I built a new computer for my dad for Christmas. All brand new, up to date stuff. Everything sata, etc...
First problem was when I was installing the OS(XP Pro), it only would go to 87% and then hang. Tried it again, same thing, it hangs at 87%, and yes I gave it a while to see if it would move. It didn't.
So I tried again and this time I did the express(or quick) install, and it went fine.
Once I had it up and the firewall on, I went to windows update and got sp2 and everything else it gave me. But, when I gave it to my dad yesterday and he started messing with it, its only recognizing 137GB of the 500GB Sata hard drive.
Now I know that just XP has this barrier, but like I said, it has sp2 and everything is brand new, mobo, dvd drive(sata), etc... I can't see this being a problem with a mobo that has hdmi, 4 sata ports, thats brand new, Vista ready(although it has XP sp2), etc... This is up to date stuff.
So whats the prbolem here? Do I have to go into bios and change something? Do you think that it hanging in the install at 87% has something to do with it? Should I reinstall the OS? I need help!!!!
PLEASE HELP GUYS!!!!!!