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Wd itb shows 33gb only

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October 10, 2010 10:03:58 PM

i have wd caviar green 1TB model wd10ears . its showing only 33mb in bios and there are to partitions . can any one help me to get my pirtaions back i have important data in this drive

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October 11, 2010 7:30:40 AM

I suspect that you have a Gigabyte motherboard, in which case a bug in Gigabyte's Xpress Recovery BIOS has truncated your drive.

See this thread for an explanation and solution:
http://forum.hddguru.com/lost-partition-hitachi-1gb-hdt...

Other references:
http://tw2005.giga-byte.com/MotherBoard/FileList/NewTec...
http://www.hdat2.com/hdat2_faq.html#q1

Depending on your BIOS version, an easier solution may be to change the boot order of your hard drives (if you have more than one), thus forcing the BIOS to re-examine them. If you are lucky, the BIOS will restore the full capacity of the truncated drive. Once it has done this, you can return to the original boot order without risking a repeat of the problem.
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