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    hi , recently ugraded my laptop HD from 100gb to 250gb ,
    I bought a caddy and intended to us old HD as external storage but plugged it in , formatted it to get rid of everything on it , O/S etc now it is only showing 40MB capacity !!
    what is wrong and how do I fix this ??
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    Administrative tools/computer management/storage/disk management, when you highlight the disc it'll show the other partition, right click the partition and reformat with NTFS file system.

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    hi , got to the stage of right click and format but that aint coming up as an option , it says 93 gb unallocated .
    where to from here ?

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    ok got it , just extended the volume in other partition to capacity and it used up all the unallocated space from the other one . thanks for your help mate

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    Glad you worked it out, I was just guessing.

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    just for general advice some great free software about now for managing and changing partition sizes. Try easeus partition master - free, very effective and easy to use. Great bit of software.

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    cool , I was in the process of d/loadin it when I got it sorted anyway

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