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    by computekal ·

    I have a Seagate Medalist 10240
    10.2Gb. I took it out of a compaq system. When i formated it in another system it keeps coming up with 384MB used space on drive. When i try to install windows onto the drive it runs scandisk and says that the file allicatons tables are not the same. this does this over and over..How can i get rid of the 384mb space i think a hidden portition.
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    • #3777185

      harddrive

      by al hedstrom ·

      In reply to harddrive

      Two items come to mind:
      1. Compaq computers always have a partition on their drives that supplements the BIOS. It is only accessible during bootup (F10) and (as far as I know) only on Compaq boxes. If you go into FDisk you can delete that partition and go from there.
      2. If this is a second hard drive device on this machine, you want to make sure the jumper is set correctly and the BIOS sees it (autodetect).

      Good luck.

      Al Hedstrom

      • #3777184

        harddrive

        by computekal ·

        In reply to harddrive

        doesn’t show up with fixdisk

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