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    Default Hard disk size not recognised??

    Hi, I'm just building myself a new computer -

    Intel E5300
    Gigabyte G31M-ES2L
    4GB RAM
    9800GT
    WD 500GB SATA II

    I've just gone to install Windows XP Pro, and when it gets to the part about partitioning the Disk, it tells me that it is only 131GB???? Yet when I look at the disk in the CMOS setup it recognises it as 500GB.

    Can anyone tell me what might be the reason for this. Thanks

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    Default Re: Hard disk size not recognised??

    Install SP1 +, after you install windows. Or slipstream a SP first then install windows

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    Default Re: Hard disk size not recognised??

    Yep. Do what Speedy Said.

    To slipstream a SP use Nlite

    Or-just install the SP's after you've installed XP, then expand the partition with something such as Easeus Partition manager or Gparted

    Blam


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    Default Re: Hard disk size not recognised??

    Yep. Do what Speedy Said.

    To slipstream a SP use Nlite

    Or-just install the SP's after you've installed XP, then expand the partition with something such as Easeus Partition manager or Gparted

    Blam


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    Default Re: Hard disk size not recognised??

    Ahhh, I think I get it, my (6yr+ old) version of Windows won't recognise the size of the disk. I've installed Windows and hope I can expand my second partition when the SP's are all installed. Thanks for the advice guys :-)

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