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Since you have already posted you are running win xp.
for more info the drive limitations prior to win xp home/pro sp2 is 127 gb.
You can use a seperate partition program for full access to the drive with it being partitioned.
The only way around it is to have win xp home or pro with sp2 already included on the cd.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
Some computers, especially ones that are older can only read so much hard space. For example if you had a brand new computer but your put in 1 Terabyte HD then you would have to split it into two 500GB HD because the mobo cannot read an entire Terabyte. Do you know what I mean? It is possible the same thing is happening here. If this is not the case, what you can do is when you go to reformat the drive, create a partition but only a small one. This will let the computer know there is more space available and it should redirect all the extra space to the main drive. You should always have a partition even if it's only 1GB of space. Try that, it should work. If it doesn't than you have the other problem where the computer can't read all the space.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
You can go to BIOS and select the HDD to see the detail, if it shows 250GB in BIOS, its an O/s issue, follow the steps mentioned below or run a recovery (O/s reinstallation). If it shows 127GB in BIOS, its a HDD issue, It needs a repair/replace.
Go to Disk Management...Go to Start - Run - Discmgmt.msc ... Click on Disk Management on right hadn side list. On the left check if you have any unallocated space. Right click on the space and click on create new volume/partition. Follow the wizard and you will see a new partition with the left unallocated space.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Partition error
Try using the command FDISK /mbr. This should fix the master boot record. If not, then if you don't care about the data on your drive, you could wipe it clean with any of the several utilities available on the web and then try partitioning it. Search for "Wipe Disk" in Google.
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
Appreciate the "Ask Me".
The only plausible explanation for the missing disk space would be the protected folder "System Volume Info".
Re-formatting would not restore your free space, however, re-partitioning would. May I suggest that you try PowerQuest Partition Magic. Of course like formatting, re-partitioning would completely delete the partition itself and would grant you back the entire disk space.
Unfortunately you can not use the same with the 1st partition since that is your active partition and presumably where your OS is residing. A workaround is to use another hard disk temporarily and transfer all the contents of partition 1 and make that eventually as your primary HD. Thereafter, re-partition again the entire 250Gb HD.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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Posted on Jul 28, 2008
SOURCE: hard disk failure..
yes, this can be fixed. if u r runnig on xp the best software for this would be Partition Magic or if u r on vista then Paragon Partition manager.
all the best :)
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
SOURCE: barracuda hard disk 80gb
the first boot sector of the hard drive is corrupt so fdisk wont work
please use software to repair the boot sectors zero and 63.
usually the softwares are superfdisk which is free on net.
also if you fail use seagate disk manager bootable version. it will be very quick and handy in long term too to format seagate hard drives
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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