cloned hd capacity confuses windows

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after what looked to have been a perfect disk image from an old, dying
drive to a nice new drive, i have noticed an odd problem. windows
explorer seems to think that my new 160gb drive is still the old 80gb
drive (in terms of capacity). how do i get windows to recognize that
this is a different drive? in disk management, the top list of disks
shows it as being 80gb while the bottom graphic of partitions has it
correctly displayed at 160 gb. any ideas? i thought maybe defragging or
disk cleanup would fool it into fixing itself but that hasnt worked.

a thread on anandtech i started which has not yet given resolution can
be seen here:
http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=27&threadid=1470254&enterthread=y
it also shows steps i've taken so far.


-andy
 
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well, the clone utility i used wasnt actually a clone, it was just
something that took an image of the drive exactly as it was and then
copied that image straight on to the new drive. i had no options ;) ill
give that partition magic a shot and see what it can do.

-andy
 
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There are options that allow you to either clone the same size drive and
leave the extra space (on the new drive) as unallocated OR you can chose to
clone and utilize the complete hard drive.

Guess which option you ran with?

Now you must use Partition Magic to expand the new partition to encompass
the total space available on the new hard drive. There are no tools in
Windows XP that will allow you to do this!

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<adremeaux@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> after what looked to have been a perfect disk image from an old, dying
> drive to a nice new drive, i have noticed an odd problem. windows
> explorer seems to think that my new 160gb drive is still the old 80gb
> drive (in terms of capacity). how do i get windows to recognize that
> this is a different drive? in disk management, the top list of disks
> shows it as being 80gb while the bottom graphic of partitions has it
> correctly displayed at 160 gb. any ideas? i thought maybe defragging or
> disk cleanup would fool it into fixing itself but that hasnt worked.
>
> a thread on anandtech i started which has not yet given resolution can
> be seen here:
> http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=27&threadid=1470254&enterthread=y
> it also shows steps i've taken so far.
>
>
> -andy
>
 

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"andy dremeaux" <adremeaux@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> well, the clone utility i used wasnt actually a clone, it was just
> something that took an image of the drive exactly as it was and then
> copied that image straight on to the new drive.

Which is in fact a real clone.

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adremeaux@gmail.com wrote:

>after what looked to have been a perfect disk image from an old, dying
>drive to a nice new drive, i have noticed an odd problem. windows
>explorer seems to think that my new 160gb drive is still the old 80gb
>drive (in terms of capacity). how do i get windows to recognize that
>this is a different drive?

It has cloned the partition - this remains the same size and does not
get expanded. Two choices: Once is to make a second partition in the
remaining unallocated space, seen when in Control Panel - Admin Tools -
Computer Management, select Disk Management and look lower right for the
graphic of the drive. R-click the Unallocated space, create partition.

That is preferable. Even 80 GB in one partition is not all that a good
idea. The other is to use a third party partition manager, like
Partition Magic of BootIT NG


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