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#1 homielovafriend


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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:34 AM

I bought a 250GB hard drive and it only shows 127Gb. Can someone explain to me whats going on?

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:13 AM

There are all sorts of different limitations that come into play here. To give you the exact answer, we will need your hard disk make and model, and operating system type(98, XP w/SP2, etc). Any other system specs that may be useful that you know about your computer(make and model etc).

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 01:56 PM

Be sure your Hard-Drive is not less than 250 GB.it seems it is not all logical.
Are you sure all Partions are formatted and changed to logical drives?
check this:Right click on my computer-choose manage-then disk management.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:37 PM

I believe the 127GB limitation is one you find in older BIOS:es. You may be able to flash your BIOS to a newer version to fix it.

There was also a limit in Windows which was increased with SP1.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:06 PM

I believe that this is the limitation imposed by the LBA addressing of the hard drive. You an enable LBA addressing in your registry and BIOS. I accidentally discovered that the Western Digital tools did this automatically on a 250 gB drive that I bought not long ago.
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