Question about Quantum Fireball Lct20 (QML20000LD-A) 20 GB Hard Drive

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Fquantum fireball lct15 30 gb

Installed it on a newer computer and it only reads it as a 9 mgb drive dont know whats up
is there an instalation disk i can get somewere

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  • yano Dec 25, 2007

    no i thought of this remedy i have another 20 gig same drive it reads fine even when i use a windos boot disk to format it it still reads 9 megs i figure its shot or locked up some how

  • Daiv Barnhardt
    Daiv Barnhardt Oct 26, 2008

    I have swapped my 30 gig Fireball (removed from a TIVO) to a couple of computers. I shows as 9 meg on every one (XP).

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I've just solved this very problem on a lct 20 (40GB) which was showing as 9mb. The drive came from a dead series 1 Tivo DVR, which locks the drive capacity when it shuts down. The utility that solved it for me was qunlock (Google it - there's lots of Tivo upgraders who offer it) which runs from the dos prompt (make a dos floppy - or windows startup disk - and copy the program to it). Simply type qunlock n where n is a number (0-3) that represents where the drive is (type qunlock/? for a guide). The important bit is to power off the computer afterwards! (Not ctrl-alt-del).

I also found the HDD Capacity Restore Tool from HDDguru.com which runs under windows, but although this reported the correct 40GB capacity of the drive, it did not successfully restore it for me

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After clearing CMOS and it still doesn't work, try to run FDISK on the drive. Delete partitions and create a new one. There could be a hidden partition which could be using the other hard drive space. Restart PC and then format again. This should allow you to use the full hard drive capacity.

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