> 137GB Drives and windows xp

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
Hello..

Ok I understand that SP1 for Xp allows 48bit LBA which means it can handle large drives.

My question is though how do I access the rest of my space ?

I have a 160GB drive which I installed XP on and it formatted the drive to 127GB. Now if I put the SP1 on .. will the rest of the space appear? or will there be a extra partition required to get at it?

My bios correctly shows 160GB.. I am very confused..

Cheers

Matt
 

Bondy007

Standard Member
How did u format it in the 1st place? I just got myself a 160G drive too, all I did (on XP SP1) was bung it in and formated it from within windows using Partition Magic 8 - all 160G is recognised (150 true size)
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
My 160gb drive is the only drive hence it was formatted by the xp installation program

cheers

matt
 
M

mikeq

Guest
Been a while since I did this but I think I used PartitionMagic and resized the partition to take in the now free space.
 
B

BOD

Guest
Partition Magic will do it.

With PM you can create a bootable floppy as well that will allow you to change the partitions through DOS really easily.

Get yourself a copy - its worth every penny.
 

Bondy007

Standard Member
Guess partition magic will do the trick then, it will easily expand the current partition to the full size of the disk for you
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
Sorted the XP Home I just bought had the SP1 built in.. so Ihave now all my disc space :)

Cheers

Matt
 

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