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    Good monring, I installed a brand new unformatted 160gb Western Digital hard drive on my desktop computer. The I chose to format the drive with the NTSF filing system vice the FAT32. I followed Microsoft's instruction and the operating system installed fine.

    XP w/ SP2 boots up fine and I have function to all my periphials, the only problem that I had with the install is that as far as disk drive space is concerned the system only shows 13.6gb for drive C: and 611mb for drive D: recovery. What do I have to do to get the system to recognize the full capacity of my 160gb hardrive?

    Thank you
    Melvin

  • #2
    install sp2 (or at least sp1 as far as i know)
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    • #3
      but even the basic XP should see it...
      check if your mobo firmware is up2date.
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      • #4
        Are you just looking under windows explorer or are you looking under Disk Management ?

        It shounds like its just not got the rest of the drive partitioned and formatted.

        Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management.

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        • #5
          ensure that the bios of the motherboard is configured to LBA in the ide configuration
          Good Luck

          Shai

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          • #6
            lately i've installed an new computer with a harddisk of 200 GB, and he just found about 130 GB.
            after installing SP2, he found all the diskspace of it.
            So i've slipstreamed SP2 into XP and he once again saw the 200 gb.

            so, thats why i mentiont it..
            just to be sure he tried it
            Marcel
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            • #7
              Melvin you Bios need to be upgrated.
              See on the manufacter page if your motherboard support that drives sizes.
              In old computers we need to upgrade the Bios and in old computers we can not use that type of drives beacuse aren't supported.
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