HDD damage due to power failure dur

March 11, 2009 at 01:53:08
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I got an issue, During installing windows and formatting, the power failure occures.

And now my hard disk drive which is of 80GB capacity, shows only 40GB in the Bios.
I have very important data on drive so i havn't tried to use it as it is.

Does any one have suggesstion for that. Pl. Mail me on naveen_bti@yahoo.com

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March 11, 2009 at 07:13:34
if you were formatting the drive you were wiping all of the data anyway so it would all be gone.
i have not come accross the capacity redcing like that. normally a 80gb drive would only show as 40gb if
A) the motherboard/BIOS is so old that 40gb is max
B) the capacity limit jumper is on the jumper section on the hard drive

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March 11, 2009 at 09:38:18
When you say the BIOS are you referring to the POST screens at start up or the actual BIOS screens?

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March 15, 2009 at 05:55:13
Consider using a non destructive Live Linux CD to look at the
partition and copy files from it to a USB memory stick.
I have written a How To page <a
uter_with_Linux.html">Reuse computer with Linux

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