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1tb hdd on pc only read as 64gb


computerdiv

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Hi all, I have a 1tb hdd installed. I was running win xp on it and duel booted win7 on another hdd. I had a boot registry failure happen. After fixing the boot registry the 1 tb hdd running win xp is now only read as 64gb. Can this be fixed or do you think the hdd is damaged.

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lotvic

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Check in BIOS that LBA is enabled and also check EnableBigLba value is defined and set properly in the Windows registry.

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computerdiv

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where do I look for (check EnableBigLba value is defined and set properly) please

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rdave13

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What file system is it shown as in disk management? Should be NTFS.

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KRONOS the First

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lotvic

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Start, Run, type regedit press ok

On leftside: System Key: [HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atapi\Parameters]

On right side:

Value Name: EnableBigLba

Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)

Value Data: it will say 0x0000000 and in brackets (0) = disabled, (1) = enabled

To change the value to (1) rightclick on EnableBigLba and choose Modify

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KRONOS the First

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Did not realise the link did not work. Try this.

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