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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    Recenty, i hav bought 200GB SATA HD for my PC.When i started to
    install Win 2000, it shows only 131GB maximum available unformatted
    space to patrition. Then i installed that OS on that then also it
    shows only 131GB of total space. Then where the remaining 120 GB space
    has gone? Can anyone help me?
  2. Jan Nielsen

    Jan Nielsen Guest

    You probaly need an bios upgrade, also install servicepacks for the
    Windows 2000.

    From a 200GB you will get around 180-195 useable GB.

    Anyway you have found the wrong group, you want one with hardware/edb.

  3. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    You need to move the jumper settings.
  4. 131 + 120 = 200?
  5. craigm

    craigm Guest

    During installation, when it asks, press F6 and insert a floppy with a SATA
    driver that handles 48 bit addressing. The driver comes from the
    motherboard manufacturer, or chipset manufacturer.
  6. Aly

    Aly Guest

    This is a limitation of your BIOS and/or XP. It is widely documented.
    137GB is the magic figure to type into Google.
  7. Andy

    Andy Guest

    The problem is the Windows 2000 hard disk driver only implements 28-
    bit LBA (2^28 blocks * 512 bytes/block = 131,072 megabytes as shown
    during Setup). In order to see the entire disk, Windows 2000 needs
    service pack 3 or 4, plus EnableBigLBA = 1 in the registry.
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