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Server 2008 R2 VM Not seeing all the allocated space

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Good morning all,
I had a question, here is my situation:
Yesterday i expanded the D drive on a SQL server, the server is running server 2008 Std R2, it is a virtual server running ESXi 5.0.
The D drive was at 1.7TB, and the server is connected to a SAN.  I allocated an additional 100GB to the server, first adding space on the SAN, then expanding the space in vsphere.  After that i added space to the VM's D drive via the edit settings. and lastly I went onto the guest OS and extended the D drive through disk management.
Currently the set up is as follows:
The drive has 1.815 TB allocated to it, total available space from the SAN is 2.048TB so there is enough of a buffer.
When i extended the drive through disk management, disk management saw more space than what i allocated, so i changed the size of the drive to reflect the space added, it added all but 411mb.  i then extended the drive 410mb to use the rest of the space.
Once that was done, i received an error about the drive being corrupt (see attachment)

After that i tested the drive, and i was able to create, edit and delete a test text document on the drive.  Also last night, i ran a check on the drive and prompted the drive to fix errors.  That completed and this morning i am still seeing the same thing.

If you look at the image, in disk management it shows all the space i allocated, 1.858.56TB, but if you look at the size of the C drive, you will see that it is only showing 1.756.16 TB.

What could cause this?

any help would be appreciated.
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Correction, the server is Server 2008 standard, NOT R2
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Didnt find out the WHY, this was happening, but i did resolve the issue, i allocated another 100GB to the drive, went thru the process of expanding the drive, and this time it showed the additional 200GB added btwn yesterday and today.

Thank you all anyway, i appreciate just knowing there are great helpful resources here.
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