Question Possible bricked HDD

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My brother used a Linux live cd with Gparted to format his hdd.
But it seems he done something wrong.
Now the HDD is showing 149.05 GB out of 160 GB.
What to do?
THANKS. :)
 

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My brother used a Linux live cd with Gparted to format his hdd.
But it seems he done something wrong.
Now the HDD is showing 149.05 GB out of 160 GB.
What to do?
THANKS. :)
For a drive advertised as 160GB, "149GB" is exactly what the OS will report.

Nothing is wrong, no space is "lost".
Base 10 vs Base 2.
Human vs Computer.

https://www.gbmb.org/gib-to-gb
 
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For a drive advertised as 160GB, "149GB" is exactly what the OS will report.

Nothing is wrong, no space is "lost".
Base 10 vs Base 2.
Human vs Computer.

https://www.gbmb.org/gib-to-gb
Thanks,but i he now pressed ''Create new partition table''.
And now the drive shows only 80 KB.... it that fixable ?
 
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Assuming this is now on a Windows platform, please show us a screencap of the Disk Management window.
It's formatted disk,only shows 80 KB ... i see only those KB's.
Do you need screenshot ?

Edit: i see it from PartedMagic's live cd and Gparted.
 
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I fixed it from Ubuntu live cd.
Just formatted the whole HDD using the disk utility tool and then i was able to install Windows. :)
 

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