Hi Guys This is my first post. Sorry I started with a problem. Here it is, step by step all my problem since my hard disk failuer. FIRST PROBLEM. 1- Hard disk failed, bought new one Maxtor Diamond 300GB. 2- Installed Widnows XP Professional all looked ok apart from few naging problems which I have sorted out. 3-Noticed at booting new hard disk is reported at 137GB not 300GB. 4- Updated Bios now hard disk shows 279GB but not 300 ( I can live with that what is few GB between me and windows). 5-Windows still think I have 130GB not 279GB as Bios reported. 6- Maxtor sent me a little batch to enable Windows to see my new 300GB, but windows still insist it is a 130GB. So batch did not work. 7- Using Magic Partition 8 to partition and format drive that also did not work. 8- Now I am stuck with a drive that is 300GB but windows think it is 130GB any help will be much appreciated to stop many sleepless night. SECOND PROBLEM. Ever since I installed Windows XP Professional I noticed that every time I click on my computer to access my drives it takes a long time to open at least 5 minutes. Even when I want to save a file and trying to open a folder to save the file again it will takes ages to open. Any help will be much appreciated to restore my sanity and sex life. Regards. ANTRA.