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Old 06-10-2005, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I have been searching the archives and as a result, ran Maxtor PowerMax (low level format), then installed XP. Worked great, except that my 160gb HD was partitioned as a 130gb drive. Ok cool, thought I would go into XP's drive manager, see the unformatted 30gb and make it into a logical drive.

Well, to make things short, it's simply not there. Windows only recognizes the 130gb partition.

So, do I have to run a win98 boot disk, Fdisk, then install XP


or


Run Delpart and maybe even delete the MBR and then continue forward?


Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Eric
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Old 06-10-2005, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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there is size limit for what windows recognises. You should have gotten and installation program with the drive to overcome that. If not check their website.
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Try partition magic.
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I have a 160gb WD and XP recognizes 149.04gb. There is a certain percentage you take off from what the manufacturer says it is. I beleive its about 7%. So 7% from 160 is 148, so give or take a few.
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