whoops! formatted 30gb HD to 1.99gb Poss reversal?

  richardkms 13:21 18 Jun 2006


I've got a problem - whilst installing xp pro I ticked the wrong one where the 'install on which partition?' was mentioned and so after formatting as well I was left with a 1.99gb hard disk when windows loaded !! I tried to format the whole disk by reformatting and installing again but I wasn't supprised when it didn't work. How can I reverse all that I've done and open up the drive to the original 30gb?
Here's hoping.......


  AndySD 13:28 18 Jun 2006

Boot the PC with the cd and choose R for the recovery Console log in as the Aministrator and use diskpart click here

  wobblymike 13:28 18 Jun 2006

Simply wipe, repartition and reformat and then do a clean install.

What are you using to format? if its a Win 98 boot disc you can do better than that - who is the manufacturer of your HDD?

  wobblymike 13:30 18 Jun 2006

PS I assume you don't have the capacity clip jumper selected on the drive this would produce the same result i.e. a 2gb drive

  Jak_1 13:34 18 Jun 2006

Methinks you will need to get rid of the partition before reformatting and re-installing.

This may help:

click here

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