By javab
Sep 9, 2008
  1. Hi all,

    i just brought a new HHD with 250Gb and trying to install on my XP, it works
    and show 232Gb in the Computer Management. however, when i use
    Error-checking in the xp, it will reduce back to 125Gb. just need to know
    why and what is the solution? my config is listed below:

    montherboard: P4B266
    RAM: 512Mb
    CPU: 1.61Gb

    in addition, when i use properties for the drive, i see 107GB is in use and
    125 Gb is free. i have nothing in the disk yet and how can i get it back. is
    that my system doesn't support the large disk. i had a 160Gb HHD and it
    worked fine until it broke down. is there a way to prevent this happen.

    now i use schkdsk in the dos mode and it shows the 107Gb is in bad sector. this is a brand new HHD and don't know why? is that not comptitable with my system?

  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Click Start, Run and type CMD then press enter. Type chkdsk /f
    Restart the computer and hopefully that fixes any bad sectors or errors on the drive. Don't forget the space between chkdsk and the /
  3. javab

    javab TS Rookie Topic Starter

    just found out that only SP1 or above will support large HHD over 128gb.
    now i am working on testing the hard disk and looks great.

    thanks everyone.
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