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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?
    Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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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.  ;)
      Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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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?
      « Last Edit: January 14, 2007, 10:45:39 AM by Calum »

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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.  ;)
        Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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