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I installed a wd 500 gb hard drive on this system but I can see only 130 gb.

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  • narendra2005 Aug 26, 2010

    It is abrand new drive with nothing on it. My BIOS showed 500 gb, but when I started formating, it showed me only 130 gb. This is SATA drive BTW.

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If it's not a new HD, it could be the partition size. Delete the old partition.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010

  • Peter Lee
    Peter Lee Aug 27, 2010

    Are you using windows 2000 ?
    The 130gb limit is found up to Win2K-SP2.
    SP3 or anything later fixes it.

  • Peter Lee
    Peter Lee Aug 27, 2010

    Actually if you are using XP, you need at least SP1.

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