Large hard Drive Problem

  Scott_the_Scot 09:51 05 Sep 2008
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I have just bought a 1TB external hard drive. I have windows XP SP2 and the drive shows as 931GB drive in my computer and disk management. If have put about 225GB of data on it and now when I try and add any more it is saying that the disk is full. I assume that this is something to do with the old XP problem of not handling partions over 235GB. Can anyone help resolve this.

  Technotiger 10:06 05 Sep 2008

Format it through Disk Management, it needs to be set as "Basic" and NOT "Dynamic", also make sure you do NOT use a "Quick" format, but take the long option, expect it to take anything up to about 4hrs, or maybe a little less.

  Scott_the_Scot 10:47 06 Sep 2008

Thanks for the quick response Technotiger. It was formatted as FAT32 so I changed it to NTFS and it's working now.

  Technotiger 11:44 06 Sep 2008

Grreat, thanks for your feedback.

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