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How to break the 137Gigs Limit

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by xxnubiexx, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. xxnubiexx

    xxnubiexx Member

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    I recently bought a hard drive (Maxtor) that contains 200 Gigs. When I installed it though, it only let me use a total of 137G. I as wondering if anyone knew how to fix this and would beable to help me.
    I read from on the Maxtor website that there were 3 ways of doing this.
    1 Update to Windows XP service pack 1 or higher (did it)
    2 Download and run 'Big drive enabler' by Maxtor (did it)
    Get the Intel accelerated app. (Program said my computer was not combatable)
    3 Buy a Ultra ATA PCI adapter card with a 48-Bit LBA compliant BIOS and controller driver

    I want to Avoid number 3 since I don’t want to buy anything since i lack money.

    How did you guys do it? Thanks.
     
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    Thanks buy I fixed it. I searched in the little search box on this site that uses google and it told me to use administrative tools or something like that. Thanks though.
    It was the same thread you gave me.
     
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    no problem, teach & learn
     

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