Re: Unalocated Disk Space



"Colin Barnhorst" <c.barnhorst@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:081C28F1-3DC1-4FC1-A21C-28E9A29FAE6F@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:OcLUEJqIKHA.1336@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I haven't heard of it either.
A partition manager is reporting my drive's capacity as 149GB with 9MB unallocated.
I'm trying to find a way to allocate ALL the drive space.


"Curious" <spammenot@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:e4%23gfMpIKHA.1684@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I interpreted the OP's post to mean that the had a 160GB HDD with 10GB unallocated and not a 160MB HDD with 10MB unallocated
Also I have always been under the impression that the space for reserved restore points did not show up as allocated on a HDD partition.
Also I have never heard of "Aligning Partitions" before nor could I find any information about it using Bing

"Colin Barnhorst" <c.barnhorst@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:4369ABC5-11CA-43D9-8F4E-86818D687134@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"Curious" <spammenot@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:uG6$z7lIKHA.2516@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I thought the space might be the space reserved by the OS for restore points.

"Rick Rogers" <rick@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:eX1i2wlIKHA.4608@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hi JamesJ,

It's a leftover bit from aligning the partition, quite normal.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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"JamesJ" <jjy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:OGzrUdlIKHA.1340@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I have a 160mb internal hard drive with 1 partition (ntfs). Vista sp2.
When viewing drive info 3rd party software is showing the used space and also 10mb of unallocated space.
Anyone know what this unallocated space is?


10GB maybe, but not 10MB.

You can't. It is normal and is right in line with my experience with formatted drives. The manufacturer always provides "extra" sectors to allow for bad sectors detected later by the disk manager in your OS as well as partition alignment as commented on by Rick Rogers above. It is roughly analogous to the margins used by a printer. The disk manager can "borrow" sectors from the unallocated area if it has to mark any allocated sectors as "bad."