Welcome guest. Before posting on our computer help forum, you must register. Click here it's easy and free.

Author Topic: windows2000 and formatting?  (Read 1956 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Guest
windows2000 and formatting?
« on: February 27, 2007, 02:31:59 PM »
hi all.
just a quick query. i have a hitachi pata 160 gb hard drive but when i formatted the drive in windows setup it only gives me 131 gb. does windows 2000 have a hard drive limitation within the formatting programme. as im losing around 30 gb

cheers john ::)
« Last Edit: February 27, 2007, 03:35:53 PM by peav007 »



  • That's right I am a final fantasy freak.
  • Thanked: 3
    • Yes
    • JSPCRepair
  • Certifications: List
  • Experience: Guru
  • OS: Windows 7
Re: windows2000 and formatting?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 02:40:10 PM »
Well, you need to have Windows 2000 sp4 or higher for the software restriction to be waived.
Computers are the future, not us. Learn everything you can about them while you still can, soon they will be learning about us... Every bit of advice that I give you is best guess, it is your choice whether or not you listen to it.


  • Guest
Re: windows2000 and formatting?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 03:34:58 PM »
thanks for the info. ill use my xp disk to reformat the machine or i could put the drive into my xp machine and do it that way

cheers john