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Western Digital 2500aajb hard drive not reconized by windows 2000. I can see it in the bios but not in windows. Thanks so much.

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Make sure you have the latest service pack for Windows 2000 - this fix will NOT work on service pack 2 or earlier.

The reason you cannot see the drive right is that 2000 doesn't have big LBA enabled, and thus has a 137GB drive size limit.

To enable 48-bit LBA large-disk support in the registry:

1.Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atapi\Parameters
3.In the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: EnableBigLba
Data type: REG_DWORD
Value data: 0x1
4. Quit Registry Editor.

You should now reboot, and then you should be able to use your drive.

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