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My hard drive only formats 137 GB but it's a 200 GB drive

I've recently replaced my CPU and Motherboard (AMD XP-3000+ CPU,A7N8X-E Deluxe MB) and I reformatted my second hard drive which previously was attached to a computer which could not support its full 200 GB capacity. When I format this drive it still only lists 127 GB available, and68 GB which are "used" but I can't access the 68 GB which are used. How do I format the disc so that I can access all 200 GB. (Please note: Windows 2000 does not reside on this drive, it is on my primary drive)

Thank you for your help.

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Drive geometry...

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I reformatted my second hard drive which previously was attached to a computer which could not support its full 200 GB capacity.

That may well be a key to consider because some drives had to be jumpered in different ways to enable their usage on systems that didn't support them.

Check the jumpering per manufacturer specs and also in the BIOS to see how it is being recognized. Then repartition the drive (eliminate all previous partitions). What SP are you up to?

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Here's what you need to know.

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The web site http://www.48bitlba.com/ details the issues, what registry entry you need as what Service Pack is required.

Bob

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Windows 2000 is limited to...

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...Hard drives of 137GB or less. (Unfortunately).

Partition it into 2 fairly equal chunks, that should do it.

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That's not true.

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Please ....

1. Review the replies so far.
2. Consider that after so many months the original poster may not find your new information.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) Yes, okay...

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