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500 G HD

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Datman, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Datman

    Datman Member

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    I installed a 500 g hd this week and my system only recognizes 127 g. it comes up as 500 in the bios but windows seems to have a limitation. I am running w2000 and was told SP3 would fix it.

    Well I bit the bullet and reformatted installing all 4 service packs. Still won't work. Any ideas?
     
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    if its a maxtor HD try running the maxblast software. had the same issue with a few of my HDs and running this solved it everytime.
     
  3. Datman

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    after all the different tech support ideas didn't pan out a guy at micro center knew what the problem was.

    there is a glitch in w2000 you have to manually change the registry. He printed the exact instructions. Getting it wrong means reformatting
     

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