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200gig Maxtor HD, 7200rpm 8 Meg Cache


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Toocool

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Running Xp Pro,
Gigabyte Mother Board W/2.5gig chip.
I am trying to configure a Maxtor 200 gig HD as the slave in my PC
There seems to be a ceiling or 137gig barrier.
What's the trick to be able to use the whole HD.
Can it be partitioned in Dos as 2-100 gig drives?
Thanks for all your help in the past,
This is a great place for info :tazz:
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dacamman

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ive got the same problem...thought i had been jipped!
Im goin to do a little research on this. Ill let ya know what I find.


Mike
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Capn' Crunch

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ooh I know this one! ahh can't remember
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I'll see if I can remeber and post it later
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beat ya!
This is a WD site, but im sure maxtor/seagate have similar resolutions.

http://wdc.custhelp....li=&p_topview=1

Good Luck
Mike
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Capn' Crunch

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There ya go.
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For XP to recognise the entire drive, you need to have 48bit LBA compatibilty.
That means, 48bit LBA bios (if your bios recognises drive correctly, then it must be 48bit)
XP service pack 1 or higher
You often then need to change a registry setting. This article in the link below (MS website) will explain it better :

http://support.micro.....Ben-us;303013
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Hemal

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As Samm says, many times your computer may not be compatible with such a high amount of storage so it will only read as much as it wants to, if it can only read 137, then partion the harddrive and use the remaning 63 gigs as a second drive
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