160 Gig SATA Drive only showing up as 130 Gig

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tezcat

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..on wink2k install.

I have heard that windows cant format a partition over 130ish Gigs. how do I avoid wasting the remaining 30Gigs of HDD space?

It is going to be the only drive on the system.

the motherboard is Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 and Harddrive is WDCaviar 160GB SATA 8MB cache 7200.

really would like help on this 1 please
 
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If you click on My Computer and choose Manage and then Disc Management what does it say about the drive?
 

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sorry for the delayed respones was out last night,

in answer, I havent got to that stage yet. I'm hoping that it will see 30 gig of unpartitioned/formatted space.

would it be worth my while making a bootable floppy and doing an FDISK b4 running the 2k cd, if so what is the dos command?
 

tezcat

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wow thx jack. thats perfect.

im also wondering if it is my sp3 disk im using and that i havent mixed it up with sp2. ill check when i get home.
 
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