|First you should check to see if your laptop is 48-bit compliant. Check its support site. If it's not it may only take a bios upgrade. (Note that I'm assuming it's a compliance problem because of the recognized size of the drive and because you're using an older P-4 laptop. Many older P-4 motherboards weren't compliant.)|
If you can't make it compliant, desktop drives usually had a 'cylinder limiting jumper' that you'd set and the bios would see the drive as a smaller drive. You'd then install drive overlay software to make use of the drive's entire capacity. I'm not sure what would be available for a laptop drive but you can check the support page of the drive manufacturer.
If all else fails, can you return the drive for a smaller capacity one?
Or just use it as a 131 gig and make do with it that way. You'd need to make sure you do the partitioning while it's set up internally since that's the way it'll be used.
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