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By Minime ·
i recently formatted my 1.2gb hard drive and when i reinstalled windows & Office, drive is only showing as 500mb.

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by TheChas In reply to hard drive less

How is the drive recognized in BIOS settings?

Is it identified properly?

Do you have an older motherboard that required the use of a drive overlay program to recognize the full capacity of the drive. (386, 486)

At this point, once you determine why the drive is mis-identified, you have 2 options;

Start over again, (if the drive was not correctly identified in BIOS settings, this is your best option) beginning with fdisk, or the drive overlay program.

Use a utility such as Partition Magic to repartition the drive and recover the lost space.

Chas

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by Minime In reply to hard drive less

thanks alot, this is the first time i have built a pc from scratch, ran into a few teething problems but its sorted. thanx

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