Have you deleted all existing partitions in xp setup and selected to create a new partition as the whole thing as ntfs? You can then select to format the whole thing using quick format. There is no reason this shouldnt work, it sounds as though there is a 130gig partition existing on it already which you can remove.
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.
Is there anywhere other than in the bios you can check total amount of HDD with OS XP sp2? I cannot find a backup drive on this laptop listed but can on other PC under 'my computer', I should have 60GB HDD but can only find 54GB max. under 'my computer'.