[SOLVED] missing ssd space after shrinking volume and lights went off

Nov 24, 2018
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hi guys, im new here, but i got this big problem, im currently using windows 10, i want to do a partition on my pc of windows 7, when i went to disk management on windows10, i did shrink the volume, i own a samsung evo 960 ssd 256GB capacity, as i was saying i went to disk management, shrink volume 60GB i h ad around 100GB of free space if i remember correclty, and suddenly boom! my lights went off, well 20min later i turn on the pc again, and the process of shrinking the volume didnt finish off before the electricity went off, when i tried to shrink the volume again i realize that in disk management i still see the 232GB ssd capacity but when i check my pc on explorer i can only see that the C disk is only 172GB so basically my pc did shrink the volume but its nowhere to be found, its like missing, i will upload some pics so you guys can see wat im talking
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as you can see in the first pic u can see the whole 232GB disk
but on the 2nd pic on pc explorer u can see that 60gb is missing and that was the amount that i shrink before the lights went off
 

USAFRet

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Hopefully you made a full drive image before you started down this road?
I'm thinking this didn't happen?

While a power outage during a repartition action is 'rare'...it happens. As you have seen.
This is why you need a fallback point before doing anything like this.
 
Nov 24, 2018
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i didnt lose any important stuff, cuz everything from work is on a external HD, but what i dont understand is, why i miss 60gb of the ssd? when i go to pc explorer i only see 172gb total capacity instead of 232gb, so the 60gb partition was made but its like missing or in hide mode i dont know thats why im asking for help, and i didnt lose anything
 

USAFRet

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The repartition/resize action did not complete.
It changed the size of one, but could not continue with designating the rest of it.

That's my guess, anyway.
 

USAFRet

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From the commandline:
diskpart, and clean all

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3076355/clean-clean-diskpart.html
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-vista/cc766465(v=ws.10)
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/85819-erase-disk-using-diskpart-clean-command-windows-10-a.html


NOTE:
You can't do this from within the actual running OS and drive. You'd have to be booted from some other drive, and this as a secondary drive.
And this will absolutely wipe out everything on this drive.
 

USAFRet

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I am 100% unsure how to fix that, without a full wipe and reformat.
And any way forward trying to fix that in place carries a significant risk of wiping it all out anyway.

Don't need another PC, just another drive.
 
Nov 24, 2018
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I just format the pc using the recovery option in win10, i still see 172gb total drive space rather than 232gb, so format didnt fixed it
 

USAFRet

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No, just a "format" won't fix that.
You need to completely remove all partitions on it and start over.
 

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