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#1 DarkHorizon

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:49 PM

Hi Guys..

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.

hmmmm,

two questions,

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.

any thoughts?

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:00 PM

I would try to find some partitioning software and see what that finds.  Heck, fire up windows Disk Manager (administrative tools, computer management in XP Pro) and see what that reports.  Maybe there's another partition that just needs to be formatted.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:04 PM

cheers ober,

how where is the best place to buy a curry in Aberdeen after 3am?

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:22 PM

What's a curry?

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#5 DarkHorizon

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:50 PM

Its a brown spicy Indian dish with chicken, beef or prawns. Served with rice.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:05 PM

Oh... have a look down Holland Place.  It's on the left between the haberdashery and a wee cafe.  ;)

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:16 PM

i remember having a similar problem years back when installing a 120GB drive - can't 100% remember exactly what the issue was, but it DID have something to do with the master/slave switches on the drive(s) - and i didnt do anything more than flick a switch.
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#8 Daniel0

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:23 AM

I think you have to install service pack 2.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 12:45 PM

You don't read very well, do you?

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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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