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Thread: I Have a real problem




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    I have a Seagate 160 GB Hd, but windows only says I have like 137GB. Bios however says I have the full 160GB.

    So far everytime I try to delete the partition or reformat, it continues to say I only have 137GB. What do you guys think is the problem and how could I fix it?

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    Windows doesn't let you have drives over 137 GB. They act as 137BG regardless of what the actual size is if they're more than 137BG.
    However, there is a fix.
    http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/dow...ve_enabler.htm
    Download the Maxtor Big Drive Enabler. It will allow XP to support drives larger than 137GB. I'm pretty sure it will work with non-Maxtor drivers as it's a Windows problem, not a hard drive problem. If not, Western Digital may have a similar program (search the WD site yourself).

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    Yea..i have a maxtor 160gb hard drive..but after the patch it is still seen as a 127...not a 160...relize its 127 and not 137...so i pretty much gave up on it..unless anyone can help me.

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    Well that's just wierd.....
    :confused:
    I guess you could try reinstalling Windows and using it before you format and partition the entire drive if it's not working. Make it the first thing you do; do it before you install chipset/directx/video. That's what I would try. I don't have a drive that big, though, so I can't help much more than that.

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    Its fine..i dont want to backup my software...download things back..etc...go through that whole hell project..because i use my computer everyday..i guess i will do it during the summer but not now...not like i use all 160 for porn...that is why i have my other hd 60gb to hold it...160 is window xp...and some pictures. :roll:

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    I think i got it..It says i have 149 Gb now..

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    Hmmm.... I guess 11GB could have been lost just because you won't get all of you space for file usage. But 11GB is a lot. I guess you could look for a different program that works better. But hey, at least you got a few more GB out of you HDD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Hmmm.... I guess 11GB could have been lost just because you won't get all of you space for file usage. But 11GB is a lot. I guess you could look for a different program that works better. But hey, at least you got a few more GB out of you HDD.
    149gb is the proper size. HD manufacturers measure size by 1000mb make a gb, although technically its 1024mb make a gb, and thats how Windows and Bios reads it thus you get a loss in some space

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    They do?!
    Those *******s.....
    To think all this time I had been wondering WTF took up so much space on a hard drive...

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    like amd man said the proper size is 1024 mb and also some space is taken for your fat tables and ntfs tables. :roll:

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