Max Hard Drive Size Recognition in Windows XP SP2

By rmammen
Apr 18, 2009
  1. Hi.

    Currently in my pc, I have a .5 Tb internal drive and a 1 Tb internal drive. They work fine, No problems.
    I recently bought a 1.5 Tb internal drive, however, and upon installing it, can't get it to work.

    With all three drives connected, in the bios I can see all three but in Windows I can only see the original two.
    Then I disconnected the 1 Tb drive. At that point, in the bios I can see the original .5 Tb drive and the new 1.5 Tb drive but in windows, I can only see the .5 Tb drive.

    Oh, as well, all these drives are connected via SATA2

    Any ideas?
  2. rmammen

    rmammen TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    The Answer:

    Right click My Computer
    Click Manage
    Select Disk Management
    Select your new drive and format it!

    TaDa, everything works great.

    aaaaand you're welcome!
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    XPSP1+ shouldn't have any issues with a drive that size. I don't know the upper limit offhand, but I'm sure its well above 1.5TB.
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