160GB HDD detected as 60GB disk

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 st3160815a 160...
March 1, 2012 at 12:29:52
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, Core i5 4096GB
I have an unformatted Seagate HDD 160GB (gotten for exchange after a faulty drive) which is currently detected as 60 GB disk (S-ATA drive). Disk manager also says it would only have 60GB (Windows, Generic Drive managers e.g.). However a Seagate tool reports the correct LBA values.
is there a tool for setting the correct values to the disk control registers so it is detected at its full capacity again? Thanks in Advance to all.

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March 1, 2012 at 12:34:45
There is a chip on that drive that is supposed to report correctly. Not sure where you see this 60G but I tend to assume there is some error with the drive. What does bios say?

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March 1, 2012 at 14:36:05
e.g. the Windows 7 drive manager (diskmgmt.msc console tool) tells me this is a drive having a free space of 60GB in total. No partitions elsewhere, no hidden partitions either).

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March 1, 2012 at 15:35:26
When using the Seagate Tools Software from a bootable CD, did you attempt to format the drive NTFS ?

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