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My hardisk 1tb only shows 500gb space, just bough it yessterday and i have installed it in port 0 and an other hardisk off 500 gb was installed on port 1 and when i go into my computer i only see both hardisks showing 500 gb

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If you're using the original XP version it wasn't able to format the correct size of the hard drives. You need to find a version with Service Pack 2 and boot off that CD in order to format the correct size of the drives. You could also boot off a Vista installation CD and format the correct size.

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