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250GB only 137GB? Need Help!!

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after formating my HD with Windows XP pro with sp1, it only shows up as 137GB of space...i read from somewhere that only SP2 will show the rest of the GBs, can i just update to SP2 or do i have to burn WIndows XP pro with sp2 on a disc then reformat? thx
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post #2 of 9
no you can just go to microsoft.com and download sp2 and that should work
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post #3 of 9
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then my 137 will be around 250? or do i have to clear BIOS/CMOS or watever?
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post #4 of 9
no it should show up around 250 after getting sp2..I just had a similar problem when I bought a new 200gb drive but now its recognized as 190gb in windows instead of the 137gb.
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post #5 of 9
You have a WD HD right? Get DataLifeGaurd Tools. It should let you use the full drive on SP1.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jori
You have a WD HD right? Get DataLifeGaurd Tools. It should let you use the full drive on SP1.
oh right never thought of that...good plan Jori
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post #7 of 9
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alrite thx alot guys...only reason i want to install xp pro is cuz theres still some major glitchs in vista's beta....best to wait till full version comes out.

thx again for ur help
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post #8 of 9
Also you need to use NTFS file system, fat32 wont go over 137.
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post #9 of 9
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yea im using NTFS
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