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250gb Hard drive shows as 125gb

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tim172cup, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. Tim172cup

    Tim172cup Thread Starter

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    I have recently fitted a Hitachi Deskstar 250gb Hard drive(model:HDS722525VLAT80) to my computer.

    After Re-instaling windows (xp) the drive was showing as 125gb.

    I have been told this is because windows xp will only support 125gb without service pack 2.

    I have now downloaded SP2. but it still shows as 125gb.

    Any ideas what I can do to fix this????????????
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    When you partitioned and formatted the drive, it didn't have any service packs, so it limited the format to what you see. If you go into Disk Management, you'll find that you now have about half the drive listed as "Unallocated". You can create a partition on this section and format it, then it will be available for use as a new drive letter.
     
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