Hard drive not detecting in XP

December 17, 2010 at 22:21:52
Specs: Windows 7, core2duo/2gbram
MY samsung 160gb ATA hard drive not showing its 70gb in XP. But after installing windows7 it shows as "unallocated space" & by making new partition i can use that 70gb. BUT when i tries to install windows XP then all of that specified 70gb disappears.Now that 70gb become 'usable' only in windows7 but 'Unusable' in XP

WHY this specified 70gb of the hard drive disappears and became unusable in window XP?& HOW to solve this problem?

N:B: this prob arose when i used dual operating system "windowsXP" and "windows7" in separate drive & format windows7 simply using XP's drive format option.

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December 18, 2010 at 05:06:22
XP has a 132 gig hard drive limit without service pack 1 installed. Read this by M$.


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December 20, 2010 at 03:23:27
i have 160gb+160gb(two hard disk). one of these shows that above problem. I used windows service pack 2. before installing dual operating system I could used both hard disk without any loss.

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