Unallocated space is usually where the hard drive was split into different partitions previously and a partition has been wiped but the space it was using has not been amalgamated. Someone on Google suggested "Go the start menu, right click my computer and go to manage then to disc management. Right click your main hard drive, most likely C drive, go to extend volume and accept, it should take your unallocated space and put it back in your main HD." - this is very cool if you can do it, but I didn't know you could add space to a live drive without going through heavier stages such as reformatting.Ian Volante wrote:Latest is that it seems that there are large portions of the hard drive now unallocated. And running anything seems to often elicit 'corrupt file' errors which don't appear on further attempts. Have you come across unallocated space before?
But a bit confused - as I thought you did reformat your HDD, which should remove any partitions you had (remove, not just wipe), plus of course you didn't mention any partitions in the first place. Really though, this thing sounds fucked.