Hard Drive went from 160 GB to 24 GB?

myzapp - Dec 30, 2008 at 08:45 PM
 Aviaace - Jan 3, 2011 at 12:33 AM
I did a system recovery on my husband's hp pavilion dv6500 laptop (w/ vista - 32 bit) because he'd had numerous problems for the year he's owned it. Did this three weeks ago and everything is running great. Last night he showed me a message that says his hard drive is almost full -- and that the 160 GB C: drive is now only 24 GB. I hadn't looked at it after system recovery, so I have no idea if this is a result or not. Suggestions?

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,826
Dec 30, 2008 at 09:00 PM
The restore might have changed the partition size. VISTA is able to fix this problem.

right click COMPUTER on the desk top
click MANAGE
right click disk 0 (your c: drive)
select Extend Volume and follow the instructions

that should extend the C partition so that it uses all the hard disk.

Good Luck
You are FANTABULOUS! Problem solved!
You, man. That's all I got to say.
Thanks Man, that worked for me too.