Can I alter the LBA on the HDD without corruping data Tags: Hard Drives Laptops Storage Last response: January 1, 2010 8:29 PM in Storage Share biox January 1, 2010 12:46:35 AM Hello, I have an older LG laptop with what I have discovered is a 250Gb hard drive although it shows 137Gb I have upgraded the Bios because I thought that was the problem. It seems however the supplier originally altered the LBA so the drive is set to 137Gb. LBA = 268,435,455 My Question - Can I alter the LBA to the correct factory value so it reflects 250Gb without corrupting current data ? Or should I backup all data and then alter the LBA and then format ? thanks in advance. More about : alter lba hdd corruping data sminlal a b D Laptop a c 415 G Storage January 1, 2010 2:32:48 PM What OS and service pack are you running? Versions of Windows prior to XP SP1 don't support disks beyond 137GB. m 0 l biox January 1, 2010 8:29:51 PM Thanks for they reply. Right I discovered that also in my browsings. Currently XP SP3 cheers m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFormatting SSD without altering HDD Forum SolvedHow to migrate data to new HDD without including OS? Forum SolvedData transfer without primary HDD power..is it possible? Forum Replace extended HDD with new HDD without data loss Forum Partition half of Fat32 Ext.HDD to NTFS without losing data? Forum Old HDD. How to "disinfect" and install into new Comp without losing data. Forum From external HDD without erasing data Forum How to get data from hdd without formatting it.when i want to access partition d Forum Upgrading mobo without losing HDD personal data? Forum Accessing HDD data without Formatting Forum Transfer OS to SSD without losing data on HDD? Forum Want to migrate old HDD to new computer without losing data Forum New HDD, but How do I Install it without losing any Data? Forum can you partition hdd without losing data? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !