Disk Drive not Recognizing Partition Size

I've attached an image of the issue. The Data drive D: has 1 TB partitioned to it, however at the top you will see it only shows 436 GB of storage available.

We used a backup to restore this drive, and since then it hasn't allowed us to extend the drive. If you try and shrink the drive even by 1 MB, if gives you an incorrect parameter error. chkdsk was run and reports no errors or bad blocks.
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altitudetekAsked:
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dipopoCommented:
Can you enable viewing hidden and operating system files and see if you have a corrupt $RECYCLER folder on that drive?

Dipopo
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altitudetekAuthor Commented:
No $RECYCLER folder, nothing changed after showing all hidden folders and OS system files
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rindiCommented:
Boot using Bootit-BM (when it asks to install, don't, just press ESC). Then select the disk with the error, and it should find a problem with the disk's geometry and you can then try to repair that.

http://terabyteunlimited.com/
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altitudetekAuthor Commented:
Ideally looking for a solution that does not require me to purchase any software. Server is production so any maintenance will need to be scheduled. I'll keep that in mind however
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
what does diskpart show when you do

list disk
select disk 1
list volume


is it the same as disk management top pane or is it the correct size?
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rindiCommented:
You don't need to purchase bootit-bm, you can use the trial version.
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altitudetekAuthor Commented:
diskpartList Diskusing diskpart the volume shows the correct size.
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Pradeep DubeyConsultantCommented:
can you install treesize and look where is the data once.

Along with this reboot your machine and select safe mode by pressing F8 key, once you are in safe mode check the disk capacity.

also check the disk once physically and make sure there is no wrong jumper setting which decrease the size of disk. ( some manufacturer provide this option to use disk as low capacity disk)
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
out of curiosity, does this drive have a quota and is it iSCSI?

just came across a thread where someone had a 1tb iSCSI drive with volume quotas and the top pane in disk manager was reporting a total size of about 15% of the actual space that corresponded to the quota size
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altitudetekAuthor Commented:
Its not a physical disk, or better to say its a virtual running on ESXI 5.1 However the datastores show the appropriate size so its not a Jumper issue.

There are not quotas configured on the drive either.

I'll have to wait on rebooting until outside of business hours, which likely wouldn't be until this weekend at the earliest.

Here is the treesize on the drive:
treesize
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rindiCommented:
If it's on an ESXi datastore, bootit-bm might not be of much use either. But possibly using VMware's Converter utility to move the VM to another might help.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
might want to add vmware to the list of topics to get more visibility here in case one of the gurus has seen this before and knows what the issue is
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Partition table of the disk appears corrupted.

Try and Shrink the partition to 400GB
Reboot VM
Increase to 1TB
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altitudetekAuthor Commented:
Can't edit the tags, but it appears to be a server OS issue. That said you cant shrink the size inside the OS. I'll try doing it inside ESXI tomorrow morning
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to do it with third party utilities it cannot be done with ESXi.

You just need to try and resize the OS Partition, not the virtual disk. (vmdk).

see my EE Article for list of Partition Utilities

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk

Many other Partition Utils are available, just boot the VM from ISO, with the tools.

if that does not work, other options:-

1. Create new 1TB disk manually, and use xcopy, or robocopy to copy the data, I would not use a clone tool, because it could copy the table.

2. Try Disk to Disk Clone (Drive Snapshot - http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/)

3. V2V using - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO: Improve the transfer rate of a Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to Virtual Conversion (V2V) using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0

HOW TO:  Synchronize changes when completing a P2V or V2V with VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.1

The issue with any partition table partition corruption, is cloning tools, may crap out if the table is not correct.
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altitudetekAuthor Commented:
I'll try running a V2V tonight and seeing if that changes the partition table. After that ill begin working through a few of your other solutions hanccocka
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compdigit44Commented:
Here is an option if your V2V fails.

1) Attach another volume to your VM
2) mount it and get it up as a GPT and do a quick format
3) Copy all data from old volume to new volume
4) Expand new volume if needed
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altitudetekAuthor Commented:
Hey Guys,

Ironically all i had to do was extend the drive. I added 1 GB inside ESXI and then extended it inside the windows OS and it rescanned the drive and gave the appropriate space. Thanks for the help however, strange for sure.
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