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Okay high everyone im new to these forums, i registered here because i need some help with my WD 250 gig sata hd...I just purchased it yesterday at bestbuy it was a sick sale... its a western digital 250 GB|Go WD Caviar Se16 16 mb cache and 300 mb/s Mo/s (thats what it says on the box) it was on sale for 70.00 bucks so i picked it up.. i installed the drive on my biostar motherboard it has a amd 64 bit processor and its capable of having 2 ide hds and 2 sata hds but i took my old ides out (two 40 gigs) and just put the sata in there with no jumpers on it, then i formatted it by booting the xp disk and installing windows, now i go into my computer and when i click on my hd it says that there is only 137 gigs free and i def. know that windows xp home doesnt take up almost 80 gigs or w/e so if anyone can help me itd be appreciated and if anyone knows how i can add one of the 40 gig ides back in as a slave to the sata thatd be great.. if not thanks for listening to me
post #2 of 15
update to Windows XP SP2 and that will fix your problem, SP1 only sees so many gigs.


Also you can just reinstall the old 40 gig IDE, put it on master. and then in your bios set the boot drive to be the sata one. Don't really have to finangle (<< what the hell is that?) with it.
    
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Atomics got it. Update to service pack 2 here

http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/xpsp2.html
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hmm this could be the issue?
now i need to d/l a new sp2 crack..
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that is the issue.
    
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How is anyone running XP SP1 still?
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well im too poor at the momment to purchase a new copy of xp so i use a dell oem xp disk that installs it with no key then i disable the activation with a crack but i dont have one for sp2 so i better start looking.. also if i set one of those 40 gig hds as a slave can i use it>?
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you can set it as a master, it doesn't matter, Just make sure in the Bios you set the sata drive as the boot drive.
    
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post #9 of 15
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k thanks im trying it out right now...
post #10 of 15
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still doesnt work as a matter of fact it now says the max size of the hd is 127 gb in my computer... what to do what to do...
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