160 GB Slave HDD only showing 130 GB

  buckeye 10:44 25 Oct 07

Brand new 160 GB HDD being used as slave HDD only showing 130 GB..installed no problem,any reason for the loss of 30 GB ???

  DieSse 11:26 25 Oct 07

There is a drive capacity issue at the 130GB capacity.

You may be running an OS or OS version that can't handle larger volumes - or it may be a BIOS/hardware issue.

Can you tell us more about you OS and version, and your system hardware please.

  octal 11:28 25 Oct 07

Is it a SATA or IDE drive?

  buckeye 13:02 25 Oct 07

Os is XP Pro Pentium 4 3.00ghz processor 1gb ram

  buckeye 13:02 25 Oct 07

IDE drive

  DieSse 13:13 25 Oct 07

Have you looked in Disk Management at the drive size, partition details and status?

  DieSse 13:19 25 Oct 07

This should be set in the registry by Service Pack1


Can you check it please

  buckeye 14:20 25 Oct 07

Disk management shows:- 149GB Online...127.99 GB NTFS Healthy...21.06 GB Unallocated ??Will have to check registry after tea...got to pick grandson up now.

  keef66 15:44 25 Oct 07

What did you do to the new HDD when installing as slave?
In XP Pro can you change / manage partitions? If so can you just reduce the unallocated space and increase the NTFS Healthy?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:30 25 Oct 07

Shows 137G not 160G or Higher
In Windows, click on Start->Run, enter "regedit".
# Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters registry subkey.
# From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
# Enter the name EnableBigLba, then press Enter.
# Double-click the new value, set it to 1, then click OK.
# Close the registry editor.
# Restart the machine for the change to take effect.

This should be cured by an install of SP2 and all the latest updates.

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