Any idea how to format 200GB harddisk?

  Sin 18:52 13 Aug 2004

I bought a 200GB harddisk but have no clue why i can't get 200GB capacity instead i get 130GB after formatting? Any idea how to get 200GB?


  powerless 18:56 13 Aug 2004
  Dorsai 19:22 13 Aug 2004

I think what Powerless is trying to say is that you new HDD is TOO BIG. Poor old Xp can't get it's head round sooooo much space (it just can't count that high), and so you need to break it up a bit, by partitioning it, into several smaller units. Say 4 at 50Gb.

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give a good walk through of partitioning and formatting a new drive.

  cream. 19:30 13 Aug 2004

It will not break into 4 X 50 gigs. What it needs as poowerless points to is sp1. This will see 200gig as one drive and if it is a slave disk management will let you leave it as 200 gig or partition it for you.

  jz 19:32 13 Aug 2004

Someone told me that there is a limit on older motherboards, but if you install an updated BIOS, Windows will recognise the full capacity of your hard drive. Any PC newer than around 1 years probably has a BIOS that supports large hard drives

  cream. 19:32 13 Aug 2004

Oopps for poowerless = powerless. Makes it sound as if you are skint.;-)

  powerless 19:35 13 Aug 2004

Or SP2 now - does the same as SP1.

  Sin 19:45 13 Aug 2004

Thanks guys,

Appreciated you guys ideas..
Problem solved..

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