I feel stupid asking this as i fixed problems like this in tech school but I bought a 80gb harddrive and have it as my slave yet the computer only recognizes it as a 34 gig hard drive. Do you know how to get my gigs back.
FAT16 supports partitions up to 4 GB in size, while FAT32 supports partitions up to 2047 GB. However, Windows 2000 FAT32 implementations are limited to creating 32-GB volumes, although existing FAT32 volumes greater than 32 GB can be mounted. Except for this partition-formatting limit, the FAT32 on-disk format and features are the same on Windows 2000 as they are on Windows 95 OSR2 and Windows 98.
I'd convert it to NTFS...........
Windows XP Professional provides the Convert command for converting a partition to NTFS without reformatting the partition and losing all the information on the partition. To use the Convert command, click Start, click Run, type cmd in the Open text box, and then click OK. This opens a command prompt, which you use to request the Convert command.
Convert volume /FS:NTFS /V
Volume = Specifies the drive letter (followed by a colon), volume mount point, or volume name that you want to convert /FS:NTFS =Specifies converting the volume to NTFS /V =Runs the Convert command in verbose mode
and after yes, will still be stuck with same size, partition magic will do the trick. a must have tool fo rthe pc builder/repairer
of course you could have used disk manager and just made a second partition
if you do a fresh install or format from the start you could ntfs the whole thing if you just want to use the rest of disk as another partition use disk manager to create another partition with of unused disk area
or if you want everything on the disk and to use whole disk as one partition then yes you need partition magic
it is one partition and yep formated and partitioned it right multiple times and ways. So I finnaly got partition magic borrowed it but it doesn't find the xtra space so i am calling tech support I hate tech support but I don't want to clear the drive and make a new partition well thats all.
I just happened to notice something on one of my friends hard drives while working on his computer. Some hard drives have a jumper setting to limit thier size to 32GB. I saw this on a 40GB HDD and thought it was kind of weird. Double check the jumper settings on the HDD. I doubt that this is the problem, but you never know.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS