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Windows 7: Western Digital Cavier Green 1000GB HDD comes up as 34mb?

17 Oct 2012   #11
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by orblitzer View Post
would a flash drive work? to boot off from,
I'd think so--either it will boot PW or it won't.

But I can't help you with instructions on how to make a bootable USB.

Give it a try. Nothing to lose.


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17 Oct 2012   #12
orblitzer

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Thank you very much! Fingers crossed it works
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17 Oct 2012   #13
jumanji

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Hi Orblitzer,

It could be that your drive is misreporting its size. ( The reasons can be any of the many )

You may try the following and check whether it resolves your problem.

1. A corrupted MBR can cause this probem. Zero-filling all the sectors with HDD Wipe Tool may reinitialise the HDD to the factory condition restoring full capacity. HDDGURU: HDD Wipe Tool

Be aware that this will completely erase all data on your drive, may take a considerable amount of time to cover all sectors - be patient. Take a walk or bake a cake in the meantime - and you need to format the drive if successful.

2. If the above did not work, read this blog. Restoring Factory Hard Drive Capacity

Download the HDD Restore Capacity Tool and install it. (32bit Vista is supported. So I presume it works with 32bit Windows 7. - No 64bit)

Power cycle your PC (Switch off, pull out the mains supply, wait for two minutes, switch on and reboot)

Launch the program, select the correct drive with the reduced capacity and then click on the "Restore Capacity" button.

Power cycle your PC again and then reboot.

Does your HDD now show the full capacity?

(Inasmuch as I never came across such a situation to try it out, I am keeping my fingers crossed.)
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17 Oct 2012   #14
orblitzer

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This is the error i got when i selected the Cavier Drive


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17 Oct 2012   #15
orblitzer

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Some more information on the Cavier Drive



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17 Oct 2012   #16
jumanji

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by orblitzer View Post
This is the error i got when i selected the Cavier Drive
That would mean that it is not a problem with MBR but with a corrupted firmware of the HDD, which may or may not be reversible.

If it is reversible, the HDD Restore Capacity Tool should be able to unhide the hidden capacity.

If this tool also fails, then I would say that the HDD has "Gone with the wind".
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