Maximum supported hard disk in win 2000

July 3, 2009 at 00:14:04
Specs: Windows XP
i have one sata 320 Gb hard disk, but it not fully taken in windows 2000 server, it only displays 128 GB

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#1
July 3, 2009 at 00:47:52
You must have a unpartitioned hard disk space. Can you tell me the each partitions size is.

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#2
July 3, 2009 at 04:53:15
It's not a Windows issue, it's a motherboard issue. Your board's BIOS must support 48-bit LBA to recognize HDD's over 137GB. Sometimes a BIOS update will add the support. If none is available, you either have to live with it or buy a controller card.

http://www.48bitlba.com/


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#3
July 3, 2009 at 05:17:34
320 GB is mentioned in the bios, it is intel D 101 GGC motherboard. It is not partitioned hard disk. at the time of taking disk management, only display 120 GB size. OS is windows 2000 server

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#4
July 3, 2009 at 09:01:18
Did you use the Software that came with the HDD to Partition and install it. Sometimes the Software can provide a workaround for Larger HDD. Chec the MFG Web Site for solutions.

M$ Service Packs sometimes address these limitations. Get the latest for your OS

The article at the link below may provide some answers. More than you ever wanted to know about the subject.

http://www.dewassoc.com/kbase/hard_...

It's there, you just have to keep reading, but you may not like the answers you get.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#5
July 3, 2009 at 14:49:12
Windows 2000 prior to SP3 is NOT 48 bit LBA compliant. What that means is it can't work with partitions larger than 127GB.

If by chance you have SP3 or 4 installed then you may still need to add a comment in the registry. Post back with comments.

To check the SP you have Right click on My Computer and choose properties. The General tab displays that information.


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#6
July 6, 2009 at 00:48:03
So you don't have any other OS on it? And also did you install any other programs or games on the computer?

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#7
July 7, 2009 at 22:42:19
That 2000 server system have SP 4, pls give me how to edit the registry for taking more size on hard disk

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#8
July 8, 2009 at 00:36:32
Look first let me know what have installed so far on the system.

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#9
July 8, 2009 at 04:15:58
Below is the link to edit the registry. Keep in mind that once a partition has been created it will not change size unless you use a partition manager.

So after applying the registry edit you may still need to delete the primary partition and recreate it. Go to Disk Management and see if the remaining space then shows as unallocated. Partition and format that space in order to use it.


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#10
July 8, 2009 at 06:27:22
Sorry about that, forgot to post the link.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305098


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