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The capacity on my hard drive is 500 mb, while It's origanally 1 GB. I want to know what wrong have I done,
since I always play with my computer. Thank you.
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Question by:hamada
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by:rmarotta
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Is the drive recognized correctly by the BIOS at boot-up?

Type the following command from a dos prompt:
FDISK /STATUS

Please post the results here.

Regards,
Ralph
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by:hamada
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I still can't solve it!
this what I got from (fdisk/status):
Disk 1          Mbytes    Free     Usege
                   504          1            100%
c:                503      
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by:sgenther
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You must make sure that the drive is configured for LBA mode in the BIOS,if your BIOS doesn't support LBA mode you will need to use the Utility that came with the drive to configure above 500 MB.
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JeffJohnson earned 100 total points
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It looks like you partioned your drive into two equal partitions and the first one doesn't have a logical DOS drive created on it. You can change this by going into fdisk and choosing create dos partion, create extended DOS partition and when that is finished choose create logical dos drive in extended DOS partition. This should give this partition a drive letter and then you can exit out to a dos prompt and type format<new drive letter>: . This will also allow you to use the whole drive (allbeit in two partions) and get around the 514MB limit which sgenther mentioned above if that turns out to be the case.
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