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Replace bad HD with new 5oogb

My 200Gb HD crashed in my HP/COMPACK computer.
When I try to reinstall windows XP Pro, I can't format the
new hard drive higher than 137gb.

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This is a rather technical problem with MS Windows and the 48bit Logical Block Addressing scheme.
You can read more details here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/303013

Short solution: You have to install Service Pack 1 (or better SP2) in order to get past this problem.
I assume that you had this disk in you computer before, so the BIOS should be able to handle this as well.

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