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OfflineLegoulash
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hardrive size is smaller than it realy is??
    #2639299 - 05/05/04 01:01 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i just reformated my computer and it says iv got a 500mb hardrive but it should be a 20gig any ideas?


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Re: hardrive size is smaller than it realy is?? [Re: Legoulash]
    #2639322 - 05/05/04 01:05 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

How old is your computer? What operating system?


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Re: hardrive size is smaller than it realy is?? [Re: daussaulit]
    #2639335 - 05/05/04 01:07 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

..and did you somehow partition it?


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Re: hardrive size is smaller than it realy is?? [Re: Legoulash]
    #2639360 - 05/05/04 01:12 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I'm searching around and looking about hard drive size limitation. Was your BIOS made before august 1994? you might need to update the bios.


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Re: hardrive size is smaller than it realy is?? [Re: Legoulash]
    #2639505 - 05/05/04 01:43 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

You may have gotten a bad hard drive. Dying/bad hard drives tend to shrink or show up a lot smaller than their actual labelled capacity.


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Re: hardrive size is smaller than it realy is?? [Re: daba]
    #2640116 - 05/05/04 04:31 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

? hard drives dont shrink thats insane. dude its your bios i bet especially if it shows 20 gigs and its a bios from 94. try it in someone elses pc or find a bios update


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Re: hardrive size is smaller than it realy is?? [Re: AhronZombi]
    #2641181 - 05/05/04 12:52 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Im running win98se
running
an amd 450mgz
256ram
Nvidia tnt2 model 64 videocard
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Im not great with computers but im alright... But its strange u guys said bios cause i was just snoopin in their, i couldnt get my floppy to boot so i checked if their was a problem in their.. I refomated cause of viruses, could they have changed it? I dont knwo what tehy were but once i got one i had a hell of alot more..


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Re: hardrive size is smaller than it realy is?? [Re: Legoulash]
    #2641485 - 05/05/04 01:58 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Go into BIOS and ensure that LBA or CHS is not disabled. Old BIOS/drive combos have a 500 meg (aprox) limitation. LBA or CHS are used to get around this limitation. I would just reset your BIOS to the default values. You will have to repartition your drive and reformat once you make these changes in BIOS.


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