|i've checked properly, my registry is now also:|
EnableBigLba REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
i'm now suspecting another thing. after the XP sp2 uninstall/reinstall, this 300gb automatically converts itself from NTFS to FAT format (i guess this happened during the uninstall time).
as fat format cannot read large HD like 300GB, i decided to reconvert it back to NTFS but below is the error message.
how do i successfully convert it back to NTFS?
please note that presently the data content of this R: drive is only 80GB, but when i attempt to convert it, it says insufficient disk space for the operation.
how do i successfully convert this?
the 300gb is R: while C: is the boot drive.
C:\>convert r: /fs:ntfs
The type of the file system is FAT.
Windows is verifying files and folders...
File and folder verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.
10,592,256 bytes total disk space.
20,480 bytes in 5 hidden files.
4,096 bytes in 1 folders.
4,096 bytes in 1 files.
10,563,584 bytes available on disk.
4,096 bytes in each allocation unit.
2,586 total allocation units on disk.
2,579 allocation units available on disk.
Determining disk space required for file system conversion...
Total disk space: 10369 KB
Free space on volume: 10316 KB
Space required for conversion: 232722 KB
Insufficient disk space for conversion
The conversion failed.
R: was not converted to NTFS