Changing updating hard drive
Hard drive manufacturers use decimal gigabytes while operating systems use binary gigabytes.One decimal gigabyte contains that’s more than a 7% difference!I strongly recommend to re-power your computer before running this tool.That means, completely power off your computer; then power on, start Windows and run the tool.If the tool fails to restore the original capacity, then the most common reason is that your motherboard is blocking HPA and DCO commands.You can check that by running BIOS Setup and looking for things like “DCO” or “HPA”. If you are brave enough, you can also try the following: run the program, select your hard drive, and then when you see the “Restore Capacity” button, re-power your hard drive by detaching and re-attaching its power cable. After the program finishes working (3—20 seconds), you will need to power off your PC, then wait 10—20 seconds and then power on. If I am missing anything, you are very welcome to leave a comment :) Good luck!
Windows Vista does not have any issue with big drives.So, your 300 GB hard drive will show up in Windows as a 279 GB hard drive.Motherboard can create a so-called “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store its data.When initially connected, Crash Plan scans the drive for your backed up files and doesn't find them.As a result, the Crash Plan app assumes they have been deleted and marks the files as missing.Ouroborus, If HDD Capacity Restore does not see hard drives attached to S-ATA ports, then first of all I’d try to go into BIOS setup and locate S-ATA settings.There has to be a way to switch S-ATA ports into “Normal” or “Compatible” or “Legacy” mode (as opposed to “Native”). Dmitry pedro: Sorry, you will have to remove the hard drive from the laptop and attach it to a desktop PC.Sometimes a very broken hard drive may report wrong capacity. Consult with manufacturer’s instructions and set jumpers to the proper position. No, it does not perform any kind of formatting; furthermore it does not read from or write to the user data area at all (including partition tables, boot records, etc).In this case there is nothing you can do about that. It only alters HDD firmware (HPA and DCO settings).Restore process updated in Crash Plan app version 4.8.4 and later In Crash Plan app version 4.8.4 and later, the Restore tab is updated.For instructions, see Restore files from the Crash Plan app version 4.8.4 and later.