XP will not see over 137GB



Jason
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb and
the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is to
set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that is
250gb??

John Barnett MVP
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
what would you want a hard drive partition that big for? XP only see hard
drive up to 137GB. To see the rest you need to partition the drive. A 20 GB
partition is big enough for most xp users never mind 250GB.

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"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb and
> the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is
> to
> set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that
> is
> 250gb??

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Why can I only see 127 to 137 GBytes of my 160+ GB drive in Windows XP?
http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/faq/137_winxp.html

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"Jason" wrote:

| I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb and
| the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is to
| set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that is
| 250gb??

Jason
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
I have EnableBigLBA and it still will not see the hole 250

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Why can I only see 127 to 137 GBytes of my 160+ GB drive in Windows XP?
> http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/faq/137_winxp.html
>
> --
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> Microsoft MVP
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>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Jason" wrote:
>
> | I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb and
> | the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is to
> | set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that is
> | 250gb??
>

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Check the support web site of the manufacturer of your
computer or motherboard. Perhaps a BIOS update is available.
Some older motherboards simply do not support hard drives
larger than 137GB.

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"Jason" wrote:

| I have EnableBigLBA and it still will not see the hole 250

Frank Saunders, MS-MVP, IE/OE
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Windows and hard drive manufacturers figure the size of had drives
differently Windows way is always smaller.
Windows uses 1024 x 1024 x 1024 for a GB, manufacturers use 1000 x 1000 x
1000.

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"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have EnableBigLBA and it still will not see the hole 250
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Why can I only see 127 to 137 GBytes of my 160+ GB drive in Windows XP?
>> http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/faq/137_winxp.html
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Jason" wrote:
>>
>> | I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb
>> and
>> | the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it
>> is to
>> | set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive
>> that is
>> | 250gb??
>>

07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
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You may want to test by booting with a floppy | fdisk | partition into 100
GB or less.
Everyone has a smaller partition C:\ for the OS and the other partitions for
the DATA

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"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb and
> the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is
> to
> set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that
> is
> 250gb??

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
If you have already created a partition on the drive, then you'll have to delete it and recreate it using the maximum size, or use 3rd party tools such as BootIt NG (www.bootitng.com) or Partition Magic to resize the existing partition.

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"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:E4446798-C6E7-4AA2-96AB-CC6C31E577BB@microsoft.com...
>I have EnableBigLBA and it still will not see the hole 250
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Why can I only see 127 to 137 GBytes of my 160+ GB drive in Windows XP?
>> http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/faq/137_winxp.html
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Jason" wrote:
>>
>> | I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb and
>> | the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is to
>> | set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that is
>> | 250gb??
>>

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
"John Barnett MVP" <freelanceit@mvps.org.NOSPAM> wrote:

>what would you want a hard drive partition that big for? XP only see hard
>drive up to 137GB. To see the rest you need to partition the drive. A 20 GB
>partition is big enough for most xp users never mind 250GB.

That is not correct.

XP with Service Pack 2 can see the full size of the new larger hard
drives.


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07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313348


"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb and
> the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is
> to
> set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that
> is
> 250gb??

Jack
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
Not "Everyone" uses Multi- partitions on the hard drives ! That only SLOWS
Windows down and is not necessary with modern hard drives. Modern drives
work quite well with single partitions.
SO, unless you know what you are doing, just use a single partition and
save yourself the headaches.

<CTLouisiana@msn.comREMOVE> wrote in message
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>
> --
> You may want to test by booting with a floppy | fdisk | partition into 100
> GB or less.
> Everyone has a smaller partition C:\ for the OS and the other partitions
> for the DATA
>
> You will find much more info at:
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> =======================================
> Regards,
> Gary 'Doc' Adams
> Louisiana @ 314.479.8201
> LsuEdu @ msn.com
> http://military.accaw.org
> ~ Read to Learn - Write to Think ~
> =======================================
>
> "Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D1ADCE9D-B4ED-4408-B665-B5D9BDFAA8E0@microsoft.com...
>>I have XP home sp2, I install a 250gb Hard Drive ths os only sees 132gb
>>and
>> the other 121gb is listed as unalicated. The only way I can get at it is
>> to
>> set it up as a D: drive. How can I set this up so I have 1 C: drive that
>> is
>> 250gb??
>
>

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
"Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote:

>Not "Everyone" uses Multi- partitions on the hard drives ! That only SLOWS
>Windows down and is not necessary with modern hard drives. Modern drives
>work quite well with single partitions.
> SO, unless you know what you are doing, just use a single partition and
>save yourself the headaches.
>

There are many reasons for partitioning hard drives, almost as many as
there are reasons for using a computer.

And while a single huge partition may be acceptable for most
unsophisticated users it is not necessarily the best option, even for
these persons.


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Mike Hyndman
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 19:10:47 GMT, Ron Martell <ron.martell@gmail.com>
wrote:

>"Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote:
>
>>Not "Everyone" uses Multi- partitions on the hard drives ! That only SLOWS
>>Windows down and is not necessary with modern hard drives. Modern drives
>>work quite well with single partitions.
>> SO, unless you know what you are doing, just use a single partition and
>>save yourself the headaches.
>>
>
>There are many reasons for partitioning hard drives, almost as many as
>there are reasons for using a computer.
>
>And while a single huge partition may be acceptable for most
>unsophisticated users it is not necessarily the best option, even for
>these persons.
>
>
>Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
OS on one partition, work on another, I know it doesn't do much good if
the whole drive turns its toes up, but it can be very handy if you want
to blow C drive away for any reason, leaving the reason you have a PC on
the other partition.
MH

Star Fleet Admiral Q
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
So you're saying I'm very unsophisticated with a Large Partition hmm? With
today's being so large and so cheap, why waste the time, and risk loosing
the partition table, as I've had happen a few times in years past. In case
you don't know, when the partition table is lost, all data regardless of the
partition is inaccessible by normal means. Besides, with 4 250GB SATA
drives in a RAID 10 (stripping & mirroring)configuration (in essence a 500
GB Partition) works just fine, along with the 250GB IDE drives used for
archiving and backups from other systems to include a CD-RW and DVD-RW, I
have all I need.

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"Ron Martell" <ron.martell@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Jack" <Jack@nothome.com> wrote:
>
>>Not "Everyone" uses Multi- partitions on the hard drives ! That only SLOWS
>>Windows down and is not necessary with modern hard drives. Modern drives
>>work quite well with single partitions.
>> SO, unless you know what you are doing, just use a single partition and
>>save yourself the headaches.
>>
>
> There are many reasons for partitioning hard drives, almost as many as
> there are reasons for using a computer.
>
> And while a single huge partition may be acceptable for most
> unsophisticated users it is not necessarily the best option, even for
> these persons.
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm

Husky
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
On Wed, 25 May 2005 20:14:13 -0400, "Star Fleet Admiral Q"
<Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com> wrote:

>So you're saying I'm very unsophisticated with a Large Partition hmm? With
>today's being so large and so cheap, why waste the time, and risk loosing
>the partition table, as I've had happen a few times in years past. In case
>you don't know, when the partition table is lost, all data regardless of the
>partition is inaccessible by normal means. Besides, with 4 250GB SATA
>drives in a RAID 10 (stripping & mirroring)configuration (in essence a 500
>GB Partition) works just fine, along with the 250GB IDE drives used for
>archiving and backups from other systems to include a CD-RW and DVD-RW, I
>have all I need.

Unless you have your own ISP, a raid setup for a home computer is where the
phrase more money than brains originated.

Raid on a home computer is overkill to the max. If you check out stats on raid,
when one goes down, in most cases they all go down.

Much better to fill up those extra slots with completely separate drives, and
make your own backups.

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Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 02:45 AM
"Star Fleet Admiral Q"
<Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com> wrote:

>So you're saying I'm very unsophisticated with a Large Partition hmm? With
>today's being so large and so cheap, why waste the time, and risk loosing
>the partition table, as I've had happen a few times in years past. In case
>you don't know, when the partition table is lost, all data regardless of the
>partition is inaccessible by normal means. Besides, with 4 250GB SATA
>drives in a RAID 10 (stripping & mirroring)configuration (in essence a 500
>GB Partition) works just fine, along with the 250GB IDE drives used for
>archiving and backups from other systems to include a CD-RW and DVD-RW, I
>have all I need.

With multiple drives you are in no way using "a single huge
partition". :-)


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XP will not see over 137GB