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Hitachi Desk star 500GB SATA drive

I install Windows XP pro on my upgrade Desk star 500 GB SATA drive, but at partition/format stage, the system only detect 131GB capacity. My mother board is BIOSTAR and its BIOS is current. Any one has any idea, please help.

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HOW MANY PARTITION DID YOU MAKE? HOW MANY GB EACH OF ONE.?

MAYBE YOU DID NOT FORMAT THE OTHERS.JUST REVIEW YOUR PARTITION GOT TO PARTIONING ARE THEN REVIEW IT....... YOU FIND THERE THE PROBLEM,, THAT IS HAPPER TO ME BEFORE...BEST OF MY EXPERIENCE....

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Chances are you are using original XP pro disk. You need to install using SP1 or above for it to fully recognise your drive. You should be able to install windows and setup then download and install service pack which should then recognise full capacity of 500gb

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You can check the jumper, is it on the right place?
besides, some motherboard is indeed do not support hard drive with large size on it...

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