Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

WD100 hard drive reports 10 Gig size


  • Please log in to reply

#1
dkathrens77

dkathrens77

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Hello, I recently got a 100 gig Western Digital drive used...it was slaved to my desktop and I inadvertently formatted it using the XP Format...command.

I thought I was formatting a USB drive but F looks a lot like E in the wee hours. I simply formatted the wrong drive!!

Now my 100 gig Hard Drive reports it is a 10 gig hard drive...I've got some tools, like PartitionMagic 8.0, Western Digital's Data Lifeguard, and some freeware utilities I've downloaded...but nothing seems to be able to fix the problem.

I've checked the jumpers, I've checked the BIOS, still only 10 gigs.

What do I need to do to get this drive to report 100Gigabytes? For the record, it is a Western Digital WD100BB-60AUA1

Thanks...

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
rshaffer61

rshaffer61

    Moderator

  • Moderator
  • 34,114 posts
Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP