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This tool allowed me to reset the drive to its full capacity, sans DDO. I have a 160GB drive that was previously full of all my data, but is now appearing unformatted to windows XP SP2, and as 33GB to the BIOS.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.Ouroborus, If HDD Capacity Restore does not see hard drives attached to S-ATA ports, then first of all I’d try to go into BIOS setup and locate S-ATA settings.There has to be a way to switch S-ATA ports into “Normal” or “Compatible” or “Legacy” mode (as opposed to “Native”). Dmitry pedro: Sorry, you will have to remove the hard drive from the laptop and attach it to a desktop PC.If the tool fails to restore the original capacity, then the most common reason is that your motherboard is blocking HPA and DCO commands.You can check that by running BIOS Setup and looking for things like “DCO” or “HPA”. If you are brave enough, you can also try the following: run the program, select your hard drive, and then when you see the “Restore Capacity” button, re-power your hard drive by detaching and re-attaching its power cable. After the program finishes working (3—20 seconds), you will need to power off your PC, then wait 10—20 seconds and then power on. If I am missing anything, you are very welcome to leave a comment :) Good luck!Also, sometimes a damaged Master Boot Record may cause the BIOS and/or the Operating System to misdetect the true hard drive capacity. We’ve came up with a freeware tool that handles LBA48 mode setting as well as HPA and DCO features.
I’ve tried your programm but with no luck since also that recognizes only the 33GB. I have a Western Digital 250 Gig drive that when originally installed, I think on XP with Service packs 1&2, automatically shifted to 137.USB mass storage is not going to be supported since it simply does not allow the protocol that we are using to access the hard drive.Dmitry I was always led to believe that the reason a drive is set at the capacity you buy (200gig), was because this is the reliable test size for the drive. Hello Bill, I am not a big SCSI guru, but SCSI hard drives have the possibility to reduce the capacity when they are being “low-level formatted”.I strongly recommend to re-power your computer before running this tool.That means, completely power off your computer; then power on, start Windows and run the tool.
In my case I was using a dual drive system with both drives on the primary channel, so I had to move the drive in question to be Master on the secondary channel for the tool to work its magic. I run your program and within 10 seconds it was 80Gb back…. I spent two weeks trying to recover the data with half a dozen programs, and purchased partition recovery software, only to find this simple program could fix my drive.