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Xp won't detect my full HDD space

by Wraithakl / September 3, 2008 6:58 PM PDT

Does anyone know whats going on?
I have recently purchased a new 320GB IDE HDD and installed it myself. Bios has detected correctly as a 320GB HDD but my Windows XP will only detect it as a 127GB HDD.
My theory on this is that the version of XP that I own is too old to go higher than 127GB.
My XP version is 5.1(build 2600xpclient.010817-1148)
Am i right about this? and is there anything i can do without having to buy a new XP?
My computer is a Intel P3 2.0ghz.

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Re: version
by Kees Bakker / September 3, 2008 7:12 PM PDT

My version (start>run>msinfo32, second line in system overview) = "5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600".

You don't tell anything about servicepacks (SP1, SP2, SP3)? What did you download (or install from the CD you ordered)?

And if you say "Windows XP will detect it" are you talking about Disk Management? Or, say, the soze of the c:-drive (partition) in My Computer? Please post the full info shown by Disk Management.


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You don't buy a new XP. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 3, 2008 8:26 PM PDT

You install the service packs, free.

Right click the My Computer icon on the desktop, and click Properties. The Service Pack version will be shown. SP3 is the latest, but SP1 will enable Windows to see the entire drive.

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by Wraithakl / September 15, 2008 12:11 PM PDT

Thanks for all those who replied Happy
I downloaded Sp2 and it works fine
Thanks again

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