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By bogie.1 ·
I have a 80GB HD from Maxtor(D740X-6L). It had been hooked up to my system running Win98se. It had been partitioned to only access a 32GB area leaveing the rest unassigned & unaccessible. It was only in the computer temperarely as a quick fix. It was installed as instructed by Maxtor. It performed fine. Later it was removed & replaced by the original HD. Afew months later it was again called upon to act in a temperary capasity on the same computer, this time as additional storeage. Only thistime the OS was Win XP. It was formatted to insure that it was clear of any data. checking the properties showed that it had 32GB, I figured from the first use, no problem. Again when the neccesity for it's use was over it was removed. Now I want to wipe the whole HD. I installed it, but this time it registered that I only have 10MB. It is not acknowledging the rest of the drive at all. I have tried formating, expolering the drive through command prompt, and useing the disks from Maxtor. How can I regain the full use of this HD? I don't care about loseing any thing on it. I would just like the use of the HD full time in the " Under Construction" computer that I have finally been able to acquire(& afford) all the parts for. Any helpwould be greatly appreciated.

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by fenaikh In reply to 80GB HD-Only 8GB Availabl ...

Hi

Hard Disk Size Barriers

BIOS and OS are the cause of many configuration and capacity limitation problems. There are many option and it depends in what type. Overly or flashing a BIOS installing a new IDE.

more info in these :

The 240 Head Int 13 Interface (7.38 GiB / 7.93 GB) Barrier

The Int 13 Interface (7.88 GiB / 8.46 GB) Barrier

The Windows 95 Limit (29.8 GiB / 32.0 GB) Barrier

The 65,536 Cylinder (31.5 GiB / 33.8 GB) Barrier


Hard Disk Size Barriers

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios/size.htm


Good luck

Mohamed

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by MMerritt In reply to 80GB HD-Only 8GB Availabl ...

It is possible you partitioned the drive with the Maxtor software disks in which case probably use some type of drive overlay software to partition the HD. To use this HD for additional storage in WinXP remove all of the partition/s and any other drive overlay software/partitions on the HD. When booting your system look to see that the BIOS is recognizing this HD & reporting it's full size and capacity correctly, if not check the BIOS settings, HD jumpers, and verify that no other partitions ordrive overlay software remain on the drive. In Win XP under administrative tools, computer management, storage, disk management, you can click on the HD and configure it to work correctly. Just be carefull to select the correct HD!

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by sonnguyen In reply to 80GB HD-Only 8GB Availabl ...

Hi there,
Connect this drive as master hdd on a 2-3 year old machine, do not connect any other hdd except this 80GB hdd.
Boot it up with a win95 or 98 floppy, make sure inside the floppy there is a program called debug.exe program. At the A> prompt do this

debug [ Press Enter ]
a 100 [ Press Enter ]
int 13 [ Press Enter ]
[ Press Enter ]
rax [ Press Enter ]
0301 [ Press Enter ]
rbx [ Press Enter ]
200 [ Press Enter ]
rcx [ Press Enter ]
1 [ Press Enter ]
rdx [ Press Enter ]
80 [Press Enter ]
f 200 L 200 0 [ Press Enter ]
P [ Press Enter ]
Q [ Press Enter ]

reboot the machine with the floppy again and use fdisk to create a partition. you should have a full capacity after this. The problem was because you must have used some overlay s/w (soft ide) from the hdd manufacture and this become corrupted so the debug program would remove it. I never failed to remove this type of s/w with this program. Good luck.

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by TheChas In reply to 80GB HD-Only 8GB Availabl ...

When the drive was in the XP machine, was it formatted as a NTSF file system?

If so, that may be your problem.
If you are using an older version of FDISK, it may not see the NTSF partition.

I have been able to delete primary NTSF partitions using a W98SE startup disk.
Some peers have reported problems deleteing logical NTSF drives and extended partitions.

I believe there is a link to a more powerful fdisk at www.fdisk.com/fdisk

Chas

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by djent In reply to 80GB HD-Only 8GB Availabl ...

You can write wipe the zero track with Nortons wipedisk or Ide_init and reformat as desired. All partition info resides on the zero track.

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