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Travelmate 4502Mi not see all of 320GB hard drive - it only see's 127GB

Replaced 80GB hard drive with a 320GB Western Digital with LBA-625142448 Model # WD3200BEVE - 0A0HT0. Reinstalled the image I made with IClone. Machine booted fine and had all files & folders. The problem is that there is 170GB in unallocated space that the disk manager doesn't see at all. Operating system is Window's XP PRO with SP3. Flashed System Bios with Version 3A06, this was supposed to enable LBA48. Any help is appreciated. Thanks Fred

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Do you still have the original recovery disc for the PC? If so, put that into the disc drive then boot the computer. It can help you either save the installed operating system or create a new one if there is a serious problem.

This could also be due to a hard disk drive failure, in which case you'd be needing to get a new hard disk. Most of the time however, just a file allocation table messes up during a power down, or some other random problem happened and just caused a simple error on the drive. I'd definitely find that recovery disc. If nothing else, you can use google to search for recovery boot disks that you can download and burn to a CD using a different computer. They can help as well.

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Yes. Go to the control panel, adminstrative tools,computer management, disk management. From there you will see the hard drive and be able to expand it to the full 320gb.

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