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{RESOLVED}hard drive partitioning

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by radman2424, Dec 23, 2001.

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  1. radman2424

    radman2424 Thread Starter

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    I am trying to partition and format a 1.7 Gig hard drive, but my partition only shows 47 meg and I can't get it to see the rest of the drive. PLEASE HELP.
    Thanks, Rick
     
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  3. radman2424

    radman2424 Thread Starter

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    I have tried fdisking and repartitioning a couple of times with two similar drives and same thing.
     
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    When you run fdisk and select option 4 what info does it show you on the screen?
     
  5. radman2424

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    I found the problem 2fold, 1. The previous drive must have been a 47 Meg, so it continued to see the new drives as 47.
    2. I was never able to enter setup before, once I got in I changed the drive setting to auto, rebooted, and the system was finally able to detect the full size of the drive.
    Thankyou to all that sent me different hints!!
    Radman
     
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