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    Default I need help........300G Hard Disk

    I had put a 300gHD as a slave disk in my desktop.

    the problem:

    In Windows XP it read on 170g instead of 300g.
    I did a low level formatting but it still reads 170g.

    However in Linux, the system get the correct reading i.e. 300g

    Help:

    How to get Windows to read 300g instead of 170g?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: I need help........300G Hard Disk

    has it been partitioned ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Hm....weird.....ur linux is from the same box? Maybe see if there is new bios update for your motherboard......experienced some old system could not detect large harddisk.....but usually in Terabyte...not half half like urs

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    Default Re: I need help........300G Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    has it been partitioned ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna View Post
    Hm....weird.....ur linux is from the same box? Maybe see if there is new bios update for your motherboard......experienced some old system could not detect large harddisk.....but usually in Terabyte...not half half like urs
    Thank for the note.

    1. I did not do any partitioning. I did a low level formating and thnking that it should do the job.
    2. U are right. It is a old machine. It leaves me an impression that Linux/Ubuntu is better that XP.

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    Default Re: I need help........300G Hard Disk

    You can only partition 128GB from Widows XP install disk.
    To partition larger, you need at least Windows XP Service Pack 1 install disk.

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    Default Re: I need help........300G Hard Disk

    Seatools from Seagate. Get the drive back to its native capacity
    Never mind if your hard disk is not Seagate.

    Set Drive Size with Seatools for DOS

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    Default Re: I need help........300G Hard Disk

    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I had put a 300gHD as a slave disk in my desktop.



    Help:

    How to get Windows to read 300g instead of 170g?

    Thank you
    format it in NTFS. dont use FAT32.
    Objection !!!

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