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Bad Hardrive?


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Other hardrive that I crashed. Was able to recover data from it with a Partition Recovery Software. After I removed the partitions it only reformated to 33 Gig. This is a Western Digital 120 Gig harddrive. Sure would like to use the rest of the drive.

Any ideas on how to get the rest of the drive back would be helpful.
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No help here?
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Several possible causes here.
Either, the 'drive capacity clip' jumper is installed on the drive - this restricts the drive to 32GB - but unless you have changed the jumper settings, then this seems unlikely.

Or, your system bios has a drive limit itself. Some older systems cannot recognise drives larger than 32GB (hence the clip jumper function). If that is the case, you will need to reinstall the drive overlay software from the manufacturer as this would have been lost when you repartitioned.
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