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    How can the system think it is 149GB where there is nothing (or there should be nothing yet) for it to see?

    What is it seeing if it only thinks it is 149GB?
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    Go to www.killdisk.com and get their free version of killdisk and do an entire kill on the drive.

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    copy formatfat32.exe to windows directory on your main harddrive. reboot system and boot to command prompt only. go to windows directory and type in formatfat32 and the drive letter on the drive you want to fat32. it will format that drive to correct size then reboot system and boot up to windows like you usually do. Then go to my computer and you will see 2 drives, your C drive which is your main drive, and the fat32 drive prolly gonna be your e: or since your D drive will be your DVD or CD whichever you have. then go to WBFS manager and format E drive for the complete size amount. Walla you done. Good luck...This is how I was able to get my 250gb western digital drive formatted using fat 32

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    i had this problem before with windows being retarted about a disk so i downloaded ubuntu
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    ran the live cd and partitioned hd with gparted
    note this will take about 5 minutes or so to load into your ram
    it makes no changes to hd unless you tell it to
    it will not hurt your current install

    also how big does your bios say the drive is?
    i think that would be the first thing to check
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    Please try not to double post, just hit the "edit post" button to add more information. I have merged the posts together.

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    At work at the moment so i will try all of these later and see what happens. I tried to find the HDD in the bios but it is USB and i cant seem to find the drive? The question about how the system is seeing the drive when it has been formatted, i cant see it in explorer only in disk management and Eusus partition manager.

    Thanks everyone for all the help on this!

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    the reason windows doesn't see the hd is because it is in wbfs format
    take a look at this
    as you'll notice windows doesn't recognize what isn't formatted and for matting through explorer only gives you same size partition
    partition manage&#11.jpg
    what you need to do is get into partition manger by clicking start/windows logo then right click my computer and then left click manage
    partition manage&#11.jpg
    on the left side click on disk management
    partition manage&#11.jpg
    notice how disk 2 is 320 gb but explorer only sees 35gb
    locate your 500 gb hd with the 149 gb partition and individually left click to highlight then right click and select delete volume
    in my picture if the hard drive i was tryin to format was disk 2 i would highlight and delete the system reserved block, the 35 gb partition, and the unallocated space
    as you do this the different sections of the hd will all come back together and you will end up with your 500 gb you started with
    then follow this tutorial on how to set it all back up
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-usb-hdd.html
    hit me back and let me know how you made out i don't know alot about hacking wii but i can definetly help you get your hd together

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    i have tried kill disk wih no luck, i couldnt get my laptop to boot into dos but i ran fatformat32 from the command prompt and this is the output. I dont think that it is a partition erro from this?



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