Whats happened to my hard drive?

  1.    14 May 2016 #1

    Whats happened to my hard drive?


    I have two disks, one 256gb SSD which my OS was installed on. The other is a 1tb HDD that had all my data on. I just "refreshed" windows using the delete all option. When asked, I selected only erase the disk containing my OS
    Now the reinstall is done, my HDD seems to be gone! This is what disk management says. I'm concerned because the disk sizes dont add up and I fear my HDD has been obliterated.
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    The hdd shows up in device manager. My computer shows the ssd and a small recovery disk. Please help!
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  2.    14 May 2016 #2

    Right click on the 450.75 OS partition and assign a drive letter.
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  3.    14 May 2016 #3

    Thats great, its back but quite a lot down on space. Only 450gb instead of 1tb
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  4.    14 May 2016 #4

    real world said: View Post
    Thats great, its back but quite a lot down on space. Only 450gb instead of 1tb
    It's going to be pretty hard to get 1TB out of a 500 GB (or maybe 475 GB) hard drive.
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  5.    14 May 2016 #5

    Pretty sure it was a 1tb hard drive BEFORE I reinstalled Windows :) Unless my memory is failing me in my old age
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  6.    14 May 2016 #6

    Might want to look at the label on it with your glasses on

    or right click on the start icon, select device manager, look under disk drives, you should get a model number that you can google:

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  7.    14 May 2016 #7

    hehe fair enough. 500mb. That solves that mystery then. Better start taking those pills again :)
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  8.    14 May 2016 #8

    real world said: View Post
    hehe fair enough. 500mb. That solves that mystery then. Better start taking those pills again :)
    I would take mine but I can never remember where I left them!
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