I just got a 200gb Maxtor HD, i know win2k only supports up to 137gb. When i was formatting it with the win2k cd i partitioned it for like 7gb (for OS and win files) and wanted the rest for my other files.
I wanted a total of 3 partions but only made one and figured i would set up the other 2 with partition magic. Well i open partition magic and it only shows 130gb left to work with, so i formatted that, but the other 60 is nowhere to be found! i have win2k SP4...
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Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and later can support 48-bit LBA (meaning it can recognize HD larger than 137GB). You need to enable LBA in Windows registry for it (your mobo's BIOS <b><font color=red>must</b></font color=red> support 48-bit LBA for this to work)
<b><A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305098" target="_new"><font color=blue>48-Bit LBA Support for ATAPI Disk Drives in Windows 2000</A></b></font color=blue>
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I had this exact same problem with a maxtor harddrive that i installed in June, tried everything i could think of for a few weeks short of destroying the harddrive but eventually I got it fixed (not with the stupid maxblast software which told me that because it was my boot drive it couldnt make the change lol)
The steps I took were as follows:
Updated bios to current version
Updated windows to make sure I didnt need any fixes
Used disk managment tool in windows to create a partition for the extra space and then formatted the partition with partition magic
It wasnt the bios update or the windows update which fixed my problem though, what you need to do is go into disc managment and play around with the extra space which hopefully you will see as unpartitioned space in the managment tool, you should be able to reclaim that space if you play around long enough....sorry i cant be a little more detailed but it just seemed like the flick of a switch on mine and it was fixed.
Western Digital makes a software that WORKS! I just proved it with a new 200gb EIDE/ATA. Just followed all the installation steps that came with the drive, including loading the software AFTER installing the drive, then REBOOTING and executing the software steps. Rebooted again and presto, detected the 200gb hard drive with about 180gb of space (due to formatting and deviding 200,000,000,000 by 1024kb/1024mb/1024gb)