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11-30-03, 05:05 AM
Ok i have an WD 80Gb SE, and i bought a maxter 200GB to slave so after i split the 200GB HD in to 2 partitions it reads one of them but on the other it says that 60GB are being used? So i tried reformating that partition and that didnt work so then i removed the partition and make it agian that didnt work either can any one help me? The partitons are 97GB it says 99% free but the 92Gb is saying that only 30% is free. I have XP Pro with SP1. My 80GB is fine

11-30-03, 06:52 AM
Are you using FAT32 or NTFS?

11-30-03, 09:46 AM
What about the 127Gig limit in W2k/XP????? *cough*hint hint*cough*...


11-30-03, 03:23 PM
Im using NTFS what 127G limit my 80GB and the 97Gb show up ok so thats 177 Gb plus the 30GB form the otehr partition thats close to 200GB But im still losing 60GB

12-01-03, 12:24 PM
So now one has any ideas?

12-01-03, 12:31 PM
The 127gig limit he is refering to is just for a single drive not total combined size of the whole system.

In my case I have a 160gig divided into a 90gig, 40gig and 30gig partitions. Now I just did a clean install of XP Pro without any reg hacks or anything. I plugged in the drive after I installed XP. The drive worked perfectly and I could see the whole thing. No problems at all. Then again I've never had a problem with 160+gig drives.

12-01-03, 12:46 PM
I did not know about the 127 gig limit for one drive in XP, i have four drives, one main 20 gig, and three others in RAID. Does the 127 gig refer to RAID also?

12-01-03, 12:50 PM
If it looks like 1 drive in windows it could be under that limitation factor. I've never seen this problem in person so I have no idea what people are going through. Have setup 4+ computers with 160gig drives or bigger and not a single one of them had this 127gig limitation factor.

12-01-03, 12:54 PM
This info came from the maxtor website, but some info. is relevant to all hdd's; ie. bios detection limitations. Hope this helps.
If the operating system, BIOS, or MaxBlast can only recognize 32 GB of the drive it may be caused by one of the following:

Drive Jumpers: Applies to Mac and Window users. On drives that are larger than 32 GB there is a Capacity Limitation Jumper (CLJ) or the Alternate Capacity (AC) Jumper setting. This jumper will limit the capacity of the drive to 32 GB and should only be used when the BIOS hangs when trying to auto-detect the drive. If you have two jumpers shunts on the drive you will need to remove the CLJ or AC jumper. To resolve the issue use the standard jumper settings.

If you format the drive with the CLJ or AC jumper then the drive capacity will be limited to 32GB. After removing the CLJ or AC jumper the drive will still be recognized as 32GB. You must reformat the drive without the CLJ or AC jumper to gain the full capacity of the drive.

For more information on Windows XP/2000 installs and the Cylinder Limitation jumper please reference Answer ID: 1374

BIOS: On older systems (pre- November 1998) the BIOS may not support drives that are larger than 32 GB. In the BIOS setup please set the drive type to AUTO detect. If the BIOS detects the full capacity of the drive then the BIOS will support the capacity of the drive. If not please perform one of the following:

Check with the system or motherboard manufacturer for any BIOS upgrades for the system.

If a BIOS update is not available from the manufacturer you can also visit the following site: www.esupport.com and download the BIOS Agent to determine if an update is available for purchase for your system. The BIOS Agent will identify the BIOS on your system and provide you with all of the information that you will need for ordering a BIOS update. MaxtorŽ Corporation provides this information as a courtesy to its customers and has no official affiliation with esupport.com.

(Recommended) Purchase a PCI ATA controller card that will support the capacity of the drive. The two benefits of ATA controller cards are:
The ability to support large capacity drives
The ability to support the faster transfer rates of the drive. Maxtor's online store, www.maxtordirect.com, has a complete selection of ATA controller cards that support all Maxtor drives.

The last option would be to use our MaxBlast software. The MaxBlast software will install an overlay (EZ-BIOS) on the hard drive to support the full capacity of the drive.

Operating System: Windows XP and 2000 have a 32 GB format limitation for FAT 32. That means if you formatted the drive in FAT 32 with Windows XP and 2000, the largest partition supported is 32 GB. You will need to format the drive in NTFS if you want to partition the drive larger than 32 GB.

12-01-03, 08:02 PM
thanks all for the help i found the problem i didnt have SP1 in my xp so i downloaded it and reformated the parttition and now i have all my GB now.