Error has occurred sp4 system updating w2k
Sometimes a very broken hard drive may report wrong capacity. Consult with manufacturer’s instructions and set jumpers to the proper position. No, it does not perform any kind of formatting; furthermore it does not read from or write to the user data area at all (including partition tables, boot records, etc).
In this case there is nothing you can do about that. It only alters HDD firmware (HPA and DCO settings).
One side note: The tool requires that the drive you’re resetting be on its own IDE channel. Capacity limit jumpers aren’t set on the drive, and some recovery software has been able to find the 149GB [formatted capacity of the drive] partition, but not restore it (it can’t restore 149GB of data into 33GB of space) Will this tool restore the drive to full capacity without damaging the existing data on the drive? My previously useless hard drive [mysteriously reporting to windows as 33GB unformatted instead of 160GB 80% full of stuff] has been resuscitated in two clicks by this program.
Most hard drives have a special jumper setting that allows you to limit their capacity to either 32 or 128 (137) gigabytes.
These include things like HDD firmware bugs (believe me, there are plenty of them). Run Windows Disk Management console and see if there is any free space that is not used by any partition. If steps 1—3 did not help, then we have a very cool tool that analyzes your hard drive’s LBA48, HPA and DCO status and recovers factory settings (see below).
I’ve been using it, but am heading into a large editing job, and while I could just go buy a big drive I hate wasting the left over part.
Thing is that my OS is on this drive, and using your tool it says I must disconnect this from computer. Hello Jon, You would have to attach this hard drive to a computer that already has a hard drive to boot from.