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My buddy has a 250gb seagate drive..problem is, windows is only recognizing 137gb of this...he says hes popped in the Windows CD again in an attempt to look around and format anything unpartitioned but nothings there. Whats up?
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Tell him to update his windows. It needs a service pack.
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post #3 of 44
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My buddy has a 250gb seagate drive..problem is, windows is only recognizing 137gb of this...he says hes popped in the Windows CD again in an attempt to look around and format anything unpartitioned but nothings there. Whats up?
Most likely his WinXP CD is pre-SP1.

Read this.

I recommend slipstreaming SP2 (which includes SP1) onto a new WinXP disc (using his existing disc) and installing the OS onto the HDD then.

Hope this helps!

Edit: Here's one of many guides available on how to slipstream a WinXP disc with SP2.
    
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post #4 of 44
u need 2 have above sp1 i had that same exact problem with my 250gb
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Alright...i'll let him know and report back
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post #6 of 44
Sweet. I have this exact problem and I'm going to install SP2. Thanks guys, except, my 300GB Maxtor only shows as 127.99GB.

Good thing I can fix it, and, the solution isn't:

"Reinstall Windows"
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post #7 of 44
Yeah make sure he has SP2 installed, and if he dosen't then I have no idea.


Reinstall?
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Yeah turns out he has SP2 installed
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post #9 of 44
That doesn't make any sense. That was a bug that was fixed with SP2. If he has SP2 installed then I have no idea why it's doing that.
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post #10 of 44
Have him poke around in the Bios, might be something in there limiting the size.
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