01-28-2009 10:14 AM
I apologize if the answer for this is already here in the forum - I tried looking for the answer but couldn't find it. My name iamclueless isn't an exaggeration. Here's the problem
I bought a Momentus 160 gb hard drive to replace the 40gb drive on my laptop.
I did a Ghost Image of the 40 gb drive
installed the 160gb drive
Ran a Ghost "Recover my Computer"
It worked great - booted up and looked exactly like the old drive. The problem was, I didn't know I had to hit the "resize" option so the new drive only had 40 gb available - leaving ~ 120gb of storage unavailable to me. Norton was no help - they said I had to buy another one of their packages to fix it - I'd rather not spend $70 for software I'd only use once.
I tried a NTFS reformat but that didn't work - i tried a lot of stuff that didn't work.
Is there a way to "reinitialize" the drive to make it look the way it did when I first got it from Seagate - so I can rerun Ghost but this time use the resize option in Ghost?
Any help is appreciated - thanks in advance. I truly am "clueless" --John
01-28-2009 04:45 PM
I think you are in the wrong forum...
But, you will need to look at Partition Software tools to adjust the size. I don't know of any free ones. Undoing the recovery won't do much since you have already formatted it.
If you have the original Ghost image, restore it back to the original drive and start over AFTER you have looked into partition software.