well FAT32 shouldn't be the problem. i need to know how old the pc is and what size the working hdd is. so you are sure that it hasn't just been partitioned to 1.96gb? its not the jumper setting unless the drive has a "limit capacity" jumper you messed with. but those were mostly for drives larger than 32gb to limit them to 32gb.
pc is pretty new, bought it two years ago, the working hd is 160 gigs. sure about the partitioning, athough if i am worng is there a way to check? what would be the right way to position the jumpers? a simple drawing would help otu, thanks a lto.