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Can't format IDE 160Gb Hard Disk

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Hi,

I have just bought a 160GB IDE drive to put in a machine which I am going to run Windows 2000 Server.
The installation runs fine until it asks to Format the drive. The Setup displays the drive as being 131GB. The BIOS (Updated) sees the drive as 164GB.

Is this a Windows 2000 Server Issue?
Can I fool Windows 2000 Server into formating it at the correct size.
Also can you format the drive as Dynamic from the start as I wish to mirror it as well.

Thanks
Andrew
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Yes, this is a Windows Issue and easily correctable (with a reboot and a registry setting)

Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305098

Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;303013

(I had the same problem and the first article fixed it for me).
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Thankyou, and sorry for not replying sooner.
That was exactly what I was looking for.

Andrew
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