Need fix for a 250GB HD recognized as 127GB

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I'm trying fix the issue of XP only recognizing 127GB of my 250GB hard drive. I want to open this drive up to one large partition and not have the 127GB and 108GB partitions I have now. Is there any way to do this without wiping out the drive and starting all over with a reformat and reinstall of XP? Also, in the bottom right corner of windows, I think it's the taskbar, the remove hardware icon is present with the option to remove the hard drive. How can I remove this icon so its not accidentally used?
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when you install xp press "F6" and load the drivers for the drive connections. should have come on a CD w/ the MB otherwise download them from the maufacturer's website.
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Have you installed win xp service pack 2?
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You need to enable Logical Block Addressing support. This article tells you how
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=303013
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check your jumper settings especially if it's a seagate then check your bios settings.
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The hard drive problem is fairly simple. I just had the same issue. You need to install Service Pack 2 it will solve your problem. If you are like me and have problems with SP 2 try to "slipstream" the update. It is pretty easy and you get a bootable XP SP2 disk out of it


http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsX ... ootcd.html

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