I'm building a system with a Sempron 3400(64), 1GB Memory (DDR400) and 160GB SATA Maxtor. I am currently formatting the HDD prior to loading WinXP Pro. Can anyone tell me why the Windows setup only sees 131GB available on the HDD??
try Shows 137G 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.
If I could do what you suggested I wouldn't have a problem. I'm formatting the drive as part of the WinXP setup so I haven't got Windows loaded yet! following Alan14's suggestion, for your info my MoBo is an Asrock K8NF4G SATAII so I would have thought it would have no problem with a 160GB HDD.F