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320 gig hard drive is only showing 127?

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Hey guys,
I have a WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0
In other words, a Western Digital 320 gig hard drive. That whole number is taken from what device manager is telling me... and besides the fact that i know i put a 320 gig hard drive in there.
Here's the weird part. When i hit properties on the c drive, it's showing the drive capacity at 127 gigs. What's going on here?
post #2 of 30
You need to update to SP2.
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When i look under properties of my computer it says it's service pack 2.
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When you installed the OS did you use a CD which didn't have SP2 on it already? You can check out disk management to see if there is unpartitioned space remaining on that drive.
    
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
When you installed the OS did you use a CD which didn't have SP2 on it already? You can check out disk management to see if there is unpartitioned space remaining on that drive.
I dont know why there would be any unpartitioned space on the drive. I dont recall ever partitioning the drive for any purpose. How would I check to see if it's partitioned (how do i get to disk management?) and how would i fix that?
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Sounds like disk corruption or just needs a simple reformat/ repartitioning

Happened to my new drive when I got it
    
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start
control panel
administrative tools
disk management
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post
You need to update to SP2.
I have a Pre SP1 XP Pro that recognized my 3 x 320 gigs as 320 gigs

I don't know why people say you need sp2, when I don't have any sp's on my install disk and it works fine (and installs fine from a sata dvdrw)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
I have a Pre SP1 XP Pro that recognized my 3 x 320 gigs as 320 gigs

I don't know why people say you need sp2, when I don't have any sp's on my install disk and it works fine (and installs fine from a sata dvdrw)
IDK why you can recognize the HDD space over 137GB, you shouldnt be able to unless you have SP1 or higher. You must be running an altered install disk.

Microsoft

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Windows XP SP1 includes 48-bit LBA support for ATAPI disk drives. With this support, you can use hard disks that are larger than the current 137 GB limit. By default, support is enabled in SP1. To determine if you are running SP1, right-click My Computer and then click Properties. On the General tab, Service Pack 1 will be listed under "System."


By default, the original release version of Windows XP Home Edition and of Windows XP Professional do not have 48-bit LBA support. Your computer must meet the following requirements to use 48-bit LBA ATAPI support: • 48-bit LBA-compatible BIOS.
• 137-GB hard disk or larger.
• You must have Windows XP SP1 installed.

To the poster, it might be a problem with the HDD. 127Gb is not a normal range.
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Yes, it is.

137GB (billions of bytes) = 127GiB (1024*1024*1024*127)

48-bit LBA is not enabled on that that system. Could be a problem with the disk controler (bios, or possibly driver), or the OS.
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