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wont use unallocated space

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good day all friends

well, heres the story ::
im useing a 160 gig wd hd. and windows xp only sees 128
i found a program that will enable 46 bit lba and ran it.
now in disk management it shows 21 gigs of unallocated space

the problem is i cannot allocate ,format ,access it in any way.
i tried partition magic8 and all is well untill i apply it ,
then it just goes back to unallocated
windows xp disk management says to right click the space andselect new partition
but the option is not highlighted/available

suggestions,comments,ideas,name calling would all be welcomed

thank you fer yer time
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got a make and model on that pc/motherboard?
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hey thank you for the reply
its a pc chips m811 amd duron 1.6ghz
i see 160 gig in bios/cmos
wd 160 drive has been working fine but only saw 137 gig
i used a program from 46bit.com and ran it ,then i had 21 gig unallocated in win disk mgmt\
i think windows is still not useing 46 bit?
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