HDD Capacity undetected

Posted on 2005-02-27
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Last Modified: 2008-02-07
Hi guys,

I have a problem. I just bought a new harddisk Seagate Baracuda 7200 rpm, 8 MB buffer, 200GB IDE.

When I want to make partitions, Windows setup only able to detect 1310062 MB only. The BIOS able to detect upto 200.1 GB. That's mean, about 70 GB is unknown. So what is the problem with this hard disk? Is it because of the setup or because of my other part like motherboard or memory?

My motherboard is ASROCK K7VT2, and my memory is 256MB SDR.

Since it's quiet urgent, I already used it and just installed it with Win XP.

Thank you.
Question by:h3ndr1ck
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Did you install a Service Pack yet?  You need to to be able to see the full drive size.
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is the partition NTFS? if FAT format to NTFS should work or get a bios update from the manfatuares site (sry bad english)

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With sp2? Cause currently, it seems my computer is not strong enough to run sp2. It's slow enough to run next application.

Anyway, I already formatted it with NTFS.
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Lee W, MVP earned 300 total points
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You need to install a service pack.  PREFERRABLY SP2 as it has many patches and fixes that SP1 doesn't have.  You should also consider getting more RAM.  256 is a little low for XP.  I'd recommend 384 or 512 if you can swing it.

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