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post #11 of 44
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Yeah turns out he has SP2 installed
Do you mean the WinXP disc has SP2? Or a previous install had SP2? (Just trying to clarify.)

As BigVal said, that 137GB hard limit was specifically a non-SP1 (or SP2) XP bug.

Interesting...
    
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hmm...i'll ask him to poke around and make sure he has sp2 installed...
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post #13 of 44
It's possible that the motherboard's BIOS doesn't support 48-bit LBA. You may want to check that your friend has the latest BIOS for his motherboard.

As for knowing whether the system has Service Pack 2, there's no poking around needed. You simply right click the My Computer icon and it will tell you in the Properties whether it has Service Pack 2 or not.
post #14 of 44
i had that on my old rig. 80gb only showed 53 or so.

i never got around to figuring it out. i fried to mobo and got a new pc lol
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It's possible that the motherboard's BIOS doesn't support 48-bit LBA. You may want to check that your friend has the latest BIOS for his motherboard.
QFT...it can also be caused by the BIOS...for example, my mobo, you need to specify CHS, LBA, or Large for you to get all your gigabytes
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post #16 of 44
I know who kopi is talking about. When I installed XP into he's computer, it had not SP installed (LAwl). After it was done installing I updated to SP2. So now all I gotta do is get a partition Editor and find the unformatted partition and join that partition with the current one. IF NOT I'll install a XP with SP2 installed!
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is his an older computer? p3-4? older boards only supported up to 137gb then bios needed updated
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is his an older computer? p3-4? older boards only supported up to 137gb then bios needed updated
no he has a abit Ip35 Pro with e6600
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post #19 of 44
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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.
Or, perhaps all of the volume just hasnt been allocated


Go into system Management

-Right click My computer,
> manage

>Disk Management

And then look at that Drive, and see how much of the available space, that volume really takes up.
(or for that matter, what windows sees the DRIVE as Being)

(remember - in windows, we don't access "Drives' per say, we access mounted volumes..)
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post #20 of 44
Come on guys....it's formatted with FAT32. Re-format with NTFS. Problem solved.
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