1tb hdd on pc only read as 64gb

  computerdiv 15:26 16 Sep 12

Hi all, I have a 1tb hdd installed. I was running win xp on it and duel booted win7 on another hdd. I had a boot registry failure happen. After fixing the boot registry the 1 tb hdd running win xp is now only read as 64gb. Can this be fixed or do you think the hdd is damaged.

  lotvic 15:36 16 Sep 12

Check in BIOS that LBA is enabled and also check EnableBigLba value is defined and set properly in the Windows registry.

  computerdiv 15:41 16 Sep 12

where do I look for (check EnableBigLba value is defined and set properly) please

  rdave13 16:15 16 Sep 12

What file system is it shown as in disk management? Should be NTFS.

  KRONOS the First 17:30 16 Sep 12
  lotvic 18:16 16 Sep 12

Start, Run, type regedit press ok

On leftside: System Key: [HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atapi\Parameters]

On right side:

Value Name: EnableBigLba

Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Value Data: it will say 0x0000000 and in brackets (0) = disabled, (1) = enabled

To change the value to (1) rightclick on EnableBigLba and choose Modify

  KRONOS the First 18:30 16 Sep 12

Did not realise the link did not work. Try this.

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