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Hard Drive Shows Half Capacity It Should Be


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#1 Slave2Society7

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:40 PM

Hey guys can someone help me figure out why in the properties of my HD (Local disk C) it shows I have a 127 GB Capacity and it should be 320gb? Did I partition it wrong or something? I hope I don't have to reinstall windows :\ Thanks!
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:12 PM

Is it formatted NTFS? Is it updated also with SP1 and SP2? There also might be an option in the BIOS for LBA (large block addressing) that needs to be enabled
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:26 PM

Hello thanks for your quick reply. Ya I formated it NTFS (quick way because there was little on the drive) and it is updated to SP2. So I should do into my bios and poke around for LBA and enable it? This isn't dangerous is it? lol thanks much!
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 04:57 PM

Is this a new drive, recently installed? How old is the computer? Make and model? You might end up getting an IDE controller card. I also should ask what interface the drive is i.e. IDE, SATA...
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:21 PM

The whole machine is new but I have formated the drive twice due to me being stupid and getting viruses and other nonsense, but it used to be fine. the HD is a 320GB SATA II 3GB 16MB 7200RPM and I have a AMD 64 duel core 4200 AM2 CPU
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:50 PM

darn I realized my clock goes back an hour in time... this is the second time I've noticed that. I pushed the bios clock forward once just to see how that works, but I but it back:\
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 06:50 PM

Sounds like a weak motherboard battery. Might be the culprit for everything.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 07:28 PM

Weird it didn't do that before. and everything is brand new. Hmmm. I might have to re-install windows AGAIN :\
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 08:08 PM

If you keep losing system time in the BIOS, it has nothing to do with Windows and everything to do with a weak CMOS battery, but if you insist reinstall away. Even if you change it in windows it will not affect the system clock
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:48 PM

I got the partition problem solved through disk management:) The CMOS clock never went back, I believe it's only the windows clock thats doing it. I dunno I'll see if it does it again. Thanks for staying in touch!
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 07:53 AM

Now that you fixed it be sure to do all the windows Updates. There's one in there for the time
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Posted 30 October 2007 - 01:33 PM

Ok will, do, thanks a lot:)
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