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I just got my computer back from warentee and they reformatted my hard drive. It had the ushual 80gb. But then I reformatted it again to put XP pro on there and it said my hard drive has only 32gb on it...not free space, its capacity....Please help me resolve this
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are you comfortable opening the case? I suspect your hard drive has a jumper on it, that limits the drive to 32 GB. removing this jumper should fix it.
you will need to shut it down, unplug it, open it up, and remove the drive. there should be a legend on the drive telling you what the jumper settings are.
if you have any questions, etc. post back with them, and the make/model # of your hard drive.
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Just take out the jumper? its not needed?

Edited by Royal, 20 May 2005 - 09:21 PM.

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correct. keep it handy, those can be like gold sometimes (at least if you ever do any system building)
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That's true, I have a tackle box full of jumpers, risers, screws and thermal paste. It is a beautiful thing to have one of those things handy when something unexpected happens. :tazz:
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I took it out, I botted up my computer and check space in C: and its the same
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bump
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and theres only one jumper in the hd? call the hd manufacturer or look at the manuel, otherwise, im not sure.

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whats the make and model of your hard drive? Ill see if I can find anything...
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