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200 Gb sata seen as 137 GB by winxp


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#1 seacraft

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:00 PM

re-building pc and the clean 200 gb maxtor sata drive is 'seen' by winxp as ~137 gb.

latest bios and drivers on a D865 intel mobo (bios sees correct size anyway).

forgot how to get full drive recognized

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:36 PM

Sounds to me like it is normal.

Unfortunately, there's a difference between the actual capacity of an HDD and what the advertisers say it is, mostly in the definition of a GigaByte/GB. Then the creating of the partition/s and formatting them reduces the capacity, considerable amount on larger HDDs. A formatted 320GB does yield only 298GB, way mine is.

A 1TB/1000GB HDD has an actual formatted capacity of 931GB.

As you can see, the larger the HDD the larger the amount taken by partitioning and formatting.


This might help you understand whats going on.






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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

If you haven't installed at least SP1 with Windows XP there is a BIOS limit that will only recognize 137GB of HDD space. If this is the case I would suggest slipstreaming SP2 with the installation and reinstalling the OS. If you would like a tutorial for this read this article.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:30 AM

I agree, an installation slipstreamed with SP2 is a good way to avoid the problem. But alternatively, once at least SP1 is installed, the remainder of the drive should be recognized, and can be added as a second partition, or the existing C: partition can be expanded using third party partition management software like GParted, or Partition Magic.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 08:40 PM

Thanks guys! It was the 137MB limit issue. As I have Disk Director 10 from Acronis (I found it friendlier than PM) I will go get my missing Gb now...
Thanks again!

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