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Wrong Hard Drive Capacity

Ok I just installed a brand new 320 gig drive with a nvidia 650 motherboard running a quad. In the bios it sees the drive as 320 but when I go to install XP it reads it at only 130. I'm confused why this is happening......can anyone help me out please? By the way I have 2 other drives that are 250 gig a piece and they are detected accurately.

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  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 11, 2010

    Are you using Windows XP with SP1 or 2?
    The issue must lay in the version of WindowsXP that you are using and you would need to load the SATA driver for the hard drive using F6 during the install of XP if it is pre SP1.

    Your system board is fully capable of recognizing a 1.5TB hard drive.

    Let me know, as I may be able to help you get the SATA driver you need. I need to know the make a model of your hard drive in question. And, the make and model of your motherboard.

    Regards,
    Worldvet


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Any hard drive larger than 130GB have to be installed using Windows XP SP2. Windows disks, Pre SP2, will not recognize the large hard drive on 130gb of drive.

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