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New Hard Drive Troubles

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#1 rtleggettsr


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:35 AM

Hi everyone Im Randall

I have a Dell Dim. 4500 that came with a 20GB IDE hard drivein it and it went bad so I got a new one but I got a 320Gb and the computer only uses 137GB.

How do I correct this? Can anyone help?

This is about my computer:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model DIM4500
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~1794 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. A01, 4/26/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)"
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 128.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 10.81 MB
Total Virtual Memory 434.70 MB
Available Virtual Memory 107.70 MB
Page File Space 307.90 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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#2 dc3


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:44 AM

Windows XP without the SP1 won't recognize a hdd any larger than 137GB. If you haven't installed SP2 I would suggest doing this. If you have SP1 installed try the instructions in this article at Microsoft.

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