hard drive error

  piledriver 03:56 21 Feb 05

just picked up an old p3 for the missus,runs fine but it says hard drive size is 500 or so meg.got a 8 gig to put in it but on opening case the one already in is a 7.5 seagate,tried format and messing in the bios but it still reports only 5oo meg...any ideas?

  Diodorus Siculus 07:37 21 Feb 05

What OS is on it?

If win2k / XP:

right click on mycompter

choose manage

then disk management

From there you can enable the rest of it.

A better option would be to boot with a bootable disk - eg from click here

the run fdisk click here

  piledriver 09:13 21 Feb 05

running win 98

  Diodorus Siculus 10:08 21 Feb 05

Try the bootdisk option and run fdisk as detailed in the above link.

  SEASHANTY 12:05 21 Feb 05

Could try the diagnostic software on the Seagate Support website click here

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