Full hard drive wont be recognized because os is windows xp fat 32 oem disc Tags: Hard Drives OEM Windows XP Last response: September 12, 2009 2:03 PM in Windows XP Share Anonymous September 12, 2009 9:49:00 AM Oem disc auto partions any hdd as 16GB os fat 32/D:\\ drive NTFS raw. The Sony OEM disc(s) are pre sp1. What steps do I take to install and get the full 200 GB to bea recoginized correctly? More about : full hard drive wont recognized windows fat oem disc MrLinux September 12, 2009 2:03:35 PM It's (probably) because you have a system restore disk not a Windows XP install disk. You can either use the disk you have then use something like PartitionMagic (or PartedMagic) to move/expand the partitions; or buy an XP install disk. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !