large hard drive only

  alan2k1 13:56 16 Oct 2006

win xp with service pk2
i have installed a samsung 250GB hard drive but in xp is only seen as 127GB although the bios reports it correctly as 250GB

i have made the following registry change but has no effect

any advice



You need service pack 2 do you have SP" installed?

Shows 127G not 160G or Higher
In Windows, click on Start->Run, enter "regedit".
# Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Parameters registry subkey.
# From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
# Enter the name EnableBigLba, then press Enter.
# Double-click the new value, set it to 1, then click OK.
# Close the registry editor.
# Restart the machine for the change to take effect

  Pamy 14:34 16 Oct 2006

Have a look here click here

  alan2k1 14:06 17 Oct 2006

on a hunch after carring out the above registry change i formatted the drive again after which the full 250GB is available



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