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Onlly 2 GB shown on a 10 GB Drive

I have partitioned and formatted Drive; but only 1.99GG allowed/showing. My Fujisu Desktop system can accept and run 80Gb Drives. Win Mill and 2000 installed. Thanks.

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  • robkc May 22, 2008

    Finally managed to resolve the problem by deleting and formatting everything on the disk, so that all data was removed. Did this twice to make sure it was completely clear. Then repartitioned and formatted etc. once again.

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Try to check whether the disk jumper is correctly placed then use another os to format the hard disk i.e os win xp

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