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Old 08-02-2007, 06:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i have a 160 gb ide hard drive running windows xp home edition with service pack 2 , the problem is that windows reconizes my hard drive as 127 gb !! when its 160 gb if i open the management console it says i have 22gb unpartitioned space ive tryed using software such as paragon partition manager to resize my other partitions but i cant resize the partition any more then 1mb !! the only way around it is to create another partition as 22gb ((works)) but i want to avoid this , & if i boot of my windows xp disk home edition if i go to the bit with the partitions where it asks which partition to install windows on it dosnt even reconize that i have 22gb un partitioned space.

In the bios i have the sata controller enabled would that cause this kind of problem ?

Hope someone has a fix for this thanks !!

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Old 08-02-2007, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is known as the 127GB barrier.
I'm guessing you installed windows with a CD that wasn't SP2 and just manually added the service pack.
You'll need to use Nlite to add sp2 onto your windows CD and then install it freshly.

nLite - Deployment Tool for the bootable Unattended Windows installation

there is a known work around by changing a registry setting then repartitioning, however you're better off doing a clean install.

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Old 08-03-2007, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yes i did install windows with out sp2 on the disk im gonna be upgrading to vista soon so i hope i dont have the same problem ,thanks
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when you install vista click extend drive, it will make your drive its full capacity
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