Large hard drive reading as small

  [DELETED] 17:17 28 May 2006

I have a Western Digital 250 gig hard drive which I am using on an external cradle which I use as a back up for my pc and laptop which are both less than a year old. How can I get the full capacity of the hard drive to work and not 128 gigs its reading. (I know that its not exactly 250 gigs) The model number is wd2500jb

  [DELETED] 17:57 28 May 2006

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  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:00 28 May 2006

You need service pack 2 do you have SP" installed?

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.

  [DELETED] 20:10 28 May 2006

Bumped for future ref

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