Hard drive is not recognized as the right size!!

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There is a western digital 7200rpm 20 gig drive in a machine, it even says that in the bios...but in windows it doesn't say its a western digital first off, and it only says its 1.9 gigs. it runs like i would expect a 20 gig 7200rpm to run, is there anyway to fix this?
 

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What operating system are you running? How's the drive partitioned? It's not going to be identified by the brand name in device manager, if that's what you are referring to.....
 
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More importantly....what is your PC setup. Sounds like you haven't set it up in the BIOS or it isn't partitioned properly. And if you are running NT 2GB is the limit for a system partition unless you do some fenageling with the setup.
 
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hey R_A_G_E,

IMHO you have the HD set up for FAT 16. This file allocation table will only allow HD's to be 2 gig. It is showing 1.9 because the table is taking up room, not .1 gig, but it can't report something smaller.

Time to FDISK and when it askes for large disk support, say yes.

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