My comp has 40GB, Why does it say I have 5GB.


Bronze Member
Username: Bradrgilman

GALvEStoN , Tx Usa

Post Number: 70
Registered: Nov-05
Do any of you know why my comp is saying that I only have 5GB when I know it is a 40GB computer. I went to "my computer" and saw the properties of the C drive and it shows a full memory usage on the C drive and all of the other drives have no memory. So if you know how I can fix it without reforming it or if I have to how do you do it?
Thanks a lot!

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 5427
Registered: Dec-03
Reload the whole thing. Sounds like a virus.

Bronze Member
Username: Hunterjames

Post Number: 15
Registered: Feb-06
If your using WinXP, try right clicking on my computer on your desktop --> go to manage --> storage --> disk managemnet

...That should give you all the information you need.

Gold Member
Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA USA

Post Number: 2461
Registered: Oct-05
looks like you need to reformat and reinstall.

Gold Member
Username: Project6

Post Number: 5961
Registered: Dec-03
no doubt

Bronze Member
Username: Ars88

Post Number: 46
Registered: Nov-06

Silver Member
Username: Magfan


Post Number: 230
Registered: Oct-07
neighbor of mine had a new HD installed. He loaded all his stuff back on and eventually bought some new antivirus software. It wouldn't load.
I went down and had a look.
The 'technician' who did the work configured it as FAT16, so no matter how large the HD was, it would only see 2gb.
He was at the limit.
Reformat, reload, reconfigure and fixed.

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Wisteria, Lane USA

Post Number: 12138
Registered: Dec-03
how many HDDs do you have? how many partitions?

If C: is the only hard disk and partition, the other drives are optical most likely and will show little to no free space.

Bronze Member
Username: 3dges


Post Number: 49
Registered: Feb-08
Try replugging in your HDD
Sometimes a plug comes loose in one of them.

Bronze Member
Username: Peeps365

Post Number: 11
Registered: Feb-09
difenetly sounds like a virus could jus be a back door trojan som one trying to see what u be up to...... a virus would be there and u won;t be abel to see it it i'll use up most of ur memory by distrubuting it self expanding through ur file but to make along story short to make it simple u should reload the operating system u can get information on how to do this from and they will walk u through it it;s pretty simple job let me know how it works

Bronze Member
Username: Peeps365

Post Number: 12
Registered: Feb-09
also u not gonna get ur ful space because programs are already on ur machine which will take away some of ur space depends on how much programs u have

New member
Username: Pumpkinman


Post Number: 5
Registered: Dec-08
download and run hijackthis and send the report in theyll tell you if u have a virus or anything..and tell you how to remove it

New member
Username: Peter_benders

Sandiego, CA US

Post Number: 3
Registered: Jun-09
no doubt its a virus. try cleaning it however i dont think it will do any good. so format the system. the problem maybe as told by leo
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