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Old 05-08-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Default 127 GIGs showing on a 300 GIG HD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148099

I got that very harddrive in my dads new build atm. Its only reading 127 GIGS, any advice would be much appericated rest of specs are
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Geforce 6600
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Its running but only showing 127 GIGs any advice is helpful.
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Could it have been partitioned with 127GB of Space???
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IDK, I highly doubt its broken, i'm going work on it some tomorrow but will take any suggestiosn now thank you.
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do you have sp2 installed?
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Default Re: 127 GIGs showing on a 300 GIG HD

Look in the hard drive manual. They all come with software with override this. Just have a gander in your hard drive manual.
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Its OEM no manual... No I haven't tried SP2 yet.
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Default Re: 127 GIGs showing on a 300 GIG HD

Windows XP Service Pack 1 and earlier does not support anything past 127GB for NTFS partitions. There are two things you can do in order to get the full partition,

A, Go to seagate's website and look for a tool to partition it for you.
B, install service pack 2 and reformat the hard drive.

I had the same problem when I got a 200gb western digital hard drive. Fixed it with service pack 2.
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Erm ok that helps a us, Considering we only got SP1 XP CD then we will need to repoartion it. I'll find it and fix it and tell yall if it worked its late at night and I'm tried good night.
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just get service pack 2
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just get service pack 2
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