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By rubsmong ·
I bought a Maxtor 160GB hard drive n ma problem is:- in BIOS the HDD is being detected as 163GB whereas in windows only 130GB is seen n is accessible m actually loosing 30GB.... disk management utilities like Partition Magic... Acronis and even partitoning using FDISK doesnt seem to help!! i bought another disk which is SEAGATE 200GB and connected to another machine and i still have the same prob.. it is being detected in BIOS and works just fine until i partition and format it... i can only address and access 131GB... AM ACTUALLY LOOSING alot of important space... formating in NTFS... FAT32.. using Disk Utilities doesnt seem to help all that is happening is that the size keeps on changing ranging btw 100gb and 130gb. Does someone know a prob about this high capacity disks i.e above 130GB..do they have a prob about how much can be accessed? The jumpers... cabling slaving and the host machines are ok... what could be the prob....PLEAAASE HELP!!!!

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by Kelvin Papp In reply to Hard disk Headache

Assuming you're jumpers are indeed set correctly, your problem is the absence of Service Pack 2.

Without SP2, Windows can only see a maximum of 137GB - more often than not though, it seems to limit drives to 130. After installing the Service pack you should be able to see the additional unallocated space in Disk Management.

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This really solved the problem. Just after the installation of SP2 everything was smooth again and i was able to acces all the 200gb and 160gb disks. THANKS A MILLION MEN. I OWE U.

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by rubsmong In reply to Hard disk Headache

Thanks alot... av just received ua answer and although av not tried it out yet...am almost 100% confident it will work coz none of ma machines has win service pack 2. Thanks Men al tell u how it works out.

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by mjd420nova In reply to Hard disk Headache

Did you load the Maxtor Disk Manager from the
MFGR. software? That would give you the patch
to allow the OS to see all of the drive.

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by mjd420nova In reply to Hard disk Headache

Did you load the Maxtor Disk Manager from the
MFGR. software? That would give you the patch
to allow the OS to see all of the drive.

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by donmars In reply to Hard disk Headache

Give the prize to answer number 1. Install SP2.

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