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Old 12-02-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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i can't seem to be able to get the full 250 gigs of hard drive space. when i install windows xp pro, it only shows like 131 gigs of free space to install windows. after windows is installed, i check the "c" drive and it only shows 127 gigs of total space. i understand that you will not be able to get all of the gig space indicated but to only have what i have is just crazy. has anyone come across this before? what can i do to solve this? thanks.

here is the specs for my comp:
Intel Pentium D 830
Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Pro Motherboard
1 GB Corsair XMS2
Segate SATA 250 GB
EVGA 7800 GT
NEC DVD-RW
AreoCool Turbine 550 Watts PS
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: missing hard drive space...help

sp2 should fix this
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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Yeah sp2 will fix this. Or you can partition the drive if you know how to do that. Also, if you install the software that came with the drive, that *should* fix it.
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Default Re: missing hard drive space...help

Guys, I do agree with you, but he idn;t mention if it came with SP2...
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:38 PM   #5
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the winXP is an old one....i got it way back when it first came out. i have downloaded the SP 2 to update my computer though. can i unlock the additional disk space now that i have SP 2? if yes, how do i go about doing that? i'll also check out the manufacture to see if they have any disk management tools to help unlock the additional space. thanks for the help.
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Old 12-04-2005, 07:57 PM   #6
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reformatting it is the simplest solution, but dont reformat it through BIOS, just windows.
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