Will not detect my whole hard drive... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2004, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1
Question Will not detect my whole hard drive...

Hello, I have two Quantum Fireball 20gb hard dirves and after installing one of them into my computer (amd athlon 750mhz w 256 sdram, k7v mobo, rage 128 video) it only detects the hard drive as 11.1 gb. I thought maybe it was a bad hard drives, so I installed the other... I also found that it was detected as 11.1gb. Also, I looked in fdisk in ms-dos.... it is detected there as a 20gb hd. It says I have one primary dos partition as 11.1 gb and a extended dos partion as as 9.7gb. The 11.1 partion is showing up as fat32 format, while the other partition does not show up as any format (it is blank in that column). Could anybody give me any ideas on how to make my missing space usable again? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Mike

porshe911t is offline  
Old 06-15-2004, 01:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to Wartorment

Check the jumpers, can't think of anything else.

Wartorment is offline  
Old 06-15-2004, 02:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,878
Send a message via ICQ to Demalii Send a message via AIM to Demalii Send a message via Yahoo to Demalii

so maybe.. when you formatted them the mobo put a default of 11.1g for a partition, meaning the other part hasn't been partitioned.. might want to try formatting it over and check the partition size.. a 20g should read about 19.4g - 19.1g after formatting (i think)
Demalii is offline  
Old 06-15-2004, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 722

It just looks like the HDD's have been formatted at 11GB.

You need to format them and use their entire size.

DOS partition is usually 8MB, not 9.7GB
[size=0.5]Full Aluminium ThermalTake Case
Asus A7N8X-E-Deluxe
AMD Athlon XP 3200+ *400 FSB* Barton (2.2GHz)
ThermalTake Volcano 11+ Xaser Edition Air Cooling
1024MB Corsair TwinX XMS 3200 (Dual Channel 2x512) 2-3-2-6
2x WD Raptors (10krpm 8MB Cache) 36.7GB using RAID -0
Video Logic SonicXplosion 5.1 Soundcard
Kangaroo is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.