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I bought an 80 gig maxtor hard drive, for a family computer, we had to erase it and put windows xp 5 times already, but now when we check its properties it says it only has 31.48 gigs. is there a way to get it to be an 80 g hard drive agian or do i have to buy a new one

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okay do exactly as i say

1) Right click on "My Computer" and choose Manage

2) Go into Disk Management (Under the storage category)

3)Tell us what you see

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I erased it with the Cd that came with the maxtor hard driveand the 31g is the total size. In the disk management it says:
layout- partition
Type- basic
file system- NTFS
status- healthy (system)
Capacity- 31.48 GB
Free Space- 4.94 GB
% Free- 15%
Fault tolerance- no
overhead- 0%

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on maxtor hdd there is a jumper that limit the hdd space, check the jumper setting, and set it accordingly, if it's a single drive, or slave but do not use the limit jumper

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there is only one of those jumper things and its on the one so it can be the master drive.

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