500gb hard drive only using 127
Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:15 AM
Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:52 AM
how old is your motherboard ?
can you access your bios and see if it recognizes the correct size ?
Edited by hawklord, 16 September 2009 - 11:54 AM.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:04 PM
Went into bios and it reconizes it at like 137...
Edited by Tjweikel24, 16 September 2009 - 12:28 PM.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:01 PM
around the time your pc was made, people believed that you could not make a hdd more than 137.4gb in size, so what was the point in designing a bios to support larger drives (be aware that this is only single drive limit, you can still have 2 or more drives that have a total more than 137.4gb)
a resolution - upgrading your bios (not for beginners ),
best bet is a newer pc or return the 500gb drive and get smaller ones
Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:04 PM
Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:11 PM
my apologies, i thought you had sp3, which led me to believe that you had 48 bit logical block addressing in xp,
has sp1 but updated it to sp3
without lba it also limits the size of your drive
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