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Old 03-09-2006, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default My Hard Drive Has Shrunk Why???

I have just bought a nes hard drive 200gb and i formatted it and put on a primary dos partitiion and windows xp and when i logged into windows the hard drive says it is only 130gb can anyone tell me why???

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Old 03-09-2006, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if your windows cd didnt had sp1 or sp2 integrated that explains it , sp1/sp2 supports hard drives over 128gb while with no-sp you cant go beyond it , so you gotta install sp1 or sp2 if you havnt alredy done so and then use a partition manager to create another partition from the unallocated space, for that you can use either windows builtin disk managment or any partition manager like disk director suite/paragon partition manager/partition magic etc.. to get into the windows disk managment goto start-->settings-->control panel-->administrative tools-->computer managment-->disk managment , check out this guide on integrating sp2

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Old 03-09-2006, 10:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah thats what happened to me. Just get SP1 or SP2 and i think Youll be fine
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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But wouldn't using the install disk that came with the HD also help?
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