I have a 500GB hard drive and for some reason it went down to 337GB when I tried to partition it. During shrinking, my computer threw a blue screen and reset.
Does anyone know whats wrong and how I can get the lost space back? PLEASE help!
Thank you all!!!
maybe you have now a partition with 337 gb and a lot of unallocated space... check disk management to see whether this is the case
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If, your machine threw a bluey, what was the error code?
This will help us sort out your problem.
Yuck, the formatting on MUO sucks. There are no icons for bold, bullets, links, etc., and there are no dates shown for questions. It also removed all white space from my reply, and put every line into one bullet. Ugly. I think I'll stick to SuperUser and ExpertsExchange.
The term "gig" has multiple meanings. To a hard drive manufacturer, it means 1,000,000. To Windows and Linux, it means 1024 x 1024 = 1,048,576. That might not seem like much of a difference, but a 500 "Gig" drive is really 500,000,000 / 1024 / 1024 = 476.8 Gig. That doesn't explain your 337 number, but it explains some of the "lost" gigs.
What does Win7 say about the drive in Disk Management? (Right-click My Computer > Manage > under Storage (in the navigator on the left side) click Disk Management > look for your problem drive in the list of drives
What is the size?
Does it say "Healthy"?
How many partitions does it show?
Is your "missing" size in a 2nd partition?
It sounds to me like you might have a bad hard drive. Try searching up Hiren's Boot CD, burning one, and using the hard drive diagnostic and repair programs on that to examine your drive.
try partition find and mount
Is files on 500GB important or you can just format.
Is your windows booting or you are in BSOD
How to Run CHKDSK