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Old 11-29-2007
just me
 

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getting Vista to recognize HD capacity
Hello,
If I'm sending this question to the wrong NG, please just let me know where
I should go and I will. Thanks.
I've recently installed Vista Home Basic 64. My BIOS recognizes both 250 G
hard drives that are installed as a RAID stripe. Device Manager recognizes
my disk drives as an NVIDIA Stripe 465.76G. Windows Explorer only
recognizes my drive as a 24.4GB hard drive.
How can I change this? I didn't get the raid setup exactly the way I wanted
it, so I don't mind changing that. I do want to have the disk(s)
partitioned.
Thank you for any help. It is very frustrating not being able to load more
software until this is done.
Thanks,
Richard
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Re: getting Vista to recognize HD capacity
"just me" <h-i-d-a-v-e@rocketmail.com> wrote in message
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> If I'm sending this question to the wrong NG, please just let me know
> where I should go and I will. Thanks.
> I've recently installed Vista Home Basic 64. My BIOS recognizes both 250
> G hard drives that are installed as a RAID stripe. Device Manager
> recognizes my disk drives as an NVIDIA Stripe 465.76G. Windows Explorer
> only recognizes my drive as a 24.4GB hard drive.
> How can I change this? I didn't get the raid setup exactly the way I
> wanted it, so I don't mind changing that. I do want to have the disk(s)
> partitioned.
> Thank you for any help. It is very frustrating not being able to load
> more software until this is done.


This sounds you've only partitioned and formatted about 25GB of the drive.

Go to Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools ->
Computer Management -> Disk Management to get an overview of what is going
on with the disk.

From there you'll be able to make a new partition, which would show up as a
new drive aka D:. Or you may be able to extend your existing partition to
fill the entire disk, it depends how a few things are setup.

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