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Can I alter the LBA on the HDD without corruping data

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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.
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.
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January 1, 2010 8:29:51 PM

Thanks for they reply. Right I discovered that also in my browsings. Currently XP SP3

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