The 127GB limit is proper for XP (original crispy flavor.)
To fix this you want a newer XP Home SP2 CD. There are other crash and burn issues prior to XP SP2 CDs so this is why I don't bother unless the CD is the right version.
HOWEVER, if you are LUCKY enough to get XP installed, booting from the 130GB partition, install SP1 and magically the disk manager will let you get to the rest of the drive so you can partition and format the remaining space.
HOWEVER PART TWO, I wouldn't bother with SP1 or SP2 and just skip those and install SP3.
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Mobo is Biostar p4m90-m7c fe
Bios finds 320G SATA drive fine.
Put Win XP HOme (original version from wayyyyyyy back) in cd=drive. XP boots from disk and sees the drvie but ONLy as 130 or so Gigs. I realize this is a limititation of xp prior to all the service packs, but how do I get around it? BTW there is no Floppy in the computer (none of my puters have working floppys!)
I thought I'd be tricky and installed the disk to my other winxp machine and formatted the drive into a 40G and 280G partitions both primary the 40G first. Retried the new machine and it didn't recognize the partitions and listed only one unknown drive of about 130 gigs.
Looked int he bois and didn't see a setting for ide/raid for the sata. I've read where you can F6 durring the install and load additional drivers but all those post linked to external sources for key information and those links were dead.
How can I get around this limitation? If I need to load drivers during the install I assume I can burn them to a cd on my other computer and f6 during the install to load them, but what drivers am I looking for if this is the way to go? If not how can I get all of my drive available.
Oh, I did try simply letting install format the 130 partition hoping that when I finished the install the rest of the drive would show up as unpartioned but that didn't work out.
TIA for any help