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Hard drive detection problem

Created: 11 May 2006 • Updated: 23 May 2010 | 1 comment

I have a strange problem. We bought 5 new servers to create a new terminal services farm. We built out one and imaged it successfully. I ghostcasted this image down to a second machine, but when I tried to image servers #3 and #4 it doesn't detect the proper hard drive size. On the first and second systems it detects 30401 cylinders, but 3+4 detect 30385. I've tried the -ffx -ffi etc, but the closest I can get is 30385. When I try formatting it with a windows setup CD it sees the full size of the hard drive. Any help you can provide would be appreciated as this is holding up our terminal services farm project.

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Rob Todd's picture

I found the answer to my own question. In the BIOS the SATA drive was setup to appear as a RAID. When I disabled this setting the full drive appeared.