buta August 14, 2005 at 23:36:51 Specs: windows xp, 1G
I just bought a Maxtor sata 250G harddisk, and tried to install windows xp, but showed wrong disk size. Widows xp installation says only 130G rather than 250G. Do I have to do some tweaks to get correct disk size in sata harddisk?
I did install windows xp without loading any sata driver, but window still recognizes 250G harddisk as 130G. I've tried to search sata driver ,but no luck. My mobo is ECS RS-400A. Any help would be appreciated.
There was a 137 GB limit in the original release of XP. In service pack 1 Microsoft added support for 48-bit LBA which extends this limit to 144 Petabytes. As long as you have SP1 installed (or slipstreamed into your XP install disc) and your BIOS supports drives of that size you shouldn't have any problems.
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