New Hard Drive

  chriscross72 11:24 06 Nov 2004
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I have just installed a new Samsung 80gb hard drive
I have formatted the drive using windows 2000
The disk is saying it's capacity is only 32gb...Where have the other 48 odd gb gone and how can I get windows to see it ?
Also when formatting the drive it was done as a dynamic disk, my existing hard drive is stated as a basic disk should both disks be the same?
I want to put XP on the new disk and use it as a dual boot system
My pc is just over 2 and a half years old and has an AMD athlon 1700 processor and 521mb ram
Any hel would be very welcome !!

Thank you Chris : )

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:37 06 Nov 2004

click here and click here

Check the HDD does not have the 32G clip still in place.

Hard disk tools :-
Seatools click here
WD Data lifeguard click here
Maxblast3 click here

  chriscross72 11:41 06 Nov 2004

where would I find the 32gb clip ??

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:15 06 Nov 2004

Its likea small jumper either on the rear (near master slave jumper) or on the underside

  Gorgeous 12:35 06 Nov 2004

I recently bought a 40gb hard drive type MP3 player. Here are the instructions regarding formatting from windows. I think it may explain your problem.
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The iHP-140 can not be formatted using the Disc Management
Utility or the Format Commander Utility in Windows 2000 and
Windows XP since 32GB is the maximum HDD size enabling
to be formatted.
Because this is not supported at Windows O.S. and the
player is not malfunction. You can still use a HDD which is
formatted as FAT 32 system on Windows 98 SE or ME.
The iHP-140 can be formatted using Windows Explorer in
Windows 98 SE and Me.
The iHP-140 can be formatted using the HDD Management
Utility in Windows 2000 and XP.

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