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Seagate 250gib reads 131 gib only. WHY??

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September 12, 2007 12:52:16 PM

hello

i just buy new hard disk brand seagate 250gib . When i want to format it .It just detect 131gib only. can anyone help me about it ?
thank you ....
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September 12, 2007 1:15:10 PM

petai said:
hello

i just buy new hard disk brand seagate 250gib . When i want to format it .It just detect 131gib only. can anyone help me about it ?
thank you ....


windows xp non service pack 2?
September 12, 2007 1:16:48 PM

download and install sp2, go into disk management (right click on "my computer" and select manage), partition and format the rest of the disk.
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September 12, 2007 1:26:16 PM

How old is your system? Because some of the older motherboards can't see/use the full size of the new larger hard drives. If that is the case a bois update might do the trick
September 13, 2007 3:40:37 PM

thank you for your reply ... i got it now ... need to update bios & install service pack 2. thank you for your information. ..

thanks you very much..

September 13, 2007 6:00:08 PM

also could be bad hd cgate is not bad but is known to have errors in production
September 13, 2007 6:00:25 PM

at least more than WD
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