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How to make windows 2000 see my 250gig drive for what it is?

By Dak-El
Jul 26, 2005
  1. Recently picked up a Western digital 250gig drive. Bios is seeing it correctly, but in windows 2000 the disk management is only seeing it as 128gig.
    Anyone know how to make it correctly see the size?
     
  2. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

  3. Dak-El

    Dak-El TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Gave that a try but the step where it says to edit the registry i am unable to find EnableBigLba. This is also happening on my second pc that has windows 2000. they both have service pack 4
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The instructions on the site seemed clear enough to me. ;)
     
  5. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    The registry key doesn't exist on yours. You have to add it.

    Follow the instructions word for word, its pretty simple.
     
  6. Dak-El

    Dak-El TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oops. This is what i get for reading instructions at 4am. I totaly missed that.
    Its now working though. thanks everyone.
     
  7. BloodRaven

    BloodRaven TS Rookie Posts: 89

    can this same problem be solved with WinXP? i have the same problem with my 200GB.
     
  8. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

  9. BloodRaven

    BloodRaven TS Rookie Posts: 89

    thank you very muh for the link. i just have one more question. when i am fallowing the steps, one of the steps says:

    "Locate the Sysprep\I386 folder in the Sysprep image, and then create a $OEM$ subfolder in this folder"

    i cannot locate the Sysprep\I386 folder. does anyone know what it is talking about?
     
  10. grimmer

    grimmer TS Rookie

  11. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    That section of the article is for when you use the Microsoft System Preparation (Sysprep) tool.
     
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