error on system start up.  I reseated everything possible in the server.  I was then able to reload Windows.  Just to be safe I made a 25gb c: drive and left the rest for D:.  Seems to be working fine now.  Thankfully there was nothing on the server so it wasn't a big deal.  Thanks for the advice.
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