Formatting Hard Drive.

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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:
 
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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.
 

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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