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Distribution: Mandriva One 2008.1, Vector 5.8 SOHO, Knoppix 5.1.1
Windows Vista Volume Size Contradiction
I have a small problem with my new HP dv6700t laptop. I have had the unit for about two weeks now, and I love it, but that is not the point.
I am getting two different sizes for my only partition on the disk, my Windows partition. It started when I chose to remove the HP Recovery partition, (after creating the recovery discs) to free up 11GB to add to the 100GB windows partition. I formatted the recovery partition (using the NTFS file system) from within windows vista. I then ran a defrag, a disk check, then booted into knoppix 5.1.1 and ran qtparted. I deleted the now blank recovery partition and extended the windows partition into the new space, and saved the changes. When qtparted was finished, it indicated a partition size of 111.79GB. Gparted said the same thing. I restarted and fired up vista, which booted normally. Once logged in, windows was showing a total capacity of 100GB while Disk Management indicated 111.79GB.
Why is this? Will I still be able to use and access the whole 111GBs regardless of what windows says? What can be done to solve the problem?
P.S. I wish I had known about HP's option to remove the recovery partition with their Recovery Manager BEFORE I used qtparted and knoppix...