WINXP detects half the size of SATA drive

By jobespierre
Jan 14, 2006
  1. Hey,

    I got a problem with installing windows on my SATA drive. The drive is detected perfect in BIOS, it gives the right capacity (250GB), also in DOS FDISK. But when I boot from windows installation cd, the installation detects a drive of 125GB instead of 250GB.

    This is the only SATA drive i use, i use no IDE HD's. I set all the raid controllers on disabled in BIOS. I tried all the 4 connectors from the Nforce Sata connectors on the motherboard. but nothing helps. Does anyone know what to do about it?

    The Sata Drive is a Maxtor DaimondMax 10 250GB SATA drive

    Motherboard: Asus a8n-SLI deluxe
    CPU: amd athlon 64 3500+
    Memory: corsair 1024 MB DDR400

    thx, Job
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    if you are running XP do you have Sp2 installed?
  3. jobespierre

    jobespierre TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no I didn't have SP2 installed, and that was the solution. its working fine now!

    tx a lot!
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Glad your problem is fixed. And welcome to TechSpot!
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