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Old 02-03-2007, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, everyone. I could use some help, if you don't mind.

I recently purchased a brand new 320GB Hard Drive (the exact item is a 320GB Seagate HDD bought from microdirect.co.uk) but after I installed it (installing a fresh copy of Windows XP on it, too) I noticed that it was only displaying 127GB maximum space.

There are no programs installed on the drive, it's completely fresh...

Is there any reason for this? Is it a faulty hard drive?

Any information or help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-03-2007, 06:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That means your BIOS is incapable of detecting the full capacity of the drive, the link posted above may help you set up your BIOS for large drives.

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it could also be that he doesnt have SP2 for XP installed either

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