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Seagate 320gb reading low

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Last response: in Storage
September 10, 2006 1:59:52 PM

well im only reading about 127gb.. i googled it for a bit till i came to the same results which was, upgrade to sp1. ok so i downloaded sp1 and it didnt do a thing. anyone having issues even with sp1?

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September 10, 2006 2:28:41 PM

Pre-SP2 Win XP can't read over 127GB on a hard drive. You should be using SP2 anyway, for security and stability.
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September 10, 2006 4:52:46 PM

You also need LBA enabled in the BIOS..... the other 2 are right though, go get SP2 right away.
September 10, 2006 10:58:07 PM

Pre-SP2 Win XP can't read over 127GB on a hard drive.

No. It's Windows XP RTM (no service packs) that doesn't support 48-bit LBA. SP1 or SP2 will support it.

But, even after the service pack is installed, that won't change your current partition size. You will have to either:

1. Expand the partition using Partition Magic or BootItNG.
2. Make a Windows XP slipstream CD containing SP1 or SP2, and reinstall Windows, repartitioning during installation to the full size of the drive.