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.
Many thanks for all the advice. I followed Fruitbat's regedit suggestion which resulted in Everest saying that I had 465 Gb but the rest, including Defragmenter said about 127. It also says the file system is nfts.
I don't have SP2 so this might be the problem. The computer is fairly up to date.
I checked the Helproom for other Missing Gigs postings and there was someone from a year ago with exactly the same problem. He solved it, he says, by downloading Easeus, a free programme. I have just downloaded it and it shows Unallocated 333.77 Unused Logical apart from the C drive.
I might give it a try at sorting things once I can work it out. Thanks again.
As you have formatted and installed from a XP disc pre Sp2 it could only see 127G so only formatted 127 of your 500 G drive.
All you need to do is go in to disk management (right click My computer - Manage - Storage _ disk management) click on the unallocated part of the drive and format it. Assign a drive letter and then it will be available as a separate drive to store your data or programs on.