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Sometimes a very broken hard drive may report wrong capacity. Consult with manufacturer’s instructions and set jumpers to the proper position. No, it does not perform any kind of formatting; furthermore it does not read from or write to the user data area at all (including partition tables, boot records, etc).
In this case there is nothing you can do about that. It only alters HDD firmware (HPA and DCO settings).
I’ve been using it, but am heading into a large editing job, and while I could just go buy a big drive I hate wasting the left over part.
Thing is that my OS is on this drive, and using your tool it says I must disconnect this from computer. Hello Jon, You would have to attach this hard drive to a computer that already has a hard drive to boot from.
So, your 300 GB hard drive will show up in Windows as a 279 GB hard drive.
You can check that by running BIOS Setup and looking for things like “DCO” or “HPA”. If you are brave enough, you can also try the following: run the program, select your hard drive, and then when you see the “Restore Capacity” button, re-power your hard drive by detaching and re-attaching its power cable. After the program finishes working (3—20 seconds), you will need to power off your PC, then wait 10—20 seconds and then power on. If I am missing anything, you are very welcome to leave a comment :) Good luck!
Windows 2000, 2003 and XP do not support big drives by default; you will have to install the latest service pack in order to get big drives working properly on these OS.
Windows Vista does not have any issue with big drives.
Most hard drives have a special jumper setting that allows you to limit their capacity to either 32 or 128 (137) gigabytes.
These include things like HDD firmware bugs (believe me, there are plenty of them). Run Windows Disk Management console and see if there is any free space that is not used by any partition. If steps 1—3 did not help, then we have a very cool tool that analyzes your hard drive’s LBA48, HPA and DCO status and recovers factory settings (see below).