Originally posted by TheMajor
FAT32 can be up to 2TB. It's just that Windows cannot detect a disk larger than 127GiB/137GB in LBA 32bit mode. Regardless of file system. You can however partition the disk in 32bit LBA mode I think, but you will only have 127GiB and if you enable 48bit LBA everything will be gone until you set it back to 32bit LBA.
I was told to install Windows XP SP1 and I'd be able to access my entire 250GB drive. Right now I can only access 137GB.
Tell me, what does SP1 have to do with enabling 48bit LBA? Because I too have been told to enable 48bit LBA so I can access my entire 250GB HD.
What must I do in order to access my 250GB HD; enable 48bit LBA.....or install SP1.......or must I do both?
Does anyone really know for sure which action I need to take in order to "see" my new entire 250GB HD? If so, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks.