Maxtor 60GB problem

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I have a Maxtor 60GB and when I went to format it, it said 57.14GB. When I reformated it, it only showed 31.49GB under NTFS.


What's wrong :shock:
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How did you format it?

Command line, disk management or another tool?
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Disk management under Computer management.
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See if this helps any.

I think you formatted it as FAT32
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I think it's more of a jumper thing

See, it indicated 57.14Gb under FAT32
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What do you mean under FAT32?? FAT32 in XP/2000 will only recognize 32GB's if it is formatted as FAT32.
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You cannot format a volume larger than 32 GB in size using the FAT32 file system during the Windows 2000 / XP installation process. Windows 2000 / XP can mount and support FAT32 volumes larger than 32 GB, but you cannot create a FAT32 volume larger than 32 GB by using the Format tool during Setup. If you need to format a volume that is larger than 32 GB, use the NTFS file system to format it.


In disk management, right click the disk in question and select format, ensure NTFS is selected as File System and reformat that thing.
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It was a jumper setting that limited my HDD. Now I enjoy a full 60GB HDD

Thanks a bunch :D
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Glad you got it worked out, it helps to check the FAQ at the manufacturers website sometimes :D
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usually, when I go and get some help, the search brings nothing. Stupid HP site

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