I had an old motherboard which allowed only 32GB to my HD SP.
I have changed it for a new one, but despite the fact that the Bios recognizes now that the Samsung HD has a capacity of 60GB, there are still 25023 Mo which are not allowed and I don't know how to recover it.
How can i get that space back?
Thks in advance
Emile EDINGUELE H
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Re: How to recover space
Older motherboards without large disk support only handle a partition size that it can manage. Depending on the motherboard, it either partitioned the drive and used a 32gb portion, or it just disreguards the span after the 32gb point. If the former is the case, you may have to repartition the drive. There are some programs that allow you to do whis without reinstalling your OS, but they have a risk of corrupting data.
If you have the ability to backup all your computers information and reformat/reinstall your OS, things should be back in order.
Warning: Make sure you educate yourself on the process before you set out on this job. You will want to backup any information on the drive as well as make sure you have any drivers you may need before you begin. (if you are using windows XP, I suggest you read up on this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313348 )
If you want to attempt a repartition without reinstalling your operating system, you may want to try Partition Magic, Drive Image, Norton Ghost, or Partition Logic. (Some are free, some are not. A quick search will help you find their websites for more info.)
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RAID implementations will vary from controller to controller, and even from bios to bios revision or version for the same controllers. You should "image" the raid on the old board, then delete the raid on the old system. In the new system, you need to treat these drives like they are new, blank hard disks. Any partitions will need to be removed, and the RAID created on the new board. Once this is done, you can use your partition imaging software to drop the data back onto the new RAID partition. Seagate I believe has imaging software available in Seatools, or you can use something like Acronis True Image or GHOST.
if you have a new hard drive you will have to install the windows operating system from an external source such as a cd drive
go to bios --boot settings and change from 1st boot hard drive to 1st boot cd
install the win os and then you can install the rest
when finished go back to bios and -boot and change back to 1st boot hard drive
That is a tricky one. Guessing that you already have the new laptop, there is a usb adaptor that accepts SATA, IDE 3.5" and IDE 2.5" drives. You plug your drive into this adaptor, and plug the usb into your new computer. Now you can access all of the files on the old hard drive.
Actually you can do more. If you haven't updated windows please do so! Once windows SP2 has been fully updated & running correctly use windows disk management utility.
To load windows utility click the start button & type diskmgmt.msc in the run windows, click ok.
Windows may have added another drive letter to your drive because of the 137GB block. Use disk management to delete any added drive letter. Window disk management can add the additional space to your C: drive. If windows still gives you a hard time I suggest you download partition magic 8.0 or 8.1 from this site. (Its free). Install partition magic & use it to regain all your of the drives data space. http://www.click-now.net/downloads09.htm
MS Windows XP when installed to an HD will "marry" itself to the hardware of the original computer specifically the motherboard. Transplanting the HD to another PC with a different motherboard will result in a cycling blue screen of death or protective message requiring that you reboot. Running in Safe Mode will not also be allowed.
You need to re-install your OS (boot from CD) but choose the 2nd repair option rather than a new/clean install or the first repair option if you want to preserve your other applications as well as your settings/configuration. Doing this will allow the OS to install the new device drivers and delete the old ones.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.