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    Ressurect an FDisk-ed hard drive

    Hi all,

    I have a hard drive that was fdisked to ~30gb back when I had windows 98/me/2000. Not sure which it was.

    Anyway, it used to be ~60GB in size, and due to some issue, it was would only be recognised as ~30GB - and it was fdisk-ed down.

    Now, running windows xp, and fdisk no longer exists, and I can't seem to find a way to ressurect the fdisk-ed drive. (It's connected via USB).

    Help?

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    By the way, in Partition Magic, and on chkdsk/r, the max drive size is showing as 31GB.

    I've removed all partitions, but the max drive size remains the same.

    Really do need some help here.

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    Sounds like this might be more of a BIOS problem... I would try updating the BIOS... The other thing to consider is if the enclosure for the hard drive has any firmware updates...

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    It can't be a BIOS issue - I've two h/d that are 250GB each. They are both recognised with no problem...

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    I've resolved the situation. Figured it can't be a software issue, checked the drive and it was set as a 15pin and not a 16pin drive. All is a.ok.


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