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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.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.Usually this area is not bigger than 10 megabytes, so there is nothing to worry about.Manufacturer of your PC can create a “Host protected area” on your hard drive to store an image of the original operating system and programs.This tool allowed me to reset the drive to its full capacity, sans DDO. I have a 160GB drive that was previously full of all my data, but is now appearing unformatted to windows XP SP2, and as 33GB to the BIOS.
Some manufacturers (for example, Dell and HP) use DCO to reduce capacity for marketing needs.In other words it was not reliable enough durning tests at more that the 200gig size. Also i have tried this type of restoration before using ghost, and found the drive to become very unstable in saving data. You may try to find a software that does SCSI formatting or use your SCSI card BIOS to format the drive. I was removing the evil Dynamic Drive Overlay from a 120 GB IDE drive by zero-ing out the first sectors of the hard drive.Especially getting windows delayed write errors the higher up the drive as you fill it. That seemed to get rid of DDO, yet the BIOS still said the drive was only ~32 GB.Most hard drives have a special jumper setting that allows you to limit their capacity to either 32 or 128 (137) gigabytes.These include things like HDD firmware bugs (believe me, there are plenty of them). Run Windows Disk Management console and see if there is any free space that is not used by any partition. If steps 1—3 did not help, then we have a very cool tool that analyzes your hard drive’s LBA48, HPA and DCO status and recovers factory settings (see below).