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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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Old 01-28-2007, 11:22 AM   #4
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probably because your windows partition is only 130gb, you'd have to reformat the hard drive and install windows again.
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Old 01-28-2007, 02:56 PM   #5
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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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Old 01-28-2007, 04:20 PM   #9
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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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hmm , like i said b4 what service pack ya got
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try a fixmbr in the recovery counsol too, see if that helps
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celegorm :i have also tried that it did not work

muz379: its the oldist version of windows xp however that is no longer the problem as i know why the drive is only that size i no longer have any OS installed and it is not possible for me to do so at the moment, the prob now is that i need to fix the boot sector
*edit* oh i think i see what you are getting at is it that a old version of windows xp would not that the right fixboot to work??
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:53 AM   #14
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if you have no os installed then just reformat using the hitach disk utility from their website
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ummmmm ok, im trying that now
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Thats horrible! Only 130Gb? Wow windows is the major suck! i have a external 250 Gb HDD and i only get about 232GB
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:19 PM   #17
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Well thatís just because when a hard drive is formatted it loses a % of space form the not formatted amount mine was because it was the first windows XP so it did not have support for that big a hard drive


I FIXED IT EVERYONE I low level formated the whole drive and the boot sector and it fixed thanks everyone you really helped
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I want the full capacity of my hard drive!!!
How did you format it?
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:18 PM   #19
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when my harddrive is formated it will not be the full 320GB it will be something like 290GB
and its the same with yours it will not be 250GB because it will lose some when it was formated
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O ok damn i was hoping id get the full capacity lol
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