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Hard Drive Limit 31.4GB

by Eliphelet / December 13, 2006 5:18 AM PST

I have a strange problem.

I recently put together a new pc from scratch. New mobo, new ram new drives, everything. This included a brand new 250GB hard drive (IDE). I installed windows XP on this PC just fine, everything seems to be working fine.

However I then decided to put my old hard drive into the PC as a slave. I put this HD into the PC and for some reason, both the bios and windows detect only 31.4GB of space on the drive.

I really want this drive to work, It has over 60GB of music files on it, which obviously I want access to. Does anyone have any idea why I wouldn't be able to access this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I have already installed new bios from the DFI site, which had no affect.

Thanks in advance


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What SP of XP is
by Ray Harinec / December 13, 2006 6:38 AM PST

on the system. What filw systewm did you format the drive as, FAT 32 or NTFS?

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What's the mfg and model of the drive at question ?
by VAPCMD / December 13, 2006 9:36 AM PST

Was it a slave before or did you change the jumpers to make it a slave ? Sure you didn't goof and create a partition on the slave .. cause 32GBs is the FAT32 limit under XP.


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