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by Eddie143 / April 27, 2006 9:55 AM PDT

I have a ecs motherboard 1.2 amd xp cpu 768ram running windows xpPro. New WD250-7200 HD but it only sees 137. What can I do to fix this problem.

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large hard drive issue
by linkit / April 27, 2006 10:34 AM PDT
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Install SP2
by crash314 / April 27, 2006 12:01 PM PDT
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There was a "bug" in the original version of Windows that would only allow it to "see" drives up to around that size. I think it was fixed in SP1, but can't say for sure.

Since Windows only uses the BIOS to get itself started, it doesn't really matter if your BIOS correctly identifies the drive, only that Windows does.

The catch is, you'll only be able to create a new partition with the remaining space. You can't resize the existing partition without reinstalling Windows or buying additional software.

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some definitive answers
by linkit / April 27, 2006 12:27 PM PDT
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You are correct: the problem was fixed in SP1

With regard to BIOS, the BIOS does indeed need to be 48-bit LBA compatible. This holds true for motherboard BIOS'es and HD controller card firmware. This is in addition to the OS version being compatible.

Reference: http://www.48bitlba.com/winxp.htm

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