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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?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 4, 2009 9:08 AM PST

Read and other places but just install SP3 and then use disk management to create another partition, format that and you're done.

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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.

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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.

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