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Hard drive only 130 gigs recognized of 250?

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I just installed a 250 gb Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
I formatted (raw) and installed Windows XP.

However, Windows only recognizes 127 gb of my 250 gb hard drive. Did I do something wrong? I formatted NTFS (of course) via the Windows installation.
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Hmm... weird... You sure theres not multiple partitions? You cleared EVERYTHING or just one used partition... If not, I dont know, thats WEIRD.
    
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Is it Sp2 or Sp1 Or no service pack?
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If you partition drives in dos using fdisk the max drive size it will show is 127GB, if you do it with the windows installer instead it will show the correct size. Your drive should still be formatted as 250GB the 127 thing was just cosmetic I thought.
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I was thinking there were 2 partitions on there or w.e and he cleared one and installed on one of them instead of all the space as one partition. Who knows. Its late.
    
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Check the disk layout using disk management. That will tell you if there is a block of free space or something
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SP 1 only recognizes up to 137gb. Download sp2.
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post #9 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
SP 1 only recognizes up to 137gb. Download sp2.
I was just about to ask that lol

Thanks guys
post #10 of 23
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Downloaded SP2 and still doesn't recognize the extra space.

In addition I get an error when posting about hard drive error (though I can ignore and continue to windows)
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