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im trying to re format the hard drive that linux was on because i got a new machine to play with...now i cant get the D#$# thing formated to read ...
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    removing linux ..help


    im trying to re format the hard drive that linux was on because i got a new machine to play with...now i cant get the D#$# thing formated to read the whole 120 gig driv it will only read 32 some gig i tried to delete the partitions but it still wont see the full size ,i eaven tried dynamic drive over lay from my hard disk installation disc....any help...thanks

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    What is the date of your BIOS and will it recognize LBA?
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    yes it regonizes LBA ,it probably somthin im just missing somewhere

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    It sounds as if you're hitting a limitation from the older BIOS settings. Make sure the drive is set to recognize LBA within your BIOS.
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    the LBA is set and still know lick ,i think im going to try to do a low level format to wipe the drive clean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpucrazy13
    the LBA is set and still know lick ,i think im going to try to do a low level format to wipe the drive clean...
    If you don't resolve post your hardware specifics,. You said you got a "new machine" but what is it?
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    Have you checked here first?

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    I would advice to use a tool the vendor probably has on it's website. Some vendors do, some don't . Low level format should not be needed nowadays, so be carefull with it. How are you to accessing your drive ? Some drives have a jumper setting for the 32 GB for compability reasons. Are you sure they are set the right way ?

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