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Old 02-14-2005, 09:02 PM   #1
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I recently bought a 160 Gig Western Digital Hard drive and it's only showing that it's a 137 Gig. In the installation instructions it says to go into the BIOS and change the IDE Auto Config to LBA (Logical Block Addressing) and I did that. Is there something that I'm not doing that I should? I'm running Windows XP with service pack 2 on it. It's an HP computer with a 1.5 GHz Pentium processor and 64MB ATI Video card. Anyone have any idea what I need to do to get it to show the full 160 Gigs?
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when its formatted its not going to show all of it...
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Is there a way I can get it to show all of it? In the BIOS it shows it as 160 Gig
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not in windows u can't
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Download SP2.
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He already has sp2 foo.
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Oh...oops. LOL I should read the whole thing next time...
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I recently bought a 160 Gig Western Digital Hard drive and it's only showing that it's a 137 Gig. In the installation instructions it says to go into the BIOS and change the IDE Auto Config to LBA (Logical Block Addressing) and I did that. Is there something that I'm not doing that I should? I'm running Windows XP with service pack 2 on it. It's an HP computer with a 1.5 GHz Pentium processor and 64MB ATI Video card. Anyone have any idea what I need to do to get it to show the full 160 Gigs?
You might have to go to the HP site, and get a bios upgrade to recognize the large hhd.
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Um... WinXP can only support 137 gigabytes.. even with SP2
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No I have it seeing my full 200GB Seagate drive. I'm running SP2 and no extra software.
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