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Added 250 GB drive to Windows 2000 desktop, see only 131,069.4 K?

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Added 250 GB drive to Windows 2000 desktop, see only 131,069.4 K? How do I reslove this and prepare the drive using its full 250 GB?
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You need the latest service pack. That will solve your problem.
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You need SP2 atleast. You may also want to update your BIOS.
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it's SP4
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you need to clear any partitions and just  make one
use software that came with HD, if you dont have it, go to the site of the manfactuter,
make sure Jumpers on HD are set correctly, and not set to cap limit,
if all fails--then update your bios
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How can I make sure I'm getting the correct BIOS update? I noticed it was by America Megatrends dated approx 2001.
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before you update bios ,
what size  is the HD  reporting in the bios?
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What type of motherboard and what chipset? If you still have your Docs, you can find the info easy. Then go to the manu. website and look for downloads/updates and you should be able to search for yours.
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So you do have SP4 installed correct?
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I'll check the BIOS and see what's it's reporting.

I didn't install SP4, it just says it is in My Computer > Properties. Can I down;oad SP4 to CD? They have a very slow Internet connection.
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Yes you can download it from another location and install it via CD.
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Actually, Data Lifeguard Tools made it accept the 250 GB very well. Thanks for the responces!  Mike.
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Thats because your BIOS was outdated. The software loads before windows so you can use the full amount. Just hope you never have to image your drive with PDQI because it does not like the SW.
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what's the sw and PDQI?
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PQDI = Power Quest Drive Image, its for making images of your drive
SW = Software, as in the software you used to enable the drive.
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