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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).
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.
Author: Dmitry Postrigan 531 Comments This article is a complete guide on recovering your hard drive’s factory capacity.
At the end of this article there is a link to our program that recovers factory capacity of any hard drive. There are ways to get around this problem, but since these Operating Systems are rather rare nowadays, I do not see the point of writing about them.
Manufacturer of your PC can create a “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store an image of the original operating system and programs.
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”.
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.
Hello Dimitry, I have a 250GB hard disk drive installed with 2 partititions. That was exactly what I did and as soon as I choose the 16-GB clip mode everything returned to normal. One point though, an error initially suggested I should try it on another platform, and check the BIOS for HPA settings.In other words it was not reliable enough durning tests at more that the 200gig size. Also i have tried this type of restoration before using ghost, and found the drive to become very unstable in saving data. You may try to find a software that does SCSI formatting or use your SCSI card BIOS to format the drive. 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.