Please can you help me. I have just bought a Gogabyte GA-G33M-DS2R mother board and have a hard drive 250 GIGs.
The CMOS sees the hard drive as 250 gigs , when i try load XP , it sees the drive as 133 Gigs. Please can you help. Why does XP see it less than it is.
You are using a pre-service pack 1 version of Windows XP. First release of XP did not support 48-bit LBA. Service Pack 1 fixed this.
If you can slipstream service pack 1 into the setup disk and make a new one.
If you can not do this then you will need to install xp on the partition, then update to service pack 1 or later. You will then be able to see the rest of the drive. You can then partition the rest of the drive and format it.
You could also use a third party partition program to increase the size of the origional partition.
There is nothing wrong with your drive or motherboard. Its all windows XP.