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Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« on: January 14, 2007, 06:18:11 AM »
Dear Users
Win Xp is not recognizing 250GB HDD how to make it recognize 250GB HDD and what would be the
file system for the partition FAT32 or NTFS
(Recognizing means not showing its full size)
thanks
« Last Edit: January 14, 2007, 06:32:58 AM by extreme »

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007, 06:21:37 AM »
What do you mean by not recognizing it?
The best file system is debatable.
I'd recommend NTFS for (supposed) speed benefits over FAT32 and newer features, plus you can use files more than 4Gb in size with it, which you can't with FAT32.
Also, I heard Windows XP won't format volumes over a certain size with FAT32, hopefully someone can clarify whether this is right or not.
However, NTFS is subject to the "RAW phenomenon".  I don't understand this, but I've seen it mentioned, hopefully someone can explain that too.

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2007, 06:38:04 AM »
Is this the only drive in the machine? Is this a new install onto that drive? What are the specifics of the machine? What Service Pack is this XP?

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007, 10:08:30 AM »
Dear GX_MAN
it is a follows
motherboard ASUS P5N-32 SLi Premium wi-fi
processor Pentium D
ram kingstion 2GB 533X
and i was palnning to install 2 drives but even single it is not compeleting showing for parition only 137GB
and service pack is SP1
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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007, 10:09:37 AM »
That's your problem.
You need SP2.
Any reason why you haven't got it yet?
XP Pro, right?
Hmm . . .
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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007, 10:20:36 AM »
Thanks
will it the be complete shown and ready for partition

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2007, 10:21:44 AM »
What is that supposed to say?
If you mean "will SP2 show my full HDD capacity" then yes.

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2007, 10:34:59 AM »
You picked up the clues well, Dr. Watson.  ;)

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2007, 10:45:17 AM »
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You picked up the clues well, Dr. Watson.  ;)
Thank you.
Does that make you Sherlock?
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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2007, 10:55:04 AM »
HMMMMM
DR! Watsan
:):):)

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007, 12:53:06 PM »
That's Sherlock the Windows Sheriff to you.  ;)

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Re: Windows XP Pro and 250GB Western Digital HDD
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007, 01:03:52 PM »
Sir!