Question about Seagate (ST3100203U2-RK) (ST3100203U2RK) 100 GB Hard Drive
I recently got a maxtor sata drive and it shows up in my bios and when i format but it only is reading as a 131070mb harddrive or 131.07GB thats farly close to half my HD not useable is there a way to get access to that other part or does windows xp only read in 100gb chunks?
im runnig windows xp sp2
Welcome to the wonderful world of windows disk size limitations.
What you are running into is the Windows 137GB Capacity Barrier AKA the 48-bit Logical Block Addressing Support for ATA (IDE), Serial ATA or ATAPI disc drives.
In English this means windows will only “acknowledge” between 127 and 137 Gig of a disk drive without some updates.
In most cases after he latest Service Packs are installed, any additional gigabytes will show up as unallocated space on the drive and you can create a second partition with the Windows disk management tools. Unfortunately this will mean that you have 2 partitions on the drive (if you placed your os on the drive or partitioned it before the updates were installed.).
If this is a secondary drive (in other words your OS is on a different disk drive), install all of the system updates first, you should then be able to format the entire drive as one partition.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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