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[SOLVED] Error checked my Hard Drive and now its shrunk to a fraction of the size :( What can i do?

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I decided to run the windows built in error checking program for my external HDD today and checked both of the boxes to automatically fix errors and attempt recovery of bad sectors. After it had finished i had to format the drive before it could be used again so i did - but my 500GB drive only had the option to format it at 43.5GB. I just did it thinking i could redo it properly after but no, i couldn't.

Is there any way that i can get that space back? Cant believe i just turned my 500GB HDD into a 43.5GB one lol..... specool.gif
Edited by ET900 - 1/26/12 at 6:55pm
post #2 of 5
Have you check the Windows HDD manager option? I can't recall the proper name. I think is Disk management, but it allows you to see the unallocated space. Unless is RAW format, I think you could recover it. Check there and tell us what you find
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post #3 of 5
Search for "Disk management," find the HDD you want to adjust, and Theres a few things you can try, mark it as active and there might be some other options.
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hey guys its cool. i tried unplugging it a few times earlier but it didn't work so i just left it for a bit. plugged it back in just now to find the disk manager prog but found i could reformat it at the correct size now smile.gif thanks for your responses!

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NP man, glad it got solved
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