I went to Maxtor's website and they have a tool to download and execute that solves this issue allowing for single partitions above 128.
Seagate tech help was no help at all on this issue although it seems a very common one. Still--call your drive maker's tech support and see if it might be something else. The same tool from Seagate's website either didn't work or turned out to be a link to the Maxtor website.
Post back if need be.///bobbo.
I only wish I would have read Charlie's answer BEFORE I installed my new 160 mb drive as a Slave on my Windows 2000 system. Great article!
I have my new drive up and running. I formatted the new drive in Windows 2k, but it only formatted 128 mb of usable space on the 160 mb HD. When I go into Disk Management, I see 25 mb as "Unallocated". Can I remove the partition from the 128 mb, or do I have to just create a new partition for the 25 mb of unallocated space? Partitioning is so confusing!