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125gb out of 200gb..what gives?

By TKJay15
Dec 30, 2005
  1. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    hello TKJay15 welcome to techspot

    what OS do you have instalded with what service packs

    also please post all of your specs
     
  2. TKJay15

    TKJay15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    hello,

    I have:
    Windows XP home edition (no service packs right now)
    Asrock 939 Dual Sata2
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    Saphire X1300 Pro Pciexpress
    1gb DDR400
    and the HD
    Thanks again :)
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need XP SP1 or later to be able to use hard drives bigger than 137GB
     
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    yes, upgrade your windows to atlest sevirce pack one for it to recognise your full drive
     
  5. TKJay15

    TKJay15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    ok, i just installed all the way up to SP2 and still no change. Do i have to make windows "resee" it or something?

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    just a thoguht, what date is your bios, this can be found at boot
     
  7. TKJay15

    TKJay15 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Right now i have AMI Legal Bios Version 2.58
    Edit:
    I just looked at the motherboard info in CPU-Z and it gave me this:
    Bios
    Brand: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Version: P1.40
    Date:11/01/05

    But in my bios on boot it gave me the above.
     
  8. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    wow, it should infact recogince your whole hard drive,
    to see if you SP2 instaldion was installed right hit
    windows key + Peuse and you will get a screen listing your cpu ram and windows, what does it say
     
  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    When you installed Windows then it created partition(s) worth of 137GB. You have to create another partition in the extra space after 137GB that should be visible in Disk Manager or resize your existing partition(s) to the unused space.
     
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