Norton 360 not updating error 5
Most hard drives have a special jumper setting that allows you to limit their capacity to either 32 or 128 (137) gigabytes.These include things like HDD firmware bugs (believe me, there are plenty of them). Run Windows Disk Management console and see if there is any free space that is not used by any partition. If steps 1—3 did not help, then we have a very cool tool that analyzes your hard drive’s LBA48, HPA and DCO status and recovers factory settings (see below).
Motherboard can create a so-called “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store its data.Sometimes a very broken hard drive may report wrong capacity. Consult with manufacturer’s instructions and set jumpers to the proper position. No, it does not perform any kind of formatting; furthermore it does not read from or write to the user data area at all (including partition tables, boot records, etc).In this case there is nothing you can do about that. It only alters HDD firmware (HPA and DCO settings).Ouroborus, If HDD Capacity Restore does not see hard drives attached to S-ATA ports, then first of all I’d try to go into BIOS setup and locate S-ATA settings.There has to be a way to switch S-ATA ports into “Normal” or “Compatible” or “Legacy” mode (as opposed to “Native”). Dmitry pedro: Sorry, you will have to remove the hard drive from the laptop and attach it to a desktop PC.Hard drive manufacturers use decimal gigabytes while operating systems use binary gigabytes.
One decimal gigabyte contains that’s more than a 7% difference!
I strongly recommend to re-power your computer before running this tool.
That means, completely power off your computer; then power on, start Windows and run the tool.
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In other words it was not reliable enough durning tests at more that the 200gig size. Also i have tried this type of restoration before using ghost, and found the drive to become very unstable in saving data. You may try to find a software that does SCSI formatting or use your SCSI card BIOS to format the drive. I was removing the evil Dynamic Drive Overlay from a 120 GB IDE drive by zero-ing out the first sectors of the hard drive.