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You might try EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition or you might check the drive makers web site for their diagnostic program.
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Ok the Easeus seemed to have worked but for some reason I am missing about 30GB of space that was on the hard drive. The hard drive was only 60gb to start with. Originally, I had 39.9gb and the other 16gb was a partition with another drive letter. When I first open Easeus, it showed all I had was 15gb instead of the 39.9gb and the 16gb unallocated. After formatting, the total size of the drive now says I only have 31.4gb. What happen to the other space?
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Then it seems like that drive was partitioned into two drives. You should be able to delete the second partition (if you want) and reallocate the space to the first partition. The drive must have at least one partition, even if it takes up the whole drive.
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See, that's just the thing. It's not showing another drive nor is it showing a second partition.
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Then go to Google and enter: "delete [brand name] hidden partition" where [brand name] is the PC maker's name, ie; Dell, HP, Acer.
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I did as you described but was not able to find any consisted information.
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Well, I am afraid I am at a loss. Perhaps someone else reading has some suggestions. Sorry.
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Try DBANing it, then partition and format the partition(s).
http://www.dban.org

Edited by SpywareDr, 15 December 2010 - 09:49 AM.

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Ok I tried this method and the disk still says I only have 31.49 available space. Although after running DBAN there was one error message that read "error /dev/sdb (process crash)so I dont know if this has anything to do with the problem I'm still having.
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What brand and model number is the hard drive?
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Samsung SV6003H
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Make sure the jumpers on the HDD are set in the Slave position.Restart and format.
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Make sure the jumpers on the HDD are set in the Slave position.Restart and format.

Assuming the primary is set to Master. If the primary is set to CS, then the secondary must also be set to CS. But since the drive is accessible, it does not appears to be Master/Slave issue.
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Go back in to disk management and get a screen shot of the drive. I would like to see a picture.
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Make sure you do NOT have the drive jumpered with one of the "32 GB Pin Setting"'s?

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The original is here: http://org.downloadc...ide_ENGLISH.pdf (.pdf)
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