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Lenovo Yoga 910-13IKB Full Charge Capacity is lower than Designed Capacity days after unboxing

Q: Lenovo Yoga 910-13IKB Full Charge Capacity is lower than Designed Capacity days after unboxing

Ok, so I bought my Yoga 910 (4k/i7/16gb/512ssd) just a few days ago and, besides the fan noise (which I am currently working on) as well as recently discovering the issue I am about to discuss, I absolutely LOVE this machine! It is a workhorse and the build quality is amazing. That's saying a lot coming from a previous Mac user... Anyway, I was looking around today while trying to get the fan issue resolved and I noticed that the Full Charge Capacity (FCC) of the battery is only 75410mwh, while the actual Designed Capacity is meant to be 78000mwh. It is about a 4% performance decrease basically right out of the box, is that normal? I only ask because I originally bought the FHD/i7/8gb/256ssd version, before exchanging it for the upgraded unit due to liking it so much, and noticed that the FCC on the original one was actually 80102mwh, quite a bit higher than the designed capacity. Not sure if there is a setting preventing the PC to charge to the full amount or what? Maybe I just got a battery with lower ratings? Any help would be MUCH apppreciated!

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I have an X230 with 6 cell battery. The OS is Windows 8. I've noted that the design capacity and full charge capacity are both lower with 9 cycle counts. The design capacity is 57720mWh and the full charge capacity is 57420mWh while these two figures should be 62160mWh for the new battery. I know that the full charge capacity will be reduced after use while I have two questions: 1. Considering there are only 9 charging cycle, now the figure are too low for the full cycle charge. It means 7.6% loss after 9 cycle charge. It is so ridiculous. 2. Why the design capacity is reduced? Is it should not be changed, right? I noticed a knowledge base lead abt the design capacity. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Design-Capacity-appears-to-be-changing-on-m... While my OS is Windows 8, there is no Power Manager, so I can not understand the explanation exactly and do not know how to recovery the battery. Pls kindly check my questions and help me to figure it out, thanks!

A:Battery design capacity and full charge capacity are lower

I could think of one reason why it might be like that. Lenovo might have artificially limited the max full capacity of the battery in the batterypack firmware (it was suprising to me that battery also has its own firmware!) so that there is never a overcharge on one of the cells inside the battery pack. I've seen this in a Toshiba Portege R835 laptop too. It's nearly impossible to have exact same capacity for each cells (called cell balancing), so when you try to charge a batterypack with 95% charge all the way up to 100%, one cell might already have reached its 100% (this is the inferior cell) while one cell is only at 90% (this is the superior cell). The batterypack will try to keep charging all the cells resulting in overcharge for the inferior cell and degrade it even more quickly. By limiting the maximum capacity to less than 100%, it helps prolong the battery life, and similar effect can also be achieved using using the PowerManager tool in Windows 7 by restricting the charge threshold (configure the setting so it stops charging at 90% for example). I don't know why they don't create a Windows 8 version though. So in Windows 8 what I do is add a registry key which limits the max charge capacity. This needs to be done only once, but if you ever see it behaving differently, then you could re-add the registry key and it should work again.  Below is a .reg file that I use to set the battery charge only starts at 70% and stop at 90%. Windows Registry... Read more

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Hey all!I am having a major issue with my new battery i just forked 40 pounds for! its a brand new oem one that came in the genuine lenovo box with no seals broken at all.i have had the battery since Tuesday and i have only needed to charge it 4 times so (4 total cycle charges to 100%) when i got the new battery i first turned my system off placed new battery in and let it fully charge to 100% i last used the laptop on Tuesday night it still had its full charge which i left in hibernation mode. But on Wednesday i got my new phone (Oneplus 3T) so ive been on that mostly. I have not used it till today and when i checked power manager the total capacity was 55.14 Wh out of the 62.16! it came with when i got the thing brand new and checked it when i had it fully chargedi seriously do not understand why this is happening to me i was lucky enough to get the battery then this happens i just want a battery that is actually reliable and wont kick the bucket after hardly and use or charge cycles!can someone help me out!?EDIT: i even uninstalled power manager and reinstalled it with the same results!

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Hey all!I am having a major issue with my new battery i just forked 40 pounds for! its a brand new oem on that came in the genuine lenovo box with no seals broken etc.i have had the battery since Tuesday and i have only needed to charge it 4 times so (4 total cycle charges to 100%) i did when i got it turned my system off placed new battery in and let it fully charge to 100% i last used the laptop on Tuesday night and it still had its full charge. but since on Wednesday i got my new phone (Oneplus 3T) so ive been on that mostly. I have not used it till today and when i checked power manager the total capacity was 55.14 Wh out of the 62.16! i seriously do not understand why this is happening to me i was lucky enough to get the battery then this happens i just want a battery that is actually reliable and wont kick the bucket after hardly and use or charge cycles!can someone help me out!?i would greatly appreciate it!

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http://www.webhallen.com/tietokoneet_ja_tarvikkeet/252188-lenovo_yoga_910-13ikb_139_fhd_i7-7500u-8gb... Does this unit have 48 or 78 whr battery? I asked the company, but they told me to contact lenovo. I couldn't find a way to contact lenovo.. Lenovo YOGA 910-13IKB 13.9" FHD i7-7500U / 8GB / 256GB SSD / Intel HD 620 / Win 10

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Just days over a year after i bought this laptop battery capacity is fluctuating rapidly. The design capacity is 45Wh. Is it supposed to drop to 21Wh like this? The night before it showed 32Wh. And i dont care about the numbers in display, but i left the laptop with enough charge by night but by morning i could not boot my laptop without charger as you can see in the image below.

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I've had this laptop for about a year and recently I've been having issues with my laptop's battery. For the last two weeks the battery has been draining to 1% when putting it to sleep mode, even if it was fully charged. And I've noticed that the battery after fully charging has been lasting less and less. According to Lenovo Settings the battery can only store 11.42% of it's original full charge capacity.Print Screen of Lenovo Settings. Is my battery dead? Is there a way to revive it or who do I contact for a replacement? (I still have my warranty) Thank you.

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A:Lenovo Y 40-80 Battery Full charge capacity is ver...

Dear Sir  Welcome to Lenovo Community first of all lets do small troubleshooting steps, if its working ok if no so you have to deliver your device to the Service center to replace the battery if it still under warranty. ( find the list of service center link at the end of the message )if you do not have the power manager or power management you can download it from the below link:http://support.lenovo.com/eg/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Lenovo-Y-Series-laptops/Y40-80/downloa...after installing you have an option inside called battery gauge reset, you have to make it night when u do not use the laptop cause this operation will take more than 6 hours to full charge the battery then difull charge then full charge again to refresh your battery, after you do that try your machine, if the battery still drains fast so you can visit the nearest service center to your place. https://support.lenovo.com/eg/en/contactus/supportphonelist Best Of Luck 

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Hello.I seeking for help on this issue. I bought my Lenovo Yoga 510 about seven months ago, and today when I opened Lenovo Settings to check for updates, I saw the disclaimer that my battery can only charge 34% of its original capacity.Is it possible that a battery in its proper condition can detereorate like this in such a short period of time, or should I claim for a warranty solution? https://imgur.com/a/sZckaDg

A:Lenovo Yoga 510 battery can only charge up to 34% of its capacity

I would call support.  They will most likely ask you to run a battery guage reset.  If after reset its still like that and laptop is under 1 year old and under warranty in my opinion they will replace battery.  

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Hey all, I just noticed that my fairly new P50's battery has a full charge capacity of 82.42 vs. 90.06 full design capacity.  It is showing a cycle count of 14. I have run down the battery a few times.  When it is was brand new I think it was around 86. Any one else seeing this kind of battery degredation?  Close to 9% seems a bit off with a couple of months of use... Thanks!

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Hi so I'm kind of paranoid about maintaining my battery life so every now and then I check whether the remaining capacity is the same as the full charge capacity in HP Battery Check. When I checked this maybe 6 hours or so ago, Full charge capacity is 5344 mAh and remaining capacity is 5309 mAh. Then when I checked it now remaining capacity lowered to 5181 mAh. Is there a problem? P.S. I keep this laptop plugged in all the time because I play games on it and sessions usually last from 6-12 hours every day. I only unplug the laptop when I'm going to school (I seldomly bring this to school) and after I shut down my laptop. An HP expert said that I can just keep the laptop plugged in even after charging it to 100% since there is a technology in place when the laptop hits 100%, it uses the electricity from the charger and not the battery.

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My laptop battery's full charge capacity has fallen from 60Wh to 35Wh all of a sudden. It used to be around 58-59Wh couple of months back, then I began using conservation mode for a few weeks. Later when I went back to normal mode, my laptop's backup was totally deterioted. It began lasting under 3hrs as opposed to 5hrs+ earlier under light load. Then I discovered the reduced full charge capacity issue. It's quite weird to see such a massive loss in capacity considering that I have under 70 cycles on the battery and the laptop is barely 10 months old and used quite sparingly.Things I have tried but to no avail:1. Calibration using one key recovery(The laptop kept working for over 2hrs under 2% battery while I did this!)2. Calibration using energy management3. Reset windows.4. Fresh install windows.Service center and lenovo india are highly ignorant towards the issue, calling this as an imported laptop(I got my laptop as a gift from my uncle in US, non 4k y700 is sold in India as well). The international warranty s**ks big time.Any help will be greatly appreciated, more so if you don't ask me to disassemble my laptop!Thanks

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Hi, 1. I have recently bought a 9-cells battery (1 week ago) for my thinkpad x230. I use windows 7 64-bit and I have installed Power Manager. 2. I have performed Battery Gauge reset. 3. The FRU number on the battery is "FRU P/N 45N1027". However, on Power Manager it says that is "FRU P/N 45N1029" and 7 cycle count. 4. Condition is Poor and the battery can store 65% of the its original full charge capacity according to Power Manager (56.58Wh out of 86.58Wh). 5. I tried to update battery firmware but I could not because it says that it  not need update. Question Q1. Is the Battery Genuine (You can check attached)?Q2. Is the battery damaged and need to return it back?Q3. Is there anything else I could do for this battery? Thanks all in advance.Nikolaos

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Please tell me this is not waht i should have expected!   My Brand new (like i bought it last night) Yoga 720 on a full charge only lasts 2 hours.  Is it defective?   I tested it by playing a movie on Netflix without the charger plugged in and half way through the movie, i'm at 50%, so the meter seems to be correct.   Help? 

A:Yoga 720 13IKB new out of box, full charge - battery life 2 h 20m

It's possible you got a bad one. It's also possible the computer, being brand new, is doing a lot of things that eat battery. FWIW, I've noticed the battery gauges are rarely accurate out of the box. They give a best-guess depending on what the computer's doing over a particular slice of time. If your machine is downloading and installing windows updates, doing a virus scan, updating other programs and what-have-you - like all new computers do - then that coupled with a gauge that hasn't learned the computer, yet, could lead to the indications you're getting.
Give it a couple of full charge-discharge cycles. Let everything update. Update your BIOS and drivers, as well. If your machine came with McAfee, temporarily disable it.  THEN see what kind of life you get. If it's still short, use Task Manager to see if anything else is running in the background. If not, then it's possible you got a bad battery.
My first day with my 920 showed 4 1/2 hours. Now, it routinely shows anywhere from 6-9 hours. In practice, it runs about 5 or more when I'm using it on the road (word processing and light web browsing). My 910 did 4 hours running movies on a flight. It showed 30 minutes left when I plugged it in during the layover. It ran another 90 minutes and probably would have gone longer but the flight was over. 

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Hi, I have Lenovo Yoga 710 14.  Model Lenovo YOGA 710-14IKB (U3E1) In the program (Lenovo Companion) says that my laptop supports 32 GB of RAM. But elsewhere on the internet I read the maximum 16GB of RAM supported. Hope someone can clarify whether it supports 16 or 32 GB of RAM. Best regards, xzzrzm 

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Dear Community, I just bought my Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB last February 2018, i had a suspicion about my battery condition, i just run an diagnostic using lSC lite provided by Lenovo with this result. I need to ask about the battery capacities, is it normal my notebook designated capacity with 6345 MAH, but my battery full charge capacity deducted to 6075 MAH. I use this notebook without charging while using and always charge the battery while the system told me to charge my battery and charge to 100% , than unplugged the charger. Thank You

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I currently own yoga 710-14 with i5-6200U cpu. I managed to install windows 8 on this device. I installed battery bar application that shows battery usage. After few first charges it started showing that my battery quality is becoming worse. Now after 3 weeks it shows that I lost 25% of my battery max capacity. It's 39900mWh from factory 53000mWh. I charged it less than 20 times so it shouldn't die so fast. At this rate I will reach 0% capacity after 9 weeks.I charge it for about 4-6 hours, then disconnect, and use until battery reaches ~10%. Then I turn it off and charge until full. I never use it during charging, always on battery.However I am wondering if it is battery fault or it's just windows 8 incompatible with my battery meter?I installed some kind of lenovo battery tool to check if my battery was faulty (from faulty battery exchange campaign in the past) but it said there is no battery.I tried to generate windows report by powercfg /batteryreport but it didn't show any info.I mean it displayed:DESIGN CAPACITYmWhFULL CHARGE CAPACITYmWhCYCLE COUNT-without any values. However powercfg -energy gave me same info as battery bar and HWINFO programs. Current max capacity 39900 factory max capacity 53000.So what should I do? Could this be software related sensor malfunction? Should I switch back to windows 10 and it will fix itself?Or is battery faulty and I should return this computer to my store and get a refund?I don't want to bother with warranty reapairs becaus... Read more

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I purchased a new Toshiba laptop with Win 8.1. On my old XP Dell, I was able to copy a 699MB folder of music MP3 files to a CD to play in my car. I've done it many times, and have 8 folders on my computer that I frequently copy to CDs for that purpose. In the past, I've copied 700 MB of files to a CD without difficulty, so I learned to maximize the number of files by storing the data in groups of 699 MB to avoid overloading a disk.

I tried to copy those folders to a CD using the new Win 8.1 machine, and have discovered that the CD capacity is only about 696 MB. I'm using the same CDs, and attempting to copy the same files. The only difference is the operating system and the new hardware. When I contacted Toshiba, the tech said Windows 8.1 stores files differently on CDs and the capacity is about 2MB less than on older machines.

Can this possibly be true?!? Is this a Windows 8.1 problem, or a hardware problem? Do I need to use my older XP computer to maximize the number of files I can store on a CD? Can anyone explain what's happening? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:Lower CD Capacity on Win 8.1?

If you want to maximise your file storage I suggest you use your old computer however you could buy a bigger size disc and store the music from your new computer. Your choice!

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So my Lenovo Yoga 910-13IKB (Out of warrenty) was working fine this past Friday in the morning. I plugged it in to my charger, closed the screen and went to lunch and when I came back the computer was really really slow. So I opened the task manager and looked at the processor and it was running at 13% utilization and clocked at .38GHz (Normal clock speed is 2.70GHz) I restarted the computer a few times. Did a full shut down, then restarted in saftey mode and ran a root kit scan (Found nothing). I then powered it off so I could get all my files off before it died, but when I restarted it later that evening it was dead (Powered off at 50% battery) So now I am stuck with a dead computer that will not charge. My thinking is that something on the Type-C charging board shorted out somehow and caused an errant voltage that messeed with the processors, drained the battery, and prevented charging. It could only be like 3 things right?-The charging port board (Type-C)-The motherboard (Which basically everything is soldered to, so I would not replace)-The Battery Any thoughts? If this is likely the correct diagnosis I might replace the board, but I do not want to spend $100 for nothing. 

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What does this error mean? I ran the Lenovo Diagnostics and this was the only fail. I've been getting frequent restarts, with critical errors in the events log for "Kernel-Power" and a lot of BugCheck code 59. Given the power reference, can I assume it's related? My 5 year old T540p Windows 10 Pro laptop is always plugged into a dock, I rarely take it anywhere. Is my battery failing? Something else?
So far the restarts have been after I've been away from the machine for an extended time, overnight or several hours. I get no BSODs, but there are minidumps. I have a blue screen viewer for the logs but don't know what to look for. I'm a recently retired IT professional, but this is WAY out of my area of expertise
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

-----EP PackCharlotte, NCThinkpad T540PWindows 10 ProfessionalVersion 10.0.14393 Build 14393

A:T540p - Battery has lower than expected relative capacity

I just ran a Lenovo Diagnostics just for the battery on my T540P windows 10 Pro machine--it failed. This is what I got: Date Run: 2018-01-15Final Result Code: W1WZXEGZZ-U5M7M1WBA009001-WN7V4I Where can I find an explanation of these result codes? The machine is about 5 years old now, and long story short, I think the battery may be failing. It's virtually always in the plugged in dock, but I dunno if that matters I'm guessing I might need a new battery, darn it. TIA elaine

-----EP PackCharlotte, NCThinkpad T540PWindows 10 ProfessionalVersion 10.0.14393 Build 14393

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Hello Experts,I am experiencing big trouble with an hp laptop battery. it indicates that the battery has a capacity and may need to be replaced. laptop works only when plugged in. apart from that it shuts down. Can anyone assist me on this matter, please Ernesto ChiBelize,Orange Walk Town

A:Battery low capacity charge

Hi,That means you've to replace the battery with a new HP battery.Symptoms indicate low battery capacity for sure.What is the full model name, exact product number of your laptop?We could post a link to online seller or HP part store selling this batteryRegardsVisruth

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Hi Guys, I've searched for this problem on the internet and on this board, but could not find a satisfying answer. I have a battery of about half a year old. When I unplug the power cable, the battery first slowly discharges, but then suddenly drops and the system goes to sleep mode.The same holds for charging, see the plots below. https://postimg.org/image/42uafehqnhttps://postimg.org/image/inbda8cpb I don't think my battery is actually dead, but that it is some kind of software/driver issue. The HP support assistant tells me that the battery is in good condition and doesn't need calibration. https://postimg.org/image/45e628le7 If someone has any idea what to do, please tell me! Regards,Rob  

A:Gap in battery capacity (does not charge/uncharge between 10...

Hello and welcome to the forum! Take a look at This and see it helps resolves your issue.   I hope this helps you.

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Hi Guys, I've searched for this problem on the internet and on this board, but could not find a satisfying answer. I have a battery of about half a year old. When I unplug the power cable, the battery first slowly discharges, but then suddenly drops and the system goes to sleep mode.The same holds for charging, see the plots below. https://postimg.org/image/42uafehqnhttps://postimg.org/image/inbda8cpb I don't think my battery is actually dead, but that it is some kind of software/driver issue. The HP support assistant tells me that the battery is in good condition and doesn't need calibration. https://postimg.org/image/45e628le7 If someone has any idea what to do, please tell me! Regards,Rob  

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Satellite Pro L50, I had a warning box appear from the Toshiba PC Health Monitor which said

"Your battery charge capacity is relatively poor.
After a period of time, the battery will lose its ability to perform at max capacity & may need to be replaced. This is normal for all batteries. For more info about the 'poor' charge status click the help button."

Clicking the help button indicated the battery condition at about a third charge capability.

Is this an indication that I need a new battery?
The laptop is only 4 months old & I have some concerns. Comments appreciated

Regards, Mooky.

A:Satellite Pro L50 - poor battery charge capacity

If notebook is 4 month old I recommend you to contact your local dealer or nearest Toshiba sevice provider directly and explain the situation.

You must clarify this with them and maybe you will get new battery for free.

Addresses and phone numbers you can find on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/ASP_SUPPORT/
Don't wait. Call Toshiba service as soon as possible.

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Dear Community I am unboxing Yoga 720 for the second time now and still I am confronted with an unfinished product from the start: 1. Fan Noise is turned on in the bios as per default: can't imagine that this is desired by anyone.2. Windows and MC Affe bloatware is installed as per default, min 20 min uninstalling all these products and cleaning the registry3. Lenovo Settings is installed but not working: has to be uninstalled and replaced by lenovo vantage4. Lenovo vantage is already installed, but cannot be launched, reinstalling from win store is not an option, download gets stuck during install process. @ Lenovo PM's: I highly recommend you to unbox ans setup one of your products, I promise you will be amazed of the amount of work involved to get it set up only on a reasonable level. Also you might want to consider that not anyone is a power-user. I was expecting a premium experience for the premium pricepoint, now it turns out that the UX during setup is not even mediocre..thats a pity and does not match the hardware quality in any aspect..thanks for sharing your intentions for the design chosen Marco           

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A:Lenovo Yoga unboxing

I had same problems, but it resolved automatically. My PC didn't even have OOBE (Out Of the Box Experimence - initial setup), it booted straight into Widnows and launched tool, that allowed me to start OOBE.

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I've got a 320GB HDD as a secondary drive for storing documents, images and videos but ever since I bought it, it shows only 127GB. I thought this was only a problem with counting and went on using the drive but now when almost 120GB are used, I realised I can't use the rest of the 320GB. I decided to make two partitions of this HDD and I installed Partition Magic 8 but on that hdd it says "bad". Here's a screenshot: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d106/suzanka/hdd.jpg
I can't risk losing all the information on the drive, that's why I don't know what to do.

A:Can't use full capacity of a HDD

make sure lba is enabled in your bios.

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My computer was always a bit slow, it didn?t bother me at first but recently it?s gotten worse.
It?s very slow even when I just watch YouTube videos and a couple of times when I had to many tabs open it gave me Bluescreen

So I checked the performance tab on the Task manager and even though I have 16GB RAM installed it only uses 2-3GB max. while the CPU usage is around 100%

I checked and my RAM is fine, its pluged in properly and gets recognized by the BIOS, I checked msconfig, I tried making the cache for physical memory bigger but it still stays the same.

I don?t know what else I can do.
I don?t want to mess with the BIOS too much out of fear I might break something while adjusting the voltage or whatever

If one you could help me that would be great

Thank you in advance

A:PC isnīt using full RAM capacity

Welcome to the forum. Its not clear what your saying the cpu being 100% is it working on something and not lack of memory doe sit show in windows you have 16 gig ok if you only have a few things open then it may only need to use 3gb

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Hello, i have a pc running XP with an AMD athlon 3.2 I have a Hitachi 250 gig HDD installed which is holding the operating system. The only problem is that its only being read in partitions one is 120 gig and the other is a 50 gig partition. i was wondering if there is a way to gain access to the remaining 80 gigs. (this is like having money and not being able to use it) i have been looking into converting it to a dynamic disk but am not sure if this is the answer. I am also trying to avoid having to buy a third party piece of software to do this. Any insight on dynamic disks and ways to access this remaining space would be greatly appreciated.

A:using the full capacity on my HDD

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So I didn't take care of my computer lately for traveling and work purposes, but anyhow, I searched and read few posts about the same issue. I just don't know what I'm doing wrong.

As advised and FYI. Attached are snap-screens of Computer Management and WinDirStat.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:C and D drivers at full capacity.

You need to buy another large drive, 1 TB or larger, add it to the system. Then copy everything from D to it, then delete D. Then extend C into the un allocated space you created from deleting D.

Or simply copy everything from D to G. Then delete D

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I had a 90 mhz CPU in my socket 5 motherboard. I bought a PNY quickchip upgrade to upgrade the processor to 200mhz. However, I ran a CPU test program, and it is running at 180 mhz. I tested the bios with the PNY software that was included, and it says it doesn't need to be upgraded. I'm just wondering why it is not running at 200 mhz. Is it something with the jumpers possibly? If so, how could I go about changing the jumpers so it would work properly.

Hope you can help!

A:new CPU not working at full capacity ???

If you have an AX1T board - 180 is your max because it doesn't support a 66 MHz bus.


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Okay. This has plagued me for a week, and I can't follow.

I run a AMD K6 2 - 450, 128M RAM, running Win2K. I recently bought both a Western Digital 400 series 40Gig HD, and another 128M of RAM. After considerable difficulties getting the HD bootable, it does run but only shows 32G. I have updated the BIOS, installed WD's EZ-Bios, tried using PQMagic to see if that would help, and nothing is working. I have no other clues on what to do.

Also the memory is only reading 64M instead of the 128. I thought I maybe was ripped into a 64M stick, but I traded for another, and it did the same thing. I have no read clues on how to work on this one.

Any help would, well....rule.


A:HD and memory not at full capacity

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Hello all, I recently was taking linux off of my only hard drive. I used gparted to remove the partitions, and the linux and linux swap partitions were deleted. However, the ntfs partition (the one with Windows XP on it) was not resized. I guess ntfs is more picky, and if you haven't shut down you computer correctly, gparted can't do anything to it until you reboot twice. So, the two linux partitions were deleted, but the ntfs wasn't resized. Then, I used my windows xp cd's recovery console to fix the mbr. Once I was back in windows, I rebooted twice, and then started gparted again. Now though, my hard drive shows up as having only the capacity of the windows partition. The ~50 gb from the linux partitions don't even show up as part of the hard disk. How can I fix this?

A:HD: Full capacity not recognized

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I have just bought an HP pavilion with Vista OS and tried to install my old HD from my Dell 2400. The old HD was 80 GB and I installed it as a slave. Booted OK after I designated the HP HD as the primary boot drive but the OS now sees the slave HD as a 32 gig drive. When it first booted, Vista declared the slave drive as an unformatted drive and wanted to format it - so like an idiot I did. Next thing I know, the drive is a 32 gig drive and now the OS doesn't see the drive at all. When booting, I can see the drive in setup but it shows as having only 63 sectors, 65531 cyl. which is all wrong for this drive. It should be 38296 sectors, 255 sectors. Where do I go from here to get the drive back?

A:Solved: HD not a full capacity

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I've got an 80GB HD that I just had replace by Maxtor for being defective. Bios is only reading 40GB instead of 80GB. When I got it the first time I had to enable something in Bios to read the actual size. Can't remember what it is though. Anybody know?

A:HD not reading full capacity

perhaps you had to say to the bios how big the hd was?

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I have 2 Hdd of the same make and size Maxtor 160G.

One is used as my Windows C:\ etc and the other E:\ currently as a back-up.

My Windows drive C:\ is only partitioned to a max. of 131G and 8G, my other is partitioned for 150G and 8G.

When I go into services and look at these drives, my C:\ shows another partition of 29G alongside the 131G, yet when using any Windows start disc whether its 2000pro or XP pro. They will not format to the max of 150G, only 131G.

My other drive used for back-ups etc, I could partition this to 150G no problem.

So what is stopping me formatting this C:\ drive to the Max. size as my other drive.??

Reason for doing this is so I can install Widows 7, as my dvd will not boot from start as the others mentioned above.


A:Cannot re-format Hdd to full capacity ??

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To whom it may concern,
I have a problem and have searched many fourms, thus none coming up with a solution to it. This seems like the best web fourms to post at, and also some others couldn't give me an answer...so please help.

- Problem
~ Major amount of storage on a hard drive is missing.

- Cause
~ Recently bought a WD (Western Digital) IDE Hard Drive (250GB) and installed it onto my computer as a mass stroage device for downloads i receive. The drive letter that i had for it was "L". A download i had gotton was infected with the most wicked virus i've ever came accross.

~ I opened the program and my anti-virus instantly spotted it, but was some how turned off before deleting it. Then within 2 minutes my CD roms drives where disabled, and no longer showing up in 'My Computer'. Followed by my Hard Drives Reading "F-Me". So I was going to reinstall my OS using a sys dsk, but of course...drives are disabled.

~ I have anther computer and i took out the primary HDD and installed the infected, putting the OS SYS DSK into the Cd-Rom, and set Bios to boot from the cd. I Ran the installtion for it , and installed a copy of win2k on it. (Completly Reformated with NFTS)

~ Now when i boot up with it though, it says its space is only 127.99Gbs, and its drive letter is now "C" MISSING 122+ GBS OF SPACE.....

~ Also, CDrom on infected computer no longer functions... ;(

- Specs on infected
~Processor -... Read more

A:HDD not showing me full capacity

I reckon you've accidentally set a HDD limit. Its weird that this problem occurred on a brand new Vista machine though, since it was a problem for computer novices in the Win2k era when HDD sizes started going above 130gb....

I reckon you can go into your BIOS, and enable LBA (under HDD or something). That should fix the problem of 130gb...

You might also find some other interesting stuff in the BIOS relating to your other problems as well, but I've got no idea what may have caused them.

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Is it possible for win xp 32-bit to recognize full capacity of RAM?


I have a DDR3 RAM and my laptop is hp pavillion dv6-2020.
My original OS was Windows 64-bit 7 Home Edition. I formatted that and installed XP 32-bit!

A:xp 32-bit to recognize full capacity of RAM

Hi there
unless you've found a way around the Laws of Physics Win XP 32 bit will only ever recognize 4GB RAM -- Maximum.

From this you need to subtract amounts used by the video if your video is integrated with the mobo.

The maximum amount the OS will probably report as available will be around 3.3GB.

W2K3 server X32 R2 Enterprise edition with SP2 applied can address 128 GB RAM BTW.

W2K3 Server R2 Datacenter edition X32 can address 128 GB

It does this by using the /PAE feature as explained in this article

Large memory support is available in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows 2000


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Hi, my hard disk is near full capacity and I want to take a look a little deeper to find out what I can actually remove to free up more space. Is there a "best practice" approach to this, or is there a program I should use that will show up where the most amount of space is being taken up?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks...

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i am using Toshiba Satellite L735 laptop. But my RAM isn't working properly. It shows 8GB but only 2.74GB is usable. I am attaching an image of that page. Can anybody tell me how to get it fixed????????????

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I used to have dual boot of Ubuntu, Fedora, and WinXP but today I remove the Fedora and Ubuntu. When I add the Unallocated space in Partition Magic it shows the drive at 95GB but in my computer or in disk management it is only showing the capacity as 72GB how can I get this other 23GB to show in WinXP?



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Hi there.
I want to reinstall windows XP. My Hard drive ( Maxtor ) 80 GB. I partitioned it with Maxblast Version 10.48 into 3 equal parts in NTFS.
When I start Windows XP installation it always show 32 GB.
When Windows XP is installed and I want to check in my computer, it shows only drive C: which is NTFS and not the other 2 partitions.

Can somebody help please.

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ok, this issue started with my brother and he asked me to look for help so i hope i can find it here.
1st he got a mail from a friend says download this video.flv
so he did and run it ofcourse, and as soon as he did 1st that video.flv refused to be deleted and explorer is using 50% cpu in processes screen and that's while idle, Fans are running full speed all the time and battery doesn't last for 30 mins.
i used unlocker to delete the flv file and i couldn't access the computer via network to scan it using my pc.
so that's everything i know about the case, i hope you can provide me with a solution ASAP..
thanks alot

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My computer is running at 100% full capacity all of the time. As you can imagine, this makes things run very slowly. Any ideas of what could be causing this problem? My task manager has unfortunately stopped showing processes, and no programs are running when the capacity shows 100% usage.

I'm using a dell inspiron 8000, Windows 2000, Pentium III.


A:computer running at full capacity

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:26:05 PM, on 3/12/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Resolution Assistant\Common\bin\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\unitrial.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\unitrial.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\unitrial.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\unitrial.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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I have a 160 GB HDD. While doing a reformat (installing Win2k), there was an unintended power interruption. This has caused the corruption of MBR (master boot record) to the point that in trying to reformat the HDD only 132GB of its total size is recognized.
I've tried few remedies. None has worked out.
Desperately seeking help. It's very much appreciated.


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I apologize if this is in the wrong place. I'm not so sure it involves XP as much as it does my motherboard, so yeah...

I was recently given a 320 gigabyte HDD and when I went to clean install XP onto it, it only recognized 127-130 GBs of the harddrive. The HDD says "320 gigabytes" on it and all of the capacity was recognized on the person's computer who had it last.

I'm sure it's something to do with my computer setup...

Could someone help please?

Edit: I also wanted to mention that a clean Windows 7 installation behaves in the same way. It too only recognizes a portion of the HDD.

A:Computer not recognizing the full capacity of my HDD?

It looks like the motherboard in your computer doesn't implement the 48-bit LBA required to utilise hard drives larger than 128GB. Sometimes this can be corrected with a BIOS update.

What is the brand and model of your computer (if it's a brandname) or motherboard?

If you can't identify this information, you should be able to find out using a utility like SIW:


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Hi I purchased a new 3 tb hard drive and fitted it to my XP desktop machine. I initialized it ok but it only shows as a 745 gb drive. How do I access it properly for full capacity?

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Hey guys, first post. I just upgraded from a 120GB DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB IDE HDD to a 320GB Seagate Barracuda Sata HDD. You would predict a nice performance boost maybe, maybe not. What you wouldnt expect is getting only 2/3 the performance of the old IDE HDD! I have tryed multiple operating systems, fully reformatted several times and nothing. Also, I havnt touched any settings in my BIOS ever since the upgrade and there are no jumper blocks hooked up.

To give you some numbers I went from 12,000 in 3Dmark06 to 9000.

Any help will be much appreciated, cheers!

A:Solved: HDD not working at full capacity.

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