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lg lt20, and ide 320gb hd

I bought a new hd for my lg lt20 -- the hd size is 320gb.
Yet, when installing it either internally to the tablet, or externally using usb it is being recognized as 127gb only and not the full capacity..
Does anyone know how to enable the full size?
I've downloaded the latest (I think) bios from the lge.com site, but it didn't help.
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splaitCommented:
What OS are you running?  Have you looked to see if the drive is partitioned?  It may be that all you need to do is partition it and reformat.
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amitbuenoAuthor Commented:
I am running a windows xp tablet version.
The Drive is brand new, it isn't partitioned into parts... only one partition.
it is recognized by the tablet as 127gb, while it is 320gb... why?
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_Commented:
Sounds like it might be the BIOS is not using 48-bit addressing (to see drives larger than about 130GBs)
See if the BIOS gives you other Options to use the drive (something like LBA or Block Mode?)

For a longshot, see if the drive has a jumper to limit the size to < 127GB

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nobusCommented:
you probably installed XP without service packs.
if you installed it with the Service packs, it will recognise it.  So install them first.
then you can resize your drive with Bootit-ng (free for what you want) : www.terabyteunlimited.com/       
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kkorayCommented:
can you please send us the brand and model name for the hard drive. I'm sure this is jumper problem on the hard drive. if you give me the model number , I will let you know what you need to do.Some hard-drive's have jumper setting to activate all. Update your bios also.
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amitbuenoAuthor Commented:
I've installed the new service pack for xp (3).
But I can not resize nor boot from a floppy because I haven't got one attached...
I tried running the computer manager with storage manager -- but still it notes the 130gb and not the 320gb.
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nobusCommented:
then make the boot cd ....then resize.
i never said  the SP would recognise the whole disk after install - it only does it WHEN you install, but you need it later !
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kkorayCommented:
no model number for the hard drive ?
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amitbuenoAuthor Commented:
I can not make a boot cd because I haven't got a cd connected,. the only boot can be from a network, or from the built hd.

The model of the hd is: wd scorpio blue beve
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nobusCommented:
you can make the boot cd on another pc, and put the image on an usb sticxk to run it from there imo
i did not try it yet, though...
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kkorayCommented:
it looks like, you have to install windows xp with sp3 and it should recognize the drive. if you don't have sp3 then install with whatever you have create partion like 50gb and leave the other partion alone install the xp and update windows service pack 3 then go to manage drivers and add the rest of the partion.
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kkorayCommented:
amitbueno use flash drive to boot ?? that doesn't work too ?
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amitbuenoAuthor Commented:
I've installed the sp3 on the xp. And tried the storage manager -- it still recognize the small not big one.
In addition the bios only recognize the smaller one, I've updated the bios but no good.
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nobusCommented:
check first if your bios uses the 48-bit LBA (not the 28-bit, limited to 128 Gb)
if not, check for a bios update, and if it cures that.
your other option is to partition the disk in 120 Gb chunks...and use it like that !
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kkorayCommented:
contact western digital support call their number

US & Canada - English        1 (800) 275-4932        Monday - Thursday
Friday - Sunday       8 am - 7 pm CST
8 am - 5 pm CST

or email
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

if above help won't work for you.
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nobusCommented:
here an explanation on the disk sizes - look for the 127 - 128 barrier  :  http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/hard_drives/hard_drive_size_barriers.htm
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amitbuenoAuthor Commented:
sold the machine, isn't relevant anymore
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_Commented:
That's one way to solve that problem.  
Thanks for the feedback and the Points.    : )
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