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 Post subject: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 9th, 2008, 2:28 
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i bought a 40 GB maxtor and installed window xp , i later used paragon partitioning and divided it to two. i formated the whole disk recently and now the bios sees only 33 GB :shock: . can anyone tell me how this happens and is it possible to recover the 7 GB . many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 9th, 2008, 4:39 
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Your HDD Jumper settings is turned into CAPS LOCK Mode. Fifure the HDD to Master/Slave mode then your problem will be solved.

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 9th, 2008, 5:52 
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shahij, thanks a lot that was great spot on it is now 41 GB???

two more things,
A-where can i learn more about HDD and settings..etc please tell me if you know the site.

B- i have an old HDD which came off P3 it is NIKIMI NIK-XJ150A , i had great difficuly fomating it and when i did it only budged to FAT32, NTF impossible, never mind that it only managed to format half of it, is there a solution to this or HDD has had it, i appreciate your help.

this is what i see on the HDD
jumper configuration

DS Master
CS cable Select

PK PARK

.. nothing written on the forth one, link below shows better many thanks

http://s240.photobucket.com/albums/ff17 ... urehdd.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 9th, 2008, 7:05 
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The Nikimi is a refurbished Quantum drive.

You're probably wasting your time trying to fix it, it broke once already and been mended!

Chuck it in the bin ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 9th, 2008, 7:29 
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PCimage thanks for that i did not know that but if a hard drive makes noise due to worn bearing can that be fixed or is not worth the time (100 GB HDD), many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
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Most of the cases if hdd makes noise is a head failure. Head is replaced from a good condition donor hdd to retrieve data. Now, u think what to do...
you can understand now more expensive.............
Replace the hdd with a new one.


Dont waste your time to fix the Quantum drive... As stated already by pcimage

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
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thakls alot for that shahji, i have never opened a HDD and i have got a few 5 GB 13 GB..etc sitting there gathering dust, if it is fir the fun of it i do not mind opening one and replacing the head as you sugggest, . is there a site which shows step by step dismanteling HDD, if so kindly show the link. many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 10th, 2008, 17:03 
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kourosh22 wrote:
thakls alot for that shahji, i have never opened a HDD and i have got a few 5 GB 13 GB..etc sitting there gathering dust, if it is fir the fun of it i do not mind opening one and replacing the head as you sugggest, . is there a site which shows step by step dismanteling HDD, if so kindly show the link. many thanks



http://www.choiceful.com/choiceful-id-7 ... nd-T9.html


Duncan
(Although if you really, really want to dismantle the internals, you will also need a T6....)


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 12th, 2008, 1:44 
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Oldiferous, thanks a lot for that link, i will have a go many thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 13th, 2008, 3:42 
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Location: In ur HDD !
Nikimi is also refurbished WD and maxtor drives , No website will teach u head replacement step be step u will have to learn urself experimenting with drives .


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 40 33 GB where is the other 7 GB
PostPosted: June 13th, 2008, 12:31 
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Rameez, thanks for your contribution, i have manged to open the main cover, the difficult part is now taking the four disk out without damging the four hads, i wonder if ever anyone has done that??


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