C. Presario 7QSM11 (7000z-series) Installed a new 120GB HD but cant see more than 23G

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    bdubslawman Guest

    Wow, where has this website been? So glad I found it!
    I am having some problems with a Compaq Presario 7QSM11 (7000z series)
    Windows ME OS.
    Its my sisters computer and she brought it to me with a dead har
    drive. I picked up a new WD 120GB Caviar (old drive was a WD 60GB).
    Set the jumpers to cable select as that is how the dead drive wa

    First thing I did was flash the bios to the latest (3/28/02 - 786K2 RO
    I checked the bios, and it sees the whole 120GB hard drive.
    Then I ran fdisk from a Windows ME boot disk. It would only se
    23795MB of the hard drive.
    I tried using the Compaq Quick Restore disks after deleting th
    original partition. Once ME was up and running, I checked and Window
    also only saw 23.## GB.

    I have no idea what is going on and am still waiting on a response fro
    I thought it might have a hidden D: drive eating up the rest of th
    space, and so I tried a program from the Compaq/HP site to delete tha
    partition and to resize the C:...but no D: drive was present.

    I went to bootdisk.com and tried to use their 98 fdisk program fo
    drives over 64GB, but it just gave me errors, no matter what system
    tried to use it on.

    I really am clueless. Look I can't promise you a date with my sister
    but she'll probably be really happy if you can help. JK
    Thank you for all hel
    bdubslawman, Jan 13, 2005
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    Quaoar Guest

    You were creating a Primary DOS partition? The last step is Do you wish
    to use the maximum available size for a primary DOS partition and make
    the partition active (Y/N)

    What did you choose?

    Quaoar, Jan 14, 2005
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    terry_b17, Jan 15, 2005
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