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« on: December 06, 2004, 01:33:23 AM »

Operating System Version:Windows XP pro
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Problem Hardware Make & Model: Maxtor 200GB
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Hi hoping someone can help me with this problem.
I was trying to create new multiple partitions on a 200GB hard drive using XP's disk management utility. I deleted the existing partition in order to create free space with which to allocate the new ones. However when I did this although the partition was deleted it only showed me 128GB of free space and changed the capacity of the drive to 128GB. When I look at the drive in the BIOS it still shows a 200GB drive but XP refuses to see the full capacity. Any help with this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2004, 01:40:40 AM »

You tried to delete the partition Windows was installed on from Windows? If there was only one partition, that means Windows was installed on it, so it wouldn't be a good idea to delete it, especially from Windows. There might be a resize option, but now I think you will probably need to reinstall Windows to get it to recongize the full drive again. Unless someone else has some input...


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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2004, 08:37:51 PM »

Well, creating multiple partitions with XP's Disc Management tool is never going to work, as you can't tell it to use only X amount of space, only full space or nowt. But okay. Either you have hit on XP's bug that it can't see drives over 137GB, or there's something still on the drive.

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