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Thread: Formatting new hard drive

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2002

    Default Formatting new hard drive

    I installed a new Maxtor 300GB drive in my computer. I have a Soyo P4X400 Mother board with 1024 MB ram. When I go to install Windows XP Pro it will only recognize 133GB to format The bios recognizes it as a 300GB Hard Drive.
    Windows partitions the drive into two drives. C and E with the E drive as 157 GB drive. Is ther any way to get around this. I would like to have the full capacity of the C drive as 300GB.


  2. #2
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    Nov 2001
    Texas, USA

    Default Re: Formatting new hard drive

    Update to SP2. It fixes the size limitation issue in WinXP.
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