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bigboss
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T61 Battery & HD question

Hello everyone,

 

I have a T61 Lenovo my brother gave me when he moved. I installed windows 7 on it and noticed 2 things.

 

1. The battery just died, soon as you unplug it, it shuts off.

 

2. The hard drive went from 500 gbs or something like that to 87 gbs.  Its not partentioned. I wiped everything clean and after the install 36.7 is used?

 

 

Specs: T61

OS: Windows 7 Ulltimate (32bit)

Ram: 2gbs

Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU   T7250   @2.00GHz    2.00


Can anyone please help me.

 

 

Thanks,

Steve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: T61 Battery & HD question

Hello,

 

The T61 series is now serveral years old, and batteries do degrade over time, so it just sounds like the one in the T61 may have failed.

 

From what I recall, a fresh install of Microsoft Windows 7 takes up around 37-39GB of disk space, so that sounds correct to me.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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bigboss
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Re: T61 Battery & HD question

What about my HD going from 500 Gbs to 87?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: T61 Battery & HD question

Hello,

 

Ah... I thought that was an interim issue that disappeared after you saw the disk space used by the Windows installation.  If the hard disk drive is reporting that capacity, then, well, that's not normal.  A couple of things to check:

 

  1. Run Device Manager (filename: DEVMGMT.MSC), select Disk Drives and check to see that your model of hard disk drive is listed correctly.  For example, it might be something like ST9500325AS, WD5000BEVT and so forth. 
  2. Run Disk Management (filename: DISKMGMT.MSC) and see how much space is identifed for the disk, and how big the partition(s) are on it.  For example, it might say that you have a 500 GB hard disk drive which has an 87GB partition and 413GB of free, unpartitioned space.

Let us know what you find from looking at those two commands, and we can proceed from there.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: T61 Battery & HD question

 

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bigboss
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Re: T61 Battery & HD question

Hope this helps, let me know,

 

 

 

Thanks,

Steve

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Re: T61 Battery & HD question

Hello,

 

From looking at your first screen shot and comparing to this spec sheet, the Hitachi HTS722010K9SA00 hard disk drive is a 100GB hard disk drive.

 

From looking at the second screenshot, we see that it has a formatted capacity of 93.16GB, which is split into two partitions, the C: drive which is 87.59GB and what I am guessing is the recovery partition in the remaining 5.57GB of space.

 

So, it looks like the hard disk drive that is in the ThinkPad T61 is a 100GB model, and it is correctly recognized and partitioned as such.

 

If you want more storage, you could install a larger hard disk drive, or remove the DVD±RW disc drive from its Ultrabay slot and install a HDD drive adapter tray in there with a second hard disk drive.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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