08-18-2013 08:54 AM - edited 08-18-2013 01:36 PM
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?
OS: Windows 7 Ulltimate (32bit)
Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @2.00GHz 2.00
Can anyone please help me.
08-19-2013 01:22 AM
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.
08-23-2013 04:28 AM
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:
Let us know what you find from looking at those two commands, and we can proceed from there.
08-26-2013 02:45 AM
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.