XP wont regonise hard disk size

  Zane22 22:59 28 Aug 04


Just fitted a second hard drive to my PC ,its a 80gb IBM deskstar,but XP only shows it as 30GB,any ideas why?,I thought XP would pick this up no problem.

Any help wpuld be welcome


P4 2.66 512ram XP Home edition

  johnsims 23:34 28 Aug 04

XP needs SP1 to recognise a HDD that is over 137Gb but your experience with an 80Gb drive seems a bit odd. Have you got the bios set to LBA? Have you installed SP1?

  Charence 00:45 29 Aug 04

Are the jumpers on new HDD correct?

  THE TERMINATOR 02:17 29 Aug 04

If you have no software on your new drive, try formatting it from disk properties, using NTFS file system....TT

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