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    Samsung Drive Problem - on a Sunday - help !

    Had a few irritating issues with a system (including the famous 'HAL.ddl bad or missing' fiasco etc)

    Decided that a complete reinstall - with low level reformat was the best way forwards

    The problem is that, in the BIOS, the system sees a 250GB Samsung drive - but booting from a Windows XP CD to do a complete reinstall only sees half that space

    I have deleted the partitions etc - no joy

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    Re: Samsung Drive Problem - on a Sunday - help !

    Is it seeing exactly half?
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    Re: Samsung Drive Problem - on a Sunday - help !

    jumpers could maybe be set wrongly? though i assume you're using sata

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    Re: Samsung Drive Problem - on a Sunday - help !

    Problem solved - thanks for the replies !


    Uber-Guru Kerrison spotted the problem

    It APPEARED to be half - but was in fact 127....

    "You using a really old Windows XP disk ?" asked Steve

    Seems the early ones did not understand that a disk could be be larger than 128GB


    Searched further - found 'modern XP disk' from only 3 years ago - installed perfectly - issues solved - now happily installing SP3 and .net 3.5


    All cool now - except me cheeks...

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    Re: Samsung Drive Problem - on a Sunday - help !

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrzej View Post

    It APPEARED to be half - but was in fact 127....


    That's why I asked - However an easy mistake to make, so don't be embarrassed! Glad you got it sorted!
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