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Old 04-05-2008, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Bios recognizes all 320GB's but XP only recognizes 130GB's...why is this? What can i do? Are there third party partitioning programs that can help?


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Have you given windows up date a go?

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Make sure XP is up-to-date. You can use Gparted to change or check the partitions. You can also use Computer Management included in XP.

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xp will only see 130 if you dont have sp2. If you installed using a cd that is presp2, then it will only see the 130. use the diskmanagement after you have done all of your updates and it should see the rest of the disk.
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