my 320gb SATA hard drive has shrunk to 131gb! HELP

  dysgenics 14:41 20 Oct 2007

I have a western digital 320GB SATA hard drive which is brand new. I uninstalled windows xp to install the pro version and now its saying i only have 131gb of space... how can I make it recognise the rest? i have not yet installed my new windows xp

thanks everyone!

  dysgenics 14:49 20 Oct 2007

please lend a helping hand someone!

  Fingees 14:59 20 Oct 2007

Have you installed sp2.

The original XP only supports 137 meg hard drives.

If you google for XP size limits, you will probably find a way round it.

All the best.

  Fingees 16:18 20 Oct 2007

Of course I meant 137 gig

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:16 20 Oct 2007

cured by SP2

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.

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