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Cant see whole hdd with new sata install with xp

By hyneszy
Aug 13, 2008
  1. Please help

    i took out myexisting hard drive with pre installed VISTA as it was running to slow so i bought a new maxtor 320gb sata drive and proceeded to instal my machine is a dell dimension 520.

    Couldnt get install because i didnt have raid drivers and i dont have a floppy drive to install seperate raid driver.

    googled a few options to find that if i change setting in BIOS from raid to sata something else it would let it install. so hhey presto put in xp disk and it loads like a dream. NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can only see 120gb of the full 320gb sata drive how can i fix this and please dont tell me to format hdd and reinstall as it taken me about 4 nights to get it any way back in order.

    Ta
     
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