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dospoy

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so i bought a 300 gig sata drive, and when i booted up windows xp on it it only comes up at 127 gigs. I tried everything i knew how, is there maybe something small that im overlooking?

Thanks for your help guys
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mpfeif101

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Sorry if this seems too obvious, but how big did you make the partition and are there any other partitions on the hd taking up space?

Edit: typo

Edited by mpfeif101, 07 November 2006 - 10:10 PM.

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Also u might try installing the drivers if the hard drive came with a cd or checking windows xp for drivers. It happens sometimes, I would also suggest dling the demo of partition magic 8.0, because it will allow you to see the entire drive, see if there is unallocated space or if xp is just not recognizing it.
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thanks for the fast responses,

its the first drive on a new system, i ran the cd that came with the drive, and all the drivers are up to date..

when xp asked me to partition, the biggest possible was 131 (ish) gigs,

In the bios the hard disk properties says its capacity is 300, but i cant get anywhere near that number in my computer

ill try that program you said
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Upgrade past SP1. XP will only see a maximum of 120GB (can look like 131 GB due to translation differences from byte - gigabytes) before Service Pack 1.
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thank you very much. this site rocks..seriously
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