Hard Drive issues
Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:49 PM
i bought a Maxtor 250 GB hard drive recently and installed it as the c: master single drive. I installed an old copy of xp pro on it and the OS reports it as a 127GB drive. In Bios it correctly identifies it as 250GB.
I went to Maxtors website and they regonised the issue. They said upgrade to XP SP2 and download thier large capacity drive enabler. So i upgraded but when i tried to run the drive enabler it said that large drive support is already installed on my PC.
1. how do i fix it? - well actually, do you think if i slaved the drive and formatted it, windows will recognise the full size.
2. during installation of the original windows installation, would it have been possible that windows created a smaller partition? It did ask me if i wanted to create a partition in the unpartitioned drive but only reported the dive size as 127 GB and i used 100% of it. Perhaps thats the issue. Now that i have upgraded to SP2, perhaps i should remove the 127GB partition and try adding a new one and perhaps XP will regognise the whole lot.
Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:00 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:04 PM
how where is the best place to buy a curry in Aberdeen after 3am?
Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:50 PM
Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:16 PM
I say old chap, that is rather amusing!
Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:20 PM
You don't read very well, do you?
Arrg, perhaps I should read the entire post before replying...
i have upgraded to SP2
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