Just got 200GB SATA drive WINXP only detects half of it!

By ballroomwest
Aug 10, 2005
  1. I bought the drive OEM off of the internet so it just came in a box with no discs or instructions.

    Do I need to download something from the manafacturers website first??

    I managed to install Xp perfectly (how else would I be writing this) but I want the other 80GB or so of my drive!

    Also have a secondary 250 IDE Seagate drive which will probably need the same treatment as the first?

    Thanks for any help. :)
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    What motherboard do you have? Does the drive say that its 200 gig on the sticker? SATA shouldn't be running into any size problems that would need addressed in the BIOS, at least I don't think it would.

    Have you checked in Disk Management (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools) to see if you've got some unpartitioned space there, or a partition that XP cannot read?
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