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31.4 hard drive issues . should be 200 gig

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  1. System_Fx

    System_Fx Thread Starter

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    woah ive had soo many problems with this . i reformated .. and . bam my 200 gig is reading . 31.4 . its a westren digital . my bios is updated and is readin it at 200 gig
    ive tried the maxor patch and reformating it again .. i think the person that instatlled it had this issue the first time around .. but i dont kno how he fixed it . i'm running a P4 2.4 ms 6577 768 ram ect ect .. any ideas i dont kno what to do .
     
  2. coorrel

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    Update to latest service packs or check jumers at the back of HDD, I think there's an option like that as well.
     
  3. Jimmy the Hand

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    I've just read at microsoft's that although Windows 2003 server can read and write FAT32 partitions between 33 MB and 2 TB, it only can format partitions up to 32 GB.
    I'm lazy to look it up, but maybe it is the same with XP. So if you formatted the disk to FAT32 filesystem, and use 2000/XP/2k3 Server, you can start being suspicious.
     
  4. photolady

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    Definitely check jumpers. It sounds like the jumper is set to limit the drive space because even with XP no SP's, it should read at least 137gb of that 200gb drive.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    I think that Malacka is on the trail, my guess is it's formatted FAT32.
     
  6. photolady

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    But even FAT32 will see up to 37gb.
     
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    You can access a 200gig FAT32 partition if you like, I've done it. However, you can only format up to 32gigs using XP's Disk Management. You can format it with something as simple as an MS-DOS boot disk...
     
  8. System_Fx

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    "Update to latest service packs or check jumers at the back of HDD, I think there's an option like that as well. "

    thats been done ..

    "I think that Malacka is on the trail, my guess is it's formatted FAT32. "

    its formated ntfs and i tried to use lifeguard to do it . 11.2 and the windows no go
     
  9. Lurker1

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    What operating system are you trying to load? I suggest booting off a windows XP cdrom with service pack 2 on it and formatting \repartitioning the hard drive during the windows XP setup.
     
  10. JohnWill

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    Used Lifeguard? That could also be a problem. You don't want any 3rd party partitioning software in the mix, and it's not needed.
     
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    What does the BIOS say about the size of the drive? The jumper idea is very valid, there's been several people lately here who've limited the size accidently with a jumper setting.
     
  12. System_Fx

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    Used Lifeguard? That could also be a problem. You don't want any 3rd party partitioning software in the mix, and it's not needed.
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    only tried that after nothing worked

    also the bios says 200gig
    and .. the jumpers are the same as before i reformated
     
  13. JohnWill

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    What does the drive look like in Disk Managment? Can you give us a screenshot of Disk Managment?
     
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