View Full Version : Ressurect an FDisk-ed hard drive

07-12-2005, 11:21 PM
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).


07-13-2005, 12:31 AM
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.

07-13-2005, 03:03 AM
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... ;)



07-13-2005, 09:54 AM
It can't be a BIOS issue - I've two h/d that are 250GB each. They are both recognised with no problem...

07-13-2005, 04:01 PM
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.