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June 10, 2011 3:55:45 AM

Have a new 1TB HDD want to install using win xp pro on old computer. When I went to install it the install went ok but it only shows HDD as 137 gig instead of 1 tb how can I reformat. I went through install process again but only when looing at partitioning it shows max 137 gig

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a c 415 G Storage
June 10, 2011 6:36:58 AM

Support for hard drives bigger than 137GB wasn't added to XP until Service Pack 1. You'll have to find an install disk that includes SP1 or later in order install into a partition that's larger than that size.
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a c 301 G Storage
June 10, 2011 9:51:33 AM

You can integrate ("slipstream") your service packs into a single Windows XP installation CD.

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Create Bootable CD:
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/Slipstreaming_...

Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2):
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slip...

Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3):
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/xpsp3_slipstream.a...

More search results:
http://www.google.com/search?q=slipstream+%22service+pa...
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a b G Storage
June 10, 2011 10:13:39 PM

The motherboard's BIOS must also be 48-bit LBA-compatible.
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a c 301 G Storage
June 10, 2011 10:40:28 PM

Were there any SATA motherboards that weren't 48-bit LBA compatible? I would have thought that 48-bit LBA BIOSes arrived well ahead of SATA, but I could be wrong.
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a b G Storage
June 10, 2011 11:02:59 PM

The Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 motherboard was known to have problems with large SATA HDD drives showing up limited to a max of 137 GB in BIOS.
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June 17, 2011 11:59:29 PM

It was the operating system issue, installed windows xp sp3 and then it was able to recognise the larger drive. Thanks for all your comments.
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June 28, 2011 12:02:35 AM

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