FIX – Windows 8 shows reduced Disk Space on system.

On turning ON your System you find that the drive space is reduced from its actual volume (i.e. for instance say you have a total drive of 500 GB but the drive only shows 200 GB). This can be surprising and irritating at the same time as your system in-built HDD space of 500 GB but shows 200 GB. This is caused due to improper disk management. In this tutorial we will be discussing possible ways to fix the issue on your Windows 8.

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For a novice it will be really difficult to find what is causing the mis-match of Drive volume. So, you can refer to the possible fixes to resolve this issue and see the original volume.

Firstly, make sure that HDD is the healthy one. You make use of utility like sennitel to diagnose the health and performance of your system hard disk. Once you are ensured that the drive seems to work perfectly fine, try the steps below.

  • Open Computer management and go to Disk Management. Here you can see the disk volumes that are assigned. If see the disk volumes correctly, then leave it as it is or else, backup your data from that drive question and delete the volume and recreate it.


  • Having upgraded to Windows 8 that was originally running on Windows 7 platform or other predecessors, then this kind of issues are normal due to the improper boot or proper disk management failure. Before you upgrade to the new OS, always perform a clean boot and fragment your disk properly.
  • Scan your system using AV or MSE (Microsoft security essential).
  • To find your HDD specifications or configuration, you can take help of utility tools like Speccy. This will show the total HDD space on the system. If it displays the actual drive volume then try re-installing or refreshing your OS or go for Automatic repair.

As we are well aware of the fact that Windows 8 offers many new features to re-solve issues within the OS like repair install, Automatic repair or refresh upon encountering any kind of issue on the system, you can use these features.

Note that before you start automatic repair or re-install/refresh OS backup all your data and run the disk through a Windows NTFS full format and test.

Upon following the tutorial here, we hope that you will be able to resolve the mis-matched disk partition or disk volume on your Windows 8 system.


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