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 414 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. biox January 1, 2010 8:29:51 PM Thanks for they reply. Right I discovered that also in my browsings. Currently XP SP3 cheers Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUsing a large non-OS drive without 48-bit LBA ForumLBA IDE Drives ForumHow Can I change to 48Bit LBA ?? Forum48 bit LBA , does it ever really work? ForumWindows 98 48-bit LBA support with VIA or SiS drivers? ForumOld Promise Cards and pre-48bit LBA ForumHave to reformat a 3TB Hitachi drive ForumSlow Raptors ForumWise to use HDD as offline storage? ForumRecovering Lost Data From A Corrupted HDD - findpart Forum[Q] Installed Ubuntu - Now Windows 7 won't Boot ForumHDD and Clone Issue! Help! ForumHow do I force a HDD to be slave without jumpers ForumWD HDD 1TB ForumFixing MBR without loosing data ForumHDD formated in external enclosure returns DNF inside PC ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumCan't format RAID drive after lightning strike ForumMajor HDD problem Forum[Solved] Can't use ssd in AHCI mode-->Only in IDE More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !