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

16 Oct 2012   #1
orblitzer

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

hello all,
i used to have a Western Digital MyBook Essential USB2.0 1000Gb External but decided to take out the hard drive and use it as an internal.
yes i lost everything etc etc, but ive been using it for a while now (1 year?)
now only recently i removed it from my PC and put it into another one, Formatted NTFS and started installing Windows on it from the new PC
dont ask me what i was thinking but i decided that computer wasnt worth it so cancelled the install and plugged it back into my computer
now i know its stupid, but now it runs, no errors but in BIOS it comes up as 32mb size and in windows the same thing
ive tried to restore it, EVERYTHING

Please help!!!!


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16 Oct 2012   #2
orblitzer

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In total there is 32mb unallocated storage
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16 Oct 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Post a screenshot of your Disk Management. Click on the Windows button in the bottom left hand corner of your screen. In the space above type "Disk Management" without the quotes and hit enter. It will popup, then expand the columns so we can read all of the print. Use this tutorial to post a screenshot with your Snipping Tool.
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16 Oct 2012   #4
orblitzer

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The second one is the 1TB Cavier Green


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16 Oct 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

For the record and to confirm: is there ANYTHING on this 32 mb drive that you care about??

In other words, are you willing to concede whatever is on the entire drive, 32 mb partition and the rest of it? And your goal is only to regain its full capacity?
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16 Oct 2012   #6
orblitzer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

YES!!! it was formatted before it shrunk itself and i only made a partition in hopes it would "fix itself"
i really hope someone can tell me how to restore its original capacity
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16 Oct 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

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I'd download Partition Wizard bootable disk and let it operate on that disc.

The last listing at this link:

Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

You will need to burn it to a CD or DVD and boot from it.

If it fails, we'll try to think of something else.
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17 Oct 2012   #8
orblitzer

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so i download the bottom one (bootable home) burn to disc and restart and boot off it?
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17 Oct 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by orblitzer View Post
so i download the bottom one (bootable home) burn to disc and restart and boot off it?
Yep.

It's pretty self explanatory. You have to be sure you are operating on the fouled up drive, not a good drive. You can't rely on drive letters to tell you which is which.

Rely on drive size or drive name to ID the bad drive, or possibly disconnect the good drive before booting from PW.

You want to delete all partitions on it and make one new partition, which will hopefully be correct size.
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17 Oct 2012   #10
orblitzer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

would a flash drive work? to boot off from,
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