This seems to be more complex than it sounds. If you know about media direct issue?
if you want to know
Of course I didn't know anything about this until it was too late.
I bought a new hard drive. I cloned my original hard drive which appeared to go okay. It wouldn't work. I kept getting the blue screen of death.
It seems to be a serious issue if you clone a hard drive that has media direct. I barely knew I had it and never used it.
I tried using some low level formatting and then did regular formatting and eventually I did write zeros to the entire thing.
It might be empty again but it has been truncated way below what it should be. It's a 320Gb (WD scorpio black) but it reads a capacity of 73.13Gb which is my original hard drive.
the bottom part of that page references my situation and says:
No amount of recloning, reformatting, repartitioning, or rejumpering will get the BIOS to recognize the full size of the disk.
I saw the software that will maximize HD capacity but I only have a USB docking station and it will not work on that. From what I've read there doesn't seem like there even is a solution for it anyway.
Is there alternative software that could maximize the capacity again via USB?
Does anybody know of another process that might work?
I'm not very familiar with HD's but this issue seems really bizarre.
They call it a "phenomenon"
I call it, dell owes me 150$ for not trying to notify me.
Any help will be awesome