Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

Hard Drive Issues - Not utilizing my full hard drive

by miloman33 / November 4, 2009 9:05 AM PST

My hard drive crashed and I replaced it with a new 500G hard drive. I reloaded Windows XP and I'm using the new hard drive as my main drive. It only shows that I have 137G Total size of the drive. How do I get it see all of the 500G hard drive?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Hard Drive Issues - Not utilizing my full hard drive
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Hard Drive Issues - Not utilizing my full hard drive
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
That's proper. DO NOT EXTEND THE VOLUME SIZE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2009 9:08 AM PST

Read http://www.48bitlba.com and other places but just install SP3 and then use disk management to create another partition, format that and you're done.
Bob

Collapse -
That did the trick
by miloman33 / November 7, 2009 11:01 PM PST

The partition helped and now I have access the remaining space on the hard drive. Thank you for your help.

Collapse -
BIOS updates avalible for you?
by jainbhawna12 / November 5, 2009 8:49 AM PST

some old PCs just don't support to much HDD space. see if Toshiba has BIOS updates available for your PC.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.