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I got a problem with a computer here, duh.

Well first of all some power outages fried the PSU.
So put in a new supply and that works.

Anyways now when I go to create a new partition with FAT 32 or FAT 16 it only shows the max available space as 2gigs. :tazz:

It's set to auto detect and entering in the cylinders and heads manualy doesnt work.
The max number you can select is far too low.
I can't find any place to change the LBA setting either in the BIOS.

If I put a different HD in of the exact same type, same jumper settings on the back too, then it works it shows 10gigs.

Also after partitioning, I go to install Windows 2000 and format it from there.
It shows 2 partitions 1 of 2gigs and 1 of 1mb.

What gives? Is the hard drive fried too?
Was 80% of the hard drive sectors somehow marked as bad?


Oh and it's an IBM Deskstar (aka Deathstar)
Model: IC35L010AVER07

I have installed the OS once and it works fine but only 2GBs.
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peterm

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Check this out
drive info
Please let me know how you go
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OK, I finally got to try this out.

It works now. I set it to master Dev 0.

Funny thing is it was never set to 2gb clip, but Cable select.
Other HD was set the exact same way and it worked fine.

Oh well, all's well that ends well. :tazz:
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OK, either this thing is possesed or it's seriously messed up. (or both) :tazz:

It was working fine and I installed Win2k on it but then when I went to update it it crashed and now its back to showing 2gb and won't start at all. NO bootable sector.

I'm thinking it was damaged in the powersurge as well.
The PSU was ruined and I'm thinking this HD has had it as well.

Funny thing is, I can't figure how did it start working properly for those few hours.

I actually think switching the jumpers to CS didn't do anything, as it shouldn't.
Meaning after a few days of not being used it just started working correctly on it's own.
Because I didn't actually turn it on first to see if the problem was still there before changing the jumper.
You know what I'm saying?

So somehow it is randomly thinking the 2gb clip is set.
Bizarre ;)

Oh well. If its fried, it's fried.
Live and let die.

Do you concur?

Edited by Capn' Crunch, 13 April 2005 - 11:16 AM.

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Give it one more chance as the only and isolated drive on your IDE 0. Pull out the secondary IDE cable from the mainboard, a CDROM in defect can easily cause havoc with the other IDE devices.

After that....... if it still doesn't work........ Paperweight, target practice, sea burials and crash testing come to mind; see if it will really withstand 20 G forces! ;) :tazz: Bring a friend!
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Do you know how to do a low level format?
could be worth a try.
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It is the only thing on ide 0.
CD-ROM is fine.
Other drives of the exact same type work fine in the computer.

I can delete the partition and make another but it only recognizes it a s a 2gb now so it doesn't help.

It's kinda weird cuz it was fromated as a 10gb now it's back to showing 2gb so it thinks there's a 10gb partition on a 2gb drive.

What do you mean by a low lvl format?

Edited by Capn' Crunch, 13 April 2005 - 04:25 PM.

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