250GB HD showing too big used space

  rithym 15:53 02 Nov 03
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Hi to all
I have just installed Maxtor 250GB HD into my P4 PC. Cmos bios reports the HD as 250GB during POST and Win XP C: drive properties reports that capacity is 250GB and used space is 134GB!!
The only thing on the drive is the OS (winXP) it was brand new I partitioned/ formatted it using my XP cd. If I look at the properties individually on C: drive (windows, program files, docs and settings, etc) they add up to approx 1.5GB but C: properties is 134GB?

any suggestions as to why XP is reporting the use incorrectly and a possible fix much appreciated.
TIA

  leo49 16:13 02 Nov 03

I recently installed a pair of 160gb drives and found on the Maxtor site that in order for the true capacity to be recognised by Windows you need 2 things[otherwise it only recognises up to 137gb];

1 - to be running Windows SP1

2 - to run the Maxtor Big Drive Tool[available from Maxtor support website]

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