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Old 06-04-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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ok well i just built my new computer everything works great but i have one small problem. I have a 250GB sata hard drive and it only reads as 130GB. I also put in a 200GB IDE HD and the same thing happened. The specs of the computer are

Intel core 2 duo e6420
asus p5ne-sli
crucial ballistix 2gb pc5300
radeon x1950 pro
WD 250gb SATA
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:20 AM   #2
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Sounds like you have Windows XP. Before SP2, XP can only "see" the first 130GB of the drive.

There are two things you can do. Install the XP SP2 update, go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk management and you can format the unallocated space there. The other is to slipstream XP and SP2 into one installation CD and reinstall XP. It will then be able to "see" and format the entire capacity of your drives. Here's an excellent program to slipstream XP and SP2: Autostreamer.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:29 AM   #3
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you can also download maxblaster form maxtor.com which is now seagate and install the large hard drive detection software which is like 1mb it just updates the registry easy to do
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