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Hard Drive Problem/question...Help needed

By nonda
Jul 13, 2007
  1. I have a 250 gig hard drive installed on my pc, after i installed windows it says i only have 128 gigs of free space... could this be because of raid? In order to install windows i had to install 3rd party raid drivers. Can i get this space back?
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

  3. membrane

    membrane TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Yes i think it is because of raid. What Op Sys are you using? vista or xp?
     
  4. nonda

    nonda TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    xp pro- with my abit ab9 mobo, when i built my pc, i had to go back and buy a floppy drive because it wouldnt install windows without making me put that driver in. and it was only on floppy...
     
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,554

    It may be the size of the partition when you selected to create one as part of the Windows installation. I forget what the default is. You can restart the installation and resize the partition if you like. It won't affect your installation.
     
  6. nonda

    nonda TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

  7. nonda

    nonda TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    problem still not fixed...

    any other suggestions? any help would be great. thx
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    'i have core2 that prog isnt supported, cant use that.'


    What program - the main focus of that thread is 48 bit LBA.
     
  9. nonda

    nonda TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    48-bit reply

    HDinfo results

    HDInfo Report

    IDE Channel..............: Primary Master
    Drive Model..............: WDC WD205BA
    Serial...................: WD-WM9490180180338
    Firmware.................: 16.13M16
    Manufacturer.............: WDC
    Size.....................: 20.1 GB
    Type.....................: Fixed
    Cylinders................: 2495
    Tracks/Cylinder..........: 255
    Sectors..................: 63
    Drive Features...........:
    48-bit LBA.............: No
    LBA....................: Supported
    DMA....................: Supported
    IORDY..................: Supported
    PIO Modes..............: 3 4
    ATA/ATAPI Specs........: 2 3 4
    Ultra DMA Modes........: 0 1 2 3 4
    Current Ultra DMA Mode.: Mode 4

    IDE Channel..............: Primary Slave
    Drive Model..............: ST3160021A
    Serial...................: 3JX0CXTS
    Firmware.................: 3.06
    Manufacturer.............: Seagate
    Size.....................: 160.1 GB
    Type.....................: Fixed
    Cylinders................: 19457
    Tracks/Cylinder..........: 255
    Sectors..................: 63
    Drive Features...........:
    48-bit LBA.............: Supported
    LBA....................: Supported
    DMA....................: Supported
    IORDY..................: Supported
    PIO Modes..............: 3 4
    ATA/ATAPI Specs........: 2 3 4 5 6
    Ultra DMA Modes........: 0 1 2 3 4 5
    Current Ultra DMA Mode.: Mode 5

    Primary Master - Samsung SP2504C - 250.1 GB is the HD
     
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