hello everybody ,
i wish i am on the right thread : here is my problem . i recentlty purchased an 80 GB second hand drive seagate model:ST380021A . when i first instlled it, it was recognized on the black screen as having 80 gb .i clicked on F1 to save the changes and went on to look into its content but it said that it needed formating first. when i wanted to format it ,it revealed that it had 111 gb instead of the 80 which it normally should have . i really cant imagine where those 31 Gb !!! anyway i decided to go on formatting it .but before it comleted the formating a pop up came up saying that windows didn't manage to do the formating . i tried both Fta and nfts but nothing changed . it always says : "windows 'a pas pu effectuer le formatage" . what shall i do ?? i badly need this 80 gb drive !! please help .