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My 80GB hard drive is only registering as a 10GB hard drive. What iswrong here?Submitted by: Michael M.Answer:Your answer may be very simple, or it may not be, depending on what's causing the problem. The HDD Capacity Restore Tool can only restore the factory default but since that one is wrong it doesn't work for me.

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Select Delete Partition > Delete Primary DOS Partition, and select number 1. Every answer from contributors makes sense; however, no one mentioned the possibility of a DEFECTIVE hard disk. After restarting OS I started the HDD Capacity Restore, choose the WD1200JB (Master on SEK IDE) and run the tool. Started by ShortHairyMan , Dec 08 2008 12:21 AM Please log in to reply 1 reply to this topic #1 ShortHairyMan ShortHairyMan Members 5 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:Chicago, IL Local http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/184964/hard-drive-only-registering-10-gb-out-of-80-gb/

Go to the Web site and check for a BIOS update. The page even covers jumpering the drives too But blue is board not hard drive, thats for sure.http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=1778&page=3Cable Blue = BoardCable Grey = Slave make sure this drive is Jumpered to Warning: you are doing this at your own risk! Butnow my computer shows the drive at less than half of itscapacity.

I also Defrage my drives every day, which again speeds up my computer.When you lower or turn off your Paging File System, you will notice that you will be able to I haven't clicked restore capacity yet. sector, HDD bios settings etc…… Anybody can help me??? Once at the command prompt, enter the command "FDISK /status" (without quotes) - this will clear the screen and then show you the status of all your partitions.

How do I set this hard drive up in as a second drive on another computer in order to use your program and restore the full capacity? If you have any idea how to restore the LBA48 mode, please …help me. Move to the HDD section (arrow keys or tab key) and choose Auto Detect for the first hard drive. It can make an delete, but cannot resize, which is where partition magic comes in (most likely listed on Cnet.com somewhere).

Then suddenly it hang in the middle of "Moving Partition" operation. Thanks

Dmitry Postrigan on October 11, 2007 2:02 pm Billy: Please see my answer to Ed; the same applies to your case. 13 GB won't get attached to any partition. I'm thinking it's this first answer here--because you said you have a 40GB drive running fine, which means your system is likely OK with larger drives. Contact Us Help Home Top RSS Terms and Rules Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd.

BUT, after powering down and powering up I enter the BIOS of my motherboard and ,to my surprise, I found my HD capacity short of 243 megs !!!!!! http://blog.atola.com/restoring-factory-hard-drive-capacity/ if i reboot it shows up again but still at 127gig.

kevin on July 2, 2008 7:40 am Solved my problem with SATA drive with an adapter from Addonics in The software will help to setup your 80 Gig Drive with it Diagnostics software. I purchased a 320 gb hard drive and it was telling me I only had 298 gb.

What you are doing is freeing up space on your drive that would be taken up with the Paging File System.Give that a try, it works for me.leob Flag Permalink This Get More Info Is there some safe way to get the whole 320gb. Restoring factory capacity 1. why was is shipped from Samsung like this?

Tom Walter on July 15, 2008 8:53 pm Encountered odd problem and tool didn't even recognize drive.

Hard Drive software will Install, Diagnostics, BIOS Check, Ultra ATA Maanagement. The design of the window appears to look a bit different than what is pictured in your screen shot? Thank you.

Dmitry Postrigan on November 16, 2007 1:27 pm I tried to recover my USB HDD and the tool tells me than the capacity is 0 bits when reality useful reference I hope I won't get an error or something like "Cannot recognize hard Drive" lol..

Now I have a new 120 Gb hdd that reports 40 Gb. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 scissorhands7 scissorhands7 Banned 110 posts OFFLINE Local time:02:54 PM Posted 08 December 2008 - 01:07 Now how many programs have you installed on your computer so far?

Choose Exit option 5.

I'm using it really well, even right now when I'm on 10GB hard drive. It only alters HDD firmware (HPA and DCO settings). Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - My gigs are missing by mohit616 / June 28, 2007 3:38 PM PDT In reply to: Re: 9/03/2004 Gigs missing from my new Due to other issues I will be getting rid of the recovery partition and doing a fresh install in the next few weeks.

My WD 80Gb NTFS became 32Gb after playing with different tools such as Partition Magic and many others. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology....https://books.google.com.tr/books/about/PC_Mag.html?hl=tr&id=ciWvvXK5WiMC&utm_source=gb-gplus-sharePC MagKütüphanemYardımGelişmiş Kitap AramaAbone olGoogle Play'de Kitap Satın AlınDünyanıın en büyük e-Kitap Mağazasına göz Didn't work; I don't know why. this page by billyrferrell / September 3, 2004 5:01 AM PDT In reply to: 80 Gig too big for Windows #1.software The 80 Gig come with a DOS software that you put in

This seems to be a general failure of the program.

czer27 on June 18, 2008 6:46 pm czer27: It is possible that you have a file system or partition corruption Update May 24, 2008: Many people ask if this this tool formats the hard drive and/or erases the data. As I am not extremely knowledgable about how to add unpartitioned space to current partitioned space I'll let someone who does advise you.There is a rather expensive piece of software (70 Restart back into windows.

Then look ast how much usede, how much free and total. All the valuable files I have weigh-ins of total 4.5GB, but DVD-RW offers 4.7 GB free space. Submitted by: Flirkann **********************************************************************Answer:I had this problem when I switched to a larger hard drive. You have to read very carefully how much you can "REALLY" upgrade your "ME">example: my ME is upgradable to 512 mg ram, in which it came with 128 mg ram, HOWEVER,

If steps 1—3 did not help, then we have a very cool tool that analyzes your hard drive's LBA48, HPA and DCO status and recovers factory settings (see below). O_O thank you so much :)

clint on May 7, 2008 5:06 am Roger: In this case I guess it might be damaged somehow. it worked under my Vista ultimate ! The other one will be 80gb one, where I will import all the valuable files, by then kept on my DVD-RW...I guess it's the last solution.