Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:01 PM
Is this an HP CD that you refer to?
Is it a Microsoft Genuine XP CD?
In any case...you can check the BIOS settings to see if the system properly detects the hard drive. It really doesn't matter if the BIOS sees the drive as 137GB or not...once XP is installed and updated thru at least SP1, you will be able to get full usage of the entire drive.
FWIW: I do not suggest formatting a hard drive that you intend to install XP on, using a Genuine XP CD...before using the CD. My experience is that the CD may not properly detect such, since it's looking for a bare drive...particularly so, if the XP version is MS OEM/System Builder.
I should also add that the existence of any other partitions on a drive for which a person is trying to install an OEM/System Builder version of Genuine XP...will probably fail, IME. Again, it's made to be installed on a clean drive, devoid of any partitions.