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kelltech

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I can't seem to find any answers for this one; I have just installed a 200GB drive and a fresh install of XP Pro but the drive is only recognized as 127GB. When I was using Maxtor's Maxblast to install the drive it said to install XP and then install Maxblast windows version and format the drive to it's full capacity. Well, after windows is installed Maxblast says the drive is the windows drive and it cant be formatted to capacity :whistling:

I installed XP Pro and SP2 but still can't recognize my 200GB drive.
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Some motherboards do not support larger drives, so check for a bios update

If there is no bios update, you may need to install the ez-bios overlay that comes in Maxblast's advanced setup

If your bios does support the larger drive, it is worth noting that windows sp1 DID not support larger drives, but sp2 did (thanks to 48-bit logical block addressing)

However, if you formatted with sp1 or the rtm release, you would need to now enlarge the partition with a third party tool
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The board is about 5 years old, and sp2 is installed. I'll look if bios updates are available. Thank you!
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