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Old 12-12-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default 160Gb HDD only recognised as 127Gb

Hi,
I have just fitted a new HDD to my laptop. It is a 160Gb HDD drive, but only 127GB is being recognised. Anyone any ideas as to what I need to do to correct this. Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: 160Gb HDD only recognised as 127Gb

hmm no idea to be honest i know with the hole formatting thing you will only ever see like 148 or 150Gb but 127 does take the biscuit

you could try getting hold of a partition tool and expland the drive to any free space that may be available.

i reccomend acronis disk creator
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How to enable 48-bit Logical Block Addressing support for ATAPI disk drives in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=303013

This assumes you have xp since you never stated your problem. This can also happen in windows 2000. If you have a disk with xp sp2 slipstreamed in you could avoid this problem.
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