Hello all, I would appreciate your help. I'm running an Asrock K7S8X motherboard with a Promise Ultra TX2 on Windows XP and recently added a 160GB Samsung hdd. The hdd is seen as 128GB by XP management. I have enabled big drive support fom Microsoft and updated the TX2 bios. The hdd is configured for large drive by tho onboard jumpers. I've "lost" 32GB, can anyone help? Thanks in anticipation.
I agree with Daxian. When you format the HD u never get the amount specified on the unit as a certain percentage is taken away the the formatting process. That is the reason why when u buy the HD it should say the amount "Unformatted".
As Djohn states there is no way you would lose that much space through formatting. My suggestion would be to use Disk Management(type words into Help and Support Centre in XP menu) to partition your second drive and I suspect your missing space will be found.