Full hard drive wont be recognized because os is windows xp fat 32 oem disc
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?
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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.