Enable drive over 128 GB

  Chaz10 22:07 23 Mar 05

I've just built a computer with a western digital HDD (WD2000LB) I've put windows sp2 on and downloaded all the latest hotfixes but it still shows up as a 128GB drive, the WD website is no help as is the microsoft on. Any Ideas how to enable the full 200GB of space


  dan11 22:14 23 Mar 05

Is it registered in the bios as 200gig? If so.

Right click my computer > manage > computer management. in the right hand window, on the "C" drive. do you have a large slice of unallocated space?

  woodchip 22:27 23 Mar 05

Well this is what I did, forget what shows. I used a Win98se computer to setup a Seagate Barracuda 200Gb drive to fit eternal drive case. By just creating a 50gb Partition on the drive and formatting it then fitted in case and used Acronis disc management to setup the rest with a floppy in the usb connector on Win98se computer all fat32 Partitions one is a 124gb partition but may change one to NTFS for video as there is a File limit size of 4Gb on Fat32

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:33 23 Mar 05

Shows 127G not 160G
(start > run > regedit <enter>) and go to the following folder HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters there add a new key named "EnableBigLba" , type: "REG_DWORD" and "value 1" (excluding the quotes (")) now restart and your windows will see the true size

  Chaz10 20:21 24 Mar 05

Done all that,stillshows up as 128GB (bios reports 200GB, Any other ideas

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