137gb limited HELP

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i can't seem to get my 200 gb to show the limited only will show 137 gb . i searched on it and got alot of informantion but can't get it right i installed sp2 that didn't bring up the limited. please help
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You probably need a BIOS update

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios/sizeGB128-c.html
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It is likely to be your operating system,

read this pdf published by seagate:

http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/tp/137gb.pdf#search=%22137gb%20%22

hope this helps
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The 137GB limiation was corrected with either SP1 or SP2 for Windows XP. ISDP already stated that SP2 is installed so it isn't the OS so more than likely it is hardware related.

Older motherboards had a limitation as well set by the BIOS. This has been fixed with BIOS updates produced by various motherboard manufacturers.

So we would need to know ISDP's motherboard model to be 100% certain that this is the issue.
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Here is an old article that explains this

http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/bios/sizeGB128-c.html
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ok do i upgrade my hard drive or motherboard or both. I have tryed to upgrade motherboard but don't know what to dl i have a TForce 6100-939
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Here is the appropriate downloads page, for the TFORCE 6100-939 mobo.

http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdownloads.asp?model=tforce+6100-939

A separate issue surrounds how the HDD was partitioned, if it was partitioned through your OS, then having SP2 should have removed that as a problem area.

But, if you used the HDD manufacturer's drive prep software, you need to make certain that it is compatible with drives that are larger than the 137 GB barrier.
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or it could be that programs are taking up alot of memory on your hard drive so therefore you have less disk space. for example i have a 160 hard drive and i can only use 144 of it.
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gu3 wrote:
or it could be that programs are taking up alot of memory on your hard drive so therefore you have less disk space. for example i have a 160 hard drive and i can only use 144 of it.


When did hard drives start coming equipped with memory?

Do you mean your programs are taking up 16GB of space?

The 137GB limit is a well documented problem. This has nothing to do with installed programs.
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oh ok sorry. and yer i ment space on my hard drive not memory, in the uk we tend to say memory for space on anything to do with comeputers sorry old habits.
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No problem, I just wanted to make sure we were all on the same page.
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are you using a brand new HDD, ISDP? Certain viruses can steal space and remove it from the NTFS table. Try a low-level format (only it you are certain there wanst any virus attack on this HDD before) of the drive and repartition it with forcefully specifiying the number of cylinders (turn off the BIOS autodetect). or u can utilize the zeroing feature of Seagate. it can be use on any HDD.

For low level format or "Zeroing" the drive go here: http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/ ... _what.html
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oppps disregard my latest post. it was a product of hasty thinking. i think the solutions hinted by the moderator are more app to your problem ISDP. mine was for other problems in the missing harddrive space which i reckon, is not your case.

be optimistic, there are lots of talented, skilled and nice guys here who can solve your problem

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