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johnsinozz

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Hi,
I have recently built a computer, specs below...

ASUS P5GC-MX 1333FSB MOTERBOARD
INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6750 CPU
2GB DDR2 667 RAM
SAMSUNG 500GB 16MB SATA2 HDD

Now everything seems to be working OK but when I right mouse click on

the c drive in explorer and select properties I see only 127GB Capacity

for the hard drive, can anyone help?

Cheers,
John.
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SRX660

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Hopefully you are not running your computer with the FAT 32 file system. XP does have a 127 Gig limit if it is running in FAT 32. If you are running FAT 32 you can change that to the NTFS file system, which is much better, any time you want.

http://www.aumha.org...5/a/ntfscvt.php

Can you go to disk management in Administrative tools-computer management and see if there is a unallocated space on the hard drive. If you do not mind having a second partition in the computer you can format the unallocated space as another drive and use it as a data drive.

I like having multiple partitions on my computers. This lets me keep the OS and installed programs on one partition and all data on a different partition. That way i can use my Ghost made recoveryCD to reinstall my OS any time it gets borked by bad software.

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johnsinozz

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great, thanks for your help!
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