Hard disk Partitioning

Mercury / I DONT KNOW
December 13, 2008 at 04:54:52
Specs: Win xp, Intel celeron 2.66 mhz 51
I need some help please.
I have an 80gb seagate ide hard disk. It had been working fine with four partitions but when i connected it into another computer with win xp and a sata hard disk, it could not access it and when i took it back into my computer, my xp could not complete its boot. When i tried reinstall it, it was seen as an 32gb hard disk(none of my partitions where 32gbs) but it boots properlly.
But when i use a linux live cd, it can see it as an 80gb hard disk.
But even if i repartition it in linux, win xp will still read it as 32gb.
How can i fix this such that i can use my entire disk for xp?


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#1
December 13, 2008 at 05:29:57
Did you reset the jumper on the back of the drive. It has a 32 g limit jumper placement

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#2
December 13, 2008 at 06:56:26
Were you having a problem with it? Why did you remove it from it's working state and piggy-back to another system?

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#3
December 13, 2008 at 08:19:41
If you mean to make the whole disk in one partition, I believe you can do that using the Windows XP setup program on the CD. If you can't, grab a Windows 98 or an MS-DOS 7.1 or higher boot disk (on a floppy disk) and use the FDISK program to delete all of the partitions and make it one big FAT32 partition. Then you can use the Windows XP setup program to reformat the FAT32 partition to NTFS. If you don't have a bootdisk, you can make one at any Windows 98 computer, or you can get a program that makes the boot disk here:

http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm

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#4
December 13, 2008 at 12:51:23
Or bios setting for limit.

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#5
December 17, 2008 at 23:46:19
thanks for your help guys.
i need to tell you that i also tried partition logic on the disk it also failed, the windows cd has also failed. they both recognise it as a 32gb hard. and no i didn't mess with the jumpers as a matter of fact, i have tried all the available options on the jumpers.
i also don't think bios settings are the problem because some other computer has also read it as a 32gb.
am going to try it with windows 98 and if it fails i'll try the msdos 7.1 boot diskette.

thanks guys


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#6
December 18, 2008 at 12:32:14
When I said try it with Windows 98, I mean a Windows 98 boot diskette. It's basically just MS-DOS 7.1, but under a different name.

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#7
February 6, 2009 at 05:54:10
Well....sata Drive partition 1 (C:\) would not load xp on it or Vista until the entire drive was formatted...so I caved...now it is formatted BUT now my secondary drive won't reconize until it to is formatted...so now it is all gone... gone gone gone gone...so typical to..It guy losses all...grrrrrrrr...

Thanks for your help guys...was helpful and informative.

Now back to the drawing board and start dl'ing my 40,000 songs... 80 gig of personal pics and vids..... word to the wise...always have a file server...lol


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