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I re install my windows xp and after half of my hard drive are missing before it was 450 GB and now i see only 255 GB

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Problem123,

This is an addressing issue from the 1st generation of Windows XP it can only Identify THAT much of the Hard drive. Because thats all the index addresses it can utilize for the drive sectors.

While that sounds confusing the solutions are simple

Solution number 1: install Service pack 2 or 3

Solution number 2: Get partitioning software and partition the drive (Partitioning is basically telling the computer to view the one hard drive as two or more depending on how many partitions you set)

Hope this helps you,
Dave

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Have you created partitions before installing XP?
if not then i request you to please first create partitions the way u want then try installing xp

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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