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Old 01-10-2007, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HDD not recognized to full capacity

I have read the sticky regarding the 137GB barrier but I didn't see anywhere how to fix it after you have already installed windows XP. I have installed all the updates etc on my computer but still have unpartitioned space. Do I simply go into the boot disk for XP and partition the unallocated space through that or is there a different program that would do it through windows? Any help getting my space back would be great. BTW I have a SATA 2 seagate barracude 320GB HDD.


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You have to format the unallocated space, yes. You can do it with the Windows Disk management, or with a tool like Partition magic (costs money).

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