I just purchased a Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA 320 GB hard drive. All the drives on my comp went dead. I installed Windows XP to the drive and noticed that only 130 GB of the drive was shown. I cant seem to get at the remainder of the drive to get the whole 320 GB. WHat is the deal here? I have never setup a SATA drive before so did I miss something?
The original XP didn't support large drives. I think that was added in SP1 or SP2.
Unfortunately, I think you will need to reinstall Windows. This time when you install WinXP, make a partition of about 120 GB. Leave the rest unallocated. Install XP and SP1 - SP3. Then go back and allocate the remainder of the disk.
You will find that you can work with the larger partitions now.