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80gig HD shows up as less than 30

By genericuser100
Oct 12, 2005
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  1. i brought a western digital 80gig hd because the one before died, when i installed xp, the screen where you select the partition shows up as only 32200mb or something like that, when i start windows i see my C: drive is abotu 30gigs

    do i have to update bios?, did i set up the jumpers wrong?, did western digital screw me over?

    help, thanks
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    More likely you got a 30GB HD.
    How old is your PC?
    Did you set LBA in the harddisk parameters in BIOS?
  3. Raiden

    Raiden TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Yeah maybe you did the jumpers wrong
  4. Midgetmax

    Midgetmax TS Rookie Posts: 63

    is this jason? Muhlestien?
    if it is....hey, if its not, then sorry i dont know how to fix it
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    what OS are you running
    xp go to
    start
    settings
    control panel
    administrative tools
    manage
    disk management
    should see your drive here
    aslo can look under system
  6. genericuser100

    genericuser100 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 27

    i currently have it as the primary slave, that shouldnt be a problem

    in the bootup i see LBA ATA 100 33822 RAM at bank, i go to my hd properties and i see partition as master boot record, do u guys see any problems?

    also in the bios for HDD SMART compatibility, do i select disabled or enabled?

    yah i see it it says 31.84gigs capacity and 29.84gigs of free space

    im running xp
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