137 GB Barrier

I just put together my first system a few days ago and I was unhappy to see that Win XP Pro only recognized 137 GBs of a Western Digital 200GB SE drive. I checked out Western Digital's website and it basically referred me to Microsoft's and my motherboard's website (Asus - P4G8X Deluxe). I learned I had to edit the windows registry to enable 48-bit logical block addressing and make sure the motherboard's BIOS would support 48-bit Lba.



I did the above mentioned but windows still only recognizes 137 GBs of the drive. Can anyone clarify the situation for me?

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  1. Didn't your WD HD come with a PCI ATA133 controller card? That card should solve your problem.
  2. Part of the microsoft article states that enabling support for 48bit address could also result in data loss and that SP1 should be installed for WinXP. For Win2K requires SP3 installed. Probably needs to be slipstreamed and then installed.


    Yes, I made it past newbie w00t.
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