Why does my computer reads wrong hard drive size?

Question

well when me and my dad first made this compute the capacity of my computer was 40gb

and sometime down the road all of a sudden my hard drive recognized only 7.82gb

i read the other question about something who had a 40gb but only had 33gb recognize..but mine has a huge difference....we also installed a cd writer some times before the hard drive memory changed...what could we do to fix this? could the installation of the cd writer have effected this?

Answer

This question was answered on March 24, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your computer is not reading the hard drive correctly after the installation of the cd-rw drive

This is caused by incorrect jumper settings

When you install your cd-rw did you check your jumper setting in the back of the cd-rw?

Changes are it is set to cs (cable select) CS can work for most computers but not all so it would be wish to open your computer and change the jumper setting on the back of your cd-rw to slave instead of cable select Also as an additional note make sure your hard drive is set to (master).

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Posted by bin of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 24, 2003