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Old 07-04-2004, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Maxtor 120 Gig. Hard Drive

This is my very first post on a computer forum, so forgive me for sounding like an idiot. I built my own computer a couple years ago. Everything has been functioning perfectly, for the most part. Recently I noticed that the computer sasys that I only have 34 of my 120 Gigs of space on my hard drive. What would cause the computer to not recognise all of the space? Please help!

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Old 07-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I need more information before I can help you. How is your drive partitioned? How much space have you used on your hard drive? What OS are you using? What file system are you using?

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Old 07-04-2004, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how it's partitioned, I think there is a wizard that does it for you the first time you start up? I'm using windows XP pro. I only have about 2 gig left of the 36 that it says I have. File systems? Sorry, please be patient with me.
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Old 07-04-2004, 03:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well im havbing trouble with mine at the moment aswell but it sounds like you may have the jumper pins set up in the wrong positions....

I set mine up wrong on my 200gb hdd and it said i only have 30gb of space....

You need to check on the website what the jumper settings are for your exact drive... you want it set as a master probly aswell!!!!

hope this helps!
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Old 07-04-2004, 05:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well there must be jumper setting or the way u formatted your harddrive did you formatted all the drive n patitioned it as it should be... ?
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