320gb hdd only show 130gb

By mitomobo ยท 4 replies
Sep 29, 2008
  1. hi there,

    i bought a 320gb(wd) SATA HDD recently. i connect it to port 1 on my mainboard (ASUS P5Q SE).

    however,when i start windows, it show the capacity is only 130Gb.when i checked at BIOS, the capacity is 320Gb.

    i wonder where the other 190Gb is and please help me get them back....

  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Probably lots of unallocated space/

    rt Click My Computer-> Manage the Storage->Disk Management

    what does it say about your drive?
  3. mitomobo

    mitomobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    170gb unallocated space..

    wah,thank you very much.......finally i found it...thanks!
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Just out of curiosity, did you install Windows to it from an XP disk that didn't include SP1 or SP2? XP prior to SP1 would not see the rest of the space on drives larger than ~127GB I believe.
  5. mitomobo

    mitomobo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    yup, my XP cd doesn't included any SP...

    thanks man, now i know why it happen and how to solve it..
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