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I succeeded to mess my hard-drive seriously by deleting all partitions using w2k setup program. As a result, the setup program, and all other utilities I have tried for that matter, now incorrectly report the drive capacity as 2Gb (unpartitioned space). BIOS correctly recognizes the drive capacity as 30Gb. Does somebody know any utility (preferably for Linux) that could be used to completely re-initialize the drive, or otherwise recover the lost diskspace.

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Welcome to the forums zzk..............:D

What brand of hard drive do you have?
 

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hello zzk, welcome...
I believe SPEEDO is asking for the brand because most manufacturers have software that can write zeros to the drive and fix the problem that you're having....that software is mostly brand-specific....But maybe he had somthing else in mind...(correct me if Im wrong SPEEDO)

Do you have Linux on that drive , or are you planning to put Linux on it ?
 
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Does the brand matter?
There are certain programs that drive manufacturers offer for running utilities on your hard drive and it's a lot easier to ask first.

So if you want to clean your hard drive off good go to here and download their drive fitness test and do a LLF to clean the drive off to like new specs..........:D
 

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Thanks guys. I got the drive initialized using your advice. However, the problem persisted. Finally I found out that I had the hard-drive jumpers incorrectly configured (2Gb capacity clip on)... Dough. :bandit:

Strange though that BIOS and IBM's DFT utility correctly recognized the drive size and that w2k setup first correctly reported the partitions on disk. However, after deleting the partitions, only 2Gb of diskspace was shown...
 
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