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    Question WBFS formatted HDD wont detect correct size

    Not sure if anyone else has had this issue. I accidentally formatted my wbfs drive and lost all my images. So i decided to use Eusus data recovery wizard to get them back. I used a friends drive to do a complete recovery. Once i had done this i wanted to format my friends drive to wbfs since he is in the process of softmodding. But his 500gb drive now wont detect the size correctly with windows seeing it as 149gb. It appears this way in explorer and disk management. i have already formatted back to ntfs and deleted and recreated the partition with no joy. It only sees one partition of 149gb. Any help?
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    Did you try Disk Management to see if there is an other partition..

    If like say formatted 400GB to WBFS, and the FAT32 as 100GB, it will only show as 100 GB in Windows.. So try disk management

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    this may help sounds like you have 2 partitions on that drive just delete the first one and then reformat
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    use fat32format it will format drive to correct size do not use Ntfs format

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    Quote Originally Posted by JarPay View Post
    So i decided to use Eusus data recovery wizard to get them back.
    So now use FREE Partition Manager feature - disk partition management for Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7: resize disk partition, convert, split and merge partitions. and see what it says, incorrectly reported size of HDD or unallocated space just wiating for something to happen like partitioning & formatting.

    And before you do anything, you need to decide what you want to do with the drive, all for windows, all for Wii, split, etc etc.
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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    Okay partition manager, swiss knife and disk management all say that the drive is 149.05gb with no unallocated space? I have even made sure that LBA is enabled. Tried formatting to FAT32 as well. No luck, in DOS i get drive is too big error and in partition manager it creates the partition but it is still the wrong size?

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    Then you are down to removing the current partion and starting over.

    Then before you re-partition & format, see if you can get the full size being reported.
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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    Even after deleting the partition i get that the drive is only 149.05GB. and it wont let me create a partition thats bigger than that? If the drive has no partition is there any other way to check the drive size?

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    You need to delete the MBR, so to start, have a look at this:

    Free Erase MBR (Master Boot Record), Delete all partitions, Clear MBR Virus - Super Fdisk
    Please remember your manners - say Thank You if someone helped , it doesn't hurt

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    This thing is driving me insane! Even after deleting the MBR i get a drive with no partition that the system thinks is 149 GB.

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