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Hard drive limited to 137gb

By wkmccarty1 ·
I am running Windows XP SP3 and I am unable to get a new Seagate sata 750 gb drive to show over 137 gb. It shows up in the bios as 750gb. I have tried several things but doesn't change. Anyone have any suggestions. Any help would be appreciated.

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When you buy these drives they are in a FAT format..

What you need to do is right click on the drive and select format change it to "NTFS". When done your drive should show up as 698gb, drives do not show up as the full working amount (IE: 750gb) indicated on the box, they always show up smaller, but not as small as yours.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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This question has come up before ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Hard drive limited to 137 ...

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=249438&messageID=2394272

Unless you can upgrade your BIOS, you've just pushed the envelope a wee bitty far.

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Except in this case the drive does show up as normal.

In the bios. So i do not think it would be the bios. It might be in a different format like Fat.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Yeah, oops ...misread the OP. and

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Except in this case the d ...

You managed to point out the bleeding obvious before I could remove it. :)

Back to the drudge.

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