I changed a drive 120 IDE from basic to Dynamic then change it back and ran R-Studio hardrive recovery app. to recover the data. Now my drive shows as a 32GB drive. How can I make it a 120 Gb. Drive?

Posted on 2005-03-15
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I changed a drive 120 IDE from basic to Dynamic then change it back and ran R-Studio hardrive recovery app. to recover the data. Now my drive shows as a 32GB drive. How can I make it a 120 Gb. Drive again? The drive in question is a 120GB 7200 RPM Seagate IDE Hardrive. I tried running the Segate utility to reformate the disk. I was told this would do a low level format and receover all the drive space. Prior to doing that I deleted all partitions off the drive. Can anyone suggest how to resolve this problem. Thank you in advance for all your help.
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ajundra earned 1000 total points
ID: 13548988
the best thing would be to boot from a dos disk and delete the partitions with fdisk. then restart and create new partitions. restart again and format them.

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ID: 13586708
That would have worked if the The SeaGate Drive had the correct directions on the lable. However the sticker with the Master / Slave / CS / (What I found out after much research was a ) 32GB jumper position. Was on up side down and there were no engravings next to the jumper pins as you would normaly find on other manufactures drives. As it reads on the lable the pin configuration that should have been for the master position was in the 32GB position. When I changed it to the oppisit side it open the drive up and I was able to format it from Disk Manager. I had already tried your suggestion proir to the fix with no results. Thank you for attempting to help.

Expert Comment

ID: 13586896
ok. i knew there was a limiting jumper setting but i thought it was 16gb and not 32gb. anyway, thanks for the points.

Author Comment

ID: 13592460
You are very welcome. Thank you once again for all your help. Have a great day.

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