- Ran chkdsk C: /f which needs to be done after a restart. No change.
- Updated the BIOS, and checked the drive capacity there. It reported the drive capacity correctly. No joy.
- Opened a recovery console using the Windows 2000 install CD and ran fixmbr. But even when the drive capacity was correct in the MBR, still Windows reported it as only a 20Gb drive...
- Ran GParted off System Rescue CD 1.1.4. The partition showed as the correct size there. However, I noticed GParted had a "Check and repair" option, which I ran on the primary partition. This finally did the trick!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Windows 2000 reporting incorrect drive capacity
At work I restored a disk image I had saved from a previous Windows 2000 install onto a Dell Optiplex GX260. Except I saved the image from a 20GB drive, and restored it onto a 40GB drive. (Disk images saved and restored using Partimage.) After I restored the image, Windows showed the C: drive as having a capacity of 20GB, but I knew it was more than that. Here's what I tried: