Sata drive

  phil46 16:10 07 Feb 2006

Bought a computer from Novatech without an OS
installed WXP no problem,The problem WXP won't display the correct HD size in my computer showing 127GB,drive is 200GB i know Windows can only see 130GB i'm told but i thought SP2 sorted it!!
I have a second computer with a SATA drive but it is split in half IE 2x95GB so windows sees this,all divers available on the disk that came with the computer have been installed.
The correct disk size does show on the raid controller menu and the bios

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:25 07 Feb 2006

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.

  phil46 17:17 07 Feb 2006

Many thanks for your responce,EableBigLba was already enabled so still no change!!

  JWJH 17:28 07 Feb 2006

click here for info.

  Totally-braindead 17:28 07 Feb 2006

Download the software from the hard drive manufacturers site and use this, Maxblast for Maxtor, Seatools for Seagate etc.

  PC Bilbo 17:29 07 Feb 2006

You may need a bios update or use a disk management tool like Partition magic or Partition Expert.

M.S. knowledge base covers this.

click here

  phil46 21:19 07 Feb 2006

Many thanks to all for your responce,the action i took was via WXP Disk management i created a logital drive you can now see the full size of the drive this is at least on par to my other SATA drive computer,that to has two partitions !!

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