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Formatting Hard Drive.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Hotshot510, Jul 11, 2006.

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  1. Hotshot510

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    I just installed a second 200 GB hard drive. My master HD is 120 GB. Everything went okay with just one problem. When I format this drive it reads that I have 127 GB free space.
    When I check in Computer Management window it says 127.99 GB NTFS in one box and in a box beside it it says 58.32 GB Unallocated.

    What is the 53 GB unallocated? Can I use it in some way ? I would like to be able to use the whole 200 GB of this drive.
    I am using XP Professional SP 2.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.:confused:
     
  2. PuterPerson

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    Very good question. I want to know too.
     
  3. silvershield

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    Make sure you have the proper jumper settings... Refer to your manual if you have to.
     
  4. lazybear

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    Just a shot in the dark but you could go to your hd website and look for something like a big drive enabler. Supposedly it will change your registry to allow for hd's over 127GB or 137GB.
     
  5. Hotshot510

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    Thanks lazybear went to Western Digital site and downloaded their Data Lifegaurd software which changed registry and allowed me to format to 186 GB.
    Now I know lol
     
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