I just built my new comp but when i looked at how much hard drive space i got it says it only has 130gb. How do i get it to recognise it has 160. My cousin said something bout updates but he wasn't totally sure. I'm running on Windows XP Proffesional.
How are you with Math? It goes like this When a harddrive is advertised as 100 GB[lets say] That description is talking about there being 1000 kilobyte in a megabyte [ mega =1000] But there isn't. Computers count in expotential numbers [2-4-8-16-32-64-128-256-512-1024] So when I bought my 200BG drive the computer says it has 186. Get it?
It doesn't help when you try to confuse YinHoNg The reason it's not showing the full hard drive is as explained in my post above. Downloading/installing SP1 or SP2 will allow the full drive to be seen and a 160GB drive should show up as 156.25GB or there abouts.
There are several reasons as to why the full size of a hard drive is not always recognised. In my post above, I didn't say that SP1 will cure the problem, just that if you have XP without it then a drive over 137GB will not be recognised to it's full capacity.
installing SP1 or SP2 will enable XP to see the drive to it's full capacity. As to whether the drive itself will show this is another matter and other factors could be the culprit.