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Hard dribe my pc doesnt see more than 137gb on my hard drive

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You have to update windows SP1 to SP2 over.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

Open the start menu > go to control panel > click switch to classic view on the side (if it says category view, skip this) > go to administrative tools > computer management > and click disk management

You'll have a list of partitions, if there is a large area without the dark blue line on top, right click it, and click "New Partition".
Make the size the biggest possible, and there you go.

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What size is it meant to be, It is normal for it to show a bit less than stated, My 250gig only shows as 232gig.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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*********** board have no support LBA 48bit adressing.
If you want to use so big HDD, you must to upgrade bios (for LBA 48 bit) or change motherboard for new one.

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i,d suggest an 80-120 gig hard drive should be sufficent.
if you require larger drive storage. you can add an external hard-drive via USB upto 500 gig usually without restriction.
You can also purchase An PCI Card, with sata connectors. should you wish to take that option. all the above is dependant on how modern your computer system/systems bios Is.

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My Hard Drive is 250 GB but I only see 137GB


Windows xp has a max Hard drive limit of 137GB, so what you see is totally right.
Windows XP did not support 48-bit LBA for ATAPI disk drives, which is what larger drives needs.
The service packs do address the problem but you need to have a copy of windows xp which includes at least service pack 1 on the installation.
The problem is when you install from your original disk, it doesn't include the service packs, so by the time you have got the system up and running the hard disk space has already been allocated.

Bios update wont help
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Possible solutions:
If you can get hold of a new version of XP which includes at least service pack 1, you can re-install with this disk and it should find all your hard disk space
or
You can do what is called 'slipstreaming', this is when you burn the original XP disk and the service packs together on one disk, but it does take a bit of working out.

here are a few links which may help you more:

http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303013


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