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Best regards, WR

Whalerider on December 4, 2007 5:10 pm I must echo what WR said…in my case ~30GB of irreplaceable data…and I'd been at it for 5 months, off Hope this helps. Was this answer helpful? For the settings, I don't really know enough to tell you what you should put there. weblink

Will this program work to fix that, or do I need something else? fudoki fudokiJanuary 31st, 2009, 12:06 AMI havent touched any jumpers on any of the sata hard drives. I know it's an old operating system, but he would like to get his computer running again until he can afford a new computer . . . Doesn't appear anywhere though when computer booted. additional hints


Dmitry Postrigan on February 11, 2008 7:15 pm Fik: According to your description, the hard drive is most likely failing and needs to be replaced… That's all I can However, if the system freezes and powers down then the problem could be overheating or a failing power supply. I have done a bit of hunting on the net and it seems that you may have to remove jumpers.

Tell them you support the Digital Right to Repair Act, S.96 and H.143. Take Action It's time to speak out for your right to repair Tennessee, This year, the people of Tennessee have a chance to guarantee their right to repair their equipment—like tractors, Please help!!

Ken on July 12, 2008 12:34 am Ken: Please try CTRL+F while on this page and then type "USB"; and you will find your answer :)

Dmitry BigmonJanuary 30th, 2009, 04:08 PMHad a thought: Some motherboards have special SATA ports for RAID.

BIOS upgrades are very simple, but if you miss/skip a step your MB becomes inert. This change I made, was because I need more space, the 160 GB HD in now external. This seems to be a general failure of the program.

czer27 on June 18, 2008 6:46 pm czer27: It is possible that you have a file system or partition corruption c.

After restart the first action is to new install the drive. Doesn't appear anywhere when computer booted. i have service pack 3 on both my computers, and i tried taking the hdd out and putting it in my other comp, and using this software. Without sounding too thick - didn't know I had to do this.

fudoki BigmonJanuary 31st, 2009, 12:07 PMIt is definately a sata drive. All rights reserved. And they get to set whatever prices they want for parts and service. I JUST GET A BOX THAT SAYS "PLEASE SELECT THE DRIVE" WITH NOTHING ELSE IN THE BOX TO SELECT!!!!

I plugged the second one in, using the second set of leads that came with the motherboard, and successfully partitioned it and got it running. have a peek at these guys Big manufacturers don't want this bill passed. Thanks again!!

Lilia on December 18, 2007 1:21 am I just want to say HUGE thanks for creation of this great utility! Then suddenly it hang in the middle of "Moving Partition" operation.

I have the samsung HD750LJ (4 of them) and i cannot turn the LBA48 bit back on, using 2 different hardware configurations both using estool and thi Do you have a paypal donate option? Tell them repair is good for the environment, good for consumers, and good for businesses. You can check that by running BIOS Setup and looking for things like "DCO" or "HPA".

Not sure how could that happen though…

Dmitry Postrigan on May 7, 2008 7:46 pm Eugene I am sorry, but I do not think this is possible at this time Tell them that you want the right to repair your purchases. Jumper settings that limit hard drive capacity Most hard drives have a special jumper setting that allows you to limit their capacity to either 32 or 128 (137) gigabytes.

I'm positive it has a blown capacitor as it's had the same problem before and it's like a .50c fix.

This doesn't explain the fact that it still works on the sata 1 or Sata 2 connections on the motherboard ? Dunno, but some older mobo's used this frankenstien's monster. For this to work successfully, the bios must be set to RAID. However, we are Atola Technology, we are not affiliated with R-TT in any way (as stated in your article).

where is the other 3gb ????

spike on July 20, 2008 4:10 pm Exxxxxxcellant! No, create an account now. in less than a minute including the installing of the software I got the full capacity of the drive ! Try it!

But no luck here. This strikes me as odd and when I found your answer it clicked. It won't harm the data since it does not access the "user data area" at all. Manufacturers don’t want a Fair Repair bill.

BUT, after powering down and powering up I enter the BIOS of my motherboard and ,to my surprise, I found my HD capacity short of 243 megs !!!!!! not sure what to do? Had to do it through Windows-XP. When i try to restore the Raptor's capacity i get an error saying the device is currently in use and that i should try to remove it from the device manager.

This was the first thing that even acknowledged the drive was more than 32GB. Thanks. Didn't work; I don't know why. Please suggest…..

Got it under control now.

Drew on November 24, 2007 4:16 am Excelent Software!!! I accept no responsibility for any damage to your hardware as a result of this tip. Also, sometimes a damaged Master Boot Record may cause the BIOS and/or the Operating System to misdetect the true hard drive capacity. If your MB has a "Flash Utility", use it!

Any suggestions !! Couldnt get HD Capacity Restore Tool to work on USB so mounted the Toshiba on my desktop as its 2nd HD. O_O thank you so much :)

clint on May 7, 2008 5:06 am Roger: In this case I guess it might be damaged somehow. Also the sata factor….

Which obviously troubles me. I was removing the evil Dynamic Drive Overlay from a 120 GB IDE drive by zero-ing out the first sectors of the hard drive.