ext hard drive not reckonising the full capacity

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ryde01

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hi everyone new to this site. i just bought a maxtor 500G ext hard drive (one touch 4) usb.
plugged it into my computer running xp home ed. it reckonized it as drive e. storing files on it no problem. turn it on next two days its saying i have only 69G and 0 free capacity. i cannot access no files it keeps on saying do you want to formatt drive.
computer specs
1.6 duo core pro
gigabyte s3 mother b, vista copatible
xp home edition. ive got vista but had to unistall because it wasnt compatible with my existing software.
can someone please help
 
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