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Xp pro not all of my gbs

So i got a new pc and a friend of mine gave me a windows xp pro cd to install it on to my pc so i did i have two 500gb hard drives but when i installed windows xp pro it only reads 100gbs form each hard drive can any one help me out?

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It could be multiple problems :
first your system doesnt has the software to display more gb,normally there is a software that comes with the hard drive to install it, if you dont have it, you can google the website of hard disk company for it

eg seagate maxtor have their s/w which is free downloadable


secondly your system needs to be configured to display the new drive, go to systems tool administrative tools computer management tool options and u can view the hard drive and format it or create new partitions to display it

let me know if this works

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