Running an HP pavilion 740uk as standard with Athlon XP1900+, 256Mb DDR-SDRAM, 40 Gb UltraDMA, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, Windows XP Home. I have added a second Hard Drive: HITACHI Deskstar 123.5 Gb but have gone adrift somewhere in the initializing/set-up. The new drive appears under 'Hard Disk Drives' in 'My Computer' as New Volumw (F:); Properties reports Used Sp[ace as 65.3 MB: Free Space as 29.2 GB. I have printed out all 21 pages of theMicrosoft Disk Management Help file. Iam seeking guidance as to where I should go and what to do to have this new drive recognised in its true capacity.
Mike: BIOS - which came up in French - detects it as 33822 MB
Diesse: Iam using NTFS. I formatted with XP's Disk Management. It may be that I partitioned incorrectly. Since I have put nothing on the disc, Iam tempted to delete the 29.2 GB partition and see if I can create a 100 GB one in lieu. (Later) I can't ! The Wizard only offers a max size of 33822 MB. Just occurred to me, since that figure is in blue, maybe I can delete that in the Wizard and replace it with what I want. I'll try again.
DieSse was RIGHT! Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about the subject to appreciate that there are two sets of jumper settings on the disk label, one of which restricts the drive capacity. I had the wrong one. It wasn't until last week - December - that, after downloading pages from Hitachi and running their diagnostic program that they spotted the cause.
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