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Go into the control panel. Press administrative tools. Select computer management. Under storage select disk management. Look for the hard drive. Make sure there isn't an additional partition on the drive. If there is you can change and delete partitions on this drive as well.
To fix/restore to full capacity, you may need to delete the existing partition and re-partition then reformat again.
Most old computers have limitations on the CMOS/BIOS as to how big the capacity of the HD that it can recognize. Windows however would recognize big HD size and therefore can partition, format and check.
Alternately, a third party disk utility program may be used such as Partition Magic.
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