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I got a new Western digital 2.0TB HD yesterday. I got home, took out my old 160GB and put in the new 2TB HD. I booted it with the Windows disc and installed XP 32 bit.

However, when I go to my computer, it only acknowledges 127GB on the HD.

The BIOS however detected it as 2000GB - quite rightly so. I read on another forum something about formatting it? But it says it comes pre-formatted so I don't know.

If anyone would kindly post directions to get this sorted I would be happy.
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Yes format it. You can try reinstalling Windows and the option to format will be there. that should do it
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Does Linux format the HD at the start as-well?
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