size of hard drive

  jerryj 19:37 04 Feb 08
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Have just built new pc.
When I came to partition hard drive the unpartition space was 131069MB not the 500000MB that it should be.
The bios see it as 500000MB (500G).
Have tried a couple of times.
Any help will be great.

Jerry.

  jack 20:16 04 Feb 08

which can be got around by partitioning or some other workaround take a scroll through this lot
click here

  jimv7 20:23 04 Feb 08

Installing XP service pack 2 gets over the 137gb hurdle. (if your running xp)

  jerryj 20:25 04 Feb 08

I want to install vista on a fresh copy of xp.
Would it have the same effect as service pack 2

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:38 04 Feb 08

I want to install vista on a fresh copy of xp.

Install vista or XP or do you want a dual boot system?

Vista has no problem with partition sizes.

  jerryj 20:47 04 Feb 08

Put vista disc in and it said no SP2 fresh install, or something like that.
Then will install fresh copy of vista.
But still only shows 131G partition space.
Will this resolve after vista has finished.

  jerryj 21:01 04 Feb 08

Just want vista, but my disc will not boot from cd.

  jack 09:41 05 Feb 08

Just want vista, but my disc will not boot from cd.
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To boot from CD you need to adjust the BIOS.
ReBoot the machine.
Keep tapping DELETE
A blue BIOS screen comes up
Arrow key down to Advanced BIOS settings
Press ENTER
arrow doen to 1st boot device
pageup/down so that boot from CD comes up
Press F10
Select Y to the question
Reboot

  jerryj 19:42 05 Feb 08

OK, I will give this a go.
Thanks.

  jerryj 20:01 05 Feb 08

Sorry Jack, I have just read what you said to do again, but I have already tried that.

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