Question about Dell Dimension 4550 PC Desktop
I just purchased a new WD 250 GB EIDE hard drive and installed it in my Dell Dimension 4550. My problem is it shows up as a 104 GB Hard drive. The computer shows it being installed as a 250 GB but when I check the properties of my hard drive it only shows up as 104 GB. Can anyone help me ?
XP SP 2 supposedly has no limitations on hard drive size so if you selected it to use the maximum available space during setup it "should" have picked up the entire drive. The only other thing I can think of is to make sure you are running the latest BIOS on your system, so you may want to check into that if you haven't already. I hate to say this but you may have to rerun the XP setup from your CD and make absolutely sure that the maximum partition size is selected and that it matches the size you expect it should.
Good luck and let me know how it goes. I'll continue to research and will let you know if I find anything of any help.
Posted on Feb 23, 2008
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