1TB HDD only showing 128GB after Disk wiping (windows 7)

sjsryjksdyujsjsy

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After wiping my hdd and ssd with a parted magic live CD, my HDD is only reading 128gb on windows 7. I checked the BIOS and it only shows 137.4GB for the HDD.

The SSD is fine and exactly what it was before the wipe.

Before the wipe the HDD was 950+ gigs and worked perfectly. I hope i didnt just mess up a $100 drive.
 

drwho1

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explain "wiping out the HDD".

did you reformatted the drive?
did you erase the partition(s)?
if you did erase the partition, did you re partition the drive? (and re formatted?)
how many partitions?
 

sjsryjksdyujsjsy

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hmm, I wiped the drive by using parted magic and hit "write zeros" to the entire drive.
There was only one partition on the drive and it was 950+gb.
I did not re partition, there is 128gb unallocated.
 

sjsryjksdyujsjsy

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just reset the CMOS and no dice. This is extremely frustrating
 

sjsryjksdyujsjsy

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I figured it out.. So if anyone else ever has this problem

download "Seatools for dos"
burn .iso to cd
find HDD with problem
advanced ->"max"

thats it.. 3 hours searching the web 3 minutes to fix it.. Thanks to everyone who posted in here