HDD showing less gb

By TheSinisterMage
Jun 26, 2005
  1. hi
    i have two hdd of at least 200GB when i go to format them win XP only registers 128GB?
    Any susgestions?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You need at least Windows XP sp1 or higher in order for Windows to recognise the correct size of you hard drive.

    One way around this is to slipstream your Windows XP cd, and the XP sp2 into a bootable cd.

    Instructions for this can be found HERE

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    & you must also enable 48-bit LBA which is disabled by default (don't ask why).
  4. TheSinisterMage

    TheSinisterMage TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey thanx
    its all good now
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