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i bulit my p4 2.4 and everything was fine except my HDD did not recognized. when i started my computer no driver attached. i tried many trouble shooting but still not recognize the actual size which is 40 GB but it shows size of 2.2 GB- The HDD was wd400eb  with asus motherboard 4c800 delux - i tried the life time guard no result i thought about buyin a new HDD but i would like to know your expertise first.
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40 GB but it shows size of 2.2 GB => strange, are you sure the harddisk isn't recognized as 2Gb?

Assuming you are using win2k or winXP:

Start => settings => Control Pannel => Administrative Tools => Computer Management => Disk management

How is your drive recognized here, is there any unallocated space free on the drive, if there is, right click it and create partitions and format it.

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Go into your bios and make sure you don't have an explicit setting defined there for the hard disk.  Start by setting the appropriate entry to "auto" and see what happens.  Make sure you did not bend or push out any pins on the HD cable connector as well.

Good Luck
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by:patrickab
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Check that you have set the hdd jumper to 'master' and that in the bios you have set the Primary Master hdd to 'autodetect' - exactly as sppaulser has already suggested.

Just in case - The hdd jumper is a small black block at the back of the drive which connects two pins which determine how the drive is 'seen'. The drive casing has 'Master' on it just above the pair of pins which need to be connected to make it the Master drive on that IDE channel. You may need a pair of tweezers to get hold of the jumper.
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manyiel, any feedback please?
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YES, guys thanks so much for you help. i got to figure this problem by partition the unlocated  space for my hdd. :)  
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by:LucF
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So I answered your question ;-)
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by:LucF
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manyiel, please take a look at => http:/help.jsp#hs5
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manyiel,
I did answer your question, can you please accept my comment as an answer? So this question becomes a PAQ and it might be valuable to people who are having the same problem as you had.
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