BIOS Says 250GB HDD... XP says 130?

  Jamesy 20:17 13 Apr 2003

I've recently installed a new MSI KT3 Ultra motherboard, and a new 250 gig western digi hard disk. Now, in the bios it recognises that the drive is 250 gigs however when i setup xp it only recognises it upto 130 gig and won't see the full size of the drive.

I know 48-bit LBA mode addressing needs to be enabled and as far as I can see it is turned on in the BIOS and as i say, the bios recognises it as 250 gig but windows doesnt and only shows it as 130 gig.

Any ideas?

  Jamesy 21:38 13 Apr 2003


  PhilipH 22:23 13 Apr 2003

You need support for 48bit LBA in Windows, this was added in SP1 or can be enabled in the Registry article 303013 in the Microsoft Kmowledge Base click here;en-us;303013

  Jamesy 00:39 14 Apr 2003

Tried that already, it hasn't worked!

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