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    i just install XP .. and during installation
    i can only find 130gb of harddisk. but then i got 250gb harddisk ..

    Now where the rest of the harddisk ?

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    anione ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon80 View Post
    anione ?
    partition portion not formatted?

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    during installation it already show 130gb
    i create partition , remove and repeat i still cant find the extra 120gb

    so in the end i create a C: at 60gb and a D: at 70gb.
    format D: when i finished install windows and still cannot find the 120gb .. (SATA harddisk)

    After i shut down my PC, I connect my another 250gb harddisk (IDE)
    Is now known as E: but I can only find 130gb as well ..

    anione know what happen? first time encounter such problem ..

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    hi,

    this is likely a motherboard bios issue, it doesn't recognize hdd > 130gb. just download the latest bios from the manufacturer site and flash it. that should work. btw, does your bios read the drive as 250gb? if it doesn't, it's definitely a bios issue. try this link:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/.../t-106090.html

    wes
    Last edited by wesley; 12th January 2007 at 01:21 AM.

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    Have you updated your XP to SP2 yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesley View Post
    hi,

    this is likely a motherboard bios issue, it doesn't recognize hdd > 130gb. just download the latest bios from the manufacturer site and flash it. that should work.

    wes
    okie i try ..


    Quote Originally Posted by fireblade05 View Post
    Have you updated your XP to SP2 yet ?
    no .. i try

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    SP1 will allow you to see the remaining 'missing' HDD space.

    XP alone itself can only see up to 120 on the disk.

    So you MUST upgrade to XP SP1, there after Computer Management inside Administrative Tools will display the other partition of 120GB.

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    The EnableBigLba registry value is disabled:

    If you have a 48-bit compatible BIOS that can support a hard disk that has a capacity of more than 137 GB, only the first 137 GB of the hard disk is addressable. The remainder of the hard disk is not used.
    The operating system must be installed on the first partition that is smaller or equal to 137 GB when the EnableBigLba registry value is enabled but when you do not have a 48-bit LBA compatible BIOS.

    If you enable the 48-bit LBA ATAPI support by editing the registry setting, but you lack both a 48-bit LBA compatible BIOS and a hard disk that has a capacity of more than 137 GB, the hard disk continues to function as a standard hard disk with an addressable limit of 137 GB.
    The operating system must be installed on the first partition that is less than or equal to 137 GB and the rest of the hard disk divided into one or more remaining partitions when the EnableBigLba registry value is enabled on a computer without a 48-bit LBA compatible BIOS that has a hard disk with a capacity of more than 137 GB.



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    i think i already on SP1

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    woot ~
    is done .. tks for the help
    finally found my missing harddisk

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