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    HDD size difference

    ok i have a 40gb hdd showing as a 15gb and a 15 gb as a 6gb ... any ideas.

    I think it has something to do with the PATA cables i am using, would this be possible??
    Dude

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    What motherboard are you using?

    Does the BIOS detect the correct size?
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    th bios does not detect the right size.

    i am wondering wether its the ide cable as it came from a pre build. sometimes these will cap a hdd, and in this case the IDE cable has a hole in it.... so itlooks kinda like this.
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    If you imagine that as an ide cable the missing part of the cable is that hole.
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    Never seen them with a hole in. I''ve seen floppys with inverted segments but not IDE.

    Try switching the cable with another system.
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    Where is it showing at 2 15's and a 6?
    If its in windows then it'll just be partitioned, has it already got windows on it?
    What version if so...

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    bios is detecting this as a 15gb and a 6


    this is why it must be a hardware error
    Dude

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    Random one that, sounds like its pooped, I'd stick it in a USB caddy or something just to see what it does but deffo sounds borked...

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    i will let you know how things go tonight after i get home and sort my life out
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    hmmm no avail
    will try reset the bios and test hdd in a different machine
    Dude

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    What brand are they? check out the manufacturers website, they often have utils to determine hardware faults, i think WD even have on ethat will fix exactly that error.

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    but the 15 + 15 + 6 = 36 seems about right for a 40gb harddrive doesnt it?

    is there any sensitive data on it?

    if not, try and install windows and delete all partitions.

    or examine the drive with a sledge hammer

    Ian

    take the harddrive out.

    and tale down all the information you see, and post here all the infomation you think would be helpful (manufacturing date / serial number / manufacturer / model number etc etc)
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    I think it was 2 drives muddyfox470 - the 40 was being detected as a 15, and a seperate 15 being detected as a 6Gb. Though there's every chance I'm completely wrong!

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    no splash is right

    i will get some detection software and will possibly reset my cmos to TOTAL deafault
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