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PinCushion

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New problem i'm having now with the hard drive. The rest of the computer seems to operate fine but when i try to set everything up now with the hard drive i get the no fixed disk found reply after trying to partition in dos using the fdisk command. I'm unsure if i have to do something in the bios first (or even how to do this exactly) or if it could be a hard ware problem where its not hooked up right. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Hello PinCushion!

Does the BIOS detect the hard drive?
Are the jumpers set correctly?
Are all cables connected correctly?
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The bios detects it when its in the secondary drive but when i tried to partition it, it only came up with it showing 10 gigs when it has 80.. the bios show it at 80 as well. Do i need this in the primary slot or can i get away with it being in the secondary?
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Your hard drive should be set as master and be connected to the primary IDE channel (IDE0).

When you checked the partition in fdisk did it say that 100% of the disk was used?
What boot disk are you using?
What make and model is the hard drive?
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I got it working for some reason before windows was installed it said this but after it was installed it said differently in size of the c drive when i looked at it and the bios detects it at the right size so ill just leave it now.
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Have you tried going into disk managment and looking if there's any free space on the drive that can be partition?
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