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"Missing" space on new hard disk.

by rcgyuk / May 27, 2007 3:49 AM PDT

I have just replaced my dead hard drive with one of 250gb.

I performed a clean install of xp pro, and accepted the default partition size of about 131gb.

After installing sp2, and all the microsoft updates, I now want to create a d: drive in the remaining space, trouble is, there isn't any!

My bios recognises the disk as 250gb, but both the disk management tool, and the diskpart utility from my xp disk, are not showing the unused space.

Last time, I used partition magic to create the new partition, and readers of my previous thread will know the problems I had!

Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, how do I now create my 120gb D: in the missing space ?

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That clean install..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2007 3:52 AM PDT covers most of this so I won't duplicate what is there, here.

Tell me about your motherboard chipset drivers. Version, etc.

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Oops. one thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2007 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: That clean install..

One owner claims this but the unallocated space in the disk management tool was "off to the right" and they forgot to maximize the view or scroll over to it. Lots of "ok then's" all around.


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Re: Tell me about your motherboard chipset drivers
by rcgyuk / May 27, 2007 5:23 AM PDT
In reply to: That clean install..
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Some drives have...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2007 6:54 AM PDT

A drive size limit jumper, others use special software to set that limit. Tell me that last info so I can see if your drive has such a feature.


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