160GB HDD problem (Reads 127GB)

By }{yBr!D^ ยท 7 replies
Mar 10, 2006
  1. I purchased a Western Digital Cavier Hard Drive and installed it on a P4 1.7GHz 1GB of RAM with an Intel motherboard (D845WN)...

    The BIOS is updated p;lus installed Ultra ATA storage drivers for the IDE's... and nothing... still reads 127GB's...

    The hard drive didn't come with a CD like previous maxtor drivers that I purchased did... so I was hoping on SP2 and a disk/error check to open up the remaining space. Is there any other alternative?
  2. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith TS Rookie Posts: 75

    You should double-check in registry just in case Windows hasn't bothered to enable
    large disk support:
    HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters\EnableBigLba value should be 1.
    also when you do a format - it ask do you want to enable a large HD did you say Y= yes or N = No.... No will not allow large HD value.
  3. }{yBr!D^

    }{yBr!D^ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I didn't do it through fdisk nor format C:

    did it through XP... I'll check the registry

    and I have it under NTFS not FAT
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  5. }{yBr!D^

    }{yBr!D^ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    I saw that thread after I posted this.. and it did not help... I'm going to try what Frank posted.. if all else fails.. i'm gunna use lifeguard from wd... see what happens.
  6. lukeyu

    lukeyu TS Rookie

    update your windows xp to sp2
  7. }{yBr!D^

    }{yBr!D^ TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    Obviously you can't read... jeez...

    Everything posted here didn't work, I figured it out myself anyways.

    I downloaded the Data Lifeguard tool from western digital... and reformatted everything.. did the job... like maxtor does...
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    As was suggested in the sticky thread regarding issues with drives larger then 137GB. I think you're also guilty of not reading already available information.

    In the end, all the people who posted here were only trying to help. If you can't appreciate that, we would be glad to have you leave these forums.
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