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HDD showing up 1/2 size?

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So, I'm formatting my drive, and it is showing up as like 130000 MB and it is a 250g drive...any ideas?

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I haven't installed any OS yet...I'm formatting for the first install.

 

And it's plugged into my motherboard....so that's my controller.

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Guest Hudson

Is it the board in your sig? 'Cause the "Ordered" heading led me to believe you are currently using other equipment. If it's an older board, it may not support 48-Bit LBA, which means a 137 GB limit.

 

--Hudson

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You need to have an OS that has at least SP2 prior to formatting your HDD to display all 250GB's of your HDD. And the formatting utility is in the Windows Installer, so you'll have to slipstream SP2 into your CD so you can get a proper install instead of having two partitions.

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Can I use all 250gb's even if it doesn't show it? or will it actually limit me to 130?

 

I am using the comp listed in sig...just booting it up.

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This problem happened to me, just 2 nights ago.

 

You'll still be able to get the rest of your GB. You just have to create another partition, which is no big deal, and you'll have it all.

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