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Old 10-04-2005, 01:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There is a big drive enabler from maxtor i think....search it might be worth your while.....cause anything over 127G wont be read unless you have atleast SP1. So it should be ok.
this is the site for the big drive enabler.
http://www.maxtor.com/portal/site/Ma...&downloadID=11
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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All it does it update the windows registry to enable large disk support.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Did you use the drive setup utility that it came with usually a floppy or CD? The manufactures are providing some pretty good tools to partition this correctly.
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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slipstream SP2 onto XP on a new disk
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=72690
then use that to format and install
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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ok the disk was OEM so there wasnt any documentation...
can sum1 please explain how to separate into 2 partitions?
finally, can sum1 explain the windows thing alittle simpler, im sry but i hav no idea wut u just said XD
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Boot from your XP CD, it will bring you to a page and ask you what you want to do, one of the options is to delete a partition, or add a new one. Right now you only have one, so choose the option to delete a partition and delete it. Then choose to create a new one, it will give you the option to choose the size (I think it's in MB not GB), so create a new partition and make it 125,000MB. Then go through that process again and create a new partition the same size, 125,000MB.

Then it will ask you to format the new partitions, choose NTFS and format both.

Then you have to install XP on one of the partitions you just created, choose one (doesn't matter which) and go ahead with the install. That will give you one drive that's 125GB with your OS on it (C) and another logical drive (probably D or E) with 125GB on it.


It's pretty simple, just boot from your xp cd, read the options and do the above.

Basically, Windows XP originally did not support drives larger than 127GB, they released service pack 2 which resolves the issue. But many people have posted here that have this same problem even though they downloaded SP2. Slipstreaming (adding) SP2 to the XP cd directly and then reinstalling XP should fix the problem also.
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