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Old 01-28-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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i have a Hitachi desk star ide hard drive (320GB) and the maximum i can get it to recognize is 130GB
the jumper setting are in the correct place for full capacity ....i think

plz help, its urgent
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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what version of windows are you using as older versions of windows xp can not use disks bigger than 137gb but this only applies to windows xp and it was fixed in service pack one
also is the computer quite old as some older bios chips do not suppor hard disks of larger sizes like yours

also is this drive formatted to ntfs and is it partitioned in any way
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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Did you install the drivers for the HD?
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Default Re: Hitachi desk star not full capacity

probably because your windows partition is only 130gb, you'd have to reformat the hard drive and install windows again.
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ARR muz379, that maybe the problem cus we are using the frist version of windows xp
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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have you got service pack one or two installed
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go to disc management and partition the free space, then format it as ntfs.
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Old 01-28-2007, 04:18 PM   #8
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i have done that but the free space was not there, i ran a partition magic floppy and it found the free space, we then added it then............. to cus a long story short, i think the boot sector is broken, how can i fix that
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does partition magic not have a tool to fix boot sector ,
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no i don't think so, i tried a different one and that had one it said it fixed, did it HELL, i also tried the fixboot thing on windows recovery console
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