Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by MR.6690, May 25, 2006.
Any ideas whats wrong? I've reformatted a couple of times but that doesn't seem to do anything.
right click "My Computer" > "Manage" > "Disk Management".
post a screenshot of the info.
it is a Western Digital WD2000BB 200gig EIDE
what does it show in BIOS?
This is kinda weird too cause I have formatted it acouple of times.
the used space is the indexes and for NTFS headers/permission. No NTFS drive will ever be fully "empty"
That is still less than 0.07% overhead. Very minimal.
I ran DiskPatch on it and it showed up as 95gigs but that was before a complete scan which I will probably do a little later when I have the time.
oh ya, forgot it was in NTFS
could it be that one of the platters won't spin up?
no. Platters are screwed to the same spindle. They either all spin, or none spin. Furthermore, drive sizing information is stored on the PCB, not on the platter.
Even after formatting and the NTFS files, you should still have about 175GB at least. I'd say your disk is corrupt. RMA it?
well, I did a SMART scan, everything came back fine with no bad sectors.
When I get some time tonight I was gunna do a full scan with DiskPatch and see what turns up and depending on what I find I might also KillDisc it.
not the problem.
what does bios say?
shows up as 102.4gigs in bios
drive is bad. RMA.
How old is your motherboard?
He's saying to return it to the manufacturer or vendor for an exchange.
sweet, just fixed it. Thanks for the help guys!!
what did it end up being?
I had to install an overlay on the drive.
What's an overlay? I've not heard that term before.
well, I got a boot dos floppy of Western Digital Tools Guardian from the WD site, booted it and it autmotically created an overlay for me. An overlay is an actual program that is put onto the BR and it allows full access to the drive.
is that kind of like the old quantum drives, how you needed to run a program called qunlock because they would only show like 8mb?