300GB now 31.5GB capacity! Please help!

By karlt78 ยท 4 replies
Jan 8, 2005
  1. I originally had a FAT32 10GB HD as a slave (C:) and my system disk NTSC 40GB HD (F:). I got a new 300GB hard drive for Christmas, put it in my machine formatted it and it worked ok (it became the new C:).

    I then decided to put my 10GB HD in as well and it came up at the E: drive but then it said my 300GB drive needed to be formatted. When I did this it is coming up at 31.5GB instead of 300GB!!!! I have formatted it at NTSC (I know about the capacity limits for FAT32 and NTSC) but think it's stuck at 31.5GB.

    Please help...... I don't know how to sort it out.
  2. karlt78

    karlt78 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry meant NTFS obviously!!! Too much messing with video.

    I've managed to sort it out now, but thanks for having a look.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Do you mind posting your solution here for us for future reference if someone has the same problem? I'm glad you got it all straightened away!
  4. anindyanuri

    anindyanuri TS Rookie

    You need to change the BIOS

    I also have experienced similar problems a few years back. I think you should upgrade your BIOS, and then only you can get rid of this lack of space of your HDD. Do not worry, your HDD is completely OK.
  5. AllUneed

    AllUneed TS Rookie


    I think I know what the problem is with your hard drive.
    The hard-drive can be set on an 32 GB limit.
    You should check your hard-drive's jumper-settings, and see if they are not set to the 32 GB CLIP.


    AllUneed :hotbounce
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