Hard Disk Capacity Error

  sorceror7374 22:06 16 Dec 2006
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I'm running an AMD Athlon XP system to which I've just added a second IDE Hard drive (Samsung SpinPoint 250GB) slaved to the master that's already there and when I booted up with the windows cd in order to partition and format the new drive, it was reading as only 32248 MB in capacity. Any ideas as to how I can fix this to read the full 250 GB capacity?

  woodchip 22:12 16 Dec 2006

You do not need to boot with the XP CD. Right click on "My Computer" Manage then on Disc Managment, You can do it all there

  sorceror7374 22:14 16 Dec 2006

The disk is reading as 32248 MB in Disc Management as well.

  woodchip 22:29 16 Dec 2006

Check the Drive for jumper limiting disc size

  User-312386 22:38 16 Dec 2006

You also need Sp1 or higher to correct this

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:45 16 Dec 2006

If its only reading 32G then there is a 32g lmit clip in place on the drive remove the jumper causing this limit.

  sorceror7374 22:49 16 Dec 2006

Cheers everyone! It was definitely a limiting jumper. I thought they were only used for master and slave configs!

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